Tuesday, May 20, 2008

24 Hours of Power at Nowra Promo Vid

The genii at Mad Dog Studio 52 have pumped out a new video to promote the 24.
Check it out! Click here:

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Official 24 Hours of Power at Nowra Rules!

24 Hours of Power at Nowra - Rules


1.    This is a social event. There is no registration or entry fee.

2.    Day One. The event starts at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday the 28th June at the Thompson’s Point Carpark. Score sheets will be handed out then. If you need a later start you can find us somewhere at Thompson's on Saturday morning.

3.    Day One concludes at 8:00 p.m. Please respect the local residents and the rules by stopping climbing then.

4.    Day Two. Climbing starts again at 6:00 a.m.

5.    Day Two concludes at 4:00 p.m. at the Shoalhaven Caravan Village Barbeque  area. Scorecards must be handed in by 4:00p.m.


6.    There are 6 categories:

a.    Open Men – Volume

b.    Open Women – Volume

c.    Open Men – Points

d.    Open Women – Points

e.    Junior Male

f.     Junior Female


7.    Volume Categories – in the volume category, climbers attempt to climb as many routes as they can, the total number of routes climbed are counted up as the climber’s score.

8.    Points Categories – in the points category, climbers must try to do their 20 hardest climbs. Each climb is awarded points.

All route grades are according to Rod’s 2000 ‘Rockclimbing at Nowra’ guide. More recently added routes and routes that are now considered harder should be checked with the organisers (Carlie and Rob).

At most crags there are bonus routes that are worth extra points.

          For a copy of the complete rules and points system email us!

9.    Open climbers do not have to choose which category they enter until the end of the event, however only one category may be entered.

10.                  Junior Categories – Juniors must be 15 years old or younger on the 28th of June 2008. Juniors’ rules are the same as the volume competition, except that routes may be top-roped or led.

11.                  All routes must be led (except by Juniors) from the ground to clip the top anchors from the normal finishing stance. Top-roping (for Opens), yoyoing, soloing, roped solos, simul-climbing and anything else like that is not allowed.

12.                  You may only count each route in your total or score once.

13.                  You may visit as many or as few crags as you like. All crags in the Nowra area may be climbed at.

14.                  Chill out, have fun, make new friends and catch up with old friends. Your greatest competitor is yourself.

15.                  This is a fun event. The organisers reserve the right to disqualify anyone who we consider to be cheating, spoiling the event for others, or generally being a dick.

16.                  You are responsible for your own safety. Climbing is potentially dangerous and the competition organisers cannot be responsible for the security of the fixed protection, the solidity of the rock or the competence of your belayer. If in doubt, back-off, have rest or go home. Just don’t try to blame us for your mistakes!


The Silent Assassin picks off a few more

Al Price has continued to rampage his way through the harder Nowra classics, making the first on-sight of Rollin With The Syndicate 27 at the Hood and redpointing Pimp Behind The Wheels 30 and Livin' The Hustler's Dream 29, both second shot. Sunday at South Central provided the best conditions this season, a cold southerly came through over night and dried everything up, meaning that even Mega Death 26 was climbable! Rejoicing in the conditions, Al discovered that he could actually hang the tiny holds on his 205 project! On his first visit to the Creek, Jan Zbranek cruised Dungeon Master 31 on his second attempt and Ain't No Sunshine 28, also second go. Jan and Al are pumped up and ready to lock horns at the 24 Hours of Power at Nowra!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Boas Kills It

So what is the best 22 at Nowra? Well according to 46% of people responding to our blog survey, Killer Boas at Thomos rules! Killer Boas is the epitome of Nowra climbing; short and burly with beautiful moves on exquisite rock. First climbed by Andrew Bull and Tony Barten in 1991 (the seconder got first ascent honours in those days!) the route originally passed 4 carrots and belayed off the tree on the sandy ledge. The route was subsequently modernised with three rings and a chain. Chuck a lap this weekend to find out what all the fuss is about.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bolts and Bowling

Al Price has stunned the Nowra climbing world with an amazing score of 205 on the hallowed lanes of Bomaderry Bowl. Al (The Silent Assassin) started by clinically collecting spares before unleashing a fury of strikes in the final 6 frames. The Silent Assassin's performance ranks as the the highest total yet achieved by the normally incompetent climbers. Only Gary 'The Professional' Hillard is believed to be capable of matching it with The Assassin now.

Not content to set new standards at the lanes, Al then proceeded to South Central to sink some steel into a line to the right of Ain't No Sunshine and repeat Physical Graffiti 31. He then waltzed over to Rosies and flashed Frosty 29. 2008 at Nowra just keeps getting hotter!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Nowra guide out of print!

Rod has sold the last of the Nowra guides to Outdoors and Beyond camping shop in South Nowra. So if you need a copy they have them! They're on the highway, on the right as you head south out of town. Rod is looking for comments on route grade and stars, etc. on the ACA forum.

24 Hours of Power at Nowra

24 Hours
700 sport routes
2 days
17 crags
6 cakes
No entry fee
No prestige
No judges
Many sausages

28th and 29th of June 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

April happenings

Girls (and boys) In The Hood

It's fun for the whole family!

Season 2008 has raced off to a frantic start.

While the Blueys was soaked Nowra climbers basked in (occasional) sunshine and lots was done.

Nathan Hoette got in two fine repeats, making the second ascent of Zac's 2007 classic Trailer Trash in the Grease Cave, commenting that he thought the grade should be 32. The route starts up White Trash, crosses into Skin To Skin and then punches straight out the roof. He also made the 2nd(?) ascent of Vince's Slipping into Narcism 31 in the Little Grease Cave. This one starts up Narcosis and finishes up Slip Slop Slap.

Matt Adams made short work of Insane in the Brain 30 at the Hood, after the holds at the top were excavated from the sand pit that was covering them. Also at the Hood I cleaned up and climbed an old project to do the first ascent of Rollin With The Syndicate 27. It goes to the second bolt on Girls In The Hood and the goes right to a ring, up to a second ring and then right to the arete and up. A classic, but of course I think that! Rollin's already had a few repeats and received rave reviews. An old Fieg classic, Pimp Behind The Wheels 29 here has been cleaned and rebolted so it's primed for more ascents. There are a few projects at the Hood, please respect the work put in and stay off them until they've been climbed.

Back over at Thomos, Justin Jefferson squirmed his way up Love Bug 27 and Nig Campbell did Narcosis 30 and he flashed Evil E at the Hood. Axel Triton ticked Ain't No Sunshine 28 at South Central on his first visit to the creek.

Check out all the action here: JJ Photos

24 Hours of Power at Nowra

Get your diaries out right now because 24 Hours Of Power at Nowra is booked in for the 28th and 29th of June 2008! The event will a friendly competition held over two days with the specific goal of seeing just how much we can punish our bodies in one weekend.

More details will follow, keep your eye on this blog!

2008 Season Open!!!

The 2008 Nowra season has been officially declared open. Andi 'The Hammer' Richardson got the year off to a cracking start with quick send of Narcosis 30 in the Little Grease Cave over the Easter Long weekend. Bowling was done.
Check out all the action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOw63SontRY