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Rock Climbing In Victoria, Australia.
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Welcome to Chockstone fellow climbers. Within this site you'll find our on-line guide provides supplemental information about most Victorian climbing destinations including the major areas of Arapiles, the Grampians and Mt Buffalo. The gallery is chock full of images & video from all over the state and our interviews with local climbers has been a welcome addition to the articles section. A few pearls of climbing wisdom can be found in the tech tips, along with detailed photos of useful knots.

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to 27/10/2019
End of the Month @ Djurite/Araps - October
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Peter Upton
Details: Mt Arapilesin mid spring? So much better for climbing at Arapiles than winter! The warmth in the sun and longer daylight hours make for a great weekend of climbing. There will be a Cliffcare Working Bee on Saturday morning. We will help move some more rocks for Walter for the Upper Central Gully Track Project on Saturday morning. The benefits of participating in this type of Working Bee are obvious to any climber who has spent any time at Araps. See the separate post on the VCC Events Page on our website for more details. Spring gives us a mixture of weather and Arapiles provides us with a perfect range of cliffs to suit the conditions. You can get up earlier and enjoy the warming rays of the sun. Or you can climb late into the evening. 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 Leader, Peter Upton, to register your interest. These EOM@Djurite/Araps trips are intended for all levels of climbers, however Beginner spaces will be limited by the number of experienced leaders who come along. It is recommended that Beginners contact the Trip Leader as soon as possible. All intending participants must contact the trip leader prior to the trip. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we'll see you there. Photos: Trip Leader Peter Upton and the Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]
26/10/2019-9:00amCliffCare Working Bee - Upper Central Gully Walking Track
Location: Djurite/Mount Arapiles
Leader: Cameron Abraham
Details: There will be a CliffCare Working Bee on Saturday morning as part of the EOM@Djurite/Arapiles Club trip. Cameron Abraham will be running the Working Bee side of things on the trip. We will help move some more rocks for Walter for the Upper Central Gully Track Project on Saturday morning. The benefits of participating in this type of Working Bee are obvious to any climber who has spent any time at Araps. Saturday Working Bee Details: Meet at the top of the Central Gully Track at 9:30am, or in The Pines Campground at 9:00am ready for the walk up the track. We will be moving some rocks from the top of the track down the track a reasonably short distance. This should only take a short time to complete a great warm-up for Saturdays climbing. Photos: Smoking Ceremony for the Upper Central Gully Track Project and Working Bee Organiser Cameron Abraham.   [ More ]
to 05/11/2019
Blue Mountains with the Sydney Rockies
Location: Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details:   The Sydney Rockies have invited the VCC to join them on a trip to the Blue Mountains over the 'extended' Melbourne Cup weekend. This is a great opportunity for a short 'best of tour' of the Blueys. They are providing free camping accommodation at a members well located property and some climbing buddies to take us to their favourite classic Blueys spots. This will include Mt Piddington, Bell Supercrag and others depending on the weather and the sun.   Maximum climbing will be possible because the members of the Sydney Rockies are going to help us with transport. So the plan is for us to fly into Sydney Airport. They will help as much as they can with transport from the airport or train stations. If you are interested in joining this inter club meet, please contact the VCC Trip Leader, Dave Scarlett, as soon as possible.     Photos:   Sunrise from Katoomba Dave Scarlett leading Johnny's Jalopies (18), Celebrity Crags. Ben Wright on the traverse of Hotel California (22)   [ More ]
to 25/11/2019
Mt Buffalo
Location: Mt Buffalo, Mt Buffalo National Park, VIC
Leader: Peter Upton
Details: Mt Buffalo offers fantastic climbing, particularly for experienced climbers. The plateau has a huge variety of single pitch climbs, as well as some of the best multi-pitch climbing in Victoria. The granite slabs and cracks make for thought provoking pitches. Mt Buffalo is the same distance from Melbourne as Mt Arapiles, but sees far less traffic due to the camping being much more restricted, and the plateau being covered in snow for 4 months of the year. Fortunately, we've got the camping covered with sites having been pre-booked and paid for, and we're pretty confident that it won't be snowing at this time of year. But never say never with an alpine environment! The granite of Mt Buffalo's Gorge and its multiple peaks offer a variety of slab, crack and face climbing, in both sport and trad routes. For those who are particularly keen, there are even multi-pitch routes more than twice the height of anything to be found at Arapiles! This is an intermediate to advanced level trip. Limited places are available, and prepayment for camping will be required to guarantee a space. Camping spaces are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The campsite booking gives participants the opportunity to make a longer weekend of the visit. It is essential that interested climbers contact Peter, the Trip Leader, as soon as possible, to join in this camping and climbing extravaganza. Extra campsites can be booked if you contact Peter early enough.   Photos: View of The Cathedral, Michael O'Reilly summiting The Cathedral and Trip Leader Peter Upton. [ More ]

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