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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
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19/01/2017Twilight @ Camels Hump, Mt Macedon
Location: Camels Hump, Mount Macedon
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Why not take advantage of the long summer days, daylight saving and climb in the evening and the coolness of Camels Hump? The plan is to start in the late afternoon and climb until dark at Melbournes premier summer crag. Some might even start climbing earlier. We will be climbing routes on both the Lower Cliff, and up on the Omega Block, at Camels Hump. It is quite a user friendly crag in terms of the area at the base of the climbs and the ability to set up top-ropes on some of the climbs. If you intend to lead, bring along a few bolt plates as a few of the routes still have some carrot boltsfor protection. While the Omega Block is home to plenty of harder sport routes, grades 21 and above, the Lower Cliff has a range of intermediate climbs.   Michael O'Reilly and Ross Timms are the trip leaders. If you are interested in joining the VCC on this trip, please contact the Trip Leader, Michael OReilly, to secure your place. Beginner numbers will be limited. Photos are from the 2016 Twilight VCC Trip to Camels Hump: Jayden leading Grey Arte. [ More ]
21/01/2017-10amBen Cairn with Ben
Location: Ben Cairn
Leader: Ben Wright
Details: What do you need in summer? plenty of shade within an alpine atmosphere. The crag is not everyone's cup of tea but it's kooky climbs keep things interesting. Stay cool and pick off any number of the stared climbs on lead or top rope. Ben Cairn is located in the state forest high above the Yarra Valley near Healsville. This trip is a day trip and suitable for anyone although beginners would be significantly challenged by the unique nature of the rock, but hey it'll be fun. [ More ]
24/01/2017
to 29/01/2017
Learn2Lead 2017 Course #1 COURSE FULL
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The firstLearn2Lead Course for 2017is now FULL. Please contact Michael O'Reilly, the VCC Trip Coordinator, if you are interested in the second L2L Course, which will be offered in March. The first Learn2Lead Course for 2017 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles from 24th 29th January. 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 $125 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course. Photos: Michael's rack and a hex placement. [ More ]
10/02/2017
to 12/02/2017
Bundaleer
Location: Bundaleer
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: Bundaleer has a rich climbing history following its discovery in 1964. It hosts a series of amazing lines established by the likes of John Ewbank, Henry Barber and Mike Law, to name only a few. It's best for those who can climb 20+ but there are also some classic climbs that fall in the grade 12-18 bracket. The trip is suitable for intermediate and advanced climbers only. The crag has morning sun and comes into shade for the afternoon making the crag a great choice in summer. [ More ]
07/03/2017
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 ]


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