After Work Climbing Playdate

Edinburgh Gardens (Northern End), Fitzroy North 16 Mar 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm

The days are getting shorter and the end of daylight savings is sneaking up on us. Why not squeeze in a Mountaineering & Tree Climbing Playdate after work?

This is a relaxed outing with the intentions to go through some basic techniques like self-rescue out of a crevasse, pulley systems and maybe tree climber rescue. Z-drag, Swiss pulleys and other entertaining techniques coming your way 🙂

Australia has a surprising lack of glaciers and is therefore pretty much crevasse free. On the other hand, we’ve got plenty of coffee shops, wonderful gums and a local council which doesn’t mind climbing trees. This playdate is for mountaineers who want to brush up their crevasse and self rescue skills; technical tree climbers who just want to hang out after a stressful Thursday at work, as well as multi-pitch climbers who had an epiphany and realised they should practise those skills.

Of course you can also just climb trees for fun. Closest area for hipster-supplies is St. Georges  > you can go climbing AND have a sustainable, gluten free falafel wrap! Maybe not – I have no idea. I’d just go for the ice-cream shop 🙂

Trip prerequisites:

–  You have basic rope skills

–  You have your own gear (mountaineering or tree climbing); including a helmet.

Suitable for climbers of all levels. Beginner’s places are limited.

You can self-register for this trip via this link, or contact Philipp by email:


Photos: Philipp Hammes and Tree Climbing Shenanigans

Contact: Philipp Hammes

Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.