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Mt Scabby access, farmhouse

evanbb
26/08/2009
6:10:46 PM
I've just had a read of the old forum messages about Mt Scabby, and they're mostly glowing, but no mention of the farmhouse shenanigans mentioned in the Canberra Granite guide. Does one still have to ask permission for access? Thinking of going at the end of Sept with a mate. Yeah it'll be cold. A bit of HTFU will do me a world of good.

wallwombat
26/08/2009
6:26:45 PM
WW&S and me will come along, unless you are planning on something romantic. We were both pissed at not going last year.

Couldn't get info on the farm house permisson thing. Doesn't seem like anyone has been out there in a while.

Dave Cameron might know. He seems clued in on most things to do with climbing in the ACT and surrounds.

I cant remember his Chokky name, at the moment.

evanbb
26/08/2009
8:47:30 PM
Sounds like a terrific plan. Steve's keen too, got the taste for granite after that cheesepile in the Blueys.

Anyone else know about the farm situation?

wallwombat
26/08/2009
9:30:04 PM
If you do a search on "Scabby" there is a thread that I started last year and in that there is a link to another thread from 2004. In this earlier thread there is a post by a dude named Nico who gives directions and grid refs.

No mention of asking permission at the farm although he does mention starting at a remote farm house.

You could ask on the Canberra Climbers Google Groups thingamejig.

It strikes me as a crag that you want to visit with even numbers in the group. Climbing multipitch routes are a lot more fun with two than with three.
deadpoint
27/08/2009
9:17:03 PM
Last time I was up in that area, I had a chat with the owner of the house just up from the
closed gate. Not sure if he is the correct guy, he is friendly, especially if you know
something about horses.

This link has some detail on things

http://jevans.pcug.org.au/Pages/Walk%20Descriptions/2008_04_15.htm

I know Peter Ellis went up there a few years ago with Matt Hollingworth and I think the
ANUMC did a walk/scramble/climb a few years back, it may be in the ANUMC
magazine archives.

evanbb
28/08/2009
9:03:36 AM
On 27/08/2009 deadpoint wrote:
>Last time I was up in that area, I had a chat with the owner of the house
>just up from the closed gate. Not sure if he is the correct guy, he is friendly, especially
>if you know something about horses.
I'd better learn about horses then. How does "gee, that's a firm looking filly" sound for starters? Or maybe "I'd like to put her out to stud. Give me an adjistment! Woof!"

>
>This link has some detail on things
>
>http://jevans.pcug.org.au/Pages/Walk%20Descriptions/2008_04_15.htm
>
>I know Peter Ellis went up there a few years ago with Matt Hollingworth
>and I think the ANUMC did a walk/scramble/climb a few years back, it may be in the >ANUMC magazine archives.

Novel idea. I might try and use the internet. I genuinely hadn't done a proper search yet.

evanbb
31/08/2009
9:30:41 AM
Looks like we might go as early as this weekend or the next one.

I'll probably take Monday off and make a 3 dayer out of it. Hike out sat morning (early) then back again monday night. All of this is weather dependent of course.

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