Jacqui has put together a PDF
guide to the new
in Melbourne. This is a free outdoor bouldering wall
built by climbers for climbers.
Paul Martin has contributed a guide to the
Beechworth Bouldering Circuit.
From a climber’s perspective, the Beechworth area is worth spending some time in as it is blessed with a large number of granite boulders upon which we may ply our trade.
The bouldering in this guide covers only a small but popular area which lies within close proximity to the town centre.
Dr Ron Farmer has contributed
Protecting An Abseil: A Study Of Friction Knots. The
aim of this study was to examine the suitability of
various knots for protecting an abseil with a
At long last the Chockstone T-Shirts are finally happening! Belinda Rees of Makalu Mountain Equipment has kindly taken on the daunting task and financial cost of producing and selling them. Please support her efforts by placing an order via the fax details shown below. If you want to pick up a shirt before Christmas, you'll need to get your order in pronto.
Neil has created a guide to Grahams Creek, Victoria Range, Grampians and well as another to Windjammer Wall, Mt Stapylton, Grampians. Both are also available in PDF.
has added a guide to a new crag in the Northern Grampians,
at Hollow Mountain:
Bad Moon Rising Wall. The routes and rock quality
resemble Wall Of Fools at Summer Day Valley. The right
side is home to several nice sport routes and the left has
some of the best easy jug fests in the Grampians.
James has updated the Mt Difficult, Grampians guide as a revised PDF.
Reviewed Slack Jaw DVD's Blood Sweat and Bagels, and Stick It, both of which I really enjoyed.
Added video of Jacqui Middleton leading The Invisible Fist of Professor Hiddich Smiddich (26) at the jewel of the Grampians, Taipan Wall. The scary traverse out right and back left to tag the finish is well above the last bolt. Video shot from two angles, including above and behind via an overhanging abseil.
Neil has updated his Mt
Stapylton Campground guide. Grab the
PDF for the latest version. Includes 40 climbs within
walking distance of the campsite. Areas: Mini Castle Crag,
Warden Wall, Sentinel Cave & Wall, The Guardhouse, and Mt
Completed the Interview with Simon Mentz.
Local reader's will probably best know Simon's name as the co-author of those outstanding guide books Arapiles Selected Climbs, and Grampians Selected Climbs.
Other's might have come across his name against numerous starred first ascents that are now considered classics in the Grampians, Mt Buffalo and deep in the heart of the Northern Territory.
Simon's climbing life has taken him to more distance places like The Nose of El Capitan and the Matterhorn, but his nucleus remains the appealing country life of Natimuk.
Completed the Interview with Dave Jones.
The man with a quiet voice and supernatural shoulders has a reputation for bold, run out, trad horror shows, including one such ascent captured on film during the making of the well known climbing movie "Hard Grit". With first ascents that include the hardest route at Mt Arapiles, Punks Addition (32), some scary stuff on Taipan Wall and a wealth of bold FA's and repeats throughout the world, it's a wonder Dave has time to earn a living.
Neil has contributed an excellent Guide To The Tower, a new area in the Victoria Ranges, Grampians.
Summer is the perfect time for The Tower - shade until 5pm.
Finally completed the long awaited Interview with Louise Shepherd.
As well as authoring "A Rock Climbers Guide To Arapiles/Djurite", which is still very popular, Louise was probably the strongest female climber of the 80's, being the first woman to climb grade 25/26 with leads such as Tales Of Power (26/27) and Separate Reality (26) in the US, Lord Of The Flies (26) in the UK, and at home the first onsight ascent of Trojan (25) at Mt Arapiles. Needless to say this caused a stir among what was then a very male-dominated sport.
Arapiles weekend trip report added with pics of Entertainer (18), and more. Includes video of Owen leading the classic of the grade Tannin (19) in good style and the popular escape from the heat of the day, King Rat (18).
