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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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Autumn at Araps! 2 May 2015 to 3 May 2015 Top
Location:
Mt Arapiles
David Scarlett

 
Details:
Wonderful friction and no more heat – what better reason is there to visit The Mount in late autumn?
Take advantage of the walls, buttresses and gullies that face in all directions to find perfect climbing conditions. Ooze your way up the Watchtower slabs or bask in the warmth of the sun while climbing in the Northern Group.
Arapiles offers well over 2700 routes - there’s something for you! Come along and venture away from the nearby classics and climb something new. Or climb the well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes.
There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact David to register your interest.
Beginner places may be limited.
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Treehugging 2.0 17 May 2015 Top
Location:
Little River Picnic Ground, Taggerty, VIC
Philipp Hammes

 
Details:
Recreational tree climbing is a fairly new thing in Australia. It has been around for a while in the US and German speaking countries. However just in our backyard are some of the biggest trees in the world. The mountain ashes in the Yarra Ranges have recorded heights of over 90m, and those still alive are continuing to grow.

We will be taking it easy and getting up a little tree. This is about learning basic SRT and avoiding hurting yourself or the tree. Please bring your normal climbing gear except the rack.

Trip pre-requisites:
- You should be able to safely belay and abseil outdoors.
- You must be a VCC member.

Suitable for beginners, experienced intermediates and advanced climbers. Contact Philipp, the trip leader, to secure your place. Beginner numbers may be limited and the trip has a limit of 10 climbers.
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Werribee Gorge 23 May 2015 Top
Location:
Falcons Lookout, Werribee Gorge State Park
Hywel Rowlands

 
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.
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Learn to Lead Course 5 Jun 2015 to 10 Jun 2015 Top
Location:
Mt Arapiles
Michael O'Reilly

 
Details:
Take the next step. Learn to lead climb, have fun and get home safely.
Exclusive to VCC members
6 days qualified instruction
All equipment provided
A max 4 students per instructor.

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

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

The cost:$625 per person including GST

Contact Michael, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place.
How do I know what level I am?

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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