Due to the extension of Lockdown 6.0, and the implementation of further restrictions, the August EOM@Araps/Djurite has been cancelled.
Michael O’Reilly – VCC Trip Co-ordinator
During these COVID times, all VCC Events and trips may need to be cancelled at very short notice. If this trip goes ahead as planned, it is essential that all intending participants contact the leader prior to the trip, as well as read all of the documents referred to below. Members cannot just ‘turn up’ on the weekend. If the public health advice changes, there may be additional restrictions restrictions applicable to this trip.
During these COVID times, it is important that all participants read the VCC COVID-19 Safety Plan and VCC Advice to Participants on Club Trips, Courses and Activities before signing up for this trip. The advice and guidelines have been published on our website:
Mt Arapiles can provide some stunning, sunny climbing days in winter. When you look eastwards and see The Grampians covered in cloud, you really do get to appreciate Arapiles at its best. And the excellent friction in winter makes the famous Araps quartzite easier to smear on!
Enjoy climbing in full sun on some of the longer multi-pitch routes, single pitch outings on Central Gully Left or on the sunny side of Mitre Rock. Get up (reasonably) early and catch the warming rays on the nearby classics and well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes. Maybe explore some new areas in The Northern Group. The famous walls and prominent buttresses of Arapiles really come into their own at this time of the year. In fine weather the longer climbs on the Watchtower Faces are a great day out.
We will be camping in The Pines, close to the action. There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact your Trip Leader, Janet Cunningham, to register your interest.
These EOM@Araps/Djurite trips are intended for all levels of climbers, however Beginner spaces will be limited by the number of experienced leaders who come along. It is recommended that Beginners contact the Trip Leader as soon as possible.
Due to the COVID restrictions, all intending participants must contact the trip leader prior to the trip. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we’ll see you there.
Photos: Trip Leader Janet Cunningham and the Organ Pipes at sunrise.
Not sure if you’re novice, intermediate or advanced? Find your level or contact the trip leader.