Added numerous photos from the 1980's to the Arapiles and You Yangs Galleries, curtesy of
David Clarke. Some fantastic shots of the likes of Steve Monks, HB, the Shepherds, etc.
||Jon Bassindale has
contributed a wealth of bouldering photos for the
more. Also Neil has created a photo topo for a section of
the Asses Ears,
||Neil has updated his Loddon River Falls guide, after helpful feedback from co-developers was received.
||Jacqui gives us a look at
her research into
Acid and How To Avoid A Pump. She has assembled links
to numerous documents and drawn conclusions which should
help those burning forearms. Cheers Jac, a useful article
Bouldering Guide from "Jon The Pom". Thanks! Please
keep the bouldering info coming. I'm particularly keen to
get more bouldering topos of other Gramps areas up on this
site. Any and all help with this idea appreciated.
pictures from the April 2004
at Camel's Hump. What a marvellous day! At least 40 if not
50 people showed up to partake of the superb barby lunch
(thanks heaps Tim!), and tick just about every route at
the crag. Includes video of Joe on Green Alliance (25) and
Hanh on the 21 beside it.
Cape Woolamai to the guide, contributed by Rupert
Freeman, with photos from Tony Brotherton. Excellence work
guys! Also added
Big Hill to the guide
after a great day out there. This is a recommend day trip
destination for those wanting to muck about on grades 15
||Added an overview of
Climbing In Northern
Tasmania, contributed by Gerry Narkowicz who has also
published a guide book to this area including Flinders
Island, and is offering 25% discount to Chockstone
members. (See bottom of article).
trip report of our three days at Buffalo. Video coming
soon! Video of Owen on Beowulf (18) and
Peroxide Blonde (20) as well as Michael on This Is Not Our
Land (19) added to the gallery.
an interview with
Chris was at the forefront of climbing in Australia
during the late 1960's to early 70's. He put up many hundred first ascents
including the pen-ultimate
Victorian aid routes Ozymandias (M4 now 29) & Lord Gumtree (22 M6) at Mt
Buffalo. Visiting the US he became the first Australian to conquer the
5.11 grade and is acknowledged as having bestowed
chalk upon Australian climbing. Chris has been in an
actor films, he's run a business specialising in
Himalayan trekking, he holds the Australian high altitude balloon flight
record and led a combined British and Australian expedition
on the first successful balloon overflight over Mt Everest.
Kazanas regales us about his recent
Mt Cook, New Zealand climbing trip, giving
details useful to other climbers looking to make
this ascent. Well done John! Also added a write up
Buchan Limestone in Victoria's eastern
districts, curtesy of Will Monks and Neil Monteith.
Also added Mike Law's Pierces Pass (NSW) topos to
an interview with
In May last year she became only the
second Australian women to climb a grade 30 route
with an ascent of Pigs In Space Direct (30). She
quickly followed that success with an FA of Mission
To Mars (31), making her the only Aussie women to
date to tick this grade. Not content to rest on her
laurels Monique rose to the further challenge of
grade 32 with an ascent of Intergalactic Lactic
Spastic, to effectively push the Australian women's
barrier by two grades.
||Stephen Hawkshaw has
completed a thesis on the
Strength & Reliability of
Chemically Bonded Rock Climbing Anchors in Sandstone
at Sydney University and kindly sent it in via Mike Law.
The complete document can be downloaded as a 2 Meg PDF.
Excellent work Stephen, I'm sure everyone involved in this
area of the sport is greatly appreciative of your efforts.
Added an interview with
Kevin Lindorff. Climbing since the early 70's Kevin has put up hundreds of new
routes in Australia and beyond and cultivated something of a reputation
for bold run-out horror shows with often under-graded technical
he's freed grades around 27, Kevin has always avoided sieging sport routes
and number chasing preferring instead to seek out new routes, and
sometimes tagging them onsight and ground up. His efforts have put his
name against countless routes at Mt Buffalo, particularly the North Wall
and been instrumental in the early development of Arapiles and the
Loddon River Falls guide with contributions of pics,
route descriptions and PDF from Neil after more first
ascents. Thanks dude!
