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Burnley - In need of some work

Rich
30/01/2008
11:05:38 PM
On 30/01/2008 devlin66 wrote:
>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.

This could be hired quite easily for the weekend.
kd
31/01/2008
4:42:15 PM
If you guys think that the walls could do with a fresh lick of paint, let me know.

I should be able to organise either

a) another donation of paint or
b) get a substantial discount.

Thanks
Kathy
climbingjac
31/01/2008
11:49:26 PM
On 30/01/2008 six-sevens wrote:
>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)

If you send an email to burnleybouldering@vicclimb.org.au , the whole team will receive your info :-)
climbingjac
31/01/2008
11:51:00 PM
On 30/01/2008 alrob wrote:
>with enough people, you could strip the walls, clean holds and re set in
>a weekend

Hi alrob

I reckon that's incredibly ambitious. I wouldn't want to try and embark on such a mission. I think one wall will take minimum two full weekends - if not three or four. That said, the team on the ground in Melbourne might have a more efficient strategy :-) Time will tell !

Rich
1/02/2008
12:34:39 AM
C'mon Jac, set an estimate of 3 weekends and we'd be halfway thru the sat and everyone will break for a 3hr barby and beer ans start 'testing' the new problems! Best done at full throttle for the whole weekend then get full on beer and sausages afterwards.. ;)
climbingjac
8/02/2008
12:15:21 AM
true true!

But yeah, it is a lot of work, and since the routes stay up a while, the setters put in the effort to ensure they are good quality and help to provide techniques for people to practice and get strong on
TonyBro
10/02/2008
9:39:11 PM
The VCC is still having a meeting at the walls on 21/2/08.
All your ideas and enthusiasm ae extremely welcome.
Please come along and express them, in person.

nmonteith
20/02/2008
7:05:26 PM
bump.. meeting is tomorrow at the wall. If you want to see anything fixed turn up!
chalkischeap
21/02/2008
10:01:00 PM
You intrepid reporter chalkischeap was on the scene:

*Burnley setback – existing climbs to remain FOREVER

Wall guardians stonewall reset initiative at VCC meeting

Minimal Impact Maintenance put forward as only affordable solution

VCC committee lobbying suggested as only hope for revolutionaries

drdeviousii
22/02/2008
2:13:35 AM
Are you being serious? A bunch of people here volunteering their time to help reset, offers of free/very cheap paint etc, & its "not affordable". WTF?
Lurking Dave
22/02/2008
9:41:34 AM
In reply to talkischeap, disappointingly thats a fairly accurate summary.

Alignment with the philospohy of the VCC was sighted as the primary reason. Apparenty we once we have learnt to climb on the Burnley crag/got a bit stronger we should go to one of the other crags in Victoria.

Not a great outcome.
LD
adrian
22/02/2008
10:29:02 AM
I can't understand this approach. Burnley is a fantastic training venue and a great way to socialise with other climbers at times when it's not practical to get out to a crag (eg through the week climbing before/after work). If people are willing to donate money and time so there is no cost to the VCC, what's the problem?

So as part of this "minimal maintenance" are they at least planning to replace the numerous holds that have been worn smooth?

Capt_mulch
22/02/2008
10:43:41 AM
> Burnley is a fantastic training venue and a great way to socialise with other climbers at times when it's not practical to get out to a crag

It's also a major tourist attraction for me when I get stuck in Melbourne overnight for work. Walk from the hotel to Burnley, do some laps, pub crawl all the way back to the hotel - perfect!!

rodw
22/02/2008
10:54:20 AM
On 22/02/2008 Lurking Dave wrote:
>
>stronger we should go to one of the other crags in Victoria.

Yeah just go to all those other quality bouldering spots in and around the city after to work.....opps forgot Burnly isn't in Sydney is it...guess your all stuffed then. :(
kp
22/02/2008
10:58:52 AM
If you change the routes, does someone have to rewrite the Guide?

These important issues need to be sorted out before we do anything rash. Imagine the amount of stress and confusion overseas visitors will face when they turn up to Victorias best crag and all the routes that they have heard so much about are gone!

I think a crisis meeting should be called to solve this pressing issue.

chalkischeap
22/02/2008
11:38:36 AM
In further news:

* Chockstone dissed in clash of climbing cultures *

Seriously though if you want your views to be heard, then 2 options are available:

1. Via the VCC – at monthly meetings

2. Via burnleybouldering@vicclimb.org.au

Don’t get any big ideas – they’re not gonna happeeeennnn.

Rich
22/02/2008
11:45:57 AM
Aside from not knowing exactly what went on at the meeting (i forgot it was on) this seems like utter crap! What's this about going to other crags?? It's a bloody training venue not a crag! The holds are all polished, the routes are old and the whole thing can be remedied with assistance from volunteers and offers of cheap materials so let's do it!

KP
22/02/2008
12:00:32 PM
My vote is to keep Burnley the same.

The old adage of 'if it's not broken, don't fix it' is extremely relevant to this case. To change it could frustrate the sponsors of the project and turn the media against this project for no good reason!!

People like Phil_nev do not understand the enormity of the situation, and could in fact threaten the mere existence of this free facility.

We, as a community, should act as a collective unit and condemn his actions before transurban send there thugs around and start pitching our wall into the mighty Yarra River.
adrian
22/02/2008
12:15:24 PM
How is replacing worn holds and setting new problems going to frustrate sponsors, change the opinions of the media or threaten the existence of Burnley? I'm struggling to see a link between maintenance of the facility and these changes...

Rich
22/02/2008
12:25:26 PM
On 22/02/2008 KP wrote:
>My vote is to keep Burnley the same.
>
>The old adage of 'if it's not broken, don't fix it' is extremely relevant
>to this case.

ah kent, have you seen the polish? it is broke!

To change it could frustrate the sponsors of the project
>and turn the media against this project for no good reason!!
>
>People like Phil_nev do not understand the enormity of the situation,
>and could in fact threaten the mere existence of this free facility.
>
conversely, wouldn't the sponsors be frustrated that less people are using it??

>We, as a community, should act as a collective unit and condemn his actions
>before transurban send there thugs around and start pitching our wall into
>the mighty Yarra River.

The wall has been contructed legally with permission, this is extremely unlikely to happen.
>

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