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General Climbing Discussion

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Active climbing clubs in Melbourne
barney800
23/03/2012
10:48:13 AM
Hello,

Can anyone recommend an active climbing club in Melbourne? Ideally one that has semi-regular indoor and outdoor meets. I'd like to find people to climb with when my usual partner is busy, and just generally for added banter at the crag.

I've already joined the VCC but they don't seem to have many meets. I also work at Melbourne Uni so have thought about MUMC, although I'm starting to feel a bit too old for uni clubs.

Cheers.
pecheur
23/03/2012
12:02:20 PM
On 23/03/2012 barney800 wrote:
>Hello,
>
>Can anyone recommend an active climbing club in Melbourne? Ideally one
>that has semi-regular indoor and outdoor meets. I'd like to find people
>to climb with when my usual partner is busy, and just generally for added
>banter at the crag.
>
>I've already joined the VCC but they don't seem to have many meets. I
>also work at Melbourne Uni so have thought about MUMC, although I'm starting
>to feel a bit too old for uni clubs.
>
>Cheers.

What? VCC seems to be running a trip a fortnight for the next couple of months provided you're happy to help out with some rock hauling, how much more do you want to climb outdoors?

If you do want to climb more, you could always nominate yourself as a trip leader and organise one ...

ajfclark
23/03/2012
12:40:36 PM
Since January they had the Buffalo trip (2 weeks), 2 day trips in the evening to local crags (+1 that got canned due to the weather), an Arapiles trip... Later this month there's a Stapylton trip... I'm sure they would've loved to run one over Labour day weekend, but there wasn't a trip coordinator available that weekend.

Then April has a trip pretty well every weekend (the Easter one is just getting some details finalised).

You can get updates to events either by checking the top 5 events here on chockstone, heading to the site, subscribing to the RSS feed or liking the VCC on facebook will post update to events on your wall.

Trips can be quite a lot of work to organise (especially something like buffalo with 58 people showing up over 16 days). How many trips do you think they should run?
barney800
23/03/2012
1:27:26 PM
Clearly I wasn't aware how many VCC trips were going on! I'll try and make it to one or two over April. Do people tend to organise day trips around Melbourne at weekends though? This is the kind of thing I could do with finding willing partners for.
anthonycuskelly
23/03/2012
1:57:00 PM
Depends on what you consider "too old", there's a fair bunch of us in MUMC at around the 30 mark, and a few significantly past it. There seems to be about a trip every weekend at the moment.

ajfclark
23/03/2012
2:28:12 PM
On 23/03/2012 barney800 wrote:
>Do people tend to organise day trips around Melbourne at weekends though?

Not as often but they do happen. A lot of the local crags aren't really suitable for (large) groups to show up at so we try to spread them out a little. 40 odd people showing up at the You Yangs for instance can be a little bit problematic.

However, the other trips are a great way to make contacts with other club members who would like to head out to the closer crags on weekends.

ajfclark
23/03/2012
3:27:06 PM
There you go, Easter in the Grampians: http://www.vicclimb.org.au/index.php?location=events#249
barney800
23/03/2012
4:14:06 PM
On 23/03/2012 anthonycuskelly wrote:
>Depends on what you consider "too old", there's a fair bunch of us in MUMC
>at around the 30 mark, and a few significantly past it.

I'm just shy of 30 myself, so it's probably worth giving it a go. Might be a useful way to meet skiers for the winter as well.

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