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Mount Buffalo NP - Big wall/Aid Fest Nov 2019 ?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
4-Dec-2019
2:57:41 AM
On 3-Dec-2019 phillipivan wrote:
>Did anything come of these plans in the end?
>
Iíve just returned from a motorcycle trip and caught up on missed emails about it.

PeterW and TimP are doing a pre-prep at Mt Alexander next weekend 7/8 Dec while I have another prior commitment that weekend, so am looking forward to catching up with them as soon as possible afterwards.
davedave
4-Dec-2019
8:38:03 AM
Didn't seem like anything was going on so just had a quick potter up OD with a mate the other week.

White Trash
8-Dec-2019
10:41:33 AM
On 4-Dec-2019 davedave wrote:
>Didn't seem like anything was going on so just had a quick potter up OD
>with a mate the other week.

Care to give us a trip report?
davedave
19-Dec-2019
12:56:16 PM
Won't be doing a TR, I've put some details on thecrag.coms log (confusingly there have been two different daves up recently) and I've got a google doc somewhere if people want more pitch-by-pitch aid beta spray.
kieranl
21-Dec-2019
6:41:50 AM
Something of a thread hijack. I'm going to be staying at Porepunkah the week 18-25 Jan. I've got partners for part of that time but looking for someone to climb with for a day or two from Wed 22- Fri 24.

Sorry, but I'm not interested in aiding and I'll only be leading moderate grades (less than gr20). Happy to belay and follow harder routes if someone wants a belay bunny.

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APlus
30-Dec-2020
4:40:53 PM
Hi All,

Can I introduce myself as an old(er) climber in Sydney who is both interested and new to aid climbing.

If there is any idea for a training run in Aid climbing (and people from the Sydney COVID-19 hotspot are allowed back into Victoria) I would like to join in.

Just joined the Canberra Climbers Association on that promise that "there is good granite in the ACT" (unfortunately not allowed there either) so meeting up with them at Blue Lake in the Snowy Mts for a late January climb fest.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
5-Jan-2021
2:59:46 PM
On 30-Dec-2020 APlus wrote:
>Hi All,
>
>Can I introduce myself as an old(er) climber in Sydney who is both interested
>and new to aid climbing.
>
>If there is any idea for a training run in Aid climbing (and people from
>the Sydney COVID-19 hotspot are allowed back into Victoria) I would like
>to join in.
>
>Just joined the Canberra Climbers Association on that promise that "there
>is good granite in the ACT" (unfortunately not allowed there either) so
>meeting up with them at Blue Lake in the Snowy Mts for a late January climb
>fest.

Nothing is planned at this stage, though back in pre-covid days and when interest was high, we managed two trips a year for that purpose, one in March and one in November, with a reasonable turnout for all of them over a period of a few years.

Who knows, people reading this thread may have the spark kindled and if demand is sufficient then we can organise another in due course?

Post edit: Iíll start another thread for the purpose soon due to March rapidly approaching (!), after I refresh where Iím at with PW and TP re our covid delayed Ozy plan.
PeterW
7-Jan-2021
7:53:53 PM
On 5-Jan-2021 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>Post edit: Iíll start another thread for the purpose soon due to March
>rapidly approaching (!), after I refresh where Iím at with PW and TP re
>our covid delayed Ozy plan.

Really hoping this can still go ahead! Although my upper body fitness has probably suffered a bit over the past year. I'm really hoping to get another warm up day with Tim, and then with you to tune up the "big(ish) wall" stuff.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
8-Jan-2021
1:25:31 PM
Yes, looking forward to some extended time on the stone too.

> upper body fitness
Whatís that?
Doesnít matter, as aid largely overcomes such evil denigrations...
Heh, heh, heh.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
8-Jan-2021
1:38:34 PM
On 30-Dec-2020 APlus wrote:
>"there is good granite in the ACT"

More than that there is good clean-aid climbing to be had on parts of it too.
One in particular that comes to mind readily is Ruler Crack at Booroomba (Orroral area / Orroral Ridge / Tower Rocks*), and it has some worthy companion routes in close proximity nearby that collectively can easily keep you engaged for a day in that area.

