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Staughton Vale climb tomorrow

1:34:44 PM
I'm in the mood for exploration and seeing as the You Yangs are closed I'm thinking Staughton Vale could be fun. Anyone want to join me for an early tomorrow morning? It's no Werribee Gorge but it'll be fun.

1:40:57 PM
It's pretty crap Miguel!
2:34:04 PM
Why are the You Yangs closed? Are they now considered a tripping hazard?

2:54:27 PM
On 23/02/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>It's pretty crap Miguel!

Too true Neil though I'm keen for something different. Maybe tomorrow is the day for Galgotha...

2:58:30 PM
On 23/02/2011 kieranl wrote:
>Why are the You Yangs closed? Are they now considered a tripping hazard?

One stubbed toe too many.

3:02:12 PM
On 23/02/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>It's pretty crap Miguel!

And dangerous for leading....

I would suggest top-roping.

3:09:36 PM
On 23/02/2011 kieranl wrote:
>Why are the You Yangs closed? Are they now considered a tripping hazard?

Change of Conditions
You Yangs Regional Park is currently closed due to significant damage caused by recent heavy rainfall.
A reopening strategy is currently being developed. Details will be provided on this page when available. It is expected that the entire park will remain closed until at least 1 March 2011.

Safety hazards include extensive rutting on roads, tracks and car parks, loss of road surface, and possible asbestos exposure in areas where culverts have been damaged. Rangers have worked to assess the full scale of damage throughout the park and identify the work required to make the park safe for public use following the latest rain events.

3:21:50 PM
On 23/02/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>You Yangs Regional Park is currently closed due to significant damage
>caused by recent heavy rainfall.

You could just walk in? Park at Toynes Road, jump the fence and walk north in the park to a couple of good crags which I can't remember their names. I used to go there a bit after work in summer as you couldn't drive in because of the wheel spikes of death after 5pm.

4:17:01 PM
Thanks for the info guys. I'll see where my whims take me in the morning...

4:40:15 PM
Its not bad for toproping (fun face climbing) but the leading was a bit dicey (and that was before the fires...)!

7:10:28 PM
I'm with you Sabu, it's fun though not amazing. I'm thinking I might just head to Werribee gorge and trying a few climbs I've never done.
Access T CliffCare
10:36:55 PM

As Andrew has noted from the Parks website is pretty much it.
I have also been in contact with the Ranger quite a bit. We were scheduled to run the 'Reach your Everest' kids program there and also a working bee was originally planned for this Sunday. The initial closure was because of the flooding with many of the roads being badly rutted and unable to take much traffic. Some of the climbing areas were heavily hit also as well as all the usual risk assesment they are required to carry out. It was looking pretty good for it to be opened a couple of weeks ago but with the second heavy rainfall, they discovered that many of the culverts had been damaged and unfortunately, the culvert material contains asbestos. From what I have been told, after the asbestos assessment, it was not considered highly dangerous but asbestos removal is required to be carried out by an official removal experts and the area needs to be contained and closed.

Hopefully the asbestos people will carry out the job reasonably quickly and its not too hard to respect the closure until all of this has been dealt with.



10:56:23 PM
Thanks for the update Tracey. Giving the You Yangs a miss until everything is settled sounds like the best idea.

11:25:35 PM
Same asbestos removal company as the one for Burnely? Sounds like a conspiracy!

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