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General Climbing Discussion

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Burnley - In need of some work
dalai
22/01/2008
2:38:46 PM
Having worked setting indoors with plastic holds, it is surprising how well many holds do come up after a soak in water with dishwashing powder and a good scrub with a hard bristled brush. So definitely not all the holds would need to be replaced... Just might find some hold, especially some footholds won't come good with just a clean.

I'm just trying to make people aware that maintenance and moving forward won't be just a matter of people lending a hand but maybe also by helping in other ways.

Also proactive measures to look after the wall such as not walking across the gravel between the walls in climbing shoes, cleaning your soles before stepping onto the wall. Brushing holds between goes the your toothbrush all help...

B.A. Baracus
22/01/2008
3:25:18 PM
Does anyone know how rosin/pof behaves on plastic holds? Perhaps Burnley can be Melbourne's Fontainebleu?
Lurking Dave
22/01/2008
3:42:47 PM
On 22/01/2008 dalai wrote:
> So definitely not all the holds would need to be replaced... Just might find some hold, especially some footholds won't come good with just a clean.

I agree, besides a couple of the foot holds from the vertical wall would be REALLY challenging handholds on the 45 :-)

>Also proactive measures to look after the wall such as not walking across
>the gravel between the walls in climbing shoes, cleaning your soles before
>stepping onto the wall. Brushing holds between goes the your toothbrush
>all help...

One question that I would also raise is what are the options for a walkway between the 30 and 45 degree walls, nothing fancy just some raised duck board to keep people out of the gravel. Who would need to give permission/consent? Do other people agree with the idea? any ideas on cost?

At some point someone from VCC/Burnely team are going to show up on this thread - please don't take any of the above at criticism, I would just like to contribute ideas/effort/$ to maximise the facility.

Cheers
LD

cruxmag
22/01/2008
3:50:42 PM
On 22/01/2008 Lurking Dave wrote:
>One question that I would also raise is what are the options for a walkway
>between the 30 and 45 degree walls, nothing fancy just some raised duck
>board to keep people out of the gravel.

Great idea. Would be cheap to install as well.
dalai
22/01/2008
3:54:38 PM
On 22/01/2008 Lurking Dave wrote:
>One question that I would also raise is what are the options for a walkway
>between the 30 and 45 degree walls, nothing fancy just some raised duck
>board to keep people out of the gravel. Who would need to give permission/consent?
>Do other people agree with the idea? any ideas on cost?

Would need to be raised with the VCC/Burnley team and then they would need to discuss with Parks Vic.

>At some point someone from VCC/Burnley team are going to show up on this
>thread - please don't take any of the above at criticism, I would just
>like to contribute ideas/effort/$ to maximise the facility.

I'm sure they won't see it as criticism ;-)

Organ Pipe
22/01/2008
4:01:15 PM
On 22/01/2008 Lurking Dave wrote:
>One question that I would also raise is what are the options for a walkway
>between the 30 and 45 degree walls, nothing fancy just some raised duck
>board to keep people out of the gravel. Who would need to give permission/consent?
>Do other people agree with the idea? any ideas on cost?

I reccon the solution to this is as simple as 5 or 6 square concrete pavers from Bunnings.
Kind of 'garden path' style.

throwback
22/01/2008
4:37:21 PM
Love the idea of some kind of walkway between the two overhanging walls....
climbingjac
23/01/2008
6:59:24 AM
Hello all

I am overseas working - so a tad difficult to put my hand up for the bulk of the work which I would happily do if I was about.

I'll get in touch with the committee that is on the ground in Australia to request that you receive feedback via this thread. I'll check back and get involved in discussions shortly if necessary.

Best wishes
Jacqui

Chuck Norris
23/01/2008
10:25:20 PM
On 22/01/2008 throwback wrote:
>Love the idea of some kind of walkway between the two overhanging walls....

you asking for forgiveness or permission:)
off_route
24/01/2008
8:09:53 AM
happy to help out wherever possible when maintenence take place.. Looking forward to seeing someone take charge with a plan to sort this out. Maybe once this happens it's worth putting up a notice @ burnley with a call for volunteers and to advise when this is all going on.

nmonteith
24/01/2008
8:43:05 AM
Can i suggest (at the risk of starting a brand war) that any new holds purchased should come from the very best brand names, companies with long standing quality control and history of producing commercial grade texture. I notice that a certain french manufacturers holds are lastly a lot longer than others....
Access T CliffCare
24/01/2008
11:14:12 AM
Just letting you know that discussions are taking place and a plan of action being put together.

dreamingof8a
29/01/2008
9:54:09 PM
I'd be happy to help, too, in exchange for the right to set a problem.

Apart from that my suggestion for the procedure is to do it colorwise. One day take out all holds of one color, clean/scrub/whatever them and put them back on, differently of course. That leaves the full wall basically climbable. And reduces the amount of work each session.

Cheers

alrob
30/01/2008
12:59:37 PM
with enough people, you could strip the walls, clean holds and re set in a weekend

six-sevens
30/01/2008
2:57:39 PM
To do the vertical wall it must all be done at once as there is no access to the back. The other 2 can be done climb by climb. Maybe do all the same colour routes at once, supplementing with new footers would be reasonably cheap. We can get whatever holds we want made up by infinity as required. I will donate towards this.

Who is the caretaker currently?

Steve

phil_nev
30/01/2008
3:40:54 PM
>Who is the caretaker currently?
>
>Steve

Some ego-maniac
TonyBro
30/01/2008
5:04:50 PM
On 30/01/2008 six-sevens wrote:
>To do the vertical wall it must all be done at once as there is no access
>to the back. The other 2 can be done climb by climb. Maybe do all the same
>colour routes at once, supplementing with new footers would be reasonably
>cheap. We can get whatever holds we want made up by infinity as required.
>I will donate towards this.
>
>Who is the caretaker currently?
>
>Steve

The Victorian Climbing Club, as instigators and builders of the wall, are still the caretakers.

The next general meeting of the club is scheduled as a climbing session at the Burnley Walls on 21 Feb. 2008. (meetings are scheduled to start at 8pm, but in this case I am sure lots of people will be there a little earlier)

I would now suggest that contributors to this forum come along that meeting.

We can then have a genuine discussion about what people want to happen, what can happen and how it can happen, including how you can be involved.

Hope to see you all there.

Tony Brotherton
President VCC
chalkischeap
30/01/2008
5:26:01 PM
On 30/01/2008 six-sevens wrote:
>The other 2 can be done climb by climb. Maybe do all the same
>colour routes at once

There are lock nuts on the back of each hold, in addition to the T nuts. For this reason it would be much easier to strip each wall in one go.

Does anyone have a good method for cleaning all those holds quickly on site?
devlin66
30/01/2008
5:51:19 PM
A power washer (K'archer or Geurney (sp?)) that can draw from a bucket rather than need mains pressure would be the most efficient, as detergent/degreaser wouldn't be needed.

six-sevens
30/01/2008
6:58:45 PM
If you wish to strip a whole wall at once you had better get it finished in the same weekend. With lots of people it is fine. I can tell you how to remove the holds but not on a public forum.
The Karcher is a good Idea (river water) but a polished hold will not gain grip from cleaning.
Tony B does this mean you are the man to talk to?
Steve (aka the burnley carpenter)

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