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Western Climber Needs You!

Posted on April 26, 2018 by to Social, Western Climber | No Comments

Prizes up for grabs! Dear members, We are just in the process of putting together the autumn issue of Western Climber. CAWA relies on contributions from members to complete each issue. We will not be able to complete the current issue without some additional contributions from members. So CAWA is offering a number of prizes […]

Wellington Dam Quarry – Closed for redevelopment.

Posted on July 23, 2013 by to Events, News, Trip Reports, Western Climber | 4 Comments

All climbers. We have been informed by Parks and Wildlife – National Park Ranger for Wellington District – Collie that the Quarry rec site will be closed to the public for redevelopment works from Wednesday 23 July until completion of new facilities.   Access to the bottom car park will be blocked off to prevent […]

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 […]

Carrot Controversy

Posted on October 01, 2010 by to Western Climber | 1 Comment

Steve Morris from Rock Hardware on karabiners and removable bolt hangers I am confident that most climbers know not to use wire gate kara-biners on removable bolt hangers. There is not enough mass in the wire gate to keep the bolt plate captive on the bolt head. These stainless steel bolts in the rock are […]

Karabiner Care

Posted on July 01, 2010 by to Western Climber | No Comments

Steve Morris from Rock Hardware talks about looking after your screw gates. I am often asked if you can clean karabiners and if so, is there a safe method? My standard reply is rather conservative. Clean as little as possible and only when absolutely necessary. This basic principle applies to any climbing gear, including ropes […]

Ultimate Climbing Comp 2

Posted on July 01, 2010 by to Events, Western Climber | No Comments

by Ross Weiter Yet another great climbing comp from the Rockface stable! Liana Morgan scooped the chix, Jay Girdlestone the men and Pete the masters. For three hours the main competition was on, including bouldering, leading and speed climbing, with top roping an option for the newer climbers. Then it was time for the pizza […]

100 Climbs in 100 days

Posted on March 01, 2010 by to Western Climber | No Comments

By Remi 100 Climbs in 100 days, a fundraising event for Friends of Australian Rock Art (FARA) has added another dimension to climbing for a dozen of (mad) West Australian rock-climbers since the 1st of January 2010. The challenge aims to raise funds to support FARA in its quest to achieve World Heritage Listing of […]

Living and Climbing in Oman

Posted on March 01, 2010 by to Western Climber | No Comments

By Ross Weiter In the three years from 2004 to 2007 I was lucky enough to work, live and climb in the Sultanate of Oman. I must say that I headed over there with a bit of trepidation, expecting something of a hazardous backward outpost of civilisation at best. Let’s face it; Hollywood does not […]

How Hard is Your Head?

Posted on October 20, 2009 by to News, Western Climber | No Comments

By Dena Rao Helmets. How many of you have one? How many of you wear them even if you do have one? I have a helmet. A pretty blue Black Diamond one. And I really dislike wearing it while I’m climbing because I seem to bump my head on things a lot more often. Most […]

WA Bouldering Competition 2009

Posted on October 19, 2009 by to Events, News, Western Climber | No Comments

By Gareth Wall It was hot, the problems were hard and a bit under graded. All competitors had to push themselves during the pumpfest to a level they hadn’t pushed to before. The moans from sore competitors during the following few days brought a sadistic smile to my face. I had achieved where I felt […]