Added an interview with
local climber with
degrees in Sports Physiology and Osteopathy. He has several impressive first
ascents to his credit including well known grade 31 Grampians routes.
He's also a keen boulderer, repeating numerous hard problems and creating
bold new lines. His picture appeared on the front
cover of "Rock Climbing In Australia". This interview gets to
the crux of the big issues, as we extract such
closely guarded details as Julian's secret recipe
for crag power food!
Added an interview with
Simon is well known to Australian
climbers for his stunning climbing photography. Climbing for the last 20 years, his work, which has taken
him to all corners of the globe, has won awards and found it's way into
publications. He's done FFA's such as Evil D (29) and Not To Bad (28). But
who is the man behind these amazing images and what
has his climbing life been like? Chockstone
had the opportunity to ask him while he was on a
rest day in Natimuk, between photo shoots and
and Sentinel Cave (now
||A guide to
Grampians Sport Climbing -
Grade 25 and Under has been contributed by Neil
Monteith. Excellent work Neil, a valuable addition!
Winter Climbing at Mt Bulla has been contributed
by Graeme Hoxley, Geoffrey Butcher & Neil monteith.
The guide includes descriptions for 26 mixed rock
and ice routes and comprehensive notes on access and
safety. An excellent document. Well done guys!
photos and video from the marvellously successful
Chockstone Gathering held on Saturday 18th of
October at Dog Rocks, Mt Alexander. An estimated 40
people turned up at various points in the day to do
some climbing, meet new friends, and partake of the
barby lunch. Thanks heaps to all who made this day
possible, with a special thanks to Tim for bringing
the big Barby. Hope everyone had fun!
T-Shirt Designs are being accepted now. Help us out by
sending in a logo. See
this topic on the forum.
Malcolm Matheson interview has finally been
completed!! A name that conjures an image of
incredible strength and style owing to an impressive
tick list of hard, ground up, often trad ascents in
an era when the top end of the grades are
increasingly the dominion of sport climbers leading
on pre-placed gear. With local firsts ascents such
as Serpentine (31), which was possibly the hardest
route by an Australian at the time, big walls in the
US, and a climbing career spanning back as far as
1978, Malcolm has quietly achieved things others
only dream about.
Interview includes video footage of Malcolm on
Poison Bait (25) at Scoop Rocks, and The Big Pay
Back (25) at Cut Lunch Walls in the Grampians. A big thanks to Jacqui for
helping to organise the man himself, and thanks also
to all who submitted questions and photos.
Curiosity Crag to the guide, contributed by Steve
Chapman and Jill Gara, along with a series of
Photos by Jill, Rob Booth & Robin Holmes. Thanks
all! This is a newly developed area near Slander
Gully in the Grampians' Victoria Range. Also updated
Centurion Walls Guide.
||Reviewed the bouldering
Rampage. An excellent and motivating movie, mainly
about Chris Sharma. A little dated now, (99 I think), but
still great to watch.
Stupid Mistakes To Avoid article to the Tech Tips
section. Further contributions to this document (see forum
thread) most welcome.
numerous photos by Jonathan Clark and Jono Schmidt from
their recent Blue
Lake, Mt Mt Kosciusko ice climbing trip. See John
trip report and
gallery page for more pictures.
||Added Neil's pics of
Mt Pilot. Thanks
Neil! Reviewed the climbing
Rock - The Soul of the Climbing Experience. Lots of
great locations and scenery in Europe and the US, but
movie, now somewhat dated didn't really grab me.
||Reviewed the climbing
Front Range Freaks. An entertaining movie, with the
highlights being a tribute to the late soloist Derek
Hersey and funny segment on "Biscuit" the climbing dog.
||Dr Julian Saunders gives
the beta on
Taping Fingers to avoid further injury in a
Tech Tips article entitled "Tape and Other
Added photos of
Scoop Rocks and
Mt Fox in the Grampians, Victoria Range, after
an exciting weekend trip.
