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When climbing this summer, either solo or in a group, it is important that you and those with you are aware of any bushfire risks that are in the locality you are travelling to or through. Here are a few simple things to be mindful of when preparing to go climbing:


  • Check the Fire Danger Rating of the localities you are travelling through or to at or call 1800 240 667
  • Monitor weather conditions for the area you plan to visit.
  • Download the FireReady smartphone app to access fire danger information and receive alerts and warning.
  • Check for warnings or alerts in areas you will be camping by visiting, calling 1800 240 667 or listening to an emergency services broadcaster on a radio.
  • Be prepared to change your plans on hot, dry and windy days.
  • Leave your itinerary and mobile phone numbers with someone in case of an emergency.
  • If you are camping in a high fire risk location, first check to see if a Total Fire Ban has been declared and take care when using fire to cook or for warmth.

My CFA is your link to bushfire safety information relevant to you and your outdoor activity. By signing up to this service, CFA will keep you up to date with local advice and services to help you plan, prepare and stay safe from fire.


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Brunswick Bouldering Wall construction started  
The “Jewell of Brunswick” New Public Space project began construction today...  

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Construction of the new public space at Wilson Avenue is scheduled to commence 2 February 2015 and be completed by late May 2015. It will have an urban bouldering wall as a feature. The wall will be approximately 9 metres long and 3 metres high, and surrounded by softfall. The Wall is being fabricated by Big Fish Pty, in their workshop in Footscray.

More information on the project and the new space

Reel Rock 9 Top

For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.

The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.

Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.

Reel Rock 2014 Details:

When: Monday October 27th, 2014
6.00pm bar opens
7.00pm sharp film commences
Where: The Westgarth Cinema
89 High Street, Northcote
How much: $20 (+$0.30 booking fee online)

Tickets instore at Bogong or Book tickets online

Wilderness Shop Sale 2014 Top

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The Australian Climbing Festival is coming up soon. Tickets available here

The Early Bird ticket sale ends on 12 Sept and the Full Festival Pass will be $195 after that. There are day passes and general entry tickets available too.


Burnley Bouldering - bike trail scheduled for reconstruction Top
The Main Yarra Bike Trail from MacRobertson Bridge to Burnley Harbour will be closed for scheduled reconstruction works from 15 September for roughly six weeks. The Bouldering Walls should still be accessable via McConchie Reserve (from Mary Street across the park at the side of the harbour).

See Yarra City Council's information


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Fire at Burnley bouldering walls Top
Apparently someone has been planning to have a bonfire down at Burnley, and had collected a pile of scrap wood in preparation.

I want to get the message to them that this would be a very Bad Idea. I have also been in contact with Parks Victoria and asked them to remove the wood.

We rely on good relations with PV and Transurban to use the area, and setting up fires on their land and under their infrastructure does not help.

Not just the obvious risk of having a fire next to the rubber mats (flammable), plywood walls (flammable) and plastic holds (flammable), but all under a highway flyover where any disruption is quickly going to get into million$$$.

It doesn't even need to get out of control, just someone from across the river reporting Fire Under The Highway, for them to have to close the road until the Firies and Police can find their way in to see what it going on. Then somebody starts doing risk analysis and thinking maybe it's not such a good idea to have a climbing wall under our expensive bridge after all, and the Walls are gone. < rant over >

If anyone knows who this was, tell them not to do it again. And if you see anyone doing anything similar, please report it.

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