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Crag & Route Beta

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The Ravine - new Gramps mid grade sport crag.
drdeviousii
7/10/2008
3:25:35 PM
I think Neil is actually asking how trashed the road & carpark is with the crowds.

kev
7/10/2008
3:29:09 PM
On 7/10/2008 drdeviousii wrote:
>I think Neil is actually asking how trashed the road & carpark is with
>the crowds.
>

Well, it's in good shape for the moment, but once more traffic starts going through, the vegetation at the carpark might suffer a bit. I'm also guessing the grassy shoulders on the track may get some wear if people try to drive around the loamy/thicker sand.

nmonteith
7/10/2008
3:32:10 PM
I suggest people try and carpool as much as possible to minimize impact!

kev
7/10/2008
3:52:32 PM
On 7/10/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>I suggest people try and carpool as much as possible to minimize impact!

With most of us being on limited budgets (and tightarses!), I reckon carpooling will be the norm for commutes to crags. :D
townace
24/10/2008
9:49:47 PM
Hey Neil
I checked out the Ravine last weekend "great by the way" line's up just like Thailand. My question is
What's up with the grade changing? I swear for example 'Brush with Authority' was a 22 straight after I
was there??
MichaelOR
25/10/2008
11:22:26 AM
It had quite a few ascents on the VCC Club trip last w/end and consensus was that it was easier than Lake Thelma - which is confirmed at 21!
"Head up and left onto brushed streak. Weave your way up this crimpy face to top past a few bulges."
I think that it is important to move around a little to find the best holds etc. It has also cleaned up quite a bit since the FA, so the better hand and foot holds are more obvious.
Michael

nmonteith
25/10/2008
6:44:45 PM
It's a new crag! Grades change as people repeat the routes.

..::- Chris -::..
5/11/2008
11:30:52 AM
Hey Guys spent a day at the Ravine on Monday had a ball, Did Hey Youse (18) and Water Fall bogan's (19) and have done PainsFord on a previous trip. I also did (attempted) Glue Mountains (18) and thought this was a nice climb perhaps worth a star (maybe still a little cleaning to do) but my climbing partner and I thought it was a grade harder than PainsFord and WaterFall Bogans maybe solid 19 or 20 ?

Anyways really love this crag, and found the track easily this time and walked there in 15 mins.

Cheers
Chris.






westie
5/11/2008
1:52:18 PM
On 7/10/2008 kev wrote:
>On 7/10/2008 nmonteith wrote:
>>I suggest people try and carpool as much as possible to minimize impact!

and perhaps eat those paddy melons to minimise garbage along the way.
ademmert
5/11/2008
2:46:31 PM
Does anyone know any info on the 2 new routes at the ravine?

one near Dark and Stormy and the other in between Hung Low Bay and Waterfall Bogans?

Cheers
a.

nmonteith
5/11/2008
10:00:46 PM
On 5/11/2008 ademmert wrote:
>one near Dark and Stormy and the other in between Hung Low Bay and Waterfall
>Bogans?

2nd route sounds like a squeeze job! Can I request that people don't bolt any further routes at this crag for the time being. Certain farmers and rangers have complained about the recent development in this area and there are some delicate negotiations in process. Spread the word...
ademmert
5/11/2008
10:20:19 PM
On 5/11/2008 nmonteith wrote:

>2nd route sounds like a squeeze job!

doesn't look like a squeeze job when your there
MichaelOR
5/11/2008
10:32:36 PM
No squeeze job at all Neil. It takes the grey rock on tiny spaced holds through a gentle bulge for the first few metres. Quite independent and looks tough!
dave
5/11/2008
11:15:15 PM
On 5/11/2008 ademmert wrote:
>Does anyone know any info on the 2 new routes at the ravine?
>
>one near Dark and Stormy and the other in between Hung Low Bay and Waterfall
>Bogans?

Dont know route names, but the one to the left of Dark and Stormy is aparently 26ish and the one between Hung Low Bay and Waterfall Bogans goes at 20.

muki
5/11/2008
11:31:51 PM
nmonteith wrote:
>I reckon there is heaps of potential for sub 18 sport routes.(snip)
>Please bolt them - rather than establishing mixed or runout trad routes. We have a chance to finally
>make a brand new sport area - without all the bullshit of the older crags. [ready for flame war now!].
>If you need a help - let me know - i'm happy to loan drills ect...

then wrote:
>Can I request that people don't bolt

If you bolt it they will come!

nmonteith
6/11/2008
9:56:24 AM
On 5/11/2008 dave wrote:
>Dont know route names, but the one to the left of Dark and Stormy is aparently
>26ish and the one between Hung Low Bay and Waterfall Bogans goes at 20.

Do you know who did them Dave? I'd love to have the guidebook up to date with names and descriptions! I'm a bit confused... Adam told me the new route on the Cave side was RIGHT of Dark and Stormy, and I'd be very surprised if that was grade 26? Is is right or left guys? The left wall seemed pretty blank in places to me...
ademmert
6/11/2008
10:18:05 AM
my other right (ie most peoples left)

nmonteith
7/11/2008
8:37:58 PM
New routes have been added to the guide!

Right of Hung Low Bay

Minced Beefeaters 20 18m
Mantle up to small pocket follow RBs to double RB lower off
Portland Lads 25/10/08

Just left of Dark and Stormy on right side of creek...

Snap Dragon 25 18m?
Follow line of RBs to eventually finish @ anchors of 19
Portland Lads 28/10/08

nmonteith
11/11/2008
10:32:04 AM
I have heard even more whispers about problems with this area and local farmers. Let's try and make the powers that be a bit happier by...

1) limiting the numbers of climbers in a group (no more than 5?) No uni clubs, VCC trips etc.
2) no new routes
3) no toilet activities anywhere near the crag itself (and bury your paper!)
4) car pool to avoid making the road worse
5) being courteous to any non-climbers in the area
6) taking out any rubbish you find (even if it isn't yours)

Please spread the word...
pedro22
11/11/2008
12:18:55 PM
On 11/11/2008 nmonteith wrote:

>2) no new routes

Rationale being wot ??

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