A weekend of no climbing at Arapiles… the Pines Plaza is back in operation though Dawn just outside of Natimuk Juergen solos Trapeze (11) Bouldering in the shade, spotters are go Vicious scorpion Kangaroo lazing at the bottom of Tiger Wall
No, I’m not actually going back to Tasmania. Well, not at the moment anyway. But here are a few more photos from the trip, just to prove there really was some climbing, and I wasn’t just touring around notable Tasmanian climbing locations. Most of the places we climbed at, we were the only people there. Boer heading up Cordon Bleu (15) at Freycinet I second up after Boer on Cordon Blue – damning the stuck nut. Bouldering on the beach at Honeymoon Bay. This rock was actually thoroughly manky, and swathes of sand and debris would come off … Continue reading back to tasmania
Seakayaking in Norman Bay Jamming in volcanic rock above the ocean Bouldering on Squeaky Beach Rock hopping on Squeaky Beach Sunset silhouette, Squeaky Beach
The world’s most mediocre climbers have discovered a dangerous new way to defy gravity — free soloing above a lake, which sometimes has swell from passing motorboats, which makes it really extreme, and totally hardcore. I’ve just seen the future of climbing. It’s not on Everest, or a wind-lashed Patagonian spire, nor is it on some gargantuan wall in Yosemite Valley. It’s in West Virginia, on some sandstone cliffs above Summersville Lake. I insinuated myself into a clan of cragrats, practitioners of a new mode of climbing called “deepwater soloing.” I was bobbing in the swell from passing speedboats at … Continue reading Then the storm would pass, and they would go back to their primitive lives, chasing rabbits and impregnating their womenfolk.
Weekend at Old Rag… Early morning pancakes, lots of sun, hiking up the mountain like little pack mules, loaded down with climbing gear, sweating like crazy, gloriously evil granite crack climbs, thunderstorms and rain at the end of the day, soaking wet trekking down off the mountain through brilliant green landscape, bright orange geckoes lazing on the road, cooking dinner sitting on the ground next to the ute, dragging aching legs to hike out to a campsite, collapsing in the tent and melting into the ground with exhaustion … fun :) Now excuse me while I go and throw my … Continue reading yes you did, you invaded poland
I collected my new bargain internet ordered crash pad from UPS last night. I don’t have a photo of it, but here is a replica being tested by my flatmates back home.
The woody warming night kicked off with some climbing/bouldering DVD watching – the one with bouldering in Nova Scotia was good, but The Australia Project was fairly rubbish (well it was nice to see some of my home crags, but they hardly made the most of it). Then warming of woody, photos below. It needs more roof holds, and more extensions are in the planning.
Jeff on Eggsocentric – V3 I think Vegas on the evil arete problem Marie on something delicate and crimpy Boulder field The Egg Left mantle Ocean on Casablanca – V3?
Exhausted. Bouldering at Governor Stable was very much fun. Everyone bouldered like champions. A couple of photos… of the first bunch of climbers walking in. I love the look of a herd of walking bouldering mats. And of still life with chalk bucket. Which I won… for coming second in the intermediate female division, woo. It came with the bear, as well as some chalk, and an M-16 bouldering brush. I was wondering why there was a package with a picture of a rifle on it. “Originally designed to clean the internals of an M-16 rifle, the M-16 Bouldering Brush … Continue reading governor stable – was awesome :)
Apparently this is samosa. I’d always referred to them as the crunchy triangle things. That were frequently found in the company of spring rolls. First time bouldering on Richmond Bridge today, until random hand pain intervened. There were going to be photos, but it started raining, and got all gloomy as the cold change swept over. So I guess today was the last of my sunny weather until it starts warming up in the US.
Bryden bouldering at the Mill. hopefully all the rumours are true, and we’ll have new bouldering areas opening up close to the city. the loss of the mill followed by the burning of vic ranges has left a bit of a gap in the melbourne gym climbing world. (meanwhile i’ve been busy incorporating all of my old photo sections into the site. soon there’ll be a nice shiny climbing link on the sidebar. however the next/previous page links at the bottom of the page keep refusing to load at the bottom of the page, unless you refresh)
heidi bouldering on white water wall, freycinet peninsula, tasmania.
Nick bouldering at Andersens. The Easter Bunny, captured in the Mt Stapylton campground.
playing on the brain death boulder
Nick on the bunny boulder. July 2001 Nick bouldering somewhere trackside in Central Gully. Jan 2002