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13-Jan-2018 Logan Barber does Aussie new hardest trad crack.
Australian climber Logan Barber has established the hardest pure crack climb in Australia, Japanese Deep Freeze (31/5.13d), at Mt. Buffalo, Victoria.

The short, power-endurance line, which has remained an open project since the 1990s, involves a shallow, flaring 0.75 granite crack on overhanging terrain and challenging gear placements.

After their successful ascents of Shark Hunt, Barber and Vertrees shifted their attention to Japanese ... [ More ]
26-Oct-2017 New Nose record 2:19:44 ... [ More ]
3-Sep-2017 Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c?
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21/02/2019-6:00pmTwilight @ Camels Hump - Part 2: Back Wall
Location: Camels Hump, Mount Macedon
Leader: Peter Upton
Details: Why not take advantage of the long summer days, daylight saving and climb in the evening and the coolness of Camels Hump at Mt Macedon? The plan is to start in the evening and climb until dark at Melbournes premier summer crag. On this second twilight trip, we will be climbing on Back Wall, at Camels Hump. It is a very user friendly crag with sport climbs ranging from 9 to 22. The crag is 20 metres high with all climbs within close proximity. Leave your rack at home and make the most of these daylight saving hours. Ever wanted to try Sports Climbing but the grades are a little out of your reach? Then this is the trip for you. This trip is suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers, but beginner numbers are strictly limited. This crag is ideal for those beginning to lead sports climbs. If you are interested in joining the VCC on this trip, please contact the Trip Leader, Peter Upton, to secure your place. Places are VERY LIMITED. Photos: Trip Leader Peter Upton and climbers on a previous VCC Club trip to Back Wall, Camels Hump.   [ More ]
to 24/02/2019
End of the Month @ Araps/Djurite - February
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Rhys Boyar
Details: Mt Arapilesin summer? Arapiles in late February can provide some excellent climbing. Enjoy the cool and shady gullies or the routes on the left side of Central Gully. Get up (reasonably) early and enjoy the sun's rays on the nearby classicsand well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes. Maybe explore some new areas. All those famous walls and prominent buttresses of Arapiles have shady gullies nearby! These gullies sometimes have cool breezes emanating from the 'bowels of Araps'. 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, Rhys Boyar, to register your interest. These EOM@Araps/Djurite 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 Rhys Boyar and the Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]
16/03/2019Cape Woolamai Adventure Climbing
Location: Cape Woolamai Phillip Island
Leader: Peter Upton
Details: Is there a better crag for adventure climbing in Victoria, let alone so close to Melbourne? Don't you want to be looking out to the horizon, sitting proudly 100 metres above the crashing surf, belayed to a mutton bird, a clump of sea grass and a passing tourist ("ere ya go mate, just hang on to this for a few minutes will ya?"). An experience not to be missed! This daytrip is for experienced climbers with the skills and aptitude to climb in all conditions. Everything is possible, even in early Autumn.Rain, more rain, wind, lots of wind and absolutely no shortage of exposure or dubious rock. A great day out and about. The possibilities include multi-pitch climbing on the main cliff, with belay views to savour. Or you can choose to do the classic pinnacle traverse and stay closer to the ground/sea! Intending participants need to contact the Trip Leader, Peter Upton, prior to trip. Be prepared to give Peter details of your experience and skills. This trip is not suitable for Beginners. It is for experienced intermediate and advanced climbers only.   Photos: Trip Leader Peter Upton and the Second and Third Pinnacles from the all time classic 'Pinnacle Travere'. These images were taken on the summer reconnaissance trip this year!   [ More ]
21/03/2019-6:00pmMountaineering Social Night
Location: Great Northern Hotel
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details:     Ohhhh the last Mountaineering Social Night before GoT returns! You like Mountaineering? You want to meet fellow adventurers? Join us in this cross-club social night which is suitable both for seasoned climbers and absolute beginners. Last year Jeanette McGill had a successful expedition to Manaslu and she'll talk about her experience on an 8000m peak. Casual beers are from 6:00pm Presentation starts 7:00pm   This is a combined, very casual and FREE event by the Mountaineering Clubs of Melbourne: Alpine Search and Rescue Victoria Army Alpine Association Alpenverein Melbourne Melbourne University Mountaineering Club NZAC Australia Section Victorian Climbing Club   Please select Going on the Facebook Event so we can adjust the booking if needed Cheers and see you there. Shree (aSAR), Rob (AAA), Anna (AVM), Luke (MUMC), Andrew (NZAC) & Philipp (VCC) and of course Peteys free sticker box will be there as well. Also Thursday is $15 Burger night at the GNH.   [ More ]
to 22/04/2019
EOI: Extended trip to Moonarie OR the Blue Mountains
Location: Moonari OR the Blue Mountains
Leader: Rhys Boyar
Details: Expressions of interest are called for an extended climbing trip to either Moonarie (South Australia) or The Blue Mountains (New South Wales). Come along for the whole time, or part of it. The trip is planned from the 13th April until the 22nd April. These dates include the Easter break. If you are interested please get in contact with the Trip Leader, Rhys Boyar, and let him know your preferred crag and available dates. Majority or consensus rules!   Photos: Trip Leader Rhys Boyar and Moonarie (from [ More ]

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