Video footage of
Jacqui leading Poison Bait (25) at Scoop Rocks also
added. See also Jac's Trip Report
Part 1 &
Part 2. Video coming soon.
Added video to the gallery of Neil Monteith taking a
Ground Fall (4.5
Meg, 26 seconds)
Low Res (389 kb) while attempting to onsight a new grade 24 route in the Grampians. His two pieces of
protection pulled, leaving him plunging 5m or so to the deck below.
Thankfully no serious injuries were incurred. See
forum topic for full details. Video taken by James Pfrunder.
||Reviewed the short Petzl
DVD on ice climbing called
Pitch Sorbet. Not bad at all given that it's free (or
||Added more detail to the
Mt Korong guide after a short excursion to this little
known granite outcrop one hour out of Bendigo.
Chockstone interviews Australian climber
Dr Simon Parsons, who performs feats such as
ticking grade 30, running up the Nose of El Cap in
day, and bagging the north face of the Eiger in two,
during his spare time between heading up newborn
Intensive Care at Hobart Hospital and adding another
doctorate to his name.
Box has written another handy addition to the Tech
Tips section this time on
Leading Overhangs. Some pictures of Neil
Monteith on Pendulus (23) at Red Cliffs, QLD and a
quote from him about falling correctly, (plus some
diagrams by myself), combine to make this a good
read. Hmmm, today is Friday the 13th, good day to
lead a roof!
Trip report added for a long weekend at Arapiles,
including pictures of our ascent of Watchtower Crack (16),
the classic Araps adventure route.
photo of Malcolm Matheson (aka HB) climbing his new
roof climb (26) at
and updated his guide with a few new routes. Also added a topo shot of
an interview with
Martin Lama! A local Melbourne climber, Martin
has been blasting his way to the top of many hard
routes both here in Australia and overseas including
France, Germany and the US, as well as competing in,
and sometimes winning, an impressive array of indoor
competitions. Also added pictures and notes from a
Range trip by some of the Chockstone
||Added pictures from Andrew
Connolly and friends to the
Arapiles images page. Also added
Muline Crag guides from Neil.
video clip of Jacqui ticking the FFA of Little
George (22) at
while the sun set in the valley below Mt Stapylton,
Grampians. Also added video of Dave leading Stepping
on Snakes (23), and Neil attempting Army Of Ants
Sentinel Cave, Emily on Tyrant's Grasp (22)
Wall, Dave firing up De La Soul (26) at
Land and Jacqui on My Friend Flipper (26) at
The Watchtower. See the
||Added Neil's detailed
approach map for Sentinel Cave and The Guardhouse a
short walk out of Staplyton campground. Also added Neil's
Lunar Crag, Plaza
write ups to the guide.
Numerous photos added to the gallery after an
enjoyable Anzac Day long weekend in the Gramps with
Neil, Dave, Jacqui, Em, Kent, Adrian and Michael all
fighting gravity at
Sentinel Cave, Moral Vandal Block,
The Watchtower, and FA-ing at the new area:
The Guardhouse. Video clips coming soon!
Weathered Wall to the Grampians guide, contributed by
Mike Law. The new sport routes look good Mike! (Ahoy Ross
you have some pics?).
video clip (3.4 Meg, 55 secs) of Lofty Odours, grade
21, at Summerday Valley in the Grampians.
||Last few days have seen
additional features added to the forum:
paging of messages, printer friendly display, a new stats
page with hottest new topics and a graph of posts per
month, and updates to the registered
users page for column sorting.
||Began work on a write up
Valley, but I need more pictures. If anyone has any
good shots, indeed of any Victorian climb and/or notes
about crags, please send
||Upgraded the Chockstone
database to SQL Server. The forum
should now have greatly improved speed. Also added an
overview of Black
Ian's Rocks and a Grampians map to the guide.
