Interview – Baffle Days

If in 2004 someone told you that the media’s biggest growth area in 2020 was going to be radio you’d have thrown your Motorola RAZR flip phone at them, but hey, here we are listening to the wireless more than ever. Amanda Watts and Tom O’Halloran are the brains and the brawn behind Baffle Days, an Aussie-focussed podcast that is one of our faves at VLHQ. We caught up with them in their home in the beating heart of Australian…

Interview – Kevin Lindorff

We speak to Kevin Lindorff, incoming president of the Victorian Climbing Club (VCC) and long time climber, to get his take on the VCC, its role and its future. Congratulations on recently being elected president of the Victorian Climbing Club, can you tell us a little about your personal bio (in case anyone already doesn’t know who you are!) and also your history with the VCC? I did my first climb when I was 12.  It was the start of…

Interview – Jake Bresnehan on White Ladder

You recently got the third ascent of White Ladder (34) at Nowra and did the FA of the extension. For a short route it’s quite complicated, being comprised of Attack Mode, the White Ladder extension and now your new extension to White Ladder, can you break the route down for us? Oh it is a goodie. It’s a power-endurance classic and should be on everyone’s fridge list. It’s about 35 moves with a little procrastination rest before the final boulder….

News – Ben Cossey on the Red Project

Ben Cossey 🐕😍 just climbed The RED Project (35) at Diamond Falls, becoming the second Aussie to climb that grade. We had a little chat with him to find out more. Last weekend you climbed The Red Project, how did it go down? Hmmm, well, like any route, I tied in at the bottom and hoped to get to the top, it just so happened that the time I did it I didn’t fall off, which was nice. I had…

Getting Organised in NSW

We chat to Vanessa Wills, one of the driving forces behind the formation of the Australian Climbing Association New South Wales Why does NSW need a climbing access association? The closures currently affecting the Grampians should be enough to convince climbers that a strategic presence and a credible voice in access is vitally important. Each state has different regulations concerning access to public lands. Therefore although the Australian Climbing Association Queensland (ACAQ) and the Australian Climbing Association Victoria (ACAV) share…

Interview – Lucy Stirling

Filmmaker, Matt Raimondo, interviews and films Queensland climber Lucy Stirling talking climbing and competing. When did you discover climbing? The first time I went climbing was probably a tree when I was two years old. As soon as I could walk I could climb pretty much anything. My parents wouldn’t know where I was at any one given time. But when I first actually climbed on a climbing wall was probably at high school when I was about 13, and…

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