Video – Bare Rock

Feature – Stacks Bluff winter mixed climbing

A new mixed route is added to the speckled history of winter climbing at Stacks Bluff, and not without a shitload of drama As a kid living in Kuna, Idaho, I played in the snow a lot. After a big dump, my cousins and I would hold onto the rear bumper of my stepdad’s truck and he would tow us – skiing in our cowboy boots until we couldn’t hold on any longer. We called it hooky-bobbing. Kuna was the…

News – crag vandalised in Sydney

Someone has been chopping bolts at popular Sydney crag, The Hide Away. The south Sydney climbing spot, best known for Matt Brooks’ 20m roof classic, Ghetto Superstar (28), has in the last few months seen persons unknown chopping both bolts on routes and also metal rungs used for access. “They have only touched bolts on easy routes and the access rungs.” Neil Monteith, who first discovered the damage, said, “So I do feel it’s a local non-climber, possibly with some kind…

Review – The All-rounder, Ocun WeBee Quattro

Ocun is a brand that is probably unfamiliar to many Australian climbers, but it’s just recently become available here. We asked Nati local and climbing instructor, Adam Demmert to take the Ocun WeBee Quattro for a test run. This is what he had to say. As a self-professed gear freak and proponent of comfort when climbing, the Ocun WeBee Quattro harness was on my radar to get my hands on or, more to the point, get my waist into. The…

Video – Grampians Bouldering

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