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Welcome to Chockstone fellow climbers. Within this site you'll find our on-line guide provides supplemental information about most Victorian climbing destinations including the major areas of Arapiles, the Grampians and Mt Buffalo. The gallery is chock full of images & video from all over the state and our interviews with local climbers has been a welcome addition to the articles section. A few pearls of climbing wisdom can be found in the tech tips, along with detailed photos of useful knots.

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25/08/2019Werribee Gorge - Falcons Lookout
Location: Werribee Gorge
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Come along and hopefully enjoy some late winter sunshine at one of Melbourne's popular 'day-trip' crags. Plenty of single pitch climbs with a range of grades - there's sure to be something to interest you. Werribee Gorge is also an excellent crag to learn or practice the art of 'crack climbing'. Dave ishappy for climbers with a range of abilities to join him on this trip. However, Beginner numbers will be limited, depending on the number of experienced climbers coming on this trip. (Beginner and Intermediate Climbers; see the link to VCC Levels below). More independent climbers who are experienced leaders are encouraged to come along as well! The minimum climbing equipment needed by all participants includes: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, screw gates and a safety sling. Walking boots or solid footwear is recommended for the rocky walk-in.   Contact the Trip Leader, Dave Scarlett, if you are interested in attending this Club Trip. Climbers MUST contact Dave prior to the trip to come along on the day.   Photos: Trip Leader Dave Scarlett, Falcons Lookout and crack-climbing at Werribee Gorge. [ More ]
to 01/09/2019
End of the Month @ Djurite/Araps - AUGUST
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Peter Upton
Details: Mt Arapilesin very late winter? Late winter cab provides good conditions for climbing at Arapiles. The flowering wattle and mint bush provide glimpses of spring! Enjoy the sunshine when it's there and of course the friction is still optimal. The warming sun's rays in the morning on the nearby classicsand well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes can be stunning in 'early spring'. Central Gully Left or the Northern Group provide a warm-up walk-in and some great single pitch routes. We will be camping in The Pines, close to the action. There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact your Trip Leader, Peter Upton, to register your interest. These EOM@Djurite/Araps trips are intended for all levels of climbers, however Beginner spaces will be limited by the number of experienced leaders who come along. It is recommended that Beginners contact the Trip Leader as soon as possible. All intending participants must contact the trip leader prior to the trip. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we'll see you there. Photos: Trip Leader Peter Upton and the Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]
05/09/2019-6:00pmMountaineering Social Night
Location: The Great Northern Hotel
Leader: Philipp
Details: YASSSS! We're back! Hopefully everyone has been up to no good and shredding hard in the past few weeks. You like Mountaineering? You want to meet fellow adventurers? Join us in this cross-club social night which is suitable both for seasoned climbers and absolute beginners. Our very own resident VCC mountaineering trip leaders Anna and Philipp will try to punch together some slides about their recent trip to France. Casual beers are from 6:00pm French Alps presentation starts 7:00pm This is a combined, very casual and FREE event by the Mountaineering Clubs of Melbourne: Alpine Search and Rescue Victoria Army Alpine Association Alpenverein Melbourne La Trobe University Mountaineering Club Melbourne University Mountaineering Club Mountain Sports Collective NZAC Australia Section RMIT Outdoors Club Victorian Climbing Club Please select Going on the Facebook Event so we can adjust the booking if needed. Venue: Great Northern Hotel 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North Cheers and see you there. Shree (aSAR), Rob (AAA), Anna (AVM), Jackson (LUMC), Luke (MUMC), Simon, (MSC), Andrew (NZAC), Lewis (ROC) & Philipp (VCC) and of course Peteys free sticker box will be there as well. Also Thursday is $15 Burger night at the GNH. [ More ]
to 22/09/2019
Dog Rocks & Wabbit Wocks, Mt Alexander
Location: Dog Rocks and Wabbit Wocks, Mount Alexander
Leader: Peter Upton
Details: Mount Alexander in Central Victoria offers a good range of granite climbing for Melbourians, usually escaping on day trips. But this Club trip comes with a difference - an opportunity to climb at two of the best crags in the area over a weekend. We'll be visiting Dog Rocks and Wabbit Wocks on alternate days and camping nearby. These two crags provide a mixture of classic granite slabs, aretes and cracks suitable for all levels of experience. Theres a variety of crack lines to get your jam on, whether you are new to crack climbing or after a challenge. Theres also slabs to slither up and a short but memorable arete to balance and slap your way up! There's some face climbing, and throw in a chimney and a corner for good measure. This trip will give you the opportunity to try a variety of climbing styles and maybe learn some new techniques or skills while youre at it. Climbing on granite always provides learning opportunities! This trip to Mt Alexander will provide climbing opportunities for all experience levels. Beginners are welcome on the trip, however beginner positions may be limited. It is essential to contact Peter prior to the trip to secure your place and get more information.   Photos: Trip Leader Peter Upton, Central Victorian Granite and Neil Monteith leading Braveheart (18) [Courtesy of] [ More ]
to 29/09/2019
CLIMBING WITH KIDS Djurite/Mt Arapiles
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Adam Merrick
Details: Join the VCC & WVCC in an enjoyable 'long weekend' of family climbing at Arapiles on the Grand Final 'Long Weekend'. Camping at Upper Gums, just north of the Pines Campground at Arapiles. We will visit a progression of cliffs for younger children, as well as more challenging cliffs for older teens and parents to enjoy. The trip leader has experience with progressing kids climbing and is keen to assist parents in finding and enjoying a variety of sites well suited to family climbing. Climbing will be top roping. We will set these top ropes up with the assistance of families. Your own climbing equipment will need to be provided. The minimum gear required is a rock-climbing helmet, harness, sling and carabiner. (No bike helmets; we will have some spare rockclimbing helmets to share over the weekend) Climbing shoes are not essential for younger climbers, firm fitting sand shoes are fine. If you are interested in joining this trip, or would like some more information, please contact Adam Merrick, the Trip Leader. As numbers are strictly limited, it is essential that you contact the Trip Leader PRIOR TO THE TRIP to secure places on this popular trip. Priority will be given to VCC and WVCC members. This Annual Club Event is a joint VCC and WVCC trip. [ More ]

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