CAWA has a club trip to Wellington Dam on Saturday the 1st of November. Wellington Dam is around 200km south of Perth, just out of Collie in the picturesque Wellington National Park.
Wellington Dam is a beautiful family friendly spot for a BBQ with some great climbing on solid rock. The climbing is in an old granite quarry, with gas BBQs, picnic tables, shelters and a car park at the base of the cliff, and toilets nearby. There are around 40+ climbs in the quarry, nearly all are bolted. The cliff is up to 20m high – 8 draws and a 50m rope will get you up most things and top ropes can be set up in places. The climbs are mostly steep/vertical and the climbing style is different to the quarries in Perth. Check out the mini guide for more information.
There is also camping nearby and lots to do on Sunday for anyone who wants to make a weekend of it. There is lots of walking in the park and mountain biking at Pile road/Mt Lennard, or go climbing at Pinjarra (see the Perth climbing guide).
To get there turn right off the Collie Highway onto Wellington Dam Road (approx 17km before Collie). Follow Wellington Dam Road for 12km and after passing the café descend a steep incline before turning right into the Quarry car park.
People can turn up any time, BYO stuff for BBQ. It will be a great day of climbing and socialising, look forward to seeing you there.
Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent, guardian or other responsible person to accompany them.
Trips are a member benefit and you can easily join online, using the link on the homepage.
Please register so we have an idea of numbers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions contact me on the above email. I will be away in the field until the 17th of October and have limited email access so any questions before then should be sent to email@example.com