Eaglestone Rock Trip – Fri 29 – Sun 31 August

Posted on June 09, 2014 by to News

Eaglestone Rock Climbing Trip  Friday 29 –Sunday 31 August 2014

 

 

Eaglestone Rock

It’s time to grab your winter woollies and pack up your car for a club trip to the Wheatbelt east of Perth. Camping is only a stone’s throw away from where you will be climbing. Your coffee will stay nice and hot on the brief walk to your first climb of the day.

With approximately thirty trad, bolted and mixed routes there is something for everyone. Eaglestone has large granite boulders with good face climbing. Abseil stations are positioned on top of the major boulders. There are a number of fantastic routes including **Wishbone (17), ***Capachow (19), *Old School Leaver (18) and one of my personal favourites ** Ithica  (22). So be sure to check out your Perth Rock Climbing Guide for route and access information. If you don’t yet have a guide book you can purchase one at our next gym crash before the trip which will be at The Hangout in Bayswater on Tuesday 12th August.

Eaglestone now has a long drop toilet, so no need to pack a shovel. However, there are no other facilities or water so you will need to be completely self-sufficient. A guide to what to bring:

  • Cooking & camping gear, including plenty of water
  • Firewood – there isn’t any to be collected from the ground so we would ask that everyone brings some with them. It’s not an Eaglestone trip without a fire! And it does get very cold at night.
  • Toilet paper
  • Warm clothing – it’s pretty chilly out there at night and early in the morning

You don’t need a 4WD but there is a short section of dirt road, followed by a section of good sand track easily accessible by 2WD.

The Merredin bakery is a must before heading to Eaglestone Rock, with tasty treats to satisfy your climbing hunger.

Registering Your Interest
Please register your interest now by emailing me at melissak@climberswa.asn.au.  I will send you a questionnaire to complete as well as more detailed information. I will do my best to assist members to organise car pooling.

 

Please note that CAWA trips are a benefit for members. Joining online is easy, through the link on the CAWA home page.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on the above email or on 0422506266.

 

We hope you can join us on this trip

Your Eaglestone Rock trip co-ordinator

Melissa Keefer

CAWA Committee Member

 

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