17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
Iím planning a trip this weekend to introduce my kids to real rock (theyíve only ever climbed indoors) and Iím looking for some advice re top roping anchor points in the Cathedral Ranges. Iíve read through the VCC Eastern Vic guide, and it seems there are some good top roping areas along the Wells Cave track and the Sugarloaf Boulders.
The guide mentions that there are good anchors for these areas, but given the guide was published 5 years ago I was wondering if that was still the case? Does anybody have any info one way or the other? Would slings and carabiners be sufficient?
Any other good top roping areas close to Melbourne? (preferrable East)
I climbed at fly paper wall probably 5 or 6 years ago with my kids. Easy setup of hangers if I remember right, probably need reasonably long slings as the hangers are back a bit. Climbs there are short and very easy.