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New Buffalo Guide "2023" - call for information
7:28:37 PM
It's time I announced I've been working on a complete revision to the guidebook for Mt Buffalo.
It's about 90% complete at present, and I have plans to finalise over the next 3 months and have it back from the printers before Christmas.
If you have any info, beta or new routes please send them through.
7:29:25 PM
Also, anyone know who was toprope soloing on the Waterfall area last Sunday? Looked like a new route. If it's you reading this, I was the one who waved.

12:06:00 PM
You heard it here first! Who said Chockstone is dead?
Seriously this is really cool news. The crew from Buffalo Boulders in Myrtleford have been putting up some boulder problems that would be a good inclusion.
11:51:16 AM
Awesome!! I'll take 2!
6:45:51 PM
Really enjoying the new guidebook Steve. Great work.

7:26:04 PM
On 5-Jan-2024 bones wrote:
>Really enjoying the new guidebook Steve. Great work.

Is it out? Where can I get a copy
7:48:13 AM

6:54:36 PM
Thanks bones.

Although the link indicates that Bogong in Melbourne has the Guide, I went there this afternoon to buy a copy and they had sold out, with only the shop-copy remaining for people to look at if they wish.

2:43:18 PM
Climbing Anchors have a couple, maybe only one now as I scored a copy this arv.

Question - Are sports routes denoted by the letter ‘S’ in a red circle?
I ask as this isn’t explicitly mentioned in the Sports Climbing section of each book and there are some climbs eg Substance Abuse and The Dreaming which are all bolted (from memory) yet don’t have this whereas Chronic does?

The QR codes are a great idea and all up the guide is a winner, getting in a lather for a trip in Feb…

9:02:33 AM
If you're there on the weekend of 17th there is a crew from Albury heading up, not sure if I'll be able to make it though.
10:54:42 AM
Camping store in bright has a couple. Worth calling 1st.

12:59:00 PM
Got my copy today.
Thanks Steve for your huge effort in collating it together and taking the time to verify what you could. It is a worthy testament to your efforts.

I thought I’d support the lesser outlets in buying my copy so here’s some feedback on that experience.
Myrtleford Information Centre has no copies but helpfully contacted Bright Information Centre which only has one copy of Volume Two (The Plateau - only!!) left.
I obtained the complete set from Bright Outdoor Centre, and that store has four complete sets left.

I had no idea that there are so many outdoor stores in Bright, and typically the last one that I went to was the correct one!
All good.

Hey gfdonc, do you want ongoing information / corrections to be posted to this thread for easy finding in future?

If so, I can start with Ethical Drum, Page 54, the first ascent used one only knifeblade (short thin one - partially set), to turn the second (upper) lip, otherwise it was a clean-aid ascent.

A recollection for the record…
In hindsight I regret the use of that blade but at the time I was mentally fried from placements below me crumbling as I passed them by that stage …
It’d be Gd M8 without the blade. To my knowledge the only attempted prior ascent was by Bill Andrews who fell from the first lip blowing out knife blades he had placed for protection enroute and taking a ground fall as a consequence.

Yeah it’s aid, so what’s with the details I hear some saying.
Well I will tell you. Elimination of aid by cleaner ascents matters, so knowing what first ascentionists did is important in that con_text.
Who knows, one day it might go free. I won’t see that in my lifetime, but when I started climbing mid grade 20’s weren’t heard of, let alone mid grade 30’s!
10:23:41 AM
Hi all,
I've been offline for some time - my copy of Chrome was returning a 503 error for Chockstone, and I assumed the site had been taken offline.
Then in speaking with someone a few minutes ago they said it was still there, and here I am with the help of Firefox, connecting just fine.
so.. thanks again for the kind words. The guidebook has been well received.
I recently updated the web site with all updates I've received, Ferret had been in touch indirectly and some of the previous 'unnamed' routes of his now have their original names.
Rod, I'll digest your updates in due course.
I was amazed how many copies Bright Outdoor Centre moved over the summer period, for a 'non-climbing' store. The books were meant to be sold as a pair (wrapped together0 so I don't know what BIC has done. They were very conservative with their ordering.
10:33:21 PM
I've been using Chrome with no problems since forever. However I just tried something on a whim. The ancient Chocky server uses http:// but if I try to use https:// - which these days is the default in Chrome - then I end up with a 503 error! I have Chocky bookmarked with http:// which likely explains why I have no problems.
11:06:44 AM
Ah thanks Peter that's it. I had only bookmarked it as which meant when Chrome changed the default it stopped working.
4:11:57 PM
@MisterGribble - just an oversight, yes they qualify as 'sport' routes.

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