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Learn2Lead Course #6: NOV FULL
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The sixth and final Learn2Lead Course for 2017 at Mt Arapiles/Djurite in November is now FULL. If you are interested in the January Learn2Lead Course, please contact Michael. It will run from 23rd - 28th January, 2018. 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 ($5:30 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 ]
22/11/2017-7:00p:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx (November)
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 NOV, the nights will be Wed 8th and 22nd November. 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. Photos: Trip Leader Mark Rippingale Michael O'Reilly using some fancy footwork on the Green 25. Gravity Worx Climbing Gym: Phone:03 9350 1789 [ More ]
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EOM @ Araps/Djurite (November) & Cliffcare Working Bee
Location: Mount Arapiles/Djurite
Leader: Paula Toal
Details: Warmer weather, wild flowers and still good friction what better reason is there to visitMt Arapilesin late Spring? Well, the opportunity to help for an hour or two on the second Cliffcare Central Gully Working Bee is another good reason. Come along andcruise upthe nearby classicsand well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes in the sun. Or climb something new? Or head up into Central Gully right-hand side for some all day shade. 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 Leaders, Paula and Steve Toal,to register your interest. The Cliffcare Working Bee will involve helping on the redevelopment of the Central Gully Walking Track on Saturday morning. Spare an hour or two to move a few rocks down the track so that our Stonemason Walter can continue his work. No uphill trudge required. Meet at the top of Central Gully at 9:30am. Wear closed toe shoes. 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 Leaders Paula and Steve Toal; and The Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]
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Bundaleer - Grampians
Location: Bundaleer
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: A favorite of mine, especially on those hotter days, Bundaleer has a rich climbing history following its discovery in 1964. It hosts a series of amazing lines established by the likes of John Ewbank, Henry Barber and Mike Law, to name only a few. To quote Glen Tempest, its the 'gritstone crag of the Grampians', and its a gem. It's best for those who can climb 20+ but there are also some classic climbs that fall in the grade 12-18 bracket. The trip is suitable for intermediate and advanced climbers only. The crag has morning sun and comes into shade for the afternoon making the crag a great choice in summer. [ More ]
05/12/2017-6:00p:00pm - Knot Night at Wilson Ave Boulder
Location: Wilson Avenue Bouldering Wall, Wilson Avenue, Brunswick (just off Sydney Rd)
Leader: Ben Wright
Details: Knots, bights, bends and hitches. So you have one or two knots to your repertoire? Want to know a few more? Or just dust off the cobwebs in your memory.   Watch demonstrations and practice building anchors, using prusiks and tying loops of all sorts.   The Wilson Ave Boulder was recently reset by the VCC with all new problems. Turn up earlier should you wish to have an informal climbing workout. [ More ]

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