DMM Try Hard Competition

Celebrate the release of ISSUE 13 (which you can download here) with our DMM Try Hard comp and win big. Normally no one loves a try-hard. But not us. We love try-hards. After all, isn’t climbing all about trying hard? Every weekend ocker Aussies can be heard shouting ‘Venga, Venga, Venga!’, ‘Allez, Allez, Allez’ or ‘Get a dog up ya, ya mongrel’ at the crag. Some bilingual genii even shout ‘a muerte’, and let’s face it, there’s no trying harder…

DMM comp winner

Everyone loves a good rack so obviously we were inundated with entries for our #CLIMBNOWWORKLATER DMM comp. But it wasn’t just the big-ol’ prize of a DMM trad rack including a set of DMM’s Dragons cams from size 0 to 6, a set of Wallnuts from size 1–11, ten Phantom 18cm quickdraws, two Boa screwgate karabiners, and a chalk bag that together are worth more than $1500 and would struggle to fit into the Fat Man’s sack. It was the spirit of…

Win a DMM Trad Rack

‘Climb Now, Work Later’ goes the classic DMM catchphrase. Climb Now. It’s an imperative. An order. And what could make it easier to climb now? A brand-spanking, shiny new trad rack, something to parade around Mt Piddington and turn your buddies green with envy. And guess what? In conjunction with those munificent Welsh gear-wizards, DMM, we’re giving one away. That’s right, one lucky VL reader is going to get an early Xmas present. ‘What will I get?’ we hear you breathlessly ask. A set of DMM’s…

News – Urban Climb Bouldering Festival 2014

Elizabeth Cuskelly reports on a massive weekend of bouldering in Queensland The Urban Climb Bouldering Festival 2014 – Powered by Pinnacle Sports once again delivered a fantastic weekend for both the social and the more serious competitors. A strong cohort of 342 climbers from Queensland and further afield competed over the two days in Australia’s largest Pumpfest. The massive $15,000 prize pool up for grabs was a great incentive, with the freebies flying the whole weekend – everything from lollypops…

Winner – Issue 7 subscriber comp

Our subscriber competition for Issue 7 – which is hotter than summer – has been run and won and because the timing is bang on we are playing the role of fat beardo in a red suit for one lucky Vertical Life reader. Christmas is a time of giving – giving is great – but is it as good as receiving? Probably not. Receiving is rad and with that in mind Joanne Andreolas should be a happy little climber as she takes home an early Christmas…

Australian Boulder Nationals

William Hammersla reports on his first nationals event All images courtesy of Eddie Fowke ( After some strange weather and snow in the Blue Mountains, Sydney threw us a stunning, sunshine filled weekend for the Sport Climbing Australian Boulder Nationals last weekend. As we walked into Villawood the air was filled with the sound of nervous chatter and drills, I could barely keep the smile off my face as I glanced upstairs at the World Cup–style walls that held our…

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