Gym Crash! Thursday 14th January @ The Boulder Hub

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Our January gym crash will be held at The Boulder Hub for the first time – 2/1 Venture Loop, Wangara.

Come along and have a boulder in Perth’s only dedicated bouldering gym. Gym crashes are a great way to meet new climbing partners and other CAWA members.

Starts around 6:30 pm on Thursday 14th January.

Special CAWA member entry price will be $10 for this gym crash. After wearing yourself out bouldering, there’ll be tasty pizza to feast on, for $5 each (CAWA members).

The Perth Rock Climbing Guide and our new CAWA t-shirts will be available for purchase ($25). It would be appreciated if you could bring the exact amount.

Gym crashes are a member benefit. Joining online is easy via the CAWA website homepage.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. Look out for the committee members wearing the blue CAWA t-shirts!

Megan Smith
CAWA Committee Member

CAWA Xmas BBQ: Sunday 6th December

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 We would like to invite you to the annual CAWA Xmas BBQ at Point Walter Reserve in Bicton. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while. Take advantage of the pristine waterside bouldering and have dinner waiting for you afterwards. Every climber’s dream!

Date: Sunday 6th December 2015.

Activities: Bouldering and eating – we will also set up a slackline or two.

Time: 4.30 onwards for bouldering at Blackwall Reach. BBQ provided from 6.30pm. Following the BBQ, those keen can head into Freo to continue the evening.

What CAWA will supply: Nibbles, meat, salad, buns, sauce, plates and plastic cutlery.

What to bring: Drinks, anything else you want to eat, chairs, blankets, mozzie repellent, climbing shoes and chalk bag. If you have gear for ball games like cricket, soccer or volleyball please bring it along to provide alternate fun for those not bouldering.

Directions: Come down Honour Rd on the left side of Pt Walter Reserve, going straight through the roundabout at Carroll Drive and continuing on past the tennis courts. On your right you will see a kid’s playground, some parking and BBQ’s that are quite close to the road. We will be in that general area, fairly close to the road. On your left, if you follow the path down to the water, you will find a long expanse of limestone wall conveniently placed for your bouldering pleasure.

Cost: Free for members (please bring your membership card).
$10 non-members (or you can join up on the CAWA website before the day).

RSVP: Essential for catering purposes. Please let us know by Tuesday 1st December 2015 via email to megans@climberswa.asn.au. If you have specific dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian) please tell us.

Guide books and CAWA t-shirts will also be available for sale on the day, please bring correct change – $25.00.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Megan Smith
CAWA Committee Member

Gym Crash! Thursday 12 November – City Summit

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The next CAWA gym crash will be held at City Summit – 2/26 Harris Road, Malaga.

Come along and have a boulder or partner up for top rope. There is also lead climbing, but remember you will need a lead pass to do so. Gym crashes are a great way to meet new climbing partners and other CAWA members.

Starts around 6:30 pm on Thursday 12th November.

Special CAWA member entry cost is $10.00. No pizza at this gym crash – food is available at the City Summit cafe.

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

We also have our new CAWA t-shirts available for $25.

Gym crashes are a member benefit. Joining online is easy via the CAWA website homepage.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. Look out for the committee members wearing the blue CAWA t-shirts!

Peter Thomas
CAWA Committee Member

 

Gym Crash! Tuesday 13th October – The Hangout, Bayswater

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The next CAWA gym crash will be held at The Hangout, 12 White Street Bayswater.

Come along and have a boulder or partner up for top rope. There is also lead climbing, but remember you will need a lead pass to do so. Gym crashes are a great way to meet new climbing partners and other CAWA members, then feast on some delicious pizza.

Starts around 6:30 pm on Tuesday 13th October.

Special CAWA member entry cost is $8.00 – remember to bring along your current CAWA membership card. Small additional cost for pizza – we will start to order around 7:15 pm so make sure you get your order in if you would like to indulge.

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

We also have our new CAWA t-shirts available for $25.

Not already a CAWA member and keen to come along? Just follow this link: http://www.climberswa.asn.au/cawa/membership/

Looking forward to seeing you all there. I’ll be wearing a CAWA t-shirt, look out for me and say hi!

Megan Smith
CAWA Committee Member

 

Gym Crash! Thursday 10th September, PWR Urban Ascent, Bassendean

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The next CAWA gym crash will be held at PWR Urban Ascent – 24 Jackson St, Bassendean.

Come along and have a boulder or partner up for top rope. There is also lead climbing, but remember you will need a lead pass to do so. Gym crashes are a great way to meet new climbing partners and other CAWA members, then feast on some delicious pizza.

ICE CLIMBING WALL (Please be aware there may be an extra cost)
Have a go on the simulated ice climbing wall, but if you do decide to climb it remember to take sturdy boots with ankle support.

