Kalbarri Climbers Responsibilities – Midseason Reminder.

G’day climbers,

Here is a mid season reminder of our responsibilities in Kalbarri.

We have had feedback from the Rangers and they have been getting many last minute registrations.  They like us to register a week in advance.  Please stick to this rule where possible.  I know it is not always possible but I think it is practical to get the registraions in by 5pm Wednesdays as the weather reports are usually locked down by this stage.

1- Remember that no toilet waste is allowed within 500m of the Promenade / Rock wallaby site. Therefore, it’s best to use the toilet facilities at the Z Bend carpark before hiking down the gorge.

No toilet waste area around The Promenade site.

No toilet waste area around The Promenade site.

2- Since the rediscovery of the rare Black Footed Rock Wallabies in 2015, camping is not permitted in the gorge within 1.5Km of the Z Bend Lookout – this includes the area around the Promenade climbing site.

3- However, there is a camping area near the Z Bend car park that is set aside for school groups, but the privilege is also extended to climbers. We are, however, on thin ice here so please register by completing the multi-day registration form and emailing it to either Mike Paxman mike.paxman@dpaw.wa.gov.au (Senior Ranger) or Lisa Gould lisa.gould@dpaw.wa.gov.au.

4- Climbers new to Kalbarri may phone the Kalbarri National Park Office to get directions to the alternate camping area (it is not sign posted).

Map of Alternative campsite adjacent to the Z-bend carpark

Map of the alternative campsite adjacent to the Z Bend carpark

5- Immediately close the gate behind you when driving in and out of the alternative camping area near the Z Bend carpark. The campsite is 200 metres past the gate. Please stay away from the vegetation regrowth and rehab area (short bushes and trees held up by sticks within the campsite) and do NOT pitch a tent there.

6- The campsite has no water and all rubbish must be taken out of the park. The toilets are situated in the Z Bend carpark area.

7- Due to the elevated risk of bushfire in the sandplain areas no open fires is allowed in the alternative camping area (gas cookers only).

8- Last but not least, remember to limit the use of excess chalk (especially on overhanging walls) and systematically brush it before you leave the site – the same goes for boulderers venturing on virgin rocks! Also, try not to use any  chalk in high traffic areas such as the river trail / Aviary / Tourist wall.

A Park Entry fee of $12 per car and a camping fee of $8 per night per person apply.

The Park Entry can be paid for by credit card on the all-hours machine available at the main entrance of the park (just off Ajana-Kalbarri road). However, the camping fees must be paid for by cash stuffed in an envelope and inserted into the box next to the above mentioned machine.

For those of us who suffer the Tumblagooda Fever and need their regular fix of sandstone, you can wave the car entry fee by opting for the DPAW Annual All Parks Pass (Standard: $92):
https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/know/park-passes

If you are a member of the RAC, you can get 50% off the pass:
https://rac.com.au/travel-touring/wa-holidays/wa-national-park-passes

Leave no trace.

Gareth Wood

CAWA President

The multi-day registration form is now available on the CAWA website:

http://www.climberswa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Kalbarri-NP-Registration-form-by-CAWA.pdf

 

 

Following are the phone numbers for the Kalbarri National Park Office and the Rangers Mike and Russell.  Please direct all general enquiries to the Kalbarri National Park Office.  The Rangers numbers are there FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY.

Business Hours:

Kalbarri National Park Office:     08 9937 1140    –    08 993 7114 (fax)

After Hours: FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS ONLY

Senior Ranger:                        08 9937 1192    –    0417 181 314 (mob)

Ranger:                                  08 9937 1424    –    0427 199 518 (mob)

Re-bolting Fund Reminder and Developement

Hello CAWA members.

This is a call out regarding the CAWA rebolting fund. Financially it is doing very well thanks to the generosity of all.

The main reason for this communication is to ask for your suggestions for routes that may have dodgy bolts.

If you have come across a thoroughly aged or unsafe bolt, please notify us by filling out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvaMirtUIAV139DzIpyIqU7X9NrePsB6tacFlmwyAqTpWL4g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Also, we are constantly looking to upskill the West Aus climbing community so if you are an experienced route developer and have the time and motivation to pass on your skills, please email bolting@climberswa.asn.au and I will get you in touch with some climbers that are keen to learn.

 

If you are feeling happy and generous while reading this, please follow the link below and donate.

http://www.climberswa.asn.au/cawa/bolting-fund/

A shameless plug I know but please forgive me.

