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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
16/09/2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, TimP, has revolutionised nut tools with the invention of a spring loaded impact nut tool he has called LittleHammer.

Check it out here: LittleHammer spring loaded impact nut tool.

Stéphane Pennequin of Nuts Museum says of LittleHammer:
>“After the Ewbank’s open-ended grading system and the RP’s, would the LittleHammer be the next Australian climbing revolution…?”

Chockstone thread ... [ More ]
7/12/2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the pas ... [ More ]
19/08/2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
Yesterday (18th August) 20-ye ... [ More ]
19/04/2013 Andrea Hah climbs Punks in the Gym (32)
Andrea Hah has climbed Punks in the Gym (32), for the seco ... [ More ]
11/04/2013 James Kassey flashes Sideways Daze at Font V13
Impressive flash of Sideways Daze by James at Font ... [ More ]
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25/02/2017-9:00a:00pm - Mountaineering and Tree Climbing Playdate
Location: Hardy Gallagher Reserve, Princes Hill
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: This is a relaxed outing with the intentions to go through some basic techniques like self-rescue out of a crevasse, pulley systems and tree climber rescues. Z-drag, Swiss Pulleys and other entertaining techniques coming your way. Australia has a surprising lack of glaciers and is therefore pretty much crevasse free. On the other hand weve got plenty of coffee shops, wonderful gums and a local council which doesn't mind climbing trees. This playdate is for mountaineers who want to brush up ontheir crevasse and self rescue skills, as well as technical tree climbers who just want to hang out on a Saturday morning. Of course there will be plenty of time to just climb trees for fun. Closest area for hipster-supplies is Lygon Street- you can go climbing AND have your cold-drip coffee! Where: Hardy Gallagher Reserve, Princes Hill; near the North Carlton Railway Station.   Trip prerequisites: You have basic rope skills You have your own gear (mountaineering or tree climbing); including a rockclimbing approved helmet. Suitable for climbers of all levels. Beginners places are limited. Contact Philipp, the trip leader, to secure your place or ask any questions. [ More ]
to 26/02/2017-9am
End of Month @ Arapiles
Location: Arapiles
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: Put down those knitting needles and put away the scrabble. Come along and cruise some classic multi pitches or crush something short and sharp, you make the decisions. Arapiles maintains its traditional climbing values and there are plenty of climbs to choose within an easy walk from the Pines Campsite. This trip is suitable for all abilities, however there will be limited spaces for beginners. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully see you there.   [ More ]
to 12/03/2017
Learn2Lead Course #2
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The second Learn2Lead Course for 2017 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles from 7th 12th March. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment, including trad gear, provided Only 4 participants per instructor. What you will learn: Lead climbing using natural protection Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff Multi-pitch considerations Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member Total cost: $695 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:20 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on this course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $195 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least4 weeks prior to the start of the course.     Photos: Michael's rack and a hex placement.               [ More ]
09/03/2017-8pmMovie @ Wilson - free event
Location: Wilson Bouldering Wall
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: Bring your picnic blankets and chill out to the grunts and groans of some of the best climbers in the world. We have bouldering, alpine and even trad climbing in Australia. Inspiring climbers include Potter, Rands, Honnald, Sharma, Steck and more in a series of movies shown in the fifth Reel Rock Festival 2010. Yes it is a free event. Yes you can bring grandma and the kids. Thanks to the support of Morland Council we are bringing these movies back to the stage in a free outdoor cinema event at the Wilson Bouldering Wall, Wilson Avenue, Brunswick. The show starts at 8pm and runs for over an hour and a half. First Round First Minute (7 mins)Since Chris Sharma moved to the sport climbing mecca of Catalunya, Spain, hes opened dozens of routes that are redefining high-end climbing. First Round First Minute gives an update on Sharmas latest 5.15 first ascents, and tells the story of his epic battle with his latest ongoing project. The Hardest Move (15 min)Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson compete to climb the hardest boulders ever scaled. An inside look at what it takes to push the difficulty envelope of this intense sport. Origins: The Hulk (15 min)Peter Croft and Lisa Rands attempt a wild free ascent on the Incredible Hulk Wall in the Sierras arguably Americas best (and least filmed) alpine rock wall. Croft, the most legendary of Californias crack masters mentors the renowned boulderer Rands as she explores alpine traditional climbing terrain. Down and Out, and Under (12 min)A once-in-a-lifetime adventure expedition for first ascents in Australia and on the wild sea cliffs of outer Tasmania. Fly or Die (15 min)Dean Potter continues his extreme vertical exploration, opening new freeBASE climbs, along with highline and wingsuit jumps in some of the most mind-blowing vertical footage ever captured. The Swiss Machine (30 min)Ueli Steck may be the greatest speed alpinist the world has ever seen. In this film he tells the stories of his record-breaking ascents in the Alps, accompanied by stunning aerial footage of him racing up 8,000 foot alpine faces. Ueli joins Alex Honnold in Yosemite to attempt speed records there. His ultimate goal: take his one-man alpine speed game to the largest, highest walls in the world. [ More ]
to 23/04/2017
Point Perpendicular
Location: Point Perpendicular
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: TRIP FULL The aptly named Point Perpendicular sits chiselled and proud above Jervis Bay. The steep cliff assures that climbing is sustained and exciting. The setting above the crashing waves is exhilerating and the shear white rock makes for plenty of photo opportunities. Point Perpendicular is primarily a trad climbing area but there are also mixed routes and many harder sports climbs. Access requires a rap down from the cliffs edge before starting to climb. The rock climbing quality varies from very good to very poor, the 'Climb Point Perp' guide book by Robert Dun provides good guidance. The trip is ideal if you are leading up to grade 18 and/or seconding at a similar grade. There is some easier but equally exhilerating climbing at hand. Given the nature of the cliff the trip is suitable for advanced and intermediate climbers who can look after themselves with confidence. The ability to use prussicsand/or ascenders will be an essential. The trip will be held over a 10 day period including 2 travel days. Accommodation will be in a shared house for 9 nights at a cost of approximately $20-30 a night, numbers dependent, but is will likely be closer to $20. You will need to share rooms with others unless you are a couple. You will need to bring your own linen and towels. A deposit of $150 will be required to assure your place. Numbers will be limited to 9 people in terms of accommodation at the house. As access to Point Perpendicularis both weather dependent and dependent on access through the Beecroft Weapons Range, climbing at the point can not be assured. On such days a trip to the sports crags at Nowra would be likely. [ More ]

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