EOM @ Araps/Djurite – October

Mount Arapiles 30 Oct 2021 — 31 Oct 2021

This trip has been advertised at very short notice due to the lifting of lockdown and travel restrictions in time for this weekend. Melbournians can leave Metro Melbourne at 6pm on Friday. All participants need to contact the trip leader prior to the trip. Also, ALL participants must show proof of double vaccination, or a valid medical vaccine exemption certificate, to attend this VCC club trip. Note: The meeting time to register and start the trip is 12 noon Saturday in the Pines.

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:

VCC COVID-19 Safety Plan and resuming club activities – Victorian Climbing Club (vicclimb.org.au)

Mt Arapiles provides stunning climbing days in spring. As well as the excellent climbing, spring also highlights the local wild flowers at their peak. There are plenty of options when choosing cliffs in spring. Depending on the weather, a romp up the Watchtower faces or the shade of Central Gully Left might be best. Go for a walk and climb at some of the more distant cliffs for a bit more solitude.

We will be camping in The Pines, close to the action. Our trip leaders making this trip possible at short notice are Andrew Prentice and Janet Cunningham. There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact your Trip Leader, Andrew Prentice, 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 Leaders Andrew Prentice and Janet Cunningham and the Organ Pipes at sunrise.

Contact: Andrew Prentice

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