Tag: rock 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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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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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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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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