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a vicious scorpion

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

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building a pillow fort

A hot weekend at Arapiles saw us baking in dry 40oC heat in the Pines.


Swimming in the fire dam, somehow avoiding death by rope swing, and not catching any fish


And hiding in nice cool caves (well I did anyway).


In conclusion: lying on cool shady rock on a 40oC is much cooler than sitting in my un-airconditioned apartment on a 40oC day. Climbing in the sun is not the coolest option.

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minions to carry the cowbells

A warm sunny weekend was spent at Arapiles, as we took out a heap of beginners to play on the rock, and come multi-pitching.

Nothing quite like sleeping outside in the Pines campground, watching satellites before you fall asleep, listening to the guys in the campsite next door talk about their epics on past climbs, and having possums run all over the campsite, and over you in your sleeping bag, as they hunt around for food. And then getting woken up by the rising moon, before falling asleep again, and getting woken by the sun the second time around.

Clear blue skies, and noone fell to their deaths while rapelling. Not a bad weekend.