Rock Climbing
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Rock climbing is the age old adventure sport that involves climbing up, over or across natural rock formations. Sometimes there is a nominal goal such as reaching the summit or following a predefined route but it is more often the joy of climbing that motivates the climber. LUMC offers a safe introduction to rock climbing with experienced leaders to get you going.

Outdoor

The club also runs outdoor rock climbing trips throughout the year. The trips tend to be one of two varieties: Top Roping or Lead Climbing and visit a range of locations including daytrips to the nearby Werribee Gorge and multi-day trips to Cathedral Ranges, The Grampians or Mt Arapiles.

Indoor

La Trobe University has a rockclimbing tower on campus. T
http://www.lumc.org.au/latrobeclimbingwall

We also regularly climb on plastic at one of Melbourne's indoor climbing and bouldering gyms.

LUMC members regularly head down to one of Melbourne's indoor climbing gyms for a spot of climbing on plastic. Besides being fun in itself, the indoor climbing gyms are a great place to build up confidence and skills so that when you go outdoors climbing you can enjoy it much more.

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Hardrock Climbing Gyms

We encourage all members to organise trips to climbing gyms as club trips and invite others along!

- Concession pricing on single entry with or without gear hire
- Discounted 10 visit pass: $132 (normally $144 or $162)
- 10% discount on 6 and 12 month Memberships (single or dual gym)
- 15% off full priced items in gear shop

Don't forget your 2017 membership card!

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Cliffhanger Climbing Gym

We encourage all members to organise trips to climbing gyms as club trips and invite others along!

Concession pricing available to all members

Bring a friend night (talk to committee to find out when this is)

Don't forget your 2017 membership card!

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Gravity Worx Indoor Rock Climbing

We encourage all members to organise trips to climbing gyms as club trips and invite others along!

Concession pricing available to all members

Don't forget your 2017 membership card!

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North Walls

We encourage all members to organise trips to climbing gyms as club trips and invite others along!

Concession pricing available to all members

Don't forget your 2017 membership card!

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Bayside Rock Climbing Gym

TBC if they will offer discounts to LUMC members for 2017

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Northside Boulders

TBC if they will offer discounts to LUMC members for 2017

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Lactic Factory

TBC if they will offer discounts to LUMC members for 2017

Bouldering

Bouldering is a style of rock climbing undertaken without a rope. The climbs or "problems" are typically short enough such that a fall will not result in serious injury. The focus of bouldering is typically on power and strength rather than endurance (Bouldering is to climbing what sprinting is to running). Bouldering usually takes place on large boulders, hence the name, but often people will practice bouldering at the base of larger rock faces or on artificial structures (blue stone bridges being a particular favorite).

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The Lactic Factory

On Monday evenings, most weeks you can find some LUMC people down at The Lactic Factory, a dedicated bouldering-only climbing gym. It is located in Abbotsford and is easily accessible via public transport. The bouldering at The Lactic Factory is quite tough so it is usually recommended that you get to a regular climbing gym before you go to Lactic. A visit will set you back $13.

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