Posts by Phil

Smith Beach Rocks Mini-Guide

Posted on February 11, 2011 by to News | 1 Comment

Hi Climbers. Krish Seewraj and friends have written up a new mini-guide for the Smith Beach Rocks area.  It’s posted up under the mini-guide section of the CAWA webpages.  There seems to be little or no previously publicly available info on this area and so they have named the routes. If anyone has prior claim to […]

CAWA Film Night

Posted on January 20, 2011 by to Social | No Comments

CAWA Film Night By Phillip Calais Last Saturday night (15 January) was a beautiful evening for the CAWA film night in Ash and Megan’s backyard. It started with Dena and Megan, barefoot, in the kitchen, and one of them pregnant, preparing food for the soon to arrive hoards of hungry climbers. I turned up at […]

Albany Trip Report

Posted on January 12, 2011 by to Trip Reports | 1 Comment

Albany Trip Report by Phillip Calais The Christmas/New Years CAWA camp ran from 27/12/10 to 03/01/11 with about 30 climbers camping at “Uncle Don’s” orchard, 20 km out of Albany, making this one of the biggest CAWA trips in recent years. The camp was very multicultural, with imports from England, Scotland, France, Belgium, Germany, the […]

CAWA Film Night Saturday 15 January 2011- Update

Posted on December 24, 2010 by to Events | No Comments

Hi Climbers! A CAWA film night has been organised for Saturday, 15 January 2011, starting at 6.30 pm. CAWA will provide dinner in the form of platters and finger food (there will be plenty) but please bring along whatever you would like to drink. Also bring chairs and a blanket. It will be in the […]


Posted on December 06, 2010 by to Social | 1 Comment

The 2010 end-of-year CAWA BBQ was a great success despite the rather cloudy and cold conditions. About 20 people turned up to boulder, err… swim, sit around (or rather stand) and chat, and consume large amounts of snags, steak, veggie burgers and other consumables. The new CAWA T-shirts and tops were available, although there seems […]

CAWA T-shirt Update – IMPORTANT

Posted on December 06, 2010 by to News | No Comments

A number of people have already purchased the new CAWA T-shirt or singlet.  However there appears to be a problems with the placement of the logo on some of the tops, particularly the female red singlets – the logo is very far to the left and very low and looks – kinda weird. If you […]

CAWA T-Shirts available

Posted on December 04, 2010 by to News | No Comments

A new batch of CAWA T-shirts and tops have been printed and are now available. There are a range of styles and sizes.  These are listed below.  The photos are the supplier catalogue photos and obviously don’t show the logos and text.  New photos showing the actual tops and logos etc will be put up […]

CAWA Albany Climbing Trip

Posted on November 12, 2010 by to Events | No Comments

This year the end of year 2010/11 CAWA trip will again be to Albany. The dates are Monday 27 December until 03 January 2011. We will be staying a private property about 20 km east of Albany. Unlike last year’s camp, it will be a reasonable distance away from mad mooing cows, roosters crowing at […]

Denali – a story by Rodney

Posted on November 06, 2010 by to Western Climber | 2 Comments

Denali Written and photos by Rodney Tan Edited by Conrad Slee and Phillip Calais The expedition really started at Talkeetna as we made our way to the Kahiltna airstrip where we loaded the masses of gear, approximately 70 kg per person including group gear, into a small plane. Before the flight we visited the cemetery […]

Knot Night Report

Posted on November 04, 2010 by to Social | No Comments

By Jolene Sheldon The CAWA Knot Night, held at Rosie O’Grady’s Pub in Northbridge on 15th September 2010, was a rousing success! There was a great turn-out of enthusiastic people keen to expand their repertoire of knots. The experience levels varied widely, but the climbers who had seen their way around a knot or two […]