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Giving a spot

After drawing as much sympathy out of friends and family as possible over the last two weeks and consuming my supply of prescription pain killers I’m left musing over injuries, climbing and giving a spot. I recently had a little operation on my ankle, removing some bone and hopefully allowing me to run again. Yay! As it continues to heal

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The Lucky Location, Location, Location of Newcastle

The Lucky Location, Location, Location of Newcastle Living around the Newcastle area we are lucky to have our own local Indoor Climbing Gym within close proximity. As far as natural resources go the Steel City is lucky to be sitting on and surrounded by an abundant amount of useful rock; Some of it to burn for power, the rest of the

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Mick and Pete in the Gramps

Mick and Pete in the Gramps A little over twelve months ago myself, Michael Tonen and a good mate of mine Jim McGuinness experienced around 6 days bouldering in the Grampians. The trip was so good we thought we would try to get back the next year around at the same time. Well, that time has come around however, unfortunately

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The Legendary Lobster Cave

The Legendary Lobster Cave   Lobster Cave is a classic all weather climbing area on the Central Coast. About 1hr 20 min drive south from Pulse Climbing Gym. It’s located on the North head of the Hawkesbury River looking over another legendary surf spot ‘The Box’. The climbing is super steep on great Grampians style golden orange rock. 99% sport

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Easter Bunny’s Presents

Good Friday was really good for Jason Piper, who managed to put together all the moves on his first ascent at Bulahdelah. He called it “The Beast Factor” and gave the grade of 28. This line climbs a seemingly featureless white wall and took him over 6 months of work to snag the clean ascent. It’s a great addition to

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Beulah Rock Festivus Wrap Up

Beulah Rock Festivus Wrap Up Over the Easter long weekend over 25 Newcastle locals headed up to the Beulah Rock Festivus near Armidale in the NSW highlands. The Newy crew took over one of the 3 farm houses on the property and staked claim to some of the hundreds of granite boulders that lay around the 2600 acre property. The

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Monkey Face Working Bee

Monkey Face Working Bee After a busy weekend at Monkey Face the following routes were re-bolted or fixed. “Joe’s Climb” 21 = Now has a Lower off, don’t need to use old manky thread. “Profanity” 21 = Now has a lower off. “Waynes World” 26, and “Turquosine” 22 = Now have a lower off “RS” 18 = Top anchor, no

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Monkey Face Working Bee – 11/3/12

Monkey Face Working Bee – Sunday 11th March We are organising a working bee this Sunday, 11th March, out at Monkey Face, in the Watagans. Come out and lend a hand if you can spare a few hours. We will be meeting at the bottom car park at 9am. We will be carrying out general track maintenance and re-bolting of

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Sea Monsters

Sea Monsters Finally the rain had broken and climbers descended on the local crags in droves. A sunny day was forecast with temps pushing 30 degrees, there was really only one option, the sea cliffs around Port Stephens. Climbing through summer in hot temps is about maintenance. Keeping your finger strength and fitness up so you can hit the ground

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NZ Mountaineering – Strauchon face of Mt Dilemma

NZ Mountaineering – Strauchon face of Mt Dilemma During December Pete Kuzcera and I spent 17 days in New Zealand, predominantly reading books and drinking tea, but we did manage to get some long alpine rock routes accomplished too! With an optimistic weather forecast, a rusty hire car and a boot full of food we headed straight for Mount Cook

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