 

Cheers

Gareth (President)

Wilyabrup Climbing Trip: Fri 24th Nov to Sun 26th Nov

Hello Climbing Peoples. The November Wilyabrup Trip fast approaches. Ex president Tony Brebner will be representing the committee and looking after you all from the 24th to the 26th of November. CAWA will provide basic non-powered camping at Gracetown Caravan Park. You need to get yourself there and bring your food and climbing gear. If you lack transportation or gear make it known to Tony and we may be able to organise a lift and/or pair you up with a partner.

You can contact Tony via email – tonybrebner@gmail.com or phone – 0416186510

Cheers

Gareth Wood

Claiming Rebate for Skyfall lead competition entry

Hey all.
Hopefully you’ve all noticed City Summit and SCWA are hosting and running a social lead competition at City Summit on the 14th and 15th of October.
Details are in the link below.

https://www.sportclimbingwa.com.au/skyfall-lead-competition

As CAWA members you are all entitled to a $15 rebate on your entry fee.
All you have to do to claim these monies is send your electronic receipt and bank details to our treasurer Kate at kateb@climberswa.asn.au.

Cheers and see you there.

Gareth Wood

CAWA Bouldering Trip, The Re-Randalling. Sat 20th May. 9:30am – when skin is gone. [cancelled due to heavy rain]

We tried for a day on the Randall blocs last year and got boned by the weather.  Fingers crossed for a different story this year.

Mt Randall is probably Perth’s finest bouldering area and it’s seen a truck-tone of development over the last year with a truck tone more to be done. Check out The Crag for the problems on offer.

https://www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/western-australia/perth/area/963284130

A brief summary of the grades is below this thing that i am writing now.

V0 to V4 – 63 problems

V5 to V10 – 36 problems

Fuck off that’s too hard and/or too high – 55 problems

Access

Mt Randall bouldering is about 45min – 1hrs drive from Perth CBD followed by about a 10 min walk in (map + topo will be provided). Boulder mats, eskies, water and safety equipment will be driven to the boulders using 4WDs but there is very limited parking at the boulders so most climbers will have to do the walk in.

Transport

Climbers are responsible for their own transport on the day.  Having said that, if you have no transport and still want to participate, let me know and I will organise some car pooling for you.

What you will need

Water and food for the day, climbing shoes and chalk. Boulder mats if you got em.

How to register

Please email me (garethw@climberswa.asn.au) to register before mid-day Friday 19/05/17 please. Once registrations are received, we will provide further information.

Other important information

Notice – We want lots of people to come along but due to our insurance cover all participants must be current CAWA members. Non-members that are keen to come along can join CAWA online here or they can just come on down and climb along side us.

Disclaimer – Due to legal and liability issues, CAWA does not provide training on trips.  All climbers must be independent participants who are completely responsible for themselves.  If you are an inexperienced climber, then have a chat to some of the more experienced climbers you know and see if they are planning to attend. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent, guardian or other responsible person to accompany them.

Also Check out some vids at the link below

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTv63J4Ct5TVuv3ZoQKxDw

Heaps Cheap ,$8, CAWA Gym Crash at City Summit on Thursday 23/02/17

Dear CAWA Members,

The next CAWA Gym Crash will be held at City Summit, 2/26 Harris Rd Malaga.

Starts around 6:00pm on Thursday 23/02/17.

Special CAWA member entry cost is $8. Small additional cost for pizza.

The Perth Rock Climbing Guide will be available for purchase ($25). It would be appreciated if you could bring the exact amount.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Cheers

Gareth Wood
CAWA committee member

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Gym Crash @ The Hangout 25/10/16

Hello CAWA Humans 

The next CAWA Gym Crash will be held at The Hangout 12 White St Bayswater WA 6053. 

Starts around 6:00 on 25/10/16.

Special CAWA member entry cost is $7. Small additional cost for pizza. 

The Perth Rock Climbing Guide will be available for purchase ($25). It would be appreciated if you could bring the exact amount. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there. 

Also worth noting is that The Hangout has a training board known as The HIT Systems Board.  So far it is the best training for the steep stuff, outside of moving to Spain, that I have found.

On the night of this Gym Crash, i’ll be arriving about 4pm to have a session on the Systems Board.  If any of you are interested in learning how to use it feel free to come on down early and check it out.

Date: Tue 25/10/16
Time: From 6:00
Location: The Hangout, 12 White St Bayswater WA 6053
BYO: Climbing shoes, chalk, harness and rope if you want to lead climb 

Cheers

Gareth Wood

CAWA Committee Member 

Hangout gym crash
Hangout gym crash