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Rather than replicate hundreds of climbing links, included here are just a few favourites, many of which themselves contain comprehensive lists of links. The better ones have been marked with a star (*). Please contact Chockstone if you believe there is a broken link, or you have a suggestion for inclusion in this section.

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Australian Sites

Accidents:   Push For The Summit

* Accident & Injuries - Chockstones forum. Please report climbing accidents here.

Clubs:   Push For The Summit

* Victorian Climbing Club Victorian Climbing Club - As well as providing discount guidebooks to many local areas, they run trips frequently to many areas around Victoria including Arapiles, Grampians & Buffalo. (See also: Chockstone guide)

Environment:   Push For The Summit

*** Victorian Wildlife Rescue Contacts - (PDF) A list of all the wildlife rescue groups in VIC. There are some area-specific groups that would get help to injured animals faster.

Forums:   Push For The Summit

Forums QLD:   Push For The Summit

* Qurank - Queenland Climbing Online - A discussion forum for Queensland climbers, including guides, galleries and ticklists for most Queensland crags.

Forums Victoria:   Push For The Summit

*** Chockstone Forum - The place for Victorian climbers to hang out and chat about climbing.

Miscellaneous:   Push For The Summit

*** Australian Climbing Association - A common gateway for useful information and resources related to climbing in Australia. News, Guides and Photos
* Climbing Australia - All about climbing in Australia. They nailed the right URL eh? They produce climbing videos, but also have a fairly good range of "how to" climbing articles on line.
** Crux - Australasian Climbing Journal - Latest and greatest Australian Climbing Magazine. Available at Climbing shops and gyms.
* The Crag The Crag - A searchable index of climbs, including almost all climbs in Australia!
*** Whipper - [Link Broken?] Australia''''s online climbing magazine.

Photos:   Push For The Summit

*** Chockstone Photography Chockstone Photography - Images of Australia by Chockstone''s author. Photos available for sale.
* Onsight Photography - Simon Carter's online climbing photo gallery is simply stunning. A must see. I was given his coffee table book, "Rock Climbing In Australia",as a present now that's a gift!
* Open Spaces Photography - Glenn Tempest''s adventure photography and guide books.

Retail:   Push For The Summit

** Rock Hardware Rock Hardware - Visit, phone (03) 5441 8886, or fax Steve Morris at 38 Neale St, Bendigo for all your climbing gear. He has the best prices in Australia, at least from my experience. Plus he's on for a chat if you need qualified advice, or just want to yak about climbing in general.

International Sites

Accidents:   Push For The Summit

* Blood On The Rocks - An accident report by Michael Calnan on Alpinistas web site. Detailed and well written account of a 40 foot fall that resulted in massive injuries, and the subsequent 10 hour rescue by SAR and fellow climbers.
* Tragedy On The Pharaoh - Very detailed report of climber death. Some serious lessons for us all.

Forums:   Push For The Summit

* Rec.Climbing on Google - Read and post to the US climbing newsgroup if you dare. They can be both informative and somewhat combative. It pays to lurk for a few years before posting.
* Rock Climbing Forums - From the web site. These days seems to be the biggest climbing forum on the web.
* The Caff -'s rock talk forum. Seems to incur more traffic than uk.rec.climbing newsgroup.

Gear:   Push For The Summit

* Black Diamond Black Diamond - The home of camalots!
* Petzl Petzl - An amazing site. Even if you don't want to buy gear, its worth checking out the wealth of diagrams and "how to" info.

Magazines:   Push For The Summit

* Climbing Climbing - A US mag, very good.
* Rock & Ice Rock & Ice - Another US mag, sometimes slow to load, but still very good.

Miscellaneous:   Push For The Summit

* Jorg Zeidelhack - Great climbing photography!
* Rock Climbing UK - Online rock climbing magazine by UK climbers for UK climbers
* - They bagged a nice URL eh? They claim it's the largest climbing routes database on the net. They have also have a good list of climbing articles, and a very popular forum.
* Trad Girl Trad Girl - A very, very good site containing the best climbing FAQ ever. Your first port of call if you have a generic climbing question, before posting on rec.climbing.

Stories:   Push For The Summit

* Features (Climbing Magazine) - The mag has many of their stories online.
* Mussy's Bedtime Stories - Collection of climbing stories from the Fish Products web site, many of which appeared in Rock & Ice magazine.
* The Precipitous World of Dan Osman - The author heads out on one of Dans wild climbing rope jumps. Well written, though presumably for a nonclimber audience.
* West Face Leaning Tower - [Link Broken?] This is the funniest big wall trip report I've ever read. You simply have to read it. You'll laugh till you cry.

Please contact Chockstone if you believe there is a broken link, or you have a suggestion for inclusion in this section.
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