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Monday, March 6th, 2006
4:56 pm
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Rock Climbing at Mount Arapiles
A group from RMIT went rock climbing at Mount Arapiles this weekend. Arapiles is the best rock climbing area in victoria with hundreds of routes. This was a leaders trip but I managed to sneak into it. The weekend was boiling hot, 36 degrees both days, so we got pretty scortched. We got there on friday night at about 11:30pm and went pretty much straight to bed after a long 5 hour drive. On Saturday we did a short climb called Agamemnon with is graded as a 10 and was pretty easy (smaller is easier, around 30's are hardest climbs). Tim lead the climb and Grant and I seconded and thirded it. It was only about a 30 meter climb but it still took us a couple of hours and it had two pitches. The first pitch was quite easy a 6 and the second was the 10. At the top we
rappelling down. Here is a photo of Tim coming down
http://wumbi.homedns.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core:ShowItem&g2_itemId=7113
And this shows were we climbed, its the left crack in the middle section
http://wumbi.homedns.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core:ShowItem&g2_itemId=7143

In the afternoon we went for a swim in the wimerra river to cool down and after that did a little bouldering. There is heaps of bouldering at Arapiles, might have to run a bouldering trip there.

The next day we did a longer climb which was over 100 meters and graded 12. It was called the Watchtower Chimney and it had 4 pitches. The first pitch was long 45m and almost completely in the sun. The backs of my feet were burning on the way up. We almost used the entire rope as well because we turned it into 3 pitches to get into the shade. We actually walked the second pitch and went straight to the third. The third pitch was the hardest and involved going up the chimeny. It was a bit annoying with a backpack on my back because it helped to have your back on the wall in some spots. The last pitch was really easy as well basically walking except for the very start of it. After that we walked back down and back to the camp site. We went for a quick swim again and then headed home.
Friday, February 17th, 2006
1:37 pm
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Hello, I'm here now - we can begin :D
11:51 am
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Cape Otway
Cape Otway National Park is about 200km south west of melbourne along the coast. This was an outdoors club trip I organised with RMIT. There was just four of us on the trip because 3 people had pulled out in the last week. It ended up being Nicole, Raquel, Rachael and I. The first night we stayed at Bimbi camp ground which we had to pay for. Nicole brought a full sized blow up matress which was a bit crazy because it would have weighed a tonne.
Nicole Blowing up her matress

This is all of us heading of in the morning
All of us
Girls on the fence

There was these funny signs all of the place
Cliff
Waves

And we tried to emulate them
Raqael
Me

We walked along the beach for most of the day
Beach 1
Beach 2
Beach 3

Rock pools
Rock pool

We visited rainbow falls which was a water fall that is created by water coming out of the rocks, it doesn't tip over the top.
Rainbow Falls 1 - Far Away
Rainbow Falls 2
Rainbow Falls 3
Rainbow Falls 4

After more walking on the beach and some rock hopping we headed for the river and campsite
More Walking on the beach
Yet More Walking on the beach
Rock Hopping
Aire River

Eventually we ended up at the campsite
Camp Site

At night I went down to the beach and watched the sun set
Sunset 1
Sunset 2
Sunset 3
Sunset 4
Sunset 5

The next day we walked back along the cliff tops
Cliff Top 1
Cliff Top 2

We got back at about 1pm so we drove to the 12 apostles.
12 Apostles 1
12 Apostles 2
12 Apostles 3

On the way home we had fish and chips with a deep friend mars bar.
Deep Fried Mars bar

More Photos here
12:37 am
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RMIT Outdoors club
The RMIT outdoors club runs heaps of outdoors activities, for students and non-students. The main focus of the club is rock climbing, but there is many hiking, rafting, and skiing trips as well. Take a look at the web page
http://www.momentech.com.au/outdoors/
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