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I'am fabien, french, and currently on my way from Arapiles to Brisbane.
I'll be there around monday/tuesday 8/9th of June.
How is the Chokstone community over there? I am looking for friendly climbing buddies to sport/trade climb in Frog or even in city center.
I am learning trade, so I cannot lead more than 13/15 for now, but I'am getting quite skillfull at cleaning !
I can sport climb up to 22/24, but I enjoy rock climbing whatever the grade, especially in trade.
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On 6/06/2009 Fabien wrote:
>I am learning trade, so I cannot lead more than 13/15 for now,
Your going to love Frog
Check out www.qurank.com
I've just moved to sunny Melbourne from rainy Bris. You should definately check out Frog Buttress, around now is a great time of year to climb there as it doesn't heat up too much during the day. The rock there is nice and solid and it's pretty much all trad. The grades there tend to sandbag a little bit, so just watch out for that. Here is a link to a page I wrote up on frog a while ago. I put some links in there to other Frog info.
Some other places to check out are:
Kangaroo point - great if you are stuck for transport as the cliffs are right opposite the city at south bank. The rock quality is ok, but the location is great! If you climb at KP, you shoul have a go at Dysentry (17) and Idiot Wind (21) two of the best climbs there IMHO, very enjoyable.
Mt Tinbeerwah (not to be confused with Mt Beerwah) is a great spot!!! - some nice longer climbs of slabby goodness here and a couple of multi pitches.. if you go there you should do the climb "Me and my dog", only about a 40m 15 i think, but a wonderfully enjoyable climb (the trickiest part of the climb is actually at the start before the first bolt, after that it's plain sailing), you'll need bolt plates out at "tinnie" as the bolts are carrots and not hangers. Some of the carrots there tend to be a bit more run out than the likes of kangaroo point etc but they're not too bad.
Brooyar - juggy sandstone climbing. The rock here is quite porus so expect to lose some skin, but some top climbing there.
Glass House Mountains - Mt Tibrogargen, NgunNgun, Mosquito wall, Beewarh. Lots of options around this area.
For partners, you could get in touch with some of the guys from the QUT Cliffhangers club (www.qutcliffhangers.com). These are a good bunch of guys and girls so you should be able to find some partners there. They also climb every Monday and Wednesday nights down at the Kangaroo point cliffs. Hope this helps.
And also as Devlin said, www.qurank (pronounced "krank") is a great site for qld beta
Cheers and safe climbing,
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