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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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26/07/2017-7:00p:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx
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 this month, the nights will be Wed 12th and 26th July. 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. Photos: 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 ]
29/07/2017
to 30/07/2017
End of the Month @ Araps (July)
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Amber Blodgett
Details: Perfect friction and northerly facing cliffs what better reason is there to visitMt Arapilesin Winter? Come along andcruise upthe nearby classicsand well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes in the sun. Or climb something new. Try the Northern Group, Watchtower Faces or sunny Mitre Rock for a bit of serenity and sunshine. 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, Amber Blodgett,to register your interest. This trip is suitable for all abilities, however there will be limited spaces for beginners. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we'll see you there.   Photos: Trip LeaderAmber Blodgett and The Organ Pipes at sunrise. (Photo Credits: Michael O'Reilly) [ More ]
06/08/2017Werribee Gorge - Falcons Lookout TRIP FULL
Location: Werribee Gorge
Leader: Tara Laursen
Details: This trip is now FULL for Beginner and Intermediate climbers. Members who are Advanced Climbers/Experienced Trad Leaders can still contact Tara to join the trip. 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'. Tara ishappy to have a bunch of less experienced climbers join her on this trip. (Beginner and Intermediate Climbers; see the link to VCC Levels below). Although the trip is limited to 12 participants, more independent climbers who are experienced leaders are welcome too as extra participants. The minimum climbing equipment needed by all participants includes: climbing shoes, harness, helmet, screw gates and a safety sling.   Contact the Trip Leader, Tara Laursen, if you are interested in attending this Club Trip. Climbers MUST contact Tara prior to the trip to come along on the day.   Photos: Trip Leader Tara Laursen and crack-climbing at Werribee Gorge [ More ]
23/08/2017
to 28/08/2017
Learn2Lead Course #5: August 2017
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The fifth Learn2Lead Course for 2017 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles from 23th to 28th August. 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 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: $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.           [ More ]
26/08/2017
to 27/08/2017-9:00am
End of Month @ Araps (Aug) with Tree Watering and Mulching
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Tara Laursen
Details: The month of August is a perfect time to climb at Arapiles and also an ideal time for watering and mulching our newly planted trees in The Pines. Why not come along and support the VCC and Cliffcare in helping to give back to a place that gives us so much . Nurture the new trees in the Campground and watch them grow as you return to the Mount in coming years! The tree watering and mulching will happen on the Saturday morning commencing at 0900. Once the watering and mulching of the trees is finished, we can head out climbing. This is a combined event involving the VCC, Cliffcare, Parks Victoria and Friends of Arapiles. For the climbing organisation, please contact Tara Laursen, who will be your VCC Trip Leader. For the tree watering and mulching, please contact Ollie Sherlock. Ollie Sherlock Email: ollie.sherlock@rbg.vic.gov.au Phone: 0409 155 106 Photos: Ollie next to one of the newly planted trees in The Pines. The Organ Pipes at sunrise. Trip Leader Tara Laursen.     [ More ]


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