vendredi 22 juin 2007

Glasshouse mountains, Mount Tibrogargan

The Adventure begins.
Last time Jeyoz and I got together for a climb it was in the blue mtn NSW for a climb called Wild in the Wind, 70 meters 16. After that we thought we could take on anything.
So the planning begins, time to look for a new project. I now live in Brisbane so the only mountains around here are pretty small and not much to choose from, but full of climbs.
So I jump on the web and search for the topos and find the glasshouse mountains, these mtns are made of ryolite and protrude from the ground quite spectacularly as the most prominent features in a flat area.

Time to pick the climb.
So why not double the height and then add some, hey and why not up the grade just for fun to say 21 from last time.

So I email jey oz,

“damage” hey jeyoz found these mtns up here, renound climbing spot but mostly TRAD. Have picked a climb called airtime over pumicestone its 245m graded 21, have a look see what you think.

“Jeyoz” Looks good how much trad.

“damage” Hmm not much, come on we can do it.

So we book the flight and accom, now as for the accommodation, found this great spot only 3 kilometres from the climb, what I failed to pass on to jeyoz was that I planned to use my 4wd camper trailer, not sure what he thought we he turned up, I’m going to sleep where.
But it did only cost us $28 a night for the 2 of us, more money for beer.

We arrive at the camp site and set up, then head to town to get our food for the next couple of days.

After this it was time to go and see what we had set for ourselves, off we go heading to the location. It was amazing the rock just sits up out of the ground, waiting to be climbed now all we needed to do was find the climb, as Jeyoz will tell you the topos over here are very vague at the best of times.

Climb starts left of big tree between G and D. Hmmmm eventually we found what we thought was probable the climb and off we went, pitch #1 up we went, by the time we got back to ground we realised the it took 40 min just to the first pitch, it was going to be a busy day tomorrow.
So we packed up and headed to the nearest pub for a beer or 2 and discuss how was going to climb which pitch.

At the pub we decided that jey oz would start out and I would take on the 2nd pitch as it was mostly TRAD leaving jey oz to take on the crux which had at least 11 bolts over the 40meter pitch.

Stay Tuned for Part 2 the climb.

12 commentaires:

Fredstache a dit…

Coool ! Tomorrow will be a long day but everything seems to be planed ...

Fredstache a dit…

Do you know the "Devils marbles" in Autralia ?
It looks like big round red boulders ... Alice Springs ... in the north of Australia ? This area seems to be very crazy and amazing for hard bouldering ... What do you thing ? next trip ?

Fredstache a dit…

Kangaroo Island, Adelaide !!!

JeyOz a dit…

"Devils marbles" in Autralia ? I never heard that before. But Kangaroo Island in Victoria, I knew ... but not for climbing. Mr Fredstache seems to know a lot about climbing in Australia.
One project for me is : The Grampians in Victoria. Over 5000 climbs, up to 200m, sandstone ...

Damage a dit…

Yes are aware of devils marbles, a very very long way to go for a bouldering weekend.
I will incorporate it into my travel plan when going around Aus next year.

Kangaroo island is a beautiful place, but not many climbs. There are so many climbing area's that are easier to access and just as spectacular.

The Grampians are a very well known place in Australia one of the more talked about locations.

Damage a dit…

I can just see Jeyoz on the climb in the photo.

Fredstache a dit… nature-animaux/nature/diaporama/ rochers/3.shtml

Come on for Huge Trip in France next year with JeyOz !

TonySport a dit…

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