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General Climbing Discussion

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Size matters

Rupert
8/02/2010
4:54:21 PM
Ok climbing statisticians out there... can anybody help me with a subject that came up in discussion recently:

What is Victoria's biggest cliff?
And the biggest for Australia?

Oh and for the pedants - I guess we'd better say slabs are in, and we are taking about generally unbroken (un-terraced cliffs). I could troll through my shelf full of guidebooks but, lets be honest... I'm too lazy.

Sarah Gara
8/02/2010
5:08:40 PM
I was really hoping for a nice juicy thread when i clicked on that. disappointed. x

nmonteith
8/02/2010
5:23:07 PM
Wollumbin Shield on Mt Warning (far north NSW) is about 400m high from memory. Federation Peak also has some big cliffs. Balls Pyramid has 500m sides doesn't it?

pmonks
8/02/2010
5:32:52 PM
Here you go Sarah:

tastybigmac
8/02/2010
6:17:50 PM
haha that reminds of the family guy side boob episode....

ajfclark
8/02/2010
6:25:58 PM
Or the Han Solo Boob Grope:


Also, here's a site all about Leia's Metal Bikini...
dave
8/02/2010
10:43:11 PM
Heres a topic from a while back which has some of the longest climbs listed:

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=1&MessageID=63261&Replies=1
pharmamatt
8/02/2010
11:12:11 PM
is there any climbing at little river gorge in the snowy river national park, the gorge is meant to be the deepest/longest in victoria. i don't know how good the rock is or how continuous the cliffs are?

Sarah Gara
9/02/2010
9:09:40 AM
I can't get pics at work - how rubbish is that. x
rockranga
9/02/2010
9:28:35 AM
On 9/02/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>I can't get pics at work - how rubbish is that. x

go to http://proxify.net/ you should be able to bypass their filter

nmonteith
9/02/2010
9:28:37 AM
On 8/02/2010 pharmamatt wrote:
>is there any climbing at little river gorge in the snowy river national
>park, the gorge is meant to be the deepest/longest in victoria. i don't
>know how good the rock is or how continuous the cliffs are?

Yes, there is climbing there. Its in the Eastern Victoria VCC print guide. I think its pretty chossy.
lacto
9/02/2010
9:35:13 AM
On 8/02/2010 pharmamatt wrote:
>is there any climbing at little river gorge in the snowy river national
>park,
grand of duke of york 1100 ft 17 m2? fair bit of loose rock , does have rock wallabies but along way from anywhere and a major drive plus descent into the gorge black beeries in the gorge are a major slow down , easier in nov before they grow too much

Sarah Gara
9/02/2010
12:14:45 PM
On 9/02/2010 rockranga wrote:
>On 9/02/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>>I can't get pics at work - how rubbish is that. x
>
>go to http://proxify.net/ you should be able to bypass their filter

websense is on top[ of that site boo! I'm lucky I can still get chocky -they've taken facebook and you tube now. x

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9/02/2010
1:36:11 PM
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Rocker
9/02/2010
1:55:10 PM

Ball's Pyramid is 562m high, but climbing is restricted.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball%27s_Pyramid

Federation peak has a prominence of 600m: someone owning a guidebook could find the longest route?



pharmamatt
9/02/2010
2:58:37 PM
On 9/02/2010 Rocker wrote:
>
>Ball's Pyramid is 562m high, but climbing is restricted.
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball%27s_Pyramid
>
>Federation peak has a prominence of 600m: someone owning a guidebook could
>find the longest route?
>
>
>
>

here's a guide http://www.thesarvo.com/confluence/display/thesarvo/Federation+Peak

this looks like the longest: Blade Ridge 420m 17
Cam McKenzie
9/02/2010
3:28:00 PM
Linked into the NW Face though, this ends up being close to 700m.
prb
9/02/2010
3:37:42 PM
On 8/02/2010 Rupert wrote:
>I guess we'd better say slabs are in, and we are taking about generally unbroken (un-terraced cliffs).

I'm not sure Balls or Fed would qualify. Uluru might - it's 348m above the plain so if you found a route
with a slope averaging 45 degrees it'd stretch to 492m. Did the old climbs (I think one was called
Kangaroo Paw?) go to the summit?

kuu
9/02/2010
3:48:34 PM
On 9/02/2010 prb wrote:

>Uluru might - it's 348m above the plain so if you found a route with a slope averaging 45 degrees it'd
>stretch to 492m. Did the old climbs (I think one was called Kangaroo Paw?) go to the summit?

I'm pretty certain the feature that gave the climb its name, "Kangaroo Tail", didn't go all the way to the
summit but no doubt climbers (on that route) topped out by walking to, or near the summit, then
descended via the Tourist Route. I believe the Kangaroo Tail route is now Out of Bounds.

Rocker
9/02/2010
3:55:52 PM
On 9/02/2010 pharmamatt wrote:

>here's a guide http://www.thesarvo.com/confluence/display/thesarvo/Federation+Peak

Good website, thanks.

Mt Geryon; The Shield and Pericles, both 450m?
http://www.thesarvo.com/confluence/display/thesarvo/Cradle+Mountain+-+Lake+St+Clair

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