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Rock Climbing In Victoria, Australia.
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Welcome to Chockstone fellow climbers. Within this site you'll find our on-line guide provides supplemental information about most Victorian climbing destinations including the major areas of Arapiles, the Grampians and Mt Buffalo. The gallery is chock full of images & video from all over the state and our interviews with local climbers has been a welcome addition to the articles section. A few pearls of climbing wisdom can be found in the tech tips, along with detailed photos of useful knots.

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The Reckoning Chris Ferre on the first free ascent of The Reckoning (25) at Mount Arapiles. Photographer: Anna Yuill

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19/07/2019-5:30pmPub Info Night - Halls Gap
Location: Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co.
Leader: Paula Toal
Details: The VCC invites you to have a chat about everything whats going on in the Victorian climbing world. The upcoming Management Plan Review of the Grampians The formation of the new Climbing Federation Upcoming Trips Whatever else you want to chat about This is a very informal get together so grab a beer & a burger while keeping up to date. Well meet at the Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. in Halls Gap - Casual beers are from 5:30pm Feel free to select Going on the Facebook Event or just rock up. Venue: Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. 119 Grampians Rd, Halls Gap VIC 3381 Cheers and see you there ? Paula [ More ]
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Winter Camp 2019 - Mt Feathertop
Location: Mt Feathertop
Leader: Philipp Hammes
Details: This year Game of Thrones will be back and we'll be back at Mt Feathertop. Together with the New Zealand Alpine Club we'll rock the Backcountry Event you really don't want to miss! Youve done some rock-climbing and want to step it up? Youre thinking about doing a Technical Mountaineering Course? You want to climb the Himalayas? You're a seasoned mountaineer and just want to enjoy a great weekend in the snow? This is EXACTLY the right trip for you. Hopefully you can join us hiking up Bungalow Spur, or across the Razorback (whatever ticks your fancy), and meet at Federation Hut for a fluffy snow camp. There you have the choice between: Just enjoying winter wonderland and cooking some snow OR Joining the mountaineers and practising self-arrest, building a Swiss pulley system and doing other weird things. For this option youll need an ice-axe, crampons and a climbing helmet at a bare minimum. If you havent attended a previous VCC Mountaineering trip or Winter Camp, there will be a mandatory mid-week briefing in Melbourne prior to the trip. This trip is suitable for all levels of experience, with limited spaces for beginners. The trip leaders - Anna, Matt, Petey and Philipp - have done all kinds of crazy stuff and some of them are also Alpine SAR Victoria members. You will be in safe hands. If you're new to snow-camping, please get in touch with us. There are a lot of things to consider which we will address at the briefing, however it doesn't hurt to get a heads-up on the gear requirements. More details regarding theMountaineering Season 2019 will be released once were done with the planning. Feel free to email us any questions in the meantime Winter is coming. DAH DA DUH DA DAH DUH DA DA DA (dadadadadadadadadadadadaada) To secure your place self-register via this web-form: Cheers Anna, Matt, Petey and Philipp [ More ]
05/09/2019-6:00pmMountaineering Social Night
Location: The Great Northern Hotel
Leader: Philipp
Details: YASSSS! We're back! Hopefully everyone has been up to no good and shredding hard in the past few weeks. 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. Our very own resident VCC mountaineering trip leaders Anna and Philipp will try to punch together some slides about their recent trip to France. Casual beers are from 6:00pm French Alps 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 La Trobe University Mountaineering Club Melbourne University Mountaineering Club Mountain Sports Collective NZAC Australia Section RMIT Outdoors Club Victorian Climbing Club Please select Going on the Facebook Event so we can adjust the booking if needed. Venue: Great Northern Hotel 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North Cheers and see you there. Shree (aSAR), Rob (AAA), Anna (AVM), Jackson (LUMC), Luke (MUMC), Simon, (MSC), Andrew (NZAC), Lewis (ROC) & Philipp (VCC) and of course Peteys free sticker box will be there as well. Also Thursday is $15 Burger night at the GNH. [ More ]

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 New Moonarie Guidebook
Rob Baker and Josef Goding are stoked to announce the 2019 edition of the Moonarie - a rock climber's guide. See:

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Where to climb around Victoria, Australia. Details on featured climbs, photos, access notes, routes listed with heights & grades.
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