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buying boulders

E. Wells
24/06/2013
10:27:35 PM
Naaah, you get shot at in National Parks now , shot at by bogans with rifles....its legal for a dead shit to do this now.

salty crag
24/06/2013
10:32:34 PM
On 23/06/2013 Ashfall tuff wrote:
>Is it possible to buy boulders?
>
I heard wind of an old disused quarry just out of Port Fairy on the Hamilton road that the SES use as a rope rescue training area and detoured down that way for a recky hoping to find a climbing/bouldering spot, no luck finding quarry but I was totally flabbergasted watching bluestone boulders being unloaded off low loading semi's at the Bamstone factory. These things were huge and I'd love to have a couple of them in my back yard. You can see some in the background on their website. Often wondered what one would be worth delivered.

ashfall tuff
25/06/2013
7:41:33 AM
i woud'nt know if Port Fairy is real place. for curiosities sake i'd like to know how much delivered to, and what sort of size is pactical. maybe its a matter of having a few slabs cut and then assembled
dalai
25/06/2013
8:15:28 AM
On 24/06/2013 salty crag wrote:
>Bamstone factory. These things were huge and I'd love to have a couple of them in my back yard. You can
>see some in the background on their website. Often wondered what one would be worth delivered.

Probably where the Birrarung Marr boulders are from?


pmonks
25/06/2013
8:39:31 AM
Heaven forbid I start channeling ODiousH, but given the likely cost of moving a couple of hundred tons of rock a hundred kms or more, why not just build a home climbing wall? You'll get much more variety out of it than a static block of stone (unless you have a chisel in your rack)!

Oh and geology is freaking awesome, particularly if you live somewhere with geological variety. Within an hour's drive of SF are crags with the following rock types:
* radiolarian chert (climb 10m and you've traveled a million years in time!)
* rhyolite (viscous slow moving lava!)
* greywacke (a solidified underwater avalanche!)
* schist (traveled 50km under the ground then popped up like a cork!)
* sandstone (40 million year old sandy sea floor!)
* volcanic breccia (the most fun choss climbing you'll ever experience!)

Even the story of how they all ended up so close together is great!

Ashfall tuff
25/06/2013
10:30:25 AM
On 25/06/2013 pmonks wrote:
>Heaven forbid I start channeling ODiousH, but given the likely cost of
>moving a couple of hundred tons of rock a hundred kms or more, why not
>just build a home climbing wall? You'll get much more variety out of it
>than a static block of stone (unless you have a chisel in your rack)!
>
>Oh and geology is freaking awesome, particularly if you live somewhere
>with geological variety. Within an hour's drive of SF are crags with the
>following rock types:
>* radiolarian chert (climb 10m and you've traveled a million years in
>time!)
>* rhyolite (viscous slow moving lava!)
>* greywacke (a solidified underwater avalanche!)
>* schist (traveled 50km under the ground then popped up like a cork!)
>* sandstone (40 million year old sandy sea floor!)
>* volcanic breccia (the most fun choss climbing you'll ever experience!)
>
>Even the story of how they all ended up so close together is great!

Where is SF?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/06/2013
10:34:58 AM
On 25/06/2013 Ashfall tuff wrote:
>Where is SF?

Just next door to Sierra rockpile, aka home of the original big stone.
martym
25/06/2013
11:23:08 AM
On 25/06/2013 Ashfall tuff wrote:
>Where is SF?

On Foxtel

Ashfall tuff
25/06/2013
1:23:11 PM
I've been walking for hours now - still cant see it. interesting pics Dalai, can they grow a bit tho?
skegly
25/06/2013
1:40:56 PM
i can make you a great fibreglass one!
skegly
25/06/2013
1:43:50 PM
or move to Castlemaine ;-)
dalai
25/06/2013
2:15:44 PM
On 25/06/2013 Ashfall tuff wrote:
>interesting pics Dalai, can they grow a bit tho?

Unfortunately Cool Hand Lock's ute can't take bigger boulders.

Actually these aren't too bad to boulder on as long as you don't mind starting from the sit.
Reluctant
25/06/2013
2:28:10 PM
Having done a lot of construction in the west of Melbourne I can tell you there are often floaters dug up the size of a bus. Loading, transport and unloading are the costs. Excavator for a half day each end $800. Low loader $1000 for the day and escort if wide is extra. Don't forget the cost to redo your driveway after it had been pushed into the backyard. Sites are happy to give them away so the don't have to get a powder monkey in to split them. The other option is to get them after being split put in a tipper. Then drill in for bars and stack the rock with a a few tubes of epoxy. Put some washers around the bars before stacking makes a sweet crack line.
Simple answer is if you want and can pay - its easy.
Dr Nick
25/06/2013
5:47:38 PM
Pmonks, I'm going to take a punt on that rhyolite being vicious as well now!

In an hour's drive of here, I've got:

Sandstone.
Sandstone.
Mudstone.
Shale.
Sandstone.
Sandstone.
Oh, and Sandstone.

(I'm sure there a few pockets of other stuff, but the Sydney basin you know)

ashfall tuff
25/06/2013
5:58:31 PM
hey thanks, thats good to know, even if its not me someone can landscape there yard with sizable boulders and invite the chocky crowd for a climb. i'd really like to see some sort of boulder park open. the rural equivalent of an urban gym. might be a viable biz. if in the right spot.

pmonks
26/06/2013
3:41:57 AM
On 25/06/2013 Reluctant wrote:
>Having done a lot of construction in the west of Melbourne I can tell you
>there are often floaters dug up the size of a bus.

I've unloaded a fair share of impressive floaters in my day, but nothing quite that large - I'm feeling inadequate now.

> Loading, transport and
>unloading are the costs. Excavator for a half day each end $800. Low loader
>$1000 for the day and escort if wide is extra. Don't forget the cost to
>redo your driveway after it had been pushed into the backyard.

That's not as expensive as I'd thought. What's the largest boulder you've seen transported (without being split up first)?
Reluctant
26/06/2013
10:40:38 AM
Length of a low loader and about twice as wide. Moved at night and delivered to a cutter in centre rd springvale.
If width is not your issue and just interested in length (insert puerile comment here) , you can 2 or maybe 3 pieces stacked on a single low loader. Then stack them vertically. I've had upto 40 tonne delivered on an extendable tray 13 metres ( in steel). So I could imagine 3 x 10 metre pieces of rock would be possible.
Having said all that probably cheaper to get concrete precast panels made, assembled as a hollow tower ( like a lift shaft ) and glue / bolt on slabs of rock before it goes up. Easier to relocate / sell and comes with engineers comps to keep councils and insurers happy.
dalai
26/06/2013
11:11:37 AM
On 25/06/2013 pmonks wrote:
>Oh and geology is freaking awesome, particularly if you live somewhere
>with geological variety. Within an hour's drive of SF are crags with the
>following rock types:

Melbourne is similar. Though the spots won't make many top destination lists, within 1 1/2 hours you can climb on Sandstone, Mudstone, Limestone, Granite, Basalt and Rhyolite.
kieranl
26/06/2013
11:19:50 AM
On 26/06/2013 dalai wrote:
>
>Melbourne is similar. Though the spots won't make many top destination
>lists, within 1 1/2 hours you can climb on Sandstone, Mudstone, Limestone,
>Granite, Basalt and Rhyolite.
What's Ben Cairn made of? I remember Mikl described it as "blobite" in one article.
dalai
26/06/2013
11:59:36 AM
According to http://www.vic.gsa.org.au/Publications/IVG2PDF/IVG2Chapt001.pdf

Rhyodacite?

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