Creek Bouldering, to the guide. The second worst
"crag" in Victoria? Added rebolted
Victoria document contributed by Neil Monteith. This
page can be accessed via the logo atop the Re-bolting
Forum. Keep up the good work guys!
||Added the local Ballarat
choss pile The
Devil's Kitchen to the guide. Also added a couple of
new pics to the Melbourne
||Added an interview with Neil
Monteith, which includes numerous pictures of his
climbing life, from ticking 27's in the Gramps to
mountaineering on Baffin Island.
||Added interviews with
local climbers Mike Law
and Glenn Tempest,
both of whom had a huge impact on Victorian climbing
ever since the early 70's, having put up thousands of
new routes. Thanks heaps guys! Also added "The
Pinnacles" near Ben Nevis to the guide, after a
recent trip out there.
||Reviewed the two action packed
climbing videos Master's Of Stone 4: Pure
Force and Volume
5, complete with screen shots.
||Added a video clip of
Owen's lead of Bloodline from the recent Camels
Hump trip. Also added Mt
Erica (thanks for the photos Neil!) and Ben
Cairn to the guide. Hopefully we'll be out at Ben
Cairn next weekend to take some shots.
trip report of our excursion into some of the
remoter crags in the Grampian's Victoria Ranges.
Includes photos and video of Neil
Monteith's FA attempt on his grade 25 face project
at Gondwannaland, where-in he takes a sizable
||Reviewed the excellent climbing video
Volume 1, complete with screen shots.
some more pictures of Camels
Hump after an enjoyable day trip out there.
Owen managed to lead up Bloodline, the grade 22
sport route. We all fought our way up Bogie
on TR, and I lead Witch, Poxbow, and the ever wondrous
||Added an Interview
with Jacqui Middleton. If anyone else knows some
interesting climbers that might have some stories to
tell, or make for a good interview, please let me know!
||Added Northwestern Outcrop
notes to the You
Yangs page curtsey of Owen Gervasoni. Thanks Owen !
||Added Flinders Slab and
Fig Leaf Slab descriptions to the You
Yangs page curtsey of Will Monks. Thanks Will !
trip report of our four day Grampians expedition.
Updated the Bundaleer
images page, including pics and video footage of climbers on the
grade 27 Angular Perspective. Also slightly
updated the Mt Rosea overview
pages after our multi-pitching adventures and
added a few snaps from bouldering below Taipan
||Reviewed the excellent
British climbing video Hard
Grit, complete with screen shots.
Rock added to the guide after a recent day trip to
the remote, mossy granite outcrop.
||Added a trip report of our
climbing in Queensland
during a holiday in the sunny realm. Also added the Grivel
Manu day pack and Mad
Rock Shoes to the Tech Tips new products page.
Falls to the guide after a recent trip out
there. An attempt on a way hard, ring bolted grade
22 overhang and some fun swimming and bouldering
out of the water. Also added Kyneton
Quarry to the guide, though it's a choss pile
with only three routes.
||Add pics by Neil Monteith
to the Buffalo
images page. Thanks Neil, those multi-day aid climbs
||Details on many Mt Buffalo
routes contributed by Will Monks have been added to the Buffalo
guide page. Thanks heaps Will !
||Reviewed the bouldering
that showcases New Zealand's "Castle Hill"
area. A pole mounted camera provides excellent close up
footage. You can see the very grains in the
limestone. Review includes screen shots!
||Added several new pictures
to the Mt Buffalo
overview page after a weekend recon trip there. Also added
pictures of bouldering at Burnley overpass and Richmond
Bridge to the Melbourne
page. Who else is bouldering in the Melbourne suburbs?
Send me your pics.
