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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
16/09/2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, TimP, has revolutionised nut tools with the invention of a spring loaded impact nut tool he has called LittleHammer.

Check it out here: LittleHammer spring loaded impact nut tool.

Stéphane Pennequin of Nuts Museum says of LittleHammer:
>“After the Ewbank’s open-ended grading system and the RP’s, would the LittleHammer be the next Australian climbing revolution…?”

Chockstone thread ... [ More ]
7/12/2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the pas ... [ More ]
19/08/2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
Yesterday (18th August) 20-ye ... [ More ]
19/04/2013 Andrea Hah climbs Punks in the Gym (32)
Andrea Hah has climbed Punks in the Gym (32), for the seco ... [ More ]
11/04/2013 James Kassey flashes Sideways Daze at Font V13
Impressive flash of Sideways Daze by James at Font ... [ More ]
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to 11/09/2016
Dreamtime Sport Climbing
Location: Dreamtime, Serra Range, Grampians
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Dreamtime provides some really good sport climbing. There are numerous easy and mid-grade sport routes, as well as some harder ones. The routes are really varied, including some of the easiest sport routes in the Grampians, to some of the longest. As with the VCCtrips last year and earlier this year, the focus will be on leading, not seconding. This trip is about taking the next step and pushing your leading on sport routes. In the terms of VCC Club Trips, you need to be an Advanced Climber. We will be bush camping near the crag. Dave Scarlett will be the trip leader. He has been to Dreamtime several times, and knows the crag well. He even has a few projects to 'put to bed'! Numbers on this trip will be limited, so contact Dave early to secure your place. Photo: Michael O'Reilly leading 234 Duck* (18) on Prince Albert Pinnacle. [ More ]
15/09/2016-7:30pmVCC Annual General Meeting
Location: The Retreat Hotel, Carringbush Room, 226 Nicholson Street Abbotsford
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: What: The usual AGM Reports, Voting for Committee, Speeches and theGolden Hex& Corroded Cam Awards forClimbing Photography. And this year the highlight will be the BIG Raffle for the Inaugural Trip Leaders Rewards Program. Optional: Dinner and drinkies. Possibility: Apple bobbing and Chandelier swinging. Definites: Dancing on tables and tall tales. Bring along your best climbing related pics on a disc or USB stick and compete for the Golden Hexand Corroded Cam Awards. It for some reason you cant attend, send them through to Trip Leaders need to have run at least two trips prior to this AGM to gain entry into the BIGRaffle. Contact Michael O'Reilly ASAPto get your trips up and running.   [ More ]
18/09/2016-10:00a:00pm - Mountaineering and Tree Climbing Playdate
Location: Ferguson's Paddock, Hurstbridge.
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: This is a relaxedoutingwith the intentions to go through some basic techniques like self-rescue out of a crevasse, pulley systems and tree climber rescue. Australia has a surprising lack of glaciers and is therefore pretty much crevasse free. On the other hand we've got plenty of coffee shops and wonderful red river gums. This playdate is for mountaineers who want to brush up their crevasse and self rescue rescue skills as well as technical tree climbers who just want to hang out on a Sunday morning. Of course there will be plenty of time to just climb trees for fun and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Hurstbridge. Nearby you'll find coffee and pizza shops so nobody has to go home hungry. Where: Ferguson's Paddock, Hurstbridge: Trip prerequisites: - You have basic rope skills - You have your own gear (mountaineering or tree climbing); including a helmet. Suitable for climbers of all levels. Beginner's places are limited. Contact Philipp Hammes, the trip leader, to secure your place or ask any questions. Photo: Tree climbing rope work. [ More ]
to 25/09/2016
Learn2Lead Course #3 COURSE FULL
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The third Learn2Lead Course is now FULL again. A fifth L2L Course has been advertised in November. There are 2 places still available for this course. Please contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, if you are interested. The third Learn2Lead Course for 2016 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles in September. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment provided A max 4 students per instructor. What you will learn: Lead climbing using natural protection Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff Multi-pitch considerations Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member. Total cost: $625 per person, including GST. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael O'Reilly, 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 $125 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course. Photo: Michael's trad rack and gear below a climb in the Grampians. [ More ]
to 09/10/2016
Location: Bundaleer, Central Grampians
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Bundaleer is an old, historic cliff situated up high in the Central Grampians. It provides some really stunning and atmospheric climbing. There are many good routes in the lower grades; lower than grade 20. Usually these climbsfollow stunning lines and features which make for verymemorable experiences. Bundaleer in those grades is predominately multi-pitchtrad climbing.Be preparedto place your 'wigglies'. In the terms of VCC Club Trips, you need to be an Intermediate Climber. Places for Intermediate Climbers will be limited. Dave Scarlettis the trip leader. The total participant numbers on this trip will be limited, so even if you are an Advanced Climber, contact Dave early to secure your place. Photo: Trad rack and gear ready for Bundaleer. [ More ]

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