26
Mar

How to speak like a rock climber

Being left out sucks. Conversely, it’s pretty sweet when you’re in a little clique. Knowing how to talk the talk is what it’s all about, and there ain’t no talk like climbing talk. Here’s a little run-down so you find yourself on the right side of the equation next time the strong-dudes in the training area are recapping their last

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13
Mar

Queensland Open Lead Titles Wrap Up

The Queensland competition season is officially underway. A swarm of over-stoking athletes descended upon The Rock Indoor Climbing Gym this past weekend for the K2 2018 Queensland Open State Lead Titles. The event not only served as a qualification competition for nationals later this year, but also provided opportunities for newer climbers to test the waters of competition climbing, and

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15
Feb

Urban Youth Squad at Vic State Titles

This past weekend saw the Victorian State Lead Titles go off with a bang down in Melbourne. We saw the typical comp blur of route setting, psyche, whippers, tops, tears, and tantrums. All told, more than 100 competitors turned out to vie for the title across a range of categories. Three of the Urban Climb Youth Squad made the journey

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7
Feb

Rock climbing around Melbourne: Grampians (sport climbing)

Rock climbing around Melbourne: Grampians (sport climbing) Once you’ve sampled the boulders of The Grampians, you can’t help but look up and beyond. There’s kilometres of cliff-line, and it’s packed with some of the highest quality sandstone rock climbing in the world. To foreign climbers, the historic Taipan Wall features perhaps the best known rock climbing routes in Australia. With

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24
Jan

Rock climbing around Melbourne: Grampians (bouldering)

Rock climbing around Melbourne: Grampians (bouldering) Perhaps the only thing that could make Mt Arapiles a better rock climbing destination, is if there was world class bouldering and sport climbing within an hours drive. Oh wait… The Grampians are every bit as good at Mt Arapiles, if for different reasons. Better known among non-climbers, the Grampians is a holiday destination

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