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Bouldering at Mt Macedon (Camels Hump)

8:02:19 PM
Anyone know anything about bouldering up at Camels hump? I'm in the area for "business" tomorrow and keen to grope local rock. Anyinfo on the location of worthwile problems etc would be great
9:43:24 PM
Briefly discussed in an earlier topic.

Easiest to find is the Straining Rail buttress just above the path on the walk in. Either side of the buttress has problems. Carpark side hard rising lip traverse plus further up is a rising pumper V3 traverse starting from a SDS with an okay landing for the most part.
Opposite side is a V5 stand start from ground level to straining rail, Humpty Dumpty V9 moving up and right from THE pinch, another slightly easier problem up left from the pinch.

Next block along is pretty green again but has a few higher problems facing the Straining rail buttress. Directly below the path and previous problems is another shorter block which has some okay easier problems.

The is a couple of easier problems on the block just past Grey Arete (middle with pocket V0-, SDS arete V1 just to it's right) plus a good SDS V4 ish face on the left wall of the gully just above these (Limbo Gully) which climbs level with the huge chockstone to step left onto it as a topout.

Otherwise much is spread out over the whole hill side and more detailed directions will be needed...

7:33:07 AM
Cheers Dalai!

8:04:38 AM
Take a puffy jacket. It will be colder than a welldigger's arse up there today.
8:39:48 AM
Given potential snow to 1000m today, down jacket plus portable propane heater would be the bare minimum... If you're out that way, Black Hill or Cobaw might be a better prospect.

9:21:53 AM
Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
10:22:39 AM
As long as the snow isn't coming in sideways with the strong winds, Straining Rail buttress problems may stay dry enough other than the finishing holds. Given the freezing temps which will be up there today - near perfect sending conditions...

8:09:11 AM
Brr. Yes yes it was cold. Bouldering looked great but we had scones instead (and watched the rain).

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