Starts around 6:30 pm on Thursday 10th September.

Special CAWA member entry cost is $9.00. Small additional cost for pizza – we will start to order around 7:15 pm so make sure you get your order in if you would like to indulge.

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

We also have our new CAWA t-shirts available for $25.

Not already a CAWA member and keen to come along? Just follow this link: http://www.climberswa.asn.au/cawa/membership/

Looking forward to seeing you all there. I’ll be wearing a CAWA t-shirt, look out for me and say hi!

Megan Smith
CAWA Committee Member

CAWA Mt Frankland Trip: Friday 25 September – Monday 28 September 2015

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Dena Rao leading first pitch of Granitarium (17), Mt Frankland. Photo by Jena McDowall.

As we head into August, it’s time to start thinking about the warm sunny days of spring that will soon be upon us, just perfect for planning climbing trips. CAWA has a trip planned for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend to Mount Frankland in the picturesque Karri forest north of Walpole, 400km south of Perth.

For the uninitiated, Mt Frankland is a 422 m high granite dome set in the middle of a beautiful karri forest, conveniently located in the Mt Frankland National Park. The main and most worthwhile climbing is on the main dome. Best known for its slab and face climbing, you will also find the odd crack as well. It involves multi-pitch climbing with a mix of bolted and traditional. You can just do the single pitch stuff but will run out of climbs fairly quickly and it is only possible to top rope a few climbs from the bottom. To get a better idea of the climbing, check out the West Australian Rock or the South Coast Rock guidebook and the newer climbs are detailed on the CAWA website at the link Mount Frankland New Climbs.

Camping is not allowed at Mt Frankland but comfortable sites with a basic camp kitchen and drop toilet are not too far away. Water is generally available but this is variable and you should be totally self sufficient. BYO firewood. The road off the main highway is dirt and can be in variable condition, though always 2WD friendly.

It’s always a great weekend away and a good chance to meet other climbers. There are lots of other outdoor activities in the area including kayaking, bushwalking and mountain biking.  We will be keeping a close eye on the weather as Mt Frankland can get a bit damp, even in spring.

Please note that CAWA trips are only open to current members. Non-members who are interested in coming can join online here:  Become a CAWA member.

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 people you know and see if they are planning to attend.

If you have any queries or to register for the trip, please email me at megans@climberswa.asn.au.

Megan Smith

CAWA Committee Member

Gym Crash! City Summit, Wednesday 15th July

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The next CAWA gym crash will be held at City Summit – 2/26 Harris Road, Malaga.

Come along and have a boulder or partner up for top rope. There is also lead climbing, but remember you will need a lead pass to do so. Gym crashes are a great way to meet new climbing partners and other CAWA members.

Starts around 6:30 pm on Wednesday 15th July.

Special CAWA member entry cost is $10.00. No pizza at this gym crash – food is available at the City Summit cafe.

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

We also have our new CAWA t-shirts available for $25.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. I’ll be wearing a CAWA t-shirt, look out for me and say hi!

Megan Smith
CAWA Committee Member

 

 

CAWA Winter Dinner – Saturday 25 July 2015

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The winter weather is fast approaching, bringing with it cold mornings and rainy days. However, it also brings better friction at the crag, log fires and CAWA’s Winter Dinner.

It will again be held at The Oxford Hotel in Leederville on Saturday 25 July 2015, in a lovely little spot with a fireplace.

If you’re someone who likes to plan ahead, you can view the current a la carte menu here. The menu includes some vegetarian options and there is flexibility to cater for gluten intolerance. Drinks can be purchased directly from the bar.

So come out of hibernation and join us for a cosy evening, telling tall stories about your climbing (and other) exploits by the fire. While this is a member event, please feel free to bring partners – yours, someone else’s or a random stranger. We don’t mind.

Join us for a drink at 6 pm, with seating for dinner at 6.30 pm.

Address: 368 Oxford Street, Leederville

RSVP is essential as seating is limited. Really, this is not a marketing ploy. If we exceed the limits of the reserved area then we will need time to rearrange seating.

Please let us know as soon as possible but by Monday 20 July 2015 at the latest. 

Email your RSVP or any queries to Megan: megans@climberswa.asn.au.

The Perth Rock Climbing Guide and spunky new CAWA t-shirts (a must have for any wardrobe) will be available for $25 each.

Not a member but keen to come along? Joining online is quick and easy here: CAWA membership

We would like to encourage everyone to pull out all the stops, dig out your fancy duds and dress up a bit. There is no pressure but it would be lovely to see some of the ladies frock up (and the boys too if you are into that sort of thing) and guys get out of their jeans and into something spiffy (or at least a nice shirt). Let’s make it a bit special.

We look forward to seeing you there!

CAWA Committee