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Fire at Victoria Ranges Gym
Brodie
16/11/2004
1:42:22 PM
Jay Woo,
Its been a while since you were last at Nunawading according to data. Scrap the old bouldering, well that was done a way back, may be you need to re visit. The roof at Nunawading may only be 2, 3 moves for some people but the majority seem not to have a problem.

There are also gyms in Geelong, Seaford and of course CBD is being built. Bouldering and lots more.

Brodie


Breezy
16/11/2004
2:18:49 PM
ahh but the friction created by climbing "with" ones shirt on may be responsible :P

( no disrespect intended to owners of the gym, it would suck to lose it in the manner they did, however a bit of light humour never hurt no one)

mousey
16/11/2004
3:40:55 PM
i agree, and as sad as it is i couldnt help but smile when i saw pistol shooting written under rock climbing- kinda reminds me of those stories of access issues in the US

cliffhanger
16/11/2004
4:48:41 PM


Elmo, I suggest it is both inappropriate and unwise to make suggestions such as this on a public forum. The owners of all 3 gyms have been friends for a long time and each would be equally devastated if their gym was destroyed.

Perhaps these, shall we say 'libellous' remarks, should be kept to ourselves. I know if someone said something like this about me, while I was in shock and in a devastated state, I would have no hesitation in taking action against such remarks! ... These "theories" should not be publicy stated.
>


Moderator: The offending comments have been deleted.

elmo_lives
16/11/2004
5:10:51 PM
Your right, my libellous remarks were inappropriate to this particular forum.
And donít worry, no-one is actually suspicious about the situation.
Itís simply unfortunate that a good gym now sleeps with the fishes, and I was trying to lighten the mood with a little sarcasm.
smile


Jay Woo
16/11/2004
11:48:17 PM
On 16/11/2004 Brodie wrote:
>Jay Woo,
>Its been a while since you were last at Nunawading according to data.
>Scrap the old bouldering, well that was done a way back, may be you need
>to re visit.

Brodie if you reread my post it says 'scrap a lot of the original area', not the bouldering. Last time I was there the 'Kiddie cave' (I call Altona's the same thing) was there and some of the old area. I can't help but call it that because it reminds me of one of those places that 5 y.olds go to to have a fairy party. Come to think of it, when I was there last (Sunday arvo, coz there was a bouldering comp on @ VR) it was exactly that, complete with 5 y.olds running around in the cave with no Staff in sight to stop them. So I had to play 'Ugly troll' and tell them off myself... sorry I digress. Is there more now? I also think that's a bit 'Big Brotherish' to A. look up the last time I was there and B. post it on the forum. I would suggest you might be abusing your powers, but some would call it market research.
Geelong & Seaford are too far for me, but thanks for the suggestions.
How far off is CBD from being completed?
Maybe I come out & take another look. Can I get my money back if I'm not completely satisfied? ; )
M
17/11/2004
10:59:21 AM
From the AGE

Equipment blamed for factory fire
November 16, 2004 - 2:52PM



Faulty electrical equipment was likely to blame for last week's $20 million blaze at a Melbourne paper warehouse, fire investigators said today.

Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) fire investigation manager Ian Hunter said there were no suspicious circumstances involved in the inferno at Lombard The Paper People premises in Mt Alexander Road, Flemington, last Friday.

"We've identified some items of electrical equipment that we're reasonably certain that's where the fire started," he said.

Investigators finished the physical investigation of the site yesterday afternoon.

They would now submit the electrical equipment for forensic examination and re-construct the scene with company employees, possibly tomorrow, Mr Hunter said.

Flames shot 30 metres into the air as the fire destroyed much of the warehouse and adjoining indoor climbing centre and pistol range.

Demolition crews were today still working to clear away the debris of the building, which was constructed of iron sheeting.

There were no sprinklers installed inside the factory.

Lombard supplies about 10 per cent of the paper and paper products industry nationally.

The company lost all of its Christmas stock in the fire, owner Claude Lombard said.

Victorian Premier Steve Bracks, who visited the scene, pledged the state government's support to help the business recover.

- AAP

Rich
17/11/2004
11:00:07 AM
yeh that 'spot bouldering gym' looks the shit.. gotta love those fake and painted trees to create the ambience - http://www.thespotgym.com/gallery/ss.php?dir=gym&pic=12 those mats look a lil firm tho..

jay woo - big brotherish? do u really care that much?

