CANCELLED – Stirling Ranges Trip 24-27 Sep

UPDATE 9PM 22 SEP 2010 – DUE TO A LACK OF REGISTRATIONS THIS TRIP IS NOW CANCELLED

Hi All,

There is a CAWA trip to the Stirling Ranges over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend Fri 24 – Mon 27 September. We will pitch tents at the Stirling Range Retreat Caravan Park Chester Pass road (beware of kangaroos if driving in at night). Most people should arrive on Friday night.

There is a group site booked (White Gums Flats), please do not camp elsewhere as this makes co-ordination difficult. This is how to get to the group camp site. Drive into the place keeping straight: you will first pass the Office on your right, then you will pass the showers and communal kitchen on your right. At this point turn left and drive for 100 metres. There are some small trees and small sites dispersed among them, that’s us. It is very quiet. Look for a white Nissan Xtrail which will be mine, I will be there from Friday around 3pm until Monday. Cost is $13 per person per night and you pay the caravan park the morning after you arrive.

We will probably split into groups based on ability with me leading the more experienced climbers who can do trad multipitch and Ashley List looking after the people who are not able to lead. Using this place as a base, we will go to different places on different days as weather allows. If you want to go with me, be ready to leave at 8am on Saturday.

Climbing options include Bluff Knoll, Mount Trio, the Porongurups (Castle and Gibraltar Rocks) and Barnett Peak. Some of the downloadable guidebooks are below.

www.climberswa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/porongurups-rock-climbing-guide.pdf

www.climberswa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/trio.pdf

Bring all the climbing gear you have, plus helmets, long trousers and raingear.

Please text me 0422 927962 or email me on rossw@climberswa.asn.au to register. If you do not register and the trip is cancelled for whatever reason (not enough people or bad weather), I will not be able to notify you. Thanks.

Ross Weiter
Trip Organiser

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