Fri 3 9:00am - Sun 12 Apr 2015 5:00pm
Posted by Tom P
on Thu, 19 Feb 2015
Leaders: Tom P
Standard: app/trips.standards.Intermediate to Advanced climber
Meeting: Tue, 24 Feb 2015, 5:23 pm
I'll be running a trip to Moonarie this Easter for around a week to ten days. This is a climbing area I've been wanting to get to for a long time however its distance from Melbourne makes it somewhat more involved to run a trip there. The weather in early April seems pretty good - highs of around 25o during the day and probably getting pretty chilly during the evenings.
The climbing in Moonarie is supposed to be world-class - I've heard tht the rock and style of climbing could be compared to Mt Rosea in the Grampians if you have climbed there before. It is all trad - no sport routes. The routes I believe are difficult and sustained for the grade and most of the quality routes start above grade 16/17. Therefore this is not a particularly beginner friendly trip, you would want to be leading at least grade 16 ideally grade 18 trad, or be able to second up to grade 20 - if you can do that you'll have a f'ing rad time!
The plan would be to leave on Friday the 3rd of April (or ideally on Thursday I suppose if we can manage it) and drive the 12 or 13 hours that it apparently takes to get there. Climb like mad for 7 days or so and then drive back the following Saturday or Sunday (11th/12th Feb).
I'll flesh this out with more details at some point soon, but that it is the general gist of what should go down.
Any questions shoot me an email - tom.patton13[at]gmail.com
Check out TheCrag for more info on the climbing there:
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