Jay Woo
17/11/2004
11:21:11 AM
I have seen footage of a comp there, and the blue matting seems to be quite spongy. They did also have bigger ones than the one in your post. I know if I was there I would want something bigger than the one pictured.

>jay woo - big brotherish? do u really care that much?

Nah, not really, you could say you just 'did my grandma' and I wouldn't care less. It was just an observation of how some people are using data that they are collecting without us knowing. I guess I just hate the whole 'Telemarketing type of thing' and it just reminded me of that.
bne
18/11/2004
3:24:44 AM

>Victorian Premier Steve Bracks, who visited the scene, pledged the state
>government's support to help the business recover.
>

do climbing gyms get government support also, or just people who make christmas cards....would seem a bit unfair....

cliffhanger
10/12/2004
1:42:39 PM
Hi all, I have an update for concerned VR customers. Firslty I would like to say (in response to several different posts over the last few weeks):

- Kiddies are not permitted in our cave!
- We have set some problems - up to 4 mts high around the gym where suitable matting is provided (4mts is the ASCF/CICE maximum bouldering height). We have set problems on the AME wall, EP wall and Walss 12 & 13!
- out of interest the Australian MAX bouldering height set down by ACGA, IRGOA and Standards Australia Draft is 2.4 mts!!!!!
- Any modifications, renovations or as someone (insultingly) referred to them as UPGRADES, cost money. Increased costs = increased price!!!
- The Vic Government actually doesn't give a S#$% about climbing gyms, as I have taken them to task over insurance, public transport, increased casual wages (as of 1/1/05) etc and they just don't care!

Anyway, back to the important information about VR:
We have spoken to VR owners, and there is NO possibility of VR re-opening at its old or any other location. They have a huge (maybe monsterous) insurance battle on their hands and have NO records as everything was destroyed by fire, smoke, acid or water. There will be no possibility of refunds for memberships, 10 visit cards etc.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Tim

neats
10/12/2004
2:15:40 PM
This may be a cheeky question, but would Cliffhanger honour VR's '2 for 1' entry passes as they do for VR membership?

Cliffhanger
10/12/2004
2:46:02 PM
On 10/12/2004 neats wrote:
>This may be a cheeky question, but would Cliffhanger honour VR's '2 for 1' entry passes as they do for VR membership?

no unfortuantely, the company directors have decided that we will not honour any discount voucher or coupon, nor the 10 visit cards. We will however make an offer to members to "convert" their membership we just have to agree (internally) on what that is. Sorry!

Salamander
17/12/2004
11:13:59 AM
Shame to hear about the climbing wall burining down

Where is the best place to boulder around Melbourne now that Flemington is gone? Do the other gyms have bouldering walls? Is the Mill open? Im going to be spending uni hols in Melb and keen to boulder and climb!

Wormz
17/12/2004
11:40:59 AM
>Where is the best place to boulder around Melbourne now that Flemington
>is gone? Do the other gyms have bouldering walls? Is the Mill open? Im
>going to be spending uni hols in Melb and keen to boulder and climb!

G'Day G'Day!

Both Nunna and Altona have bouldering caves (I think it's cheaper at both if your bouldering only). As for outdoors, check the Guide section of Chockstone, there's a couple, Richmond Train bridge is a nice little bluestone bridge to boulder on and work on your forearms! (It's just along the yarra, not far from Bridge Rd).

Happy Climbing.

Salamander
17/12/2004
11:42:07 AM
Thanks Kent and Womz!
andrew coe
17/12/2004
1:07:46 PM
There is/was also a good long traverse wall at an overpass near Hawthorm, overhanging with bolted on and glued on holds
dalai
17/12/2004
2:59:16 PM
Burnley was pulled down

http://www.chockstone.org/Melbourne/Melbourne.htm
andrew coe
21/12/2004
5:29:50 AM
Bugger, any holds left from Victoria Ranges that could be used to re-construct the glue-on?

Jackie
21/12/2004
8:35:53 AM
On 21/12/2004 andrew coe wrote:
>Bugger, any holds left from Victoria Ranges that could be used to re-construct
>the glue-on?

um, no...melted

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