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Once again, there's a bit of everything in terms of new things to climb on at th…

Once again, there's a bit of everything in terms of new things to climb on at the Rockhouse. In addition to the new routes on Rps 23 and 24 there are new boulder problems using the Black holds and a new lead route on Blue holds which is reasonably tough (grade 25 we reckon) but nowhere near unattainable for all you leading-types – it's a good thing to project.
Perhaps the best thing news the boulder problems is… they are all easy for their respective grades! Because we love you guys and want you to be happy.
Pictured is Illa making short work of the White holds on Rp 23.

Awesome! New Vertical Life! Download Issue 12 for free (and subscribe too if you…

Awesome! New Vertical Life!
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There is a route on Black Holds (grade: Very Hard) in the middle of the main ove…

There is a route on Black Holds (grade: Very Hard) in the middle of the main overhangs (Rp 27) that some people have been having trouble with. Rather than trying to explain the sequence through the top of this route, here is a short video. It's not super hard, just a little unlikely.


This week the new Petzl Macchu kid-specific harness finally reached our far-flun…

This week the new Petzl Macchu kid-specific harness finally reached our far-flung shores and has come straight to the shelves of Northern Beaches Rockhouse to compliment the Wild Country Spark. All our kids harnesses are “proper“ climbing harnesses with leg-loops independent of the waist belt and full padding throughout (no crusty old webbing harnesses for your little monkeys).
The Macchu shares the same “Endoframe” construction of its adult Petzl siblings which allows for excellent weight distribution around the waist and legs and has adjustable leg-loops to accommodate growing muscles and dual buckles at the waist so the tie-in point can be nicely centralised as the fit is expended. The Macchu is available in two vibrant colours – Raspberry and Orange.

We've got new boulder problems on red holds! There is one of everything and a fe…

We've got new boulder problems on red holds! There is one of everything and a few extra red graded problems just to groove on the red theme. Here Kiana shows how it's done.

If you've previously avoided (or perhaps had a bit of a difficult experience) on the boulder wall it might be worth another look – there are more green and blue (relatively easy) graded problems than ever before and although it's never going to be the place for a leisurely jaunt…well, bring some patience, some time and get your teeth into some great climbing.

A reminder about the grading system: Tape indicates grade (green is easiest, the blue, yellow, red etc) and the problems are set on a single colour of hold as well. So there might be some red holds with blue tape and some green holds with blue tape – these would be two completely independent problems of comparable difficulty. There might also be blue holds with blue tape and some other blue holds with red tape – these would also be completely independent of each other and the red taped problem would be much more difficult.
We do this instead of just allocating a grade tag at the start (like with our routes) so that we can fit lots of problems on the same section wall without asking you to distinguish between dark blue holds and light blue holds and blue holds with a white swirl through them which, over time all become caked in chalk and very difficult to tell apart.

We've got new boulder problems on red holds! There is one of everything and a fe…

We've got new boulder problems on red holds! There is one of everything and a few extra red graded problems just to groove on the red theme. Here Kiana shows how it's done.

If you've previously avoided (or perhaps had a bit of a difficult experience) on the boulder wall it might be worth another look – there are more green and blue (relatively easy) graded problems than ever before and although it's never going to be the place for a leisurely jaunt…well, bring some patience, some time and get your teeth into some great climbing.

A reminder about the grading system: Tape indicates grade (green is easiest, the blue, yellow, red etc) and the problems are set on a single colour of hold as well. So there might be some red holds with blue tape and some green holds with blue tape – these would be two completely independent problems of comparable difficulty. There might also be blue holds with blue tape and some other blue holds with red tape – these would also be completely independent of each other and the red taped problem would be much more difficult.
We do this instead of just allocating a grade tag at the start (like with our routes) so that we can fit lots of problems on the same section wall without asking you to distinguish between dark blue holds and light blue holds and blue holds with a white swirl through them which, over time all become caked in chalk and very difficult to tell apart.

One has to be stealthy to capture Min "au naturel". It's a game of patience, of…

One has to be stealthy to capture Min "au naturel". It's a game of patience, of sneeking in and out from cover for just that perfect shot. Luckily there's always be tomorrow and the opportunity for another hunt. Today… she sniffed me out.

One has to be stealthy to capture Min "au naturel". It's a game of patience, of…

One has to be stealthy to capture Min "au naturel". It's a game of patience, of sneeking in and out from cover for just that perfect shot. Luckily there's always be tomorrow and the opportunity for another hunt. Today… she sniffed me out.

Homage to The Holds.

Homage to The Holds.

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