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Fire at Victoria Ranges Gym

Maz
12/11/2004
1:16:37 PM
Re insurance claim. It wouldn't affect it unless they lied to insurers about having sprinklers. Their premium would've just been higher than normal. It is quite common to be insured without fire protection. Unfortunately for them there was a fire. Very sad
M
12/11/2004
1:21:00 PM
Hi Tim,

Thats a generous offer from cliffhanger and much appreciated.

Thanks

Mathew

cliffhanger
12/11/2004
1:39:12 PM
that describes most climbers does it not???!! (Beanie, no shirt!)
climbingjac
12/11/2004
1:46:42 PM
Indeed - a very generous offer - thankyou Tim on behalf of everyone. A very generous offer that will help people to minimise disruption to their training schedule :-)

The Elk
12/11/2004
2:00:10 PM
I was down at the site this morning working.... press photography can be a real b!tch at times. I've sent a couple of shots through to Mike hoping he'll put them up.
I know it sounds silly, but I was fighting back tears the whole time I was there. So many years climbing there, so many memories. The site will no doubt be bull dozed, safest option really.

Oh, and the c--ky from Lombards was in good spirits, dancing and talking for the cameras.
climbingjac
12/11/2004
2:01:44 PM
Information on the Bus (Route # 414) that connects Footscray train station with Cliffhanger Climbing Gym can be found here:

http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/timetables/timetable_options.php?type=bus&id=MTB414

This site shows route map, timetables, ticket information etc

The Altona North stop drops you right outside the door of Cliffhanger on Dohertys Rd near the corner of Grieve Pde.

Please find below a few of the Bus Times applicable to the Mon-Fri timetable. For more
times refer to the above-mentioned website. (Note that this bus service also runs on Saturdays).

From Footscray station to Cliffhanger:

Dept 5.15pm Arr 5.32pm
Dept 6.01pm Arr 6.17pm
Dept 6.45pm Arr 7.01pm

Cheers, Jac.
gfdonc
12/11/2004
2:18:46 PM
Cliffhanger, thanks for the offer.
- Steve

elmo_lives
12/11/2004
2:25:11 PM
It saddens me to think of climbs, the holds, the bouldering pads with my sweat marks, and everything else that now no longer exists. My condolences to all. I will never forget the sweetest darn climbing place in Melbourne.

Pei
12/11/2004
2:49:56 PM
Wow, just logged in and read this thread! And to think I was just going to go rock up to the gym today and take a break from study... Well looks like that won't be happening! Thanks for the offer Cliffhanger, looks like I'll finally get a chance to check out Altona!

Rich
12/11/2004
2:51:00 PM
heres a pic that i took this morning.. poor quality tho as its from my phone.
M
12/11/2004
3:45:15 PM
check out the aerial shot at www.theage.com.au

climbingjac
12/11/2004
4:06:12 PM
For the benefit of people that don't own cars that might want to hunt for a ride to Cliffhanger, I have started a new thread under the "Find Climbers" Forum called "Car Pooling to Cliffhanger Climbing Gym". Use it to find yourself a ride if you consider this to be a helpful idea........

Maz
12/11/2004
4:06:51 PM
I knew it was bad but seeing the disaster in a pic makes it harder to bare. My heart just sunk. Sorry to all who saw it all in person, it must of been hard.

nmonteith
12/11/2004
6:49:19 PM
Burnley erased and now VR. Hmmm not much for boulderers now...

Rupert
12/11/2004
6:57:15 PM
just went past and they are still pouring water on it 18 hours after if first began. Its a real mess.

tmarsh
13/11/2004
11:23:26 AM
I know that a few Chockstoners work at the gym, presumably on a casual basis. No gym means no work.
That sucks, guys. The gym burning down is inconvenient at best for most of us - its' impact on you is of
course a lot higher...

tim

alrob
13/11/2004
11:38:15 AM
well, luckily enough joe and hahn who work there are off to thailand in a few days

jackie
13/11/2004
1:19:30 PM
The end of vic ranges will leave quite a hole in melb climbing. Lost the Mill and now this, its not cool

Mikey
13/11/2004
4:05:17 PM
Thank god no one was injured in the fire. Still, this is really bad news for all - climbers and staff.
21Cmalaise
14/11/2004
10:41:19 AM
And I was concerned when they raised prices. Hmmmm, seems pretty insignificant now. Perhaps a minutes silence for the passing of what was one of the coolest, most laid-back climbing gyms in Melbourne. (insert silence here) My sympathy to the owner and all the staff and to all the people for whom Vic Ranges was a second home.

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