Chockstone is a sponsored, but non-profit, non-commercial website. It provides content primarily relevant to rock climbers in Victoria, Australia. No claim is made about the accuracy or suitability of any information, see the full disclaimer.
Users are encouraged to contribute to this site's crag guide, photo & video gallery, tech tips, interviews, gear, book and movie reviews, dictionary, links list and the popular forum. Simply email material to Chockstone or post to the forum. The forum has become the central focus of this site with hundreds of climbers, most of them locals, logging on each week to discuss all things climbing.
The ultimate aim is for the guide to cover every crag in Victoria no matter how small, at least as an overview. Not with a view to replacing printed & published guides, but as supplemental material, kind of like a comprehensive crags review. The idea being that climbers can browse text, photos and video before investing time into visiting an area new to them. This ambitious undertaking will obviously take many years to be completed. Any support or contributions are naturally very much appreciated.
Above Right: The site's author, "Chockstone" Mike, flailing about in the Grampians. Photo By Neil Monteith.
* Post to our forum,
which is becoming the place for Victorian climbers to hang out, tee up
trips, and discuss all things climbing.
I've been climbing since 1993, but these days I'm more interested in
taking photos than climbing. If you're keen on Nature and Landscape
images check out my other site:
I've never done a big wall, or scaled a serious peak. Apart from one ice
climbing trip, my experiences have been limited to weekend "cragging",
with occasional extended trips. I enjoy long multi-pitch traditional
routes best, usually in mid to high teens. I don't Body Wave with Closure
chase numbers, just have fun. My other interests include
photography, hiking, mountain biking, gym, swimming laps, and generally
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