16
Jan

Mt Arapiles – Rock climbing around Melbourne. pt.1

Rock climbing around Melbourne: Mt Arapiles Traddie baddie, hex clangers can’t get enough of this place – and for good reason. Mt Arapiles is a world class, internationally renowned traditional rock climbing destination. Many monumental moments in Australian (and, really, world) rock climbing have taken place on this bullet hard sandstone. Wolfgang Gullich journeyed here in 1985 to climb the

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10
Jan

A day in the life of an Urban Climb route setter

How does a route setter take rock climbing movements, and put it onto the walls at Urban Climb? It goes a little something like this…   Caffeination A legitimate dose of caffeine is essential. The team gathers, the coffee appears, and the psyche accumulates. The reality is, route setting is physically demanding. By weeks end, the team is sore –

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27
Dec

Member interview – Urban Climb Collingwood: Jack Abbott

This month at Urban Climb, we’re shining the spotlight on the ladies and gents who make up our community – it’s Members Month! This week: Urban Climb Collingwood. So yeah, we know – Collingwood isn’t actually open yet, but Jack was psyched enough to sign up for a foundation membership, so we wanted to touch base! Here’s our chat. What

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19
Dec

SufferFest is coming to West End

Skinned knees, wrecked skin, late nights, constant soreness – we all know rock climbing is as much about suffering as it is about pleasure. To help you embrace the beautiful type 2 fun climbing can offer, we’re kicking off 2018 with Urban Climb’s first SufferFest. We’ll be partnering with local climber Josh Worley to help raise funds for Climate Council and

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18
Dec

Member interview – Urban Climb West End: Ben Reid

This month at Urban Climb, we’re celebrating our fantastic community with Members Month. We’re catching up with the top 3 most frequent visitors to each of our facilities. This week: Urban Climb West End! Meet Ben Reid! Ben clocked in at #1 visits this year with 277 check-ins! This bloke is keeeeen. I sat down with Ben to talk about

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