Slate Quarry written up in the guide after a stop
over there during a day trip to Werribee. Avoiding the
dodgy bolts, there's a couple of nice sport slab lines
worth ticking. Includes 20 seconds footage of Adrian on
"Appetite For Destruction", grade 18. Also added more pics from Phil Nev to the
||Added a list of recommended
guide books to the main guide
page, and for Grampians
Neville, who has made it his goal to tick
every line at Werribee
Gorge, offers comments on the routes not
previously covered. He presents the beta on many
of the harder ticks, mentions numerous lines at
the Side Wall and gives us his overall
recommendations. Thanks heaps Phil this is an
excellent contribution! New photos
added, and more to come.
||Added Phil Neville's shots
of Bloodline to the Camels
||Updated the Melbourne
page with a couple of additional bouldering areas;
"Mac Robertson Bridge" and "South
Eastern Freeway at Hawthorn", and
some comments regarding previously listed spots curtsey
of Martin Lama. Thanks Martin for your help!
||Added photos by Phil
Neville to the image gallery for areas: The
good shots. Thanks Phil !
||Added more text and photos
to the You Yangs guide
and images after
a recent trip out there with Chockstone forum
members Phil and Owen, who met some of our Bendigo
team (Mike, Ben & Brett) for the first time.
Includes video footage of Ben on Silver Knight and
Owen leading Nightfall. We ticked nine routes in an enjoyable day.
Thanks for the tour guys!
||Added some You
Yangs photos from Neil. Never been there so the guide
page is almost blank. Anyway, thanks Neil. Also added "For
on one rope or two" added to the Tech Tips.
Thanks to all forum members who contributed towards
putting this together. Send corrections to Chockstone.
||Added "Balaclava Bridges"
and "St Kilda Botanical Gardens" to the Melbourne
guide page, contributed by Neil Monteith. Thanks Neil!
Also additional images of The
Gallery contributed by Lee Skidmore. Some cool
shots! And some shots from Neil at the Asses
Ear in the Gramps.
and a guide
to The Gallery in the Grampians added after a rainy weekend trip
forces us into the sport climber's realm. We also
checked out the Watchtower
(page added), Barbican Wall,
Barbican Rocks and The First Dial.
||Added a drawing of the
approach tracks to Mt Alexander
crag summary to the Arapiles
overview page. Needs a bit more work yet.
||A page on Mt
Rosea in the Grampians added after an exploratory
trip out there including video of a climber on Fringe
Dweller 130m grade 21. Rosea is an awesome cliff with huge multi-pitch
adventure climbs. Hopefully we'll be heading
back out again next weekend.
||Made a start on a selected
crag summary on the Grampians
overview page. Needs more pics and comments from Gramps
Traverse to the Tech Tips. Yet another quality article
contributed by Phil Box! Think we're going to need some
pics though Phil. Also added approach road maps for Black
Hill and Ben
||Added new pictures and
text to the Ben Nevis
guide after a recent trip to the North Cliff. Also added
a brief trip report
of the day aborted by gale force winds including a
video clip of my lead on Big
Ben (1.7 Meg), grade 18. Footage of Adrian on Roller
Blind (2.1 Meg), grade 16 at Meredith was also added.
||Added approach road maps
Beckworth, Mt Hope,
and Cathedral Range.
To Leader Rescue article to the Tech Tips.
Contributed by Phil. Once again, many thanks Phil!. Also
added approach road maps for Meredith,
and Mt Alexander.
||Chockstone gets the
Climber Online Site
Of The Week award!! Hits on Chockstone went
up considerably after this event and have stayed
high, with a steady rise in hits continuing since
the site went live on it's own domain back in
||Added articles Aiding
Out Of Trouble, how to aid past the crux of a free
climbing route and A
Comfortable Hanging Belay to the Tech Tips section. Contributed by Phil Box. Many thanks
||Added photos and text to
the Cathedral Range
guide after an exploratory weekend trip out there.
