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February 20, 2013 at 8:26 am in reply to: Mountain and Statham's Quarry – CHANGES TO BOOKING SYSTEM from WED 1st AUG 2012 #55789
This reminder comes about as the Perth Hills Discovery Centre is still receiving calls for climbers wanting to book to climb at the quarries, up to 10-15 people a day leading up to a weekend.
This is likely a result of othe old contact details being published in the 2010 climbing guidebook. As such it will likely continue to occur for national and international visitors to the area who are not aware of the changes via this website. The Perth Hills Discovery Centre is aware of this, so this is a friendly reminder to try to capture those people. I have requested that the PHDC continue to redirect these people and they have replied that “climbers are always such a happy bunch so no problems with redirecting (them)”.February 20, 2013 at 8:18 am in reply to: Mountain and Statham's Quarry – CHANGES TO BOOKING SYSTEM from WED 1st AUG 2012 #55786
Just a reminder that the phone number to book to climb at Mountain and Stathams Quarries in the CAWA Perth Climbing Guidebook has changed as of the 1st August 2012.
The new number is 9290 6100, which is the DEC’s Perth Hills District office.
Bookings can be made 7 days a week during normal business hours 8:00am to 4:00pm.
DEC are also going to trial bookings via an email address Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. The email system is for climbers who wish to make bookings in advance, as the response will not be immediate, and is only available Monday to Friday. The email address is:
If you have any enquiries, please contact CAWA via email: email@example.com
Due to the recent busyness of the quarries over the last few weeks, I would like to thank everyone who is now making a booking.
I understand that there is now some feedback saying the quarries are full when people try to book, but when they turn up, they find them at less than capacity.
CANCELLING A BOOKING:
Can I please request that you phone to cancel a booking. If you have booked, but are not going to go, or you have overbooked, could you please phone the Hills Centre up and CANCEL your booking, or amend the numbers. DEC are requesting this of all user groups.
The effectiveness of the booking system is only as good as the people using it, and this is the case for small groups as much as large ones.
Most climbers will book on the day, and if you decide not to go, then by cancelling your booking, those people who can and do want to go will then get the opportunity to.
LOCK THE GATE:
Could I please also remind everyone to not only shut the gate, but also lock it, both going in and coming out. This protects everyone’s interests (your valuables and noisy/disruptive undesirables), as well as allowing the booking system to work more effectively.
I trust that with the majority of people following the system, we will find that there is plenty of space in the quarry for all.
ADDITIONAL BOOKING INFORMATION:
When making a booking, could you please also indicate the following to the Hills Centre:
Will you be there all day, or just the morning/afternoon?
This will help share the number of people who are in there at any one time to 40 throughout the day, not just at its peak.
- This reply was modified 6 years, 3 months ago by Kate.
This is a reminder that in these busy times to please book the quarry if you are climbing there. DEC are changing the codes more regularly now, up to twice a week, to try to encourage people to book in.
So please ring the DEC Hills Centre between 8:30am-4:30pm on weekdays and 10am-4pm on weekends on 9295-2244 to make a booking.
Can you please also shut the gate behind you, this helps prevent car break-ins and deters ‘undesirables’ from entering in after us.
Thanks very much for your understanding and support.
CAWA Vice President
Sorry to hear that Ally.
Be careful as the Quarry’s have also had some activity in the last few months. Particularly when there have been Adventure Out type groups there. It seems with so many people in the quarry, you won’t know most of them and in a couple of cases when I was there, the theives walked into the group and opened the car doors (left unlocked) and took wallets and phones and walked away. Noone thought twice as there were so many people around!
Take care, always lock your car, close the gate behind you and keep an eye open for suspicious activity.