It’s time to grab your winter woollies and pack up your car for a fun-filled climbing weekend to Eaglestone, 3.5 hours east of Perth in the Wheatbelt.
After numerous requests from fellow members this year we will be running a dress-up theme to showcase your best climbing attire. I would like your help choosing a theme, so please vote using the CAWA registration form below.
Voting will close 10 days prior to the trip date (20th July), with the theme chosen by the most votes. Vote carefully as there will be prizes for best climbing costume, best costume of the day and hardest/most routes in your costume!
With approximately 30 bolted, trad and mixed routes there is something for everyone. Eaglestone has large granite boulders with good face climbing. Abseil stations are positioned on top of the major boulders. There are a number of fantastic routes including Wishbone (17**), Capachow (19**), Pink Rings (18*) and Ithica (22**). So be sure to check out your Perth Rock Climbing Guide for route and access information.
Camping at Eaglestone is super easy with the campground only a stone’s throw away from the crag. There is the luxury of a drop toilet, so no need to pack a shovel. However, there are no other facilitates or water so you will need to be completely self-sufficient. A guide of what to bring:
- Cooking & camping gear, including plenty of water
- Firewood – there isn’t any to be collected from the ground, so we ask each car to bring firewood (it will be very cold at night, a camp fire will make the weekend infinitely warmer!)
- Toilet paper
- Warm clothing for night
You don’t need a 4WD but there is a short section of dirt road followed by a section of good sand track easily accessible by 2WD.
Most people will be travelling there Friday evening or Saturday morning. The Merredin bakery is a must before heading out to Eaglestone Rock, with tasty treats to satisfy your climbing hunger.
Eaglestone is always a fun weekend and a great chance to meet other climbers, so we hope you can join us on the trip.
Please note that CAWA trips are only open to current members. Non-members who are interested in coming can join online here: https://www.climberswa.asn.au/cawa/membership/
Registration is compulsory, so please register using the link provided below if you intend to come along:
If you have any queries or would like to find out any further information, please don’t hesitate to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.