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Brunswick Bouldering Wall

VCC
17/04/2013
8:13:17 AM
The push for a Brunswick bouldering wall has been extremely positive so far and hopefully the Wilson St project (which has been recently in the media - see below) will happen. However like climbing there's no harm in placing another bit of gear in case the other one fails.

Moreland council are looking for suggestions for Fleming park. If you have 3 minutes please follow the link to the survey and request a bouldering wall. Who knows? We may get both...

Take the survey here




Duang Daunk
17/04/2013
8:22:08 AM
Now that article is a new take on safetyising climbing to help a high risk community!
maxdacat
17/04/2013
8:59:23 AM
would love to see one in sydney.....what's the wall pictured....looks nice.

grantoss
17/04/2013
9:14:09 AM
On 17/04/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>would love to see one in sydney

+1

shortman
17/04/2013
9:22:16 AM
On 17/04/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>would love to see one in sydney.....what's the wall pictured....looks nice.

The picture is the Burnley wall in Melbourne, Victoria.


nmonteith
17/04/2013
9:24:13 AM
On 17/04/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>would love to see one in sydney.....what's the wall pictured....looks nice.

Burnley Wall- an open air free public bouldering facility in the inner east of Melbourne. Part funded by VCC and Transurban.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
17/04/2013
9:25:50 AM
On 17/04/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>would love to see one in sydney.....what's the wall pictured....looks nice.

... Déjà vu

;-)

ajfclark
17/04/2013
10:37:01 AM
On 17/04/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>would love to see one in sydney.....what's the wall pictured....looks nice.

Here's a wider shot from the Burnley Bouldering Wall Page on Facebook:



There's another dead vertical wall on the other side of the right wall. This was taken part way through the last reset; I imagine there's more on the walls now.
maxdacat
17/04/2013
12:42:35 PM
$200k seems quite alot for a bouldering wall however.

shortman
17/04/2013
12:53:15 PM
These are not just a few bits of 2/4. Although that would probably do the trick for a few years.
tskinner
17/04/2013
1:29:05 PM
On 17/04/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>$200k seems quite alot for a bouldering wall however.

Maybe but the Burnley bouldering wall was a totally different project and totally volunteer driven, donated materials etc. It was a huge amount of time and energy to get the wall done. If you factor in all the costs of getting this done through design, labour, materials, permits etc you are looking at a fair bit of dosh. It's not sustainable to expect that all similar walls and projects will and can be done like the Burnley one. These kind of projects are in councils recreation budgets as well as them also being eligible for grants such as the crime prevention one. And these kind of projects have been shown to help curb some criminal activities.

jkane
17/04/2013
1:54:46 PM
"... it's a hip bit of kit" Insp McGowan said.

Man he's so down with the kids in his 'hood. Great to see.
kieranl
17/04/2013
2:19:12 PM
On 17/04/2013 tskinner wrote:
>On 17/04/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>>$200k seems quite alot for a bouldering wall however.
>
>Maybe but the Burnley bouldering wall was a totally different project
>and totally volunteer driven, donated materials etc. It was a huge amount
>of time and energy to get the wall done. If you factor in all the costs
>of getting this done through design, labour, materials, permits etc you
>are looking at a fair bit of dosh. It's not sustainable to expect that
>all similar walls and projects will and can be done like the Burnley one.

And they have to do the extra engineering to allow M75 to hang his porta-ledge from it.
james
17/04/2013
2:27:30 PM
Burnley wall was designed to be flood proof!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
17/04/2013
2:30:10 PM
On 17/04/2013 james wrote:
>Burnley wall was designed to be flood proof!

That surprises me a bit, given the reduction of flow area available for floods.

Miguel75
17/04/2013
6:32:37 PM
On 17/04/2013 kieranl wrote:
>And they have to do the extra engineering to allow M75 to hang his porta-ledge
>from it.

Thanks for the thought Kieran. Last time I bivied at Burnley it was pretty epic. Had the ledge hanging off two equalized hooks and a dodgy pecker... 'twas a worrisome nights sleep;)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
17/04/2013
6:50:49 PM
On 17/04/2013 Miguel75 wrote:
>On 17/04/2013 kieranl wrote:
>>And they have to do the extra engineering to allow M75 to hang his porta-ledge
>>from it.
>
>Thanks for the thought Kieran. Last time I bivied at Burnley it was pretty
>epic. Had the ledge hanging off two equalized hooks and a dodgy pecker...
>'twas a worrisome nights sleep;)

Harden up mate. ~> I have a teaspoon sachet of cement if you need it...
;-)

Big G
17/04/2013
7:49:40 PM
On 17/04/2013 Batey wrote:
>On 17/04/2013 grantoss wrote:
>>On 17/04/2013 maxdacat wrote:
>>>would love to see one in sydney
>>
>>+1
>
>+2

Me too, I've spied a great spot in mascot for a wall. In a sport/recreation park where there is a great (brand new) kids play ground, basketball court and footy pitches. Plus the council have a huge depot building backing on to the space with two very large and blank walls. Its easy to park, surprisingly central - just off southern cross drive, M5. Who's keen to pursue?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
17/04/2013
9:11:07 PM
>>>>would love to see one in sydney
>>>
>>>+1
>>
>>+2
>
How does an urban bouldering wall compare to this?





Heh, heh, heh.





>Take the survey here
~> Btw; I filled in the survey (as I am not biased), although I am never likely to use it if it eventuates!

wallwombat
17/04/2013
10:37:13 PM
Don't get him started, M9.

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