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Seeing that the weather has such a huge impact on climbing, canyoning and other outdoor activities, we have now included some additional weather forecasting and reporting resources to help you plan your activities. For more weather reporting information go to our weather page.


Kids ClimbingIt's great to see the "little people" out there having fun on rock or plastic, it's bad when they show you up. It often amazes me when toddlers climb up onto kitchen bench tops or other high places only to be chastised by their parents who know all too well how much damaged may result if the toddler should fall.Rob Drummond took this photo of his son Alec (4yrs 10months) indoor climbing. Rob showed him a roof problem and that's nearly all he did all day.
The photo was taken at the Hangout in Perth.

Great work Alec
click on the image to see Alec full sized

Monique climbs into the record booksThe newspaper article told us how Monique Forestier of Mt Victoria has become only the second Australian woman ever to climb a grade 30 climb.The grade 30 climb that they speak of is a three star climb at Bowens Creek called "Pigs in Space". [more]
New Owners for Rocksports

Rocksports, the well known outdoor store has new owners and a new name. The new owners Ian Cross and Karen Rickard reported in a Blue Mountains Gazette article (28th May 03) that they now have an improved ranges of services and products and are attracting greater numbers of tourists.They are now trading as Blue Mountains Outdoor Pty Ltd and can be contacted on 47393152, they are operating from the same address at 1A Ross St, Glenbrook.[more]

Monique Forestieron fireOn Friday 11th July 03, Monique became Australia's hardest female climber when she put up a new grade 31 route. Garth Miller climbed Monique's new route confirming its grade. [more]
Out of Reach

When aid climbing, it’s often necessary to “top step” in your aiders or etriers in order to reach the next placement [more]
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