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Chockstone Gathering

11:10:28 AM
Wish I could be there and get to meet you all. Suppose I have to rough it in Railey though. God I hate that place! See you next time though.
11:26:39 AM
Did we ever come up with a START time?
11AM ish sound ok?
Time to start the barby, leave Melb about 9.30 (not too early)?

11:33:11 AM
I will be there at 8am. NEIL'S BOOT CAMP!!!!!
4:44:09 PM
Checking out the early morning wildlife Neil? Maybe you can catch a koala (are you allowed to eat 'em?) with your velcro goat gloves...

5:53:49 PM
How do velcro gloves go with tree climbing?
How does a Eucalypt rate for difficulty??

7:10:21 PM
On 24/09/2003 A5iswhereitsat wrote:
>How does a Eucalypt rate for difficulty??

Depends if they are the short and heinously thin sapling pumpfests, or the rambling mulitpitch gums. Oh, by the way, stay right away from that stringy bark choss! lol

5:34:25 PM
back to the top of the page!

just wondering what people were planning to do climbing wise on, easy climbing tour, bouldering, projects. If i was to bring my crashmat, are there anyone else who was planning on some bouldering action.

6:05:45 PM
Bring it all! - think of it as a 'climbing expo' . We can all compare stuff -and i can walk away with a shiny new trad rack hopefully! -anyone want to climb with me? ;-)

If anyone has any big cams (and i mean size 5+) could they bring them along. I would love to try thrashing up some bad offwidths in the area with some body armour on!

Jee Morgan and I plan to get up there bright and early and 'set-up' a lot of the climbs with some amusing things. Maybe some tyrolean ropes ect... If anyone wants to join us arrive around 8am.
6:18:13 PM

6:32:14 PM
spelling schmelling.

On a lighter note - i will be running a precision footwork and static technique climbing workshop on the Saturday. This will be invaluable training for the bouldering comp the following day.
6:36:16 PM
sign me up Neil.....

Mike can i send u a video showing neils techniques....... to get others to employ his methods.......

9:57:07 PM
Sign me up too Neil. I think my footwork and static technique needs some tutoring, especially from you

10:00:08 AM
Who is bringing the cheesy convention name tags?
"Hi my name is..."
12:45:37 PM
I'm planning on attending the Gathering. I'd like to be there fairly early in the morning (maybe 8 or 9?), bringing rack, rope, bolt plates, etc., with a view to doing some leads before lunch. I currently have room in my car for 2 extra passengers, plus a midget with really short legs (there's never much room behind the driver's seat!). I live in the North Melbourne area. If anyone needs a lift, drop me an email.
1:15:36 PM
Neil, are you going to set up something for the crippled climbers?? perhaps some jugging lines so we can scrape up a cheese grater slab??
2:01:11 PM
99 replies so far, looking like a good turnout huh?
Congratulations Jac on cracking the Ton...
Might take you up on the offer V although I've got a wagon if there is too much gear for the boot?
4:13:20 PM
OK kiddies, the forecast is out. Check this out:

Saturday Fine. Min 7 Max 27

Yay! Perfect day for the Chockstone gathering!!!


4:32:59 PM
Jacqui: heh you just beat me to posting the weather, just had a look at it myself, and yeah looks like a great day for it!

5:16:56 PM
So Jaq, how is the Fosters sponsorship looking for this event? :-)
7:27:22 PM
hi all im ive onley been out door climbing since the start of the year, i have been climbing in door fore about 2 yeares im not exatley good but hay it's all good im 16 from melbourn and i and a mate should be there on satday if i end up borowing one of the scout insturteres rackes o i diednt menchon ive onley been out door climbing since the start of the year caus i desieded to do some training first i finished it on larst satday up at araps the so called "test pece" bard i had to lead the whole climb (the travice i'snt as hard as every one sayes it is but if you stop in the middle to look fore prow it's quite screy!

should see some of u up there on sat day (o and if u havont hured a climber fall at araps on the weekend i dont no to much about it i was harth way up syrinx when it happoned but the ses had to get him down and he was sent to hospotal in the back of an ambulance aprantley he got a really narstey gash on his head and somthing alse i think his name is milo i hope hell be ok)


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