* As found on The Crag website. Note, the Ďunfinished projectí nearby Ruler has been done at M7.
lukehh12
9-Jan-2021
2:19:40 PM
Not completely related to the aid climbing festival/course, but if anyone is wanting to get out climbing at Mt Buffalo this January & possibly into Feb, I am around the mount and very keen!
My number is 0473554204 and email lukehh12@gmail.com , feel free to get in touch.
hpt
9-Jan-2021
9:12:39 PM
@Duang Daunk, @davedave, @M9; So far none of my solo attempts have been truly "solo". I attempted the first few pitches of Lord Gumtree last winter '19 and bailed onto Ozy at BG (awful grovel) after becoming saturated in the mud I had been scraping out with my nut tool just to find marginal RP placements... (Didn't have th eheart to downlcimvb and resume the suffer-fest right into the crux pitch!) But I bumped into Alec on Ozy original that occasion which really helped with motivation. Did I mention my ropes were soaked after rappelling down Defender of the waterfall... Anyway, my climbing has been on ice during an extended time overseas and coming home to a pandemic. I'd be glad to meet and learn with some other Aid climbers or maybe some social solo... Consider my interest strongly registered (hope my gardening duties on LG have not overgrown). Let's make it happen.
TimP
10-Jan-2021
8:31:08 AM

>Really hoping this can still go ahead! Although my upper body fitness
>has probably suffered a bit over the past year. I'm really hoping to get
>another warm up day with Tim, and then with you to tune up the "big(ish)
>wall" stuff.

The key to a decrease in upper body fitness is to never have any to start with...
Yep up for aid warm-up at Mt Alex Peter
Davedave
16-Feb-2021
6:50:14 AM
Given the uncertainties of even domestic travel at the moment (and the usual difficulty of planning anything at an often wet Mt Buffalo) I don't think it would be a go this year.

I'm trying to keep a contact list of interested persons to see if there would be a critical mass for an intro to bigwall/aid type weekend probably in the bluies probably by donation to SRC. PM an email address/experience base/learning goals if you want to be kept in the loop.
bax673
28-Feb-2021
8:16:34 PM
unless pouring rain I'm planning on heading up to buffalo over anzac long weekend if anyone else if keen for some aid. went on aidfest a few years ago, and slowly/carefully been sorting out my aid solo processes more recently. will be at arapiles over easter, otherwise could chat to discuss experience/aims anytime. cheers, shaun.
gfdonc
2-Mar-2021
9:17:34 AM
FYI - there's no ANZAC long weekend this year, as the 25th is a Sunday.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
2-Mar-2021
12:10:29 PM
On 2-Mar-2021 gfdonc wrote:
>FYI - there's no ANZAC long weekend this year, as the 25th is a Sunday.
>
... and the 24th is vale Patrick Chung day.

On 16-Feb-2021 Davedave wrote:
>Given the uncertainties of even domestic travel at the moment (and the
>usual difficulty of planning anything at an often wet Mt Buffalo) I don't
>think it would be a go this year.
>
>I'm trying to keep a contact list of interested persons to see if there
>would be a critical mass for an intro to bigwall/aid type weekend probably
>in the bluies probably by donation to SRC. PM an email address/experience
>base/learning goals if you want to be kept in the loop.

An Aidfest in the Blueys has been considered before but never garnered enough interest to get off the ground, so to speak. Perhaps it was Maccas unbridled enthusiasm to make Dogface the venue that put some potential participants off? Donít know, but if that was the case then it would have precluded many who have turned up at Buffalo Aidfests in the past as the nature of Dogface lends itself to those already confident in their aiding abilities.

Davedave, maybe start an independent thread for it (rather than having it lost in a Buffalo titled thread for future searches!), and see how you go?
:-)
Once you get some replies you can assess your target audience and cater Blueys venue/s accordingly.
Buffalo is good in that respect because a reasonably wide variety of style and difficulty is close at hand.
From a camping out perspective maybe the Wolgan could be considered too?

>SRC
?

The Buff aidfests had no link to VCC (SRC equivalent), other than some participants also belonged to that club. It was run as a totally independent and voluntary shared experience get together, rather than a formal thing, and this because each participant was expected to be responsible for their own safety/actions as in normal climbing situations, hopefully offsetting bullsh**ish legal complexities like insurance etc.
;-)

Hmm next bit is taking some posting due alleged suspicious content...
(Edit - Chocky doesnít like three special characters in a row, eg an exclamation mark, and then a comma after a bracket symbol!)
Iíd like to be kept in the loop (another reason for it to have its own thread), but have a buildup on my wish list already with a planned Ozy trip (yeah, Pete and TIm, I havenít forgotten) plus a couple of equally postponed motorcycle trips with others; and in the covid meantime have been distracted with a house renovation and family members (at a distance), in poor health... so yeah Iím greedy and hoping to have my cake and eat it too!
bax673
2-Mar-2021
2:21:04 PM
On 2-Mar-2021 gfdonc wrote:
>FYI - there's no ANZAC long weekend this year, as the 25th is a Sunday.
>

yep - should have just put in dates - 23-27 April. Would consider heading up north (Melb based) but it takes a whole day out with the extra travel.

Rupert
4-Mar-2021
6:22:41 PM
I got this image of Mount Buffalo last week - I think this is the Back Wall Area. Looks impressive!

http://drive.google.com/file/d/1LO6w1uSzSW3Cuzbgv2hfBFoVuzBwZtjL/view?usp=sharing

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