Gym Crash at PWR Urban Ascent

CAWA Post 6-8-16

Hi Fellow CAWA Members!

CAWA is holding a gym crash at PWR Urban Ascent on the 21st June at 6:30pm, 24 Jackson Street, Bassendean.

So join CAWA and come on down to PWR Urban Ascent where you can mash yourself on some climbing walls that have been inspired by the deep red and yellow rocks of the Kimberly. Seven lead stations, various top rope stations and a boulder to pump yourself out on. An ice climbing wall is also there (for an extra cost).

CAWA guide books are for sale ($25ea) and our awesome blue t-shirts can be purchased ($25ea). Please bring exact money if you wish to purchase them.

There will be food (pizza or sandwiches) for all those who so desire, however there will be an extra cost of $5.

CAWA members can get in for $9. If you are not a CAWA member and wish to join please become a member and enjoy the benefits.

We hope to see you there!!!

Nat

nathanc@climberswa.asn.au

CAWA Survey – For All Members And Non-Members

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Nat on Cableway Crag  (17), Table Mountain, SA

To All Climbers in Western Australia,

CAWA is conducting a study to gather opinions and information from West Australian climbers.

Your responses will be collated against other responses and reviewed by the CAWA committee.

Once all responses are reviewed the CAWA committee can identify what West Australian climbers, as a whole, want. In turn the CAWA committee can plan future events and create a focus that serves the greater climbing community of Western Australia.

This survey consists of approximately 30 questions and will 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Please note, the srvey will close on the 25th of June 2016. Please clink on the link below to start the survey.

Start the survey now

By entering this survey you can enter the draw for your chance to win a brand new climbing rope!

We look forward to hearing your opinions!

 

CAWA Committee

mailto:committee@climberswa.asn.au

 

Local Climbing News – Bouldering Competition at Boulder Hub on 11 June 2016

In local climbing news:-

On Saturday, 11th June 2016, the The Boulder Hub in Wangara is holding the MOMENTUM Bouldering Competition.
It is a 2 hour climbing pump fest for climber’s of all abilities (novice, intermediate and open).
MOMENTUM is also the qualifier for the next World Cup format competition KINETIC which will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2016.
 Registration for MOMENTUM closes on Sunday, 5 June 2016.
So do not miss out on the chance to climb, compete and smash a PB. Bring your best climbing buddies along! Spectators are welcome if you don’t want to compete.
CAWA encourages all members to participate and support our local climbing talent, competitions and gyms.
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You can notify CAWA of your local climbing news or event by e-mailing CAWA directly at the following e-mail address (cawa@climberswa.asn.au).

Joining CAWA online is easy, through the link on the CAWA home page.


Gym Crash at Rockface on Thursday the 28th of April

Dear CAWA Members

The next CAWA Gym Crash will be held at Rockface, 63B John st Northbridge.

It starts around 6:30pm on Thursday the 28th of April.

Special CAWA member entry cost is $10. I’ve heard we often get pizza but let’s do something different and head out for a beer/cheap meal afterwards at Rosie O’grady’s. It’s walking distance so for those keen we can walk over and meet there afterwards.

We have a few calendars left and they will be available for sale ($15) as well as the Perth Rock Climbing Guide ($25). Please bring exact change to make things easy.

For anyone wanting to find out more about CAWA and get involved you are more than welcome to join us! Discount entry is only available to members but join us for a beer and get involved.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Dan Binks

CAWA committee member

Gym Crash 16th February 6:30pm at Rockface

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The next CAWA gym crash will be held at Rockface – 63b John Street, Northbridge.

Come along and have a boulder or partner up for top rope, there is also a lead section you can have a play on. Gym crashes are a great way to meet new climbing partners then feast on some delicious pizza.

Starts around 6:30 pm on Tuesday 16th February.

Special CAWA member entry cost is $10. FREE PIZZA for members – Look out for Andrew wearing a blue CAWA t-shirt to make sure you get your order in if you want to indulge, we will order around 7:15pm.

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

This is the last gym crash before the AGM on the 22nd February.

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Andrew Cotterell
CAWA committee member

Mt Frankland Climbing Trip 4th-7th March

CAWA invites all members to join us at Mount Frankland in the picturesque Karri forest north of Walpole, 400km south of Perth.

Mt Frankland is a 422 m high granite dome set in the middle of a beautiful karri forest, 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 for a small fee 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, however check for any fire bans. 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.

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 nathanc@climberswa.asn.au

Nathan Cole

CAWA Committee Member

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

Logan Barber: A Local Climber’s Progression

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Come and join a well-known local climbing icon, Logan Barber, as he shares climbing stories with his hometown. Focusing on his progression as a climber from Perth and his inspirations, the talk will cover his travels as well as his achievements stretching over a 19 year career that has taken him all over the world.

Yangshou | Kalymnos | Squamish | Yosemite | Red River Gorge | Patagonia | Zhangshiyan | Mijang | Heuco Tanks

Where: City Summit Climbing Centre

When: 30th January 2016 @ 7pm

Tickets: Presentation only: $10 Presentation and pre-climb $20

Food and beverages included

Contact information: Please phone City Summit on 9248 7035 with any queries

FREE Skills Night for CAWA Members at Adventure Out

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Keen to learn some tips and tricks to make you the most sought after belay bunny ever?

Want to know more about trad climbing but too afraid to ask?

Not sure how to use your equipment?

Do you know how to self rescue?

Does rope handling feel more like a B & D session gone wrong?

Experienced but looking to improve your knowledge?

Adventure Out (providers of outdoor training and activities) are very kindly hosting a skills night exclusively for CAWA members. It will be an informal evening where we will cover a smorgasbord of topics including but not limited to belaying, knots, self rescue, trad gear, correct use of equipment, rope handling and safety. There will also be some dodgy bits of gear on display to show you what to avoid.

The purpose of the evening is to give all climbers an opportunity to learn or review skills, ask questions and build on knowledge, including advanced techniques. It is therefore suited to everyone from novice to experienced climbers keen to do it better. Climbing, that is. We can’t help with the other stuff.

No matter how long you climb for, you will never know everything (even if you think you do). There is always something new and interesting to learn and who doesn’t want a broader skill set? It’s right up there with having a bigger rack.

It would be great to have  some of the crusty ‘old’ climbers come along and share some stories. Who knows, you might even be tempted to retire that twenty year old rusty cam in favour of some shiny new fandangled bit of gear. Or you can just bring your old relics for show and tell. Either way, a mix of experience always makes for an entertaining evening.

Everyone is welcome to bring whatever food and drink they would like (including a few beers). There is a fridge available for use.

There will also be an opportunity for CAWA members to access AO climbing courses at discounted rates.

When: Wednesday 2 December 2015

Time: 6 pm onwards for about 3-4 hours

Where: Adventure Out, Unit 5/324 Orrong Road, Welshpool

What to bring: Your usual climbing gear. BYO food and drink.

Don’t have a rack? Don’t panic! Just bring whatever you do have.

This event is one of the many benefits of being a CAWA member. If you are not yet a member, but keen to come along, joining is easy. Just follow this link: Become a CAWA member today.

RSVP essential by Friday 27 November 2015. Please send to denar@climberswa.asn.au.

Look forward to seeing you there.

 

Dena Rao

CAWA President

 

 

 

 

 

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