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New climber ACT- where to start?
Tillymill
27/03/2009
1:37:16 PM
Hey- I got my first taste of an indoor climb a few weeks ago and am now insatiable- I want in but have no partner/crew to climb with. Seeking ppl who are free (and a bit patient) to teach me the ropes- first climb not spectacular but am enthused and ready to learn ... email me millierussin@hotmail.com. Keen for indoor and def working towards outdoor asap.

Also keen to get out and try bouldering...

wallwombat
27/03/2009
1:50:55 PM
Hi Amelia.

Check out The Canberra Climbers Association website

http://www.canberraclimbing.org.au/home.aspx

It's $15 to become a member and they run introductory outdoor climbing days at Booroomba quite often. In fact I believe they are going to be running one soon.

There is a Google Groups forum thingo for the CCA here

http://groups.google.com/group/canberraclimbers?hl=en

Visit that site and apply for membership. All this means is capt mulch (from this site), will verify your membership and then you can post on it to find people in Canberra to climb with.

I recommend joining the CCA if you are keen to get into climbing in the Canberra area. It's a great way to hook up with other climbers.


Capt_mulch
27/03/2009
2:02:58 PM
>Visit that site and apply for membership. All this means is capt mulch
>(from this site), will verify your membership and then you can post on it
>to find people in Canberra to climb with.
>
>I recommend joining the CCA if you are keen to get into climbing in the
>Canberra area. It's a great way to hook up with other climbers.
>
Yep, and keep away from that gym stuff - there's plenty of real rock everywhere. The ANU mountaineering club can be good too - you don't have to be at ANU to join it.

wallwombat
27/03/2009
2:26:54 PM
On 27/03/2009 Capt_mulch wrote:

>Yep, and keep away from that gym stuff

Don't tell the poor woman that.

Amelia has just been to a climbing gym and had a really good time and is now psyched to climb, indoors and out. Don't rain on her parade, dude.

Just because you and I don't like gyms doesn't mean they are a bad thing. Lots of people love them.

The only problem I have with climbing gyms is they are full of people. I have the same problem with crags that are full of people, so I don't go to them.

And when all is said and done, I see bugger all difference between going to a climbing gym and going top-roping, with a crowd of people, at Kambah Rocks every week.

At least at the gym they change the holds around occasionally.
one day hero
27/03/2009
6:18:34 PM
On 27/03/2009 wallwombat wrote:

>And when all is said and done, I see bugger all difference between going
>to a climbing gym and going top-roping, with a crowd of people, at Kambah
>Rocks every week.
>
So there's good swimming at mitchel, is there? Nice walk? pleasant surroundings? Wildlife? Are you allowed beer? Man, Kambah is halfcut climbing but I take out of state visitors there because it's a beautiful place to be. Canberra climbing gyms, on the other hand, are stinky shitholes.

>At least at the gym they change the holds around occasionally.

Well holds fall off at Kambah, that's sort of the same. Man, I can't believe you're dissing the 'bah!?

wallwombat
27/03/2009
6:43:40 PM
There is nothing wrong with Kambah. All I was saying is that if you go there every week and top rope the same things it becomes a little climbing-gym-esque.

I haven't been to a climbing gym since 1997. I don't like particularly them.

I'd rather go bouldering. Outside.


evanbb
27/03/2009
8:28:22 PM
I was wondering how Wombat figured out your name was Amelia? Anyway, my wife's in Canberra at the moment, and you could easily hook up with her for a gym session. I'll suggest it next time I talk to her. I'll be down there some time, and you can tie in with us. I've taken a few beginners out and quite enjoy it. It's a good dose of perspective usually.

wallwombat
27/03/2009
8:41:36 PM
On 27/03/2009 evanbb wrote:
>I was wondering how Wombat figured out your name was Amelia?

I'm a super-sleuth, Evan. That's how.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
28/03/2009
11:39:22 AM
On 27/03/2009 wallwombat wrote:
>On 27/03/2009 evanbb wrote:
>>I was wondering how Wombat figured out your name was Amelia?
>
>I'm a super-sleuth, Evan. That's how.

... Yeah.
When are you going to get your act together evanbb?
Heh, heh, heh.
Tillymill
30/03/2009
12:40:57 PM
Yo man I know Faz dude.. she is the one who has been brain washing and infiltrating my mind!

Hilarious.
Tillymill
30/03/2009
12:44:01 PM
This is Farah, who has stopped by Amelia's desk, and realised she is on chockstone. I have informed her to be wary of Damo and Evan's antics (even though I don't know you very well Evan but Damo.....)
Tillymill
30/03/2009
12:47:34 PM
Its Farah again. Have viewed some comments. I think Amelia has shown some initiatve in trying to network and find people to climb with independently, so please don't just send her off to a club. Its not hard to take someone new out. She's cute as well.

Cheers
Faz

evanbb
30/03/2009
1:22:19 PM
On 30/03/2009 Tillymill wrote:
>Yo man I know Faz dude.. she is the one who has been brain washing and
>infiltrating my mind!
>
>Hilarious.




evanbb
30/03/2009
1:24:16 PM
On 30/03/2009 Tillymill wrote:
> She's cute as well.

I fail to see what cuteness has to do with anything. Chockstone is a gender and sexuality non-specific forum, so 'cuteness' or otherwise is a completely arbitrary comment.
Tillymill
30/03/2009
1:24:33 PM
Meh- I'm in the same pancake wearing boat as you- Farah saw your reply and said that she knows you and then hijacked my computer (ser prev few posts from myself)...

:)

cute picture tho...

cruze
30/03/2009
1:28:32 PM
Hey Tillymill - say g'day to Farah from Andrew and Marta!
Tillymill
30/03/2009
1:29:52 PM
By the way- hell yeah real rock!!- happened to find out that a friend's housemate was heading out yesterday so tagged along for outdoor fun (easy climbing at White Rocks)... obviously didn't climb anything that deserves a mention on here but happy that I got out in the air and bloodied and.. more to my surprise...managed to get up and over the roof.

*blush* it was top-roped...

Now i need to get my own gear... the hire costs are going to bankrupt me if this is something that I'm going to actively pursue.
Tillymill
30/03/2009
1:33:31 PM
*ahem*

Sorry 'bout that... Faz was providing somewhat unnecessary commentry... cuteness aside, ( as it's irrelevant)... I want to climb- and that's the end of it.

Tillymill
30/03/2009
1:34:50 PM
Will do! :)

cruze
30/03/2009
1:51:08 PM
On 30/03/2009 Tillymill wrote:
>By the way- hell yeah real rock!!- happened to find out that a friend's
>housemate was heading out yesterday so tagged along for outdoor fun (easy
>climbing at White Rocks)... obviously didn't climb anything that deserves
>a mention on here but happy that I got out in the air and bloodied and..
>more to my surprise...managed to get up and over the roof.
>
>*blush* it was top-roped...
>
>Now i need to get my own gear... the hire costs are going to bankrupt
>me if this is something that I'm going to actively pursue.
Hey don't blush, White Rocks is an ideal beginners area. The routes are generally pretty cruisey, the access is great, the view pleasant, and relatively new fixed anchors for use! And the roof route (right hand side?) has a bit of a daunting feel to it as well.

The one properly leadable route (slab in the middle) has quite a bit to it if you don't wander too much.

Write a mini-trip report here and let us know what we missed out on! As Chopper says - "don't let the truth get in the way of a good story".

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