Coffs harbour lead and top rope

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The Coffs climbing trip is for club members who have had a taste of the plastic stuff indoors and are interested in seeing what all the fuss is about outdoors. The weekend is essentially an intro trip where depending on your ability/level of interest, you can skill-up and learn some useful sport climbing techniques.

So who’s keen to climb on some real rock? For those who don’t already know, Coffs Harbour offers some really sweet sandstone crags and less than two weeks we’re going there to climb them. We’ll be heading to Fort Knox, Coffs’ premier sportclimbing crag and depending on psych levels we might drop into Wonderland on the second day of our two day trip. If you’d like to take a sneak-peak at some of the climbs in the area or download the pdf guide, get onto ‘the’ and scroll through the rocky goodness.

The plan so far:

6:00pm – Meet at the Bunnings carpark for carpooling and a 6pm departure. Stop at Moonee Woolies for any last minute supplies before arriving at Corindi Beach Holiday Park and setting up a late camp.

9:00am – Leave Corindi Beach
9:30am – Arrive at Fort Knox carpark, meet any Armidale stragglers and make our way up to the crag, roughly a 30minute slog uphill through the sclerophyll forest.
10am until 5pm – ‘Climb on’ and ‘Climbing’.
Evening – Camping at Corindi Beach Holiday Park and a hearty counter meal at the Corindi pub.

7:00am – Get up, pack up and breakfast on the headland.
9:00am – Leaving Corindi Beach for a 10am climbing start at Knox or Wonderlands.
Late afternoon – Swim at Glenreagh and then a beer at the Golden Dog before the 3 hour drive back to Armidale.

What we’ll supply:
– All sportclimbing gear – harnesses, helmets, ropes, quickdraws, boltplates, karabiners etc.
– Sunday morning breaky
– Tents for those who need them. We have limited supplies of mattresses/sleeping bags available also (first in, best slept)

What you need to bring:
– A backpack and sturdy shoes
– Water bottle/s (there’s no running water at the crag)
– Climbing shoes (or tight fitting thin soled shoes – Dunlop Volleys are alright), harness, chalk bag (if you have such luxuries, we’ll bring spare harnesses)
– A headlamp
– Sleeping gear
– Pack your lunch/snacks for both days – alternatively there is a supermarket 15km’s from Corindi
– Swimmers if you want a dip at Corindi Beach
– Your sense of adventure

– Camping will work out to be roughly $15 per head (or cheaper)
– Chip in for a bit of petrol with your driver
– Dinner/pub meal, lunch, snacks

If you’ve got any other questions, post them here. Providing the weather is kind it’s sure to be an awesome weekend – see you there!


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