Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c?
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NEWSFLASH: Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c? - Project Hard
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The three existing 9b+'s in the world, Change , La Dura dura and Vasil, vasil, were all put up by Adam, and only one, La Dura Dura, has been repeated by Chris Sharma.
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Location: Victorian High Country
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: Join Matt and Philipp in this endeavour to find the little pockets of mountaineering adventures in Australia. We'll try to tackle some steep snow and ice in the beautiful Victorian backcountry.
Since this trip will be at the tail-end of winter, the conditions are pretty much unpredictable at the moment. Snow can vary between the whopping 135cm of 2004 or the sad 0cm of 2013.
There are a few locations where we might end up:
Bogong South Face
The Bluff North Face
Mt Buller West Ridge
Mt Feathertop Avalanche Ridge.
The general schedule will be the same regardless of the location:
Camping at the base of the mountain on Friday night.
Walk, climb and play on Saturday.
Establish camp on Saturday night.
More playtime and return to Melbourne on Sunday.
This trip is only suitable for advanced climbers. This means you own anice-axe or preferably ice-tools, some crampons and a climbing helmet and know how to use them. On top of that you have to be known to the trip leaders and have adequate skill and fitness levels. This is a Club requirement. We kindly ask everyone who signs up to commit 100% since places are very limited.
Trip Leaders: Matt Scattergood and Philipp Hammes
Please contact Philipp to secure your place on this backcountry adventure.
Note: The trip will still go ahead if there're bone dry conditions, but obviously we'll leave the sharps at home. [ More ]
|27/09/2017-7:00p||:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx (September)|
Location: Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym
Leader: Mark Rippingale
Details: The VCC are holding regular Club Nights at Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym. Initially these will be held fortnightly on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. For SEPT, the nights will be Wed 13th and 27th September.
These Club Nights will be relaxed and informal. The idea is that you can come along without a climbing partner and join in with other VCC members. It gives you the opportunity to meet other VCC members and find regular climbing partners. Or you could climb without a partner using one of the 16 auto-belays available. Perfect for those wanting to do some endurance training. Continuous climbing on these tall walls will certainly do the trick.
Mark Rippingale will be the official 'Trip Leader' on these Wednesday Nights. So find Mark when you arrive and have signed in. There is no need to contact Mark prior to these nights - just turn up ready to climb.
For these VCC Nights, the cost of entry for VCC members is $15, plus gear if needed. This is a heavily discounted entry for VCC members.
Beginners are most welcome.
Trip Leader Mark Rippingale
Michael O'Reilly using some fancy footwork on the Green 25.
Gravity Worx Climbing Gym:
Phone:03 9350 1789
http://www.gravityworx.com.au/ [ More ]
|Moonarie - Flinders Ranges|
Location: Moonarie, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Moonarie, situated in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park of South Australia, is one of Australia's premier climbing destinations, offering brilliant single and multi-pitch trad climbing in a spectacular and remote desert setting.
Photo: Wilpena Pound
The climbing is mostly in the intermediate to hard range, on excellent quality, Arapiles-like rock, with classics starting around grade 15. Aside from the fantastic climbing, the Wilpena Pound area, of which Moonarie makes up a small corner, also offers superb hiking and sightseeing for your rest days.
Photo: Outside Chance (16)
This trip is suitable for advanced and reasonably experienced intermediate climbers only.
The trip will run for 10 days, including the Grand Final public holiday, and Moonarie's location makes it possible to break up the long drive with an optional stopover at Arapiles along the way.
Photo: Hanging out at the belay anchors.
Photo: Hywel and Liz on Downwind of Angels (19)
For more information, or to register your interest, contact the trip leader David Scarlett.
All Photos: VCC Smugmug Gallery from previous Club Trips.
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|End of Month @ Arapiles (Sept) CANCELLED|
Location: Pines - Arapiles
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
The September EOM@Araps trip has been CANCELLED. You can blame one or all of the following: Hywel's slow house renovations in Britain, the AFL Grand Final or the VCC Club Trip to Moonarie. Either way we don't have an available trip leader for this trip to go ahead unfortunately.
With winter in or memories, it's time to warm things up for summer.Join us for another end of month instalment at Arapiles.
Hywel Rowlands will be back from climbing in Britain to run this trip and I'm sure he will be delighted to touch the rock at Arapiles after quite some time.
Please feel free to email Hywel for the trip details. [ More ]
|Learn2Lead Course #6: October - VACANCY|
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
There is still a VACANCY for this L2L Course. Please contact Michael urgently if you are interested.
The sixth Learn2Lead Course for 2017 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles from the 3rd - 8th October.
The VCC offers this course exclusively to members.
Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely:
Exclusive to VCC members
6 days qualified instruction
All equipment, including trad gear, provided
Only 4 participants are on the course.
What you will learn:
Lead climbing using natural protection
Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff
Protecting the second.
You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors
You must be a currentVCC member.
Total cost: $695 per person, including GST.
Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:20 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price.
The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider.
Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on this course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $195 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least4 weeks prior to the start of the course.
Photos: Michael's trad rack and a hex placement.
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