Details: Point Perpendicular beckons a return with its chiselled white cliffs framed by its wild ocean below. It’s a bona fide high sea drama settled amongst a military bomb testing reserve. The trip will also present the opportunity to visit the sport cliffs at Nowra, particularly if Point Perpendicular is closed due to military activities.
The trip will look to hire a house which is comparable in cost to nearby camping, will do away with the need for camping equipment, ensure comfort in the case of wet weather conditions, and will provide an opportunity to have 3-4 persons per car sharing travel costs. Accommodation at the house will be limited (8-10 persons), cost will be divided by occupants for the trip period (although the potential exists for time share) and places allocated on a first come first served basis on receipt of a deposit.
Suitable for experienced intermediates and advanced climbers. Contact Hywel, the trip leader, to secure your place and accommodation.
The best crag in The Grampians to practise middle-grade finger, hand and fist jamming! Now with even more! Ramon Francis and his mates have added a significant number of new sport routes to this crag over the past few years. Come along and test your skills - whatever your preference. Or come along and learn how to climb cracks. Basic bush camping is available on-site giving one minute access to the cliff. The crag has a sunny aspect perfect for Autumn climbing. Please contact David, the Trip Leader, prior to the trip for more details. Beginner numbers may be limited and the trip has a limit of 15 climbers.
Location: You Yangs, Northwest Outcrops and Surrounds
Details: Come along and share Mike's off-width fetish for a day! Have a great day out with like-minded climbers. Be prepared to throw your carcass at any number of 'classic' off-widths such as '1984'(18) or Santa's last Entry (20). There are 5 off-widths to crawl into on the day. Once you’ve grovelled your way into and up those you can then move onto the many hand-plus sized cracks. No specific skills required – just an appreciation of off-widths and a willingness to 'get down and dirty'.
Please contact Mike before the trip to register your interest and to find out more details.
Location: Falcons Lookout, Werribee Gorge State Park
Details: It’s that perfect time of year to visit the sun soaked cliffs at Falcons Lookout. Engage your fancy footwork, core and talons to scale 500 million years of geological history and then, if you feel so inclined, yell "yipeeee I’m the king of the world!". Suitable for beginners, experienced intermediates and advanced climbers. Contact Hywel, the trip leader, to secure your place.
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.
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The Club strongly encourages members to follow the climbing code:
Observe all access restrictions and agreements.
Use existing access tracks and keep to hard ground and rock surfaces
Do not disturb nesting birds or other wildlife and protect all native plants especially at the base of cliffs. Avoid removing vegetation from cracks and ledges when developing new climbs.
Respect Aboriginal sites and avoid developing climbs in near vicinity.
Chalk has a high visual impact. Minimise your use of it, especially near walking tracks. Remove ‘tick marks’ after you have climbed.
Minimise the placement of fixed gear and respect established 'no bolting'areas. If placing fixed gear, research best recommended hardware and installation practices for the area.
Carry out all your rubbish – this includes finger tape, cigarette butts and citrus peel.
Bury your human waste and paper correctly – at least 50 metres from any water source. Dig hole 15-20 cm deep and cover well. Carry out sanitary products. These do not decompose.
Observe all restrictions and conditions for lighting camp fires relevant to the land tenure.These vary from park to park. Firewood collection in many parks is prohibited.
These guidelines have been developed by the VCC and CliffCare in conjunction with the general climbing community and land managers. They make sense and are not hard to follow. Remember – you are only one of many and our collective habits make an impact. Both positive and negative. The climbing community, other park users and the wildlife can all benefit. The end result is continued climbing access and a healthier environment through sustainable climbing practices. For further information on this Code of Conduct please visit:www.cliffcare.org.au and www.vicclimb.org.au