News From Around the Land

A little rock news from around OZ Andrea Hah had a good Sendtember, climbing her project at Diamond Falls, Grey Area (33). Grey Area was originally put up by the Mythical Master of Movement, Garth Miller, and it is Andrea’s second tick at the grade. Apparently it didn’t go without a struggle, Andrea fell of the final moves at least 20 times, enough to break the heart of any normal climber. Luckily Andrea has a heart bigger than a Clydesdale. Whilst in…

2015 Australian Boulder Nationals

Campbell Harrison reports on the 2015 Australian Boulder Nationals This year’s Australian National Boulder Climbing Championships were nothing short of spectacular. It marked significant progression in climbing as a sport, and displayed the best of the truly special community that we are all so lucky to be a part of. Once again the competition – graciously hosted and sponsored by the City of Ballarat – was held on a purpose-built wall rather than in a local gym. This made the…

Interview – Mattias Braach-Maksvytis

Sydney climber Mattias Braach-Maksvytis has been crushing the blocs of late, particularly devouring anything that requires large jumps –  in fact, we doubt any Australian climber has done as many big dynos as Mattias. We caught up with him to find out a bit more. How old are you? 24 Can you give us a brief bio of yourself? I’ve lived in Sydney all my life. I route set and work at SICG St Peters and study Medical Science at USYD….

Blog – Fires at the Crag

When it comes to lighting fires in inappropriate places I’ve been there, done that. When I was 11 or 12 my best mate at the time, Jamie, and I thought it would be good idea to do some burning off on my parent’s property in the Grampians. (They were out at the time, thus lowering the usual barriers to stupidity.) We lit a fire about 20m away from the bush that caps the hill near their house, and from this…

More new hard trad in China

Logan Barber has climbed another badarse trad crack. After thrashing himself on Cobra Crack for a season (and getting close to sending it) Logan returned to the scene where earlier this year he put up China’s hardest trad route – The Firewall – and just clipped the chains on the Honeycomb Dome, which could be China’s newest hardest trad route. We got a few words from the man on the route including the expected vacillating on the grade. (Read our great piece on Logan…

Best Forgotten Classics – Adelaide Hills

Steve Kelly brings us the first in our ‘Best Forgotten Classics’ series… Some say that the Adelaide Hills should ‘best be forgotten’, although if you believe that then your climbing resume probably has never seen a chalked hold outside of the Norton Summit ‘entrapment area’. Far from it, the ‘Hills’ holds a bunch of classic routes that offer more variety than a Lean Cuisine menu plan. And to whet your appetite ere are just some of the finest offerings beyond of…

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