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The VCC now sponsors a regular indoor climbing group. If you're ever short for a partner, or would just like to meet some new indoor partners, you can contact them via their Meetup page.

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Learn 2 Lead Course #3 CANCELLED 5 Dec 2015 to 10 Dec 2015 Top
Mt Arapiles
Michael O'Reilly

This final Learn2Lead Course for the year has unfortunately had to be cancelled. The next course will be held next year in autumn. Contact Michael ASAP if you are interested in the course next year.

This is the last opportunity for you to take the next step before the warmer weather and summer holidays.
Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely.
- Exclusive to VCC members
- 6 days qualified instruction
- All equipment provided
- Max 4 students per instructor.

Course pre-requisites:
- You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors
- You must be a VCC member.

What you will learn:
- Lead climbing using natural protection
- Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff
- Multi-pitch considerations
- Protecting the second.

The cost: $625 per person, including GST.

Note: Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5 per night per person) are additional costs that you need to pay. You also need to provide your own food whilst on the course.
Note that the course needs four paid up participants to run.
Contact Michael, the VCC trip Coordinator, if you are interested in attending.
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VCC Christmas BBQ 5 Dec 2015 Top
Wilsons Ave, Brunswick
Helen McFadzean

Sat 5 Dec 2015 1pm - 5pm

Come along and join us for an afternoon of bouldering fun, delicious BBQ and awesome prizes at the Brunswick bouldering facility on Wilsons Avenue. Show your support for CliffCare by bringing along some gold coin donations for the BBQ. Cliffcare Raffle tickets will also be on sale. Lots of cool prizes up for grabs so don’t miss out! Additional door prizes available.
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Christmas at The Pines 24 Dec 2015 to 27 Dec 2015 Top
Mt Arapiles, Victoria
Hywel Rowlands
0437 494 079

Avoid those awkward Christmas gatherings and use your passion as an excuse, why not head for Arapiles.

It has become an annual event and a favourite amongst non-natives whose families live overseas. Come and cruise your favourite climbs on Christmas Day and settle down for the most tranquil day at The Pines you will see all year.
Please email Hywel, the Trip leader, for the trip details.

The trip is suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced climbers.
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Mt Buffalo Australia Day Weekend Extravaganza 23 Jan 2016 to 26 Jan 2016 Top
Mt Buffalo, Mt Buffalo National Park, VIC
David Scarlett

Mt Buffalo is the same distance from Melbourne as Mt Arapiles, but sees far less traffic due to the camping being much more restricted, and the plateau being covered in snow for 4 months of the year. Fortunately, we've got the camping covered with sites having been pre-booked and paid for, and we're pretty confident that it won't be snowing at this time of year.
The granite of Mt Buffalo's Gorge and its multiple peaks offer a variety of slab, crack and face climbing, in both sport and trad routes. For those who are particularly keen, there are even multi-pitch routes more than twice the height of anything to be found at Arapiles!
This is an intermediate to advanced level trip.

Limited places are available, and prepayment for camping will be required to guarantee a space.

Camping spaces are available Friday to Tuesday for a four-night long weekend, however participants are also welcome to come for shorter periods if they prefer.

It is essential that interested climbers contact David, the Trip Leader, as soon as possible, to join in this camping and climbing extravaganza.
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How do I know what level I am? Top

For the purposes of VCC trips:

You are a Beginner climber if:

You can tie yourself in using a figure of eight knot and you have a harness, helmet, suitable footwear, one sling and a screw gate karabiner.

You are an Intermediate climber if:

You can tie yourself in using a figure of eight knot plus you can safely belay and second a lead climber, you can abseil and you have a harness, helmet, suitable footwear, several long slings, two screw gate karabiners, nut pick and belay device.

You are an Advanced climber if:

You meet the Intermediate criteria plus you can lead climb using traditional gear, you can set up belays on multi pitch climbs and you have all the above mentioned gear plus a rack and a rope.

All intending trip participants are advised to read VCC Trip Participants' Guidelines.

Contact the trip leader or email for more details.

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