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mattjr
2/06/2009
4:46:36 PM
Was up there a month or 2 ago and seem to recollect key signs missing(roadsign at left turn once you turn right of the main road and 'dog rocks' sign at roadside next to the crag, though posts still exist. Perhaps the locals don't like us sniffing around?? However, we still managed to find the crag after a little scouting around.
fish boy
2/06/2009
6:37:23 PM
If you have a small car you can actually drive and park in the court yard and crank the tunes.

mattjr
2/06/2009
7:16:41 PM
If I was a local I would be pleased to have you being a d1ckhead on park land!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ajfclark
2/06/2009
11:28:09 PM
Something else worth noting is that access from Melbourne has changed as the Calder highway now bypasses Faraday. So now from Melbourne you take the Elphingstone exit off the Calder highway and then take the first (unsignposted at the moment) right onto the A79, the old Calder highway. You then turn onto Faraday Sutton Grange road just after you pass under the new Calder highway.
lfranklin
3/06/2009
5:12:02 PM
Hey, Yeah i went up there a while ago now and was trying to find Scorpian rocks! it took about an hour or so of beating around. Turns out we should have actually read the directions better. Turns out well worth the mission to find it. Note: next time make sure my climbing partner is carrying all the gear!
fish boy
9/06/2009
9:44:38 AM
On 2/06/2009 mattjr wrote:
>If I was a local I would be pleased to have you being a d1ckhead on park
>land!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chill bloke, I'm joking...I love the place.

mattjr
9/06/2009
9:52:02 AM
completely over my head 'bloke', your wit is rapier sharp
fish boy
9/06/2009
1:29:04 PM
Ya, little effort on my part in terms of clarity. Please accept my apology if I caused any offense or discomfort.

:)

jkane
7/02/2011
11:20:18 PM
Was up at Wabbit Wocks on the weekend.

If you are following the directions in the VCC NW Vic Guide, as per previous post, you have to allow for the new bypass around Faraday and Harcourt. But also as you enter the plantation land, the Christmas Tree sign seems to be completely gone.

The road beyond the Cork Oaks sign is completely washed out at the moment and I doubt even a 4x4 would be able to get down there. You need to park and walk from there. It wasn't a huge walk in despite this - prob 25 mins. The steep track up to the saddle is also very badly washed out.

Some of the routes are pretty mossy. I noticed "It's Your Money Ralph" in particular was quite bad.

One of the routes I did "The Thin End of the Wedgie" has quite small heads on the bolts. My RP brand bolt plates were not really suitable and after I topped out, the top one rattled off quite easily when I gave the rope a bit of a flick. Maybe take a selection.

Good spot for a day trip though. My 2nd visit and probably not the last.

ajfclark
8/02/2011
10:49:08 AM
On 7/02/2011 jkane wrote:
>The road beyond the Cork Oaks sign is completely washed out at the moment
>and I doubt even a 4x4 would be able to get down there. You need to park
>and walk from there. It wasn't a huge walk in despite this - prob 25 mins.
>The steep track up to the saddle is also very badly washed out.

So that's the bit before you actually get to the cork trees? From here onwards?

jkane
8/02/2011
3:29:46 PM
On 8/02/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>So that's the bit before you actually get to the cork trees?
> From href="http://maps.google.com.au/?q=-36.999648,+144.285614">here
> onwards?

No, you can take that first track on the left (I think that's the junction your link points to) but you can only go about half way down before the track becomes a series of metre deep water channels. There's a sign about the oak trees and you can park there. Beyond that the track is in a bad way.

ajfclark
8/02/2011
4:42:42 PM
Thanks Jim.

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