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Rock Climbing In Victoria, Australia.
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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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Nindja Mei-ying Liew finishing the last moves of Nindja (*15), Peking Face, Eastern Wall Grampians while Michael O'Reilly belays Jill Gara on The Killing Fields (**17). See Also: Photo 2 Photographer: Steve Toal

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to 08/12/2019
Djurite/Arapiles in December
Location: Djurite/Mount Arapiles
Leader: Kevin Lindorff
Details: There isn't a December EOM@Djurite/Araps trip, so come along on this early summer trip instead. In fact, going climbing sure beats Xmas shopping, work functions and just about anything else happening in December! December offers plenty of warmth all day, as well as longer daylight hours, and then you've got daylight savings. You will be able to climb till your hands can't even hold a RP! The new VCC President, Kevin Lindorff, is the Trip Leader. Here's your chance to talk to Kevin about his many FAs at Araps and in the Grampians. (He's usually too busy at the Nati Caf.) 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, Kevin Lindorff, to register your interest. This trip is suitable 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 well see you there. [ More ]
28/12/2019Camels Hump Day Trip
Location: Camels Hump, Mt Macedon
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Xmas will be done and dusted so it's time for climbing. If you can't get away to the Gramps /Araps/Buffalo this weekend, why not take advantage of the coolness of Camels Hump in mid summer? Camels Hump offers the best climbing 'close' to Melbourne. It's about an hour from Melbourne if you're lucky enough to live north of the Yarra! We will be climbing routes on both the Lower Cliff and up on the Omega Block at Camels Hump. It is quite a user friendly crag in terms of the area at the base of the climbs and the ability to set up top-ropes on some, or most of the climbs. If you intend to lead, bring along a few bolt plates as some of the routes still have some carrots for protection. While the Omega Block is home to plenty of harder sport routes, it is also the home of Witch*, the first climb of that grade in Victoria. Come along and test yourself on this classic line. The Lower Cliff has a good range of intermediate climbs. Shade can usually be found, depending on the grades that you climb. If you are interested in joining the VCC on this trip, please contact the Trip Leader, Michael O'Reilly, to secure your place. Beginner numbers may be limited, depending on the number of experienced leaders who come along. All intending participants must contact Michael prior to the trip. [ More ]

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