Beginner Climbing (Saturday) - Mittagong - opt camping at Wingello

Trip type: 
Climbing
Difficulty: 
Easy
Start date: 
Saturday, 26 October 2019 - 7:30am to 8:00pm

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This is day one of the climbing weekend. Signing up does not mean your spot is guaranteed. The numbers of beginner climbers will depend on numbers of intermediate/advanced climbers and drivers. I will send out a confirmation email a week before the trip.

I'd love to gain more experience in outdoor climbing and just to explore some cool crags I haven't been. Here is the guide from the Crag: https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/mt-alexandra. It is about 2hr drive from Canberra. I'm particularly interested in Central Area and Vox Populi Wall. 

You will need (most can be hired from gear store): helmet, harness, belay device (megajul/ ATC/ GriGri), locking carabiner, climbing shoes, appropriate clothing for weather, food and water for 1 day.

Optional car camping at Wingello State Forest Campground, in which case you need to bring your own overnight gear (tent, food, water, sleeping bag etc). You must sign up to the Wingello trip if you intend to join the second part of the climbing weekend.

When you sign up, please include

-your climbing experience 
-if you can bring a car
-if you will camp with us at Wingello for the Sunday climb
-your expectation out of this trip (e.g. send a project, learn to lead etc.)

No pre-trip meeting but there's recommended pre-trip homework: 
-Partner safety check
-Tying into the rope
-Voice Commands
-Belaying with a Megajul

Some more advanced skills:
-Leading (clipping quickdraws)
-Lead belaying
-Cleaning a sport anchor

 

Costs: 
$75 per car + gear hire costs
Intended plan: 
We will leave ANU Sport at 7:30am. After a day of climbing, depending on drivers' availability, you can choose to go home or camp at Wingello with us for the Sunday climb.
Local knowledge: 
This will be my first time in Mittagong.
-13 slots left.