Video – Desert Crack

Love climbing? Get your subscription to Vertical Life here. Natimuk local Mark Gould has established one of the best cracks in the Grampians. In late 2018 he freed an old aid line, originally teetered up by Neil Monteith some time in the distant past. Located in the Northern Grampians, Desert Crack goes at about 27 or 28, leans from right to left, is overhanging and constricts to thin fingers at the crux – what more could you want?

Video – Space Oddity (29) Coolum Cave

When winter is coming, it’s time for you to cast your eyes northward looking to catch a little mid-year sun. Get psyched as you watch this vid of The Mayor of Coolum, John J Obrien, hauling himself up the blocky brilliance of Space Oddity (29). Big love to Radest Productions for the camera work and for exposing us to the pure comfort of shooting off access gear.  

Video – Where the Wild Things Are (V7), Grampians

Can you get enough video of bouldering in the Grampians? Stef romping around Where the Wild Things Are (V7) at the Valley of the Giants in the Grampians. In this sector there are some very cool high ball boulders set amongst a beautiful forest.

Western Australian Bouldering

With the release of Will Atkinson’s new short video – titled confusingly given the quality of the stone that it showcases West Coast Choss – the people of Oz may finally have realised that there is a lot of bouldering to do be done way out west in Western Australia Give us the Will Atkinson 101? I’m 32 years old and I’m from Sheffield in the UK, I have been living in Perth, WA for the last 18 months. I’m currently working at…

Grampians bouldering – The Magic Pencil (V7)

The Valley of the Giants in the Grampians has some big boulders set amidst some beautiful forest, Here James Allen ascends The Magic Pencil (V7).

Video – Nalle Hukkataival, The World is not Flat

Nalle Hukkataival making the first ascent of The World is Not Flat (V14) at Buandik in the Grampians, and The Golden Rule (V12), a recent neo-classic that’s located not too far from Buandik. Interestingly, The World is Not Flat is yet to be repeated, despite some good boulderers attempting it, with some suggesting it may be a grade harder. Big thanks to Oliver Miller for the edit and Yannick Godfrin for the footage. You can download the latest edition of the…

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