Butterfly knot to the Tech
||Added the Double
Figure Eight or "Bunny Ears" to the Tech
Reviewed, with screen shots,
the Australian instructional videos Anchoring and Setting Up Top Ropes, shot on location at
Arapiles and Moving
Over Plastic for improving gym climbing.
Areas guide after an enjoyable trip out there.
Despite there really only being four routes worth
ticking on this tiny little crag, the day was very
pleasant with the sun out and the stream flowing
past. A fun little spot for a low stress
afternoons climbing easy grades.
added to the Guide and updated the Melbourne
page with pictures of some bouldering locations.
||Added a page on climbing
& bouldering around Melbourne.
Need more details from locals.
||Added the Stopper
Knot, and Making Tape
Gloves to the Tech Tips section.
||Reviewed the made for TV
Thin Air: Death On Everest, including screen shots.
||Reviewed the videos Rock
Climbing Skills: The Basics & Beyond, and The
Art Of Leading, including
Spider climbing movie, including screen shots.
||Added pictures from our
five day ski touring trip to Bogong
In Australia to the Tech Tips. Contributed to Chockstone
Buffalo overview, and Vertical
Limit movie review, with screen shots.
Clipping, how to cheat past a bolt, and Improvising
a Chest Harness to the tech tips
||Added reviews of the old
Stallone action flick Cliff
Hanger, and the climbing documentaries entitled Climb,
Than Everest, and Hazards
of Avalanche & Crevasse, complete with screen shots.
||Mt Alexander's Scorpion
Rocks guide slightly updated and the
Pull Out added. Added a review
of the movie K2, including screen shots!
||Equalising anchors with Cordelette
& Webelette added to the tech
Hope guide somewhat updated with new pictures and
||New Climbing Media
Reviews section added. Anyone can add book
||Chockstone gets its own domain!
It now lives at www.chockstone.org
||The team gets back from a rainy long weekend at Arapiles & The
Grampains. Check the
trip report for details.
Featured routes include
"Golden Showers and Group Sex" grade 20,
"Tannin" grade 19, and several others.
All up a fun weekend despite the rain!
||Chockstone gets a forum! All climbers welcome to post messages.
||A few new pictures added to the
Dog Rocks guide.
||The team manages to put up an FFA out at Loddon River Falls. "Fear Of Choss", a 20m grade 16 trad route is established amidst many shouts of "Rock Below!". The basalt cliff offers further scope for new routing, though a helmet is a must. Details on the area and photos of the FFA posted.
||Added Mt Beckworth to the on-line guide.
||A page describing the
local climbing scene in Bendigo added to the on-line guide.
||Updated the Rope Joining
Tech Tips page with the Overhand
||Added Black Hill to the on-line guide.
Hauling to the Tech Tips section, curtesy of Chockstone contributor Phil Box.
Rocks, Tallarook to the guide after a recent trip
including an ascent of the infamous "Stolen
Car Descent Route", which begins amidst the
wreckage strewn about the base of the cliff.
||Updated some of the Camels
Hump guide pictures. Still waiting on better
||Added Melville's Caves, Mt
Kooyoora to the guide after finally leading Polish
Pride, grade 21.
||Got back from Tassie and
included photos from the hiking
Gorge to the guide after watching a near deckout
fall there. Dude rips four pieces of gear, tearing the
lobe off an alien before coming to stop inches
above the ground. Detailed overview, access notes,
recommended routes and lots of pictures added.
Country Zero Cams to the New Products page.
Hump, Mt Macedon to the on-line guide.
||Added a page on Building
A Home Gym to the Tech Tips section, and another on Rap
||Added Arapiles trip
report after a long weekend away.
Wocks to the guide after getting some video from a
good day trip.
Rocks, Dog Rocks
Lookout to the Mt Alexander guide.
Rocks to the guide after filming Kent's FFA
Tongue Boulders to the Mt Alexander guide.
Brake Rappel added to the Tech Tips section.
Nevis, and Mt Hope
to the on-line guide.