Our committee members for 2016 are
Nigel Joyce - President,
Breanne Vincent - Secretary,
Stephen Waite - Treasurer,
A successful Xmas party has come and gone. Your 2015 committee members are Nigel Joyce, Vincent Geisler, Ashley Colston, Johnny Ben-Tovim, Steve Waite and Julian de Morton.
Hope you all have a safe Xmas and happy climbing in 2015
Well Arapiles has come and gone for 2014. All that ventured down had a great time, especially the newcomers to that magic place. Congratulations to Peter getting his 1st 100m+ multipitch and for Lauren on scoring her 1st 2 100m+ multipitch climbs.
The weather here is really starting to warm up but we have one more club trip , this weekend, Sat. Oct 25th to Ngun Ngun and a BBQ at Kangaroo Point on Nov. 15th. A reminder that the BRC Xmas Party is on Dec. 6th
Well it's been a pretty good 2014 climbing wise. The start was a bit washed out but good weather at Brooyar in March brought out the hordes, with everyone getting lots of climbing under their belts. The Tibro weekend had to be cancelled due to the bushfires which turned the mountain into a shooting range, but all seems good now. A day trip to Frog was well attended with many 1st timers having a go at the joys of jamming :)
Easter saw the BRC at Nowra and Pt Perpendicular and all that can be said is ... awesome. We scored 2 perfect days at Pt Perp which was the highlight for most folk. Points go to a couple of the lads for totally shattering themselves by the end of 10 days.
A trip to Urbenville in May was cut short by rain, but 3 days at Brooyar in June made up for that. Always a fun crag to climb at.
A trip to Viewpoint and Paparazzi on Mt Maroon last weekend (July 19-20) was well attended and all the newcomers to Mt Maroon were suitably impressed with the climbing, although the big walk in on both days raised the eyebrows of those who were used to easy access sport crags. It was satisfying to show adventure trad and sport climbing to the younger members of the club, have them enjoy it and want more.
August sees a couple of more trips locally before another big trip to Arapiles in late September. Looking forward to it.
Welcome to another year of climbing.
2014 promises to be another mega year of trips for the club. We have trips to Brooyar, Urbenville, Girraween, Frog Buttress, lots of crags in the Glasshouse Mts, Mt Maroon, Tinbeerwah and Red Cliffs/Goanna Pt. As well as this plethora of climbing we are again doing 2 big trips this year. Easter (10 days) will be spent at Nowra and Pt Perpendicular, camping at Nowra. After the successful and fun filled trip to Arapiles last year, we are again heading down there in late September for 2 weeks at the best climbing crag you may ever visit. There is also an added temptation of extending the Arapiles trip for an extra week (or so) to Moonarie in remote South Australia. This of course suggests we need plenty of trad practice at Frog Buttress before September.
The club has moved from strength to strength over the last 3 years with over 100 members each year. Apart from the organised trips, members have climbed regularly all over S-E QLD and beyond, included a number of members who visited the Blue Mts after our club trip there in Easter 2013, a dedicated couple who did a serious climbing trip ending in the Grampians, a trio who ventured over to the USA, a couple of dedicated lads who headed off to NZ for some rock excursions over Christmas and our German, now married love birds, who after getting hitched back home, are climbing their way through the USA before heading back to Australia.
We also have a member putting together a film of climbing in S-E QLD. Awesome stuff Lewis.
Climbing in S-E QLD is undergoing an exponential growth, so this is also a reminder that newcomers to this activity look to the more experienced for guidance. Please be aware of your conduct at all crags and remember that others do take note and observe the standards of perceived, more experienced climbers, especially when we are identifiable as a club.
Unfortunately there have been a number of accidents at Kangaroo Point, not club members, but mostly people new to the vertical world. The ACAQ (and your committee) has asked that when an obviously dangerous practice is observed, please step up and diplomatically suggest other, safer options.
Hope to see you all on the rock in 2014
Climb well and Climb safe