Arapiles 2017

Arapiles lived up to its reputation as Australia’s premier climbing destination when BRC headed to the well-known crag in north-west Victoria for two weeks of climbing in September/October.

Described as “the most loved and known, easily accessible quality crag in the land” (, Arapiles is mostly a trad climbing destination.

With over 2000 climbs within close proximity, Arapiles provided Club members with an abundance of beautiful routes, long lines and big jugs! Some of the favourite aspects of climbing at this destination were the great exposure, fantastic protection and wonderful company.

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Mt Cooroora 2017

On Sunday, 13 August 2017, the BRC visited Mt Cooroora, Pomona. One of BRC’s own Club members has been devoting his time and energy to bolting climbs at this crag, and it was a treat for BRC to be able to enjoy his climbs with guidance from the route setter himself.

With the BRC group the only climbers at Mt Cooroora on the day, it was nice for the Club to have free reign over the crag, which offers a wide range of single and multi-pitch climbs.

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Redcliffs 2017

Redcliffs was the host of a BRC day trip on Sunday, 16 July 2017. Redcliffs is a “sandstone cliff hidden in the bush at the foothills of Toowoomba.” (

BRC climbers were lucky enough to be accompanied on the trip by local legend Phil Box, who is responsible for much of the development of climbing in this area.

Although the grading was a bit stiff, those who attended enjoyed a wide range of mixed, trad and sport grades. A few BRC members even had the privilege of experiencing a trad route that is yet to be named. It has been declared as one of the favourites of the trip and has been described as having “a beautiful start and a really dirty and ugly finish, but .. totally worth it.”

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On the weekend of 27 and 28 May 2017, the Brisbane Rockclimbing Club ascended upon Urbenville for a weekend of climbing, camping and camaraderie!

Urbenville is 150 km south of Brisbane via Beaudesert and, although it lies in rural NSW, it is close enough that Queensland climbers consider it one of our own. The group stayed at Tooloom Falls and enjoyed the basic free facilities and the ability to gather around a campfire at night.

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Frog Trip 2017

With “Frog season” in full swing, the BRC’s annual Frog weekend was held on 24 – 25 June 2017, including the mid-year dinner at Dugandan Pub on the Saturday night.

Frog Buttress lies on the north-west side of Mount French, near the town of Boonah, which is about 100km South West of Brisbane. Frog is one of Australia’s classic crags and is Queensland’s crack climbing ‘mecca’!

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