Tag: climbing


2018 Queensland Youth State Titles wrap-up

  Done and dusted! Another Queensland State Titles in the bag. More than 100 youth competitors made the trip down to The Rock Indoor Climbing Gym over the weekend to compete for the youth state crown. 2018 was the first year in Queensland that the lead climbing event has been split over 2 weekends – with the open event taking

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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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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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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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