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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
16-Sep-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-Dec-2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the pas ... [ More ]
19-Aug-2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
Yesterday (18th August) 20-ye ... [ More ]
19-Apr-2013 Andrea Hah climbs Punks in the Gym (32)
Andrea Hah has climbed Punks in the Gym (32), for the seco ... [ More ]
11-Apr-2013 James Kassey flashes Sideways Daze at Font V13
Impressive flash of Sideways Daze by James at Font ... [ More ]
  
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23/08/2017
to 28/08/2017
Learn2Lead Course #5: August FULL
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: The fifth Learn2Lead Course for 2017 is now FULL. The next course has been advertised for the 3rd - 8th October. Please contact Michael O'Reilly if you are interested in one of the four places. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment, including trad gear, provided Only 4 participants are on the course.   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 trad rack and a hex placement.           [ More ]
23/08/2017-7:00p:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx (AUGUST)
Location: Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym
Leader: Mark Rippingale
Details: The VCC are holding regular Club Nights at Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym. Initially these will be held fortnightly on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. For August, the nights will be Wed 9th and 23rd August. These Club Nights will be relaxed and informal. The idea is that you can come along without a climbing partner and join in with other VCC members. It gives you the opportunity to meet other VCC members and find regular climbing partners. Or you could climb without a partner using one of the 16 auto-belays available. Perfect for those wanting to do some endurance training. Continuous climbing on these tall walls will certainly do the trick. Mark Rippingale will be the official 'Trip Leader' on these Wednesday Nights. So find Mark when you arrive and have signed in. There is no need to contact Mark prior to these nights - just turn up ready to climb. For these VCC Nights, the cost of entry for VCC members is $15, plus gear if needed. This is a heavily discounted entry for VCC members. Beginners are most welcome. Photos: Trip Leader Mark Rippingale Michael O'Reilly using some fancy footwork on the Green 25. Gravity Worx Climbing Gym: Phone:03 9350 1789 http://www.gravityworx.com.au/ [ More ]
26/08/2017
to 27/08/2017-9:00am
End of Month @ Araps (Aug) with Tree Watering and Mulching
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Tara Laursen
Details: The month of August is a perfect time to climb at Arapiles and also an ideal time for watering and mulching our newly planted trees in The Pines. Why not come along and support the VCC and Cliffcare in helping to give back to a place that gives us so much . Nurture the new trees in the Campground and watch them grow as you return to the Mount in coming years! The tree watering and mulching will happen on the Saturday morning commencing at 0900. Once the watering and mulching of the trees is finished, we can head out climbing. This is a combined event involving the VCC, Cliffcare, Parks Victoria and Friends of Arapiles. For the climbing organisation, please contact Tara Laursen, who will be your VCC Trip Leader. For the tree watering and mulching, please contact Ollie Sherlock. Ollie Sherlock Email: ollie.sherlock@rbg.vic.gov.au Phone: 0409 155 106 Photos: Ollie next to one of the newly planted trees in The Pines. The Organ Pipes at sunrise. Trip Leader Tara Laursen.     [ More ]
09/09/2017
to 10/09/2017
Mt Rosea 2017 - 'Trad Perfection'
Location: Mt Rosea, Central Grampians
Leader: Amber Blodgett
Details: Here is your chance to visit one of the classic trad cliffs of Victorian climbing. Mt Rosea is a significant cliff with a proud place in Victorian Climbing history. With a vertical height of between 90 and 120 metres, most climbs require from 3 to 5 pitches, even with 60 metre ropes. The cliff has a uniform steepness that makes climbs quite sustained and there are no really easy climbs here; there is no Tiptoe Ridge or Spiral Staircase. You need to be very comfortable leading grade 12-13 and the cliff really shines for those climbing between grades 16-22. In the terms of VCC Club Trips, you need to be an Advanced Climber. The focus of the trip is to introduce people who havent climbed at Rosea before, or who have done a little but found it intimidating. More experienced climbers can spread their wings a bit in the more relaxed atmosphere you get when theres a group of people to relieve the isolation. Everyone should get up a multi-pitch climb on each day, weather-permitting, and there are some good single or two-pitch options to help round out the day. Rosea will test your route-finding. You dont get the opportunity to view the cliff in full and pick out your line against a photo. You arrive at the base of the cliff and can only clearly see the first 40 metres or so before fore-shortening collapses the features.               You should come away from the weekend with a healthy respect for the cliff, but confident that you are capable to explore it further yourself. Even though this trip is for Advanced climbers only, participant numbers on this trip will be limited. Please contact Amber, the Trip Leader, for more details and to secure your place on this trip. Photos were taken on the VCC Trip to Mt Rosea last year. [ More ]
16/09/2017Art On @ ACCA
Location: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: As part of theGreater Together Exhibition at the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, the VCC is supporting the Melbourne based group Field Theory.These artists are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best, and when it all goes down they want to be ready. Treating ACCA as an inner city survival bunker, the collective will be stocking and skilling up for the duration of the Greater Together Exhibition. We will participate in theSurvival Session #6, run a knot tying workshop and demonstrate abseiling from the roof of ACCA. If you always wanted to do some legal urbex and do some odd-ball climbing activities, you'll be in the right spot! Due to the nature of this trip it is only open to advanced members - preferably current trip leaders. Places are very limited. Please contact Philipp for more details and if you're interested in joining this trip. Note: All VCC members are welcome to the Exhibition Opening, Friday 7th of July 6pm to 8pm. [ More ]


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