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General Climbing Discussion

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4th Chockstone Gathering

Tel
29/09/2004
9:36:45 AM
For those that have a fixation with bouldering ... errr, me... it would be great if the chosen location had a little..of.. hmm, yes.


neats
29/09/2004
9:51:16 AM
Any suggestions Tel?

Tel
29/09/2004
12:11:47 PM
Neats, I liked the idea of Black Ians, but as previously mentioned others might find it too far to drive for a day trip, whereas I am quite happy to. The Youies???,... apparently there is some bouldering at or near wabbit wocks but access may be an issue (long walk).
I'd dare say I have the least knowledge when it comes to climbing areas comparable to others. I have done some scrabbling around at Andersons, and Trackside at Stapylton, but that might be unsuitable for everyone and the trailer bbq.
unfortunately I really can't think of anywhere else
sorry ........


mousey
29/09/2004
12:24:00 PM
what about havin this one in the blueys? all those places are way too far away...

alrob
29/09/2004
1:32:17 PM
Pros and Cons of the areas that seem to be possibilities:

YOU YANGS:
Pros: Close proximity to Melbourne, with many areas featuring extremely short walk ins (big rock). bouldering is available

Cons: Not a great deal at many of the close areas in terms of route quantity.

WARRAGUL ROCKS:
Pros: Close to melbourne, super easy access. park cars at top of cliff.

Cons: Again, maybe not a great deal of climbs for everyone, and don't know of any bouldering.

BLACK IANS (OR ANYWHERE IN GRAMPS/ARAPS)
Pros: Heaps and heaps hand heaps of climbing/bouldering available. for black ians, short walk from car.

Cons: needs to be a weekend trip, as too far from melbourne for many (or NSW....)

gfdonc
29/09/2004
4:01:51 PM
Ben Cairn?
Easy walk in and a railing to hang off while you hurl abuse at those pretending to climb below.
Range of grades.

alrob
29/09/2004
6:23:40 PM
On 29/09/2004 gfdonc wrote:
>Ben Cairn?

yeah, could work!

>Easy walk in and a railing to hang off while you hurl abuse at those pretending
>to climb below.

like the clearing at dog rocks at the first gathering, allowing drunks to hurl abuse at those climbing above....

neats
30/09/2004
8:18:07 AM
On 29/09/2004 alrob wrote:
>On 29/09/2004 gfdonc wrote:
>>Ben Cairn?
>
what about the BBQ?? the track is too steep and narrow for it.
gfdonc
30/09/2004
2:48:53 PM
On 30/09/2004 neats wrote:
>what about the BBQ?? the track is too steep and narrow for it.

Hey, c'mon, nothing like a challenge to unite a bunch of muscle-bound guys (and gals) in the pursuit of something meaningless ..


neats
30/09/2004
3:13:17 PM
2 words for you Steve...food & beer!!

Richard
1/10/2004
1:08:28 PM
One word for Ben Cairn: YUK!!

If Waragul rocks doesn't have enough climbs in the lower grades (ie under 17), Ben Cairn isn't any better !!

(I wonder if some geological accident could occur and destroy Ben Cairn with Weeribee Gorge??)

Cheers!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
1/10/2004
1:33:00 PM
On 28/09/2004 climbau wrote:
>>Perhaps those of us in the NE can car-pool?
>Car-pooling is definantly doable! Plus cheaper!
>So....Bec, Dan, Climbau, & A5iswhereitsat. One more and we have a North-East
>crew Straight outta tha Eeest Sieed!
Hey climbau ya gear freak! ... where ya gonna fit all the gear ?

Like the idea (of scratching up new shiny stuff), and car pooling to Teneriffe.

PS there are boulders at Teneriffe also, plus new probs to be done ...

dalai
1/10/2004
1:37:17 PM
Teneriffe is sounding really good. Just close enough to Melbourne for those only able to go for a day. Camping available for those able to spend longer. Routes and bouldering...

The number of times looking at Teneriffe driving up the Hume but never stopping, would be interesting to go and climb there finally!!
WM
1/10/2004
2:15:49 PM
>PS there are boulders at Teneriffe also, plus new probs to be done ...

Hey A5, don't tell me you're into bouldering!?!? Before we know it the addax icon will have a beanie on (but no shirt)...

Or are they aid boulder problems?

Gees aid bouldering is a whole new area of discussion for a Friday arvo.....eg do you use a mat and/or a spotter? How do you keep your spotter awake on those 4 hour ascents of fiddly problems!? Any problem sorting through the rack on those sit starts? Is stick clipping gear allowed? What if the stick is as long as the problem? If your etrier touches the ground does it count? I could go on all day....

alrob
1/10/2004
4:35:59 PM
will, you forgot means of exit. topout or lower off?......

dan
1/10/2004
8:33:05 PM
On 28/09/2004 climbau wrote:
>>Perhaps those of us in the NE can car-pool?
>Car-pooling is definantly doable! Plus cheaper!
>So....Bec, Dan, Climbau, & A5iswhereitsat. One more and we have a North-East
>crew Straight outta tha Eeest Sieed!

Generally, Nadia my partner goes where I go on trips (though she rarely cooks :P). So full car hurrah.

My station wagon is good for long trips and shite loads of gear. Though gas bottles and luxuries are not allowed on camping trips, stricly head torches, MSRs (or $20 kmart buthane cookers) and eating all day breakfast from a can with your nut tool.

If it's a long weekend I would recomend the Gramps as I will drive that far if you melbournites will drive two whole hours to get there (poor sods).

Normal weekend, I'm fairly easy as I have not been to most of these places and shitty camping conditions don't phase me (stay in a couple of shearers quarters in Kal and very little will phase you).

Dan
rolsen
4/10/2004
12:23:20 PM
I love Teneriffe

BBQ
At Teneriffe you would probably leave the BBQ on the road I imagine. Although you might find somewhere closer.
I think access has changed to the saddle area, which I haven't climbed at. A BBQ there may be feasible.

SOCIAL
Also the climbs at the far right are along way away so people mightn;t interact that much if they went down there.

EASY CLIMBS
There are a few easy climbs - although the only really easy one worth doing (in my opinion) in the area close to the car is Jezebel (?) the 70m sport climb grade 13.
There are other easy climbs over the hill that are worth doing.

The ones on Wave Wall have the bolts too far apart to be termed easy in my opinion. Although they are all good climbs.

ACCESS
Seems like the best reason to go there.

PS. Does anyone have any info about the bolted line up the gully right of Finger Lichen Good? I saw it as we were leaving last time I was there.

Richard


Tel
5/10/2004
10:37:46 AM
looks as though Teneriffe is proving to be the desireable location for the next gathering, having never been there I can't offer an opinion, but it sounds great. So are we closer to narrowing it down... and what would be the proposed date of this sware.

neats
5/10/2004
4:21:09 PM
is everyone coolie with Teneriffe?? How about mid Nov, will peoples be around?
dalai
5/10/2004
4:28:48 PM
Any weekend after November 14th is preferable for me, as I am racing the Shepparton Half Ironman on that Sunday.

Looking forward to finally checking out Teneriffe. I drove past there only last Sunday returning from competing in the Australian Duathlon Championships held in Benalla.

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