Carmichael’s access to Waitpinga closed for Lambing


As of today (25 April 2016), Alistair has closed access to Waitpinga through his property, due to the start of lambing. He expects that it will be at least a month before access is re-opened.

For those keen on walking however, you can still access the cliff from either end along the Heyson trail, though this will take considerably longer.


New Members-enabled CCSA Website

After many months of work by the CCSA committee, the new website has arrived. It might not look like much on the surface, but a lot has happened in the background, and the new site now supports user registration and member logins. Anyone can now register to receive email updates from the CCSA, as well as unsubscribe themselves if they wish. Registered users and members can now update their own details. Anyone can now join the club online, and members can rejoin when their membership expires. Both registered users and members can see their current membership status (if any).

With the increasing membership base and limited volunteer time the committee decided to implement the changes to make administering of the membership much easier in future. Mailouts will now be much more targeted, resulting in fewer irrelevant mailouts and the burden of work on the Treasurer should reduce considerably.

All in all the system should be a great improvement on the old manual way of doing things.

The new shiny CCSA website

The new shiny CCSA website

Please try it out, bear with us while any remaining issues are sorted out, and report any anomalies to

Reel Rock 10 – Wednesday 14th October at 7:00pm


It’s back! In its landmark 10th year Reel Rock 10 features exclusive premiers of short films by Reel Rock co-founders Sender Films and Big UP productions that tell the stories of the most exciting vertical action from the past year. From big walls to big movies, and featuring athletes Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, Daniel Woods and a special tribute to the late Dean Potter, this year’s tour boasts an eclectic program that will get you psyched!

Date: Wednesday 14th October
Time: 7:00pm (doors open 6:45pm)
Location: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Tickets are selling for:
Members $18
Non-Members $20

Tickets are limited, so get in quick!

For more information:

To buy tickets:
Email Events with the number of tickets you require together with your name, and payment and pickup details will be mailed to you

Hope to see you there!

Morialta Crag Care Sunday 12th July

Sunday 12th July, 2015. Meet at 9:30am at the car parking near gate #17 on Norton Summit Road. Work will finish at 12pm but bring some lunch and join us for an afternoon climb.

What will we be doing?
Olive control! Weather dependant we’ll be both drilling more olives at Billiard table and continuing to work down the track pulling or popping smaller olives as we go.

What do I bring?
Sturdy shoes, hat, water, morning tea and for those working at the base of the cliffs helmets. Don’t forget your gear and some lunch if you intend to stay for an afternoon climb!

If it is raining bucket loads the event will not go ahead. If there is light rain we won’t be drilling.

Can we count on you? Please email Crag Care to let us know so we ensure we have enough tools for everyone.

Crag Care 14th September

The CCSA in conjunction with the Friends of Black Hill and Morialta are holding the regular habitat restoration day up in Morialta Conservation Park.

Sunday 14th September, 2014. Meet at 9:30am at the car parking near gate #17 on Norton Summit Road. Work will finish at 12pm but bring some lunch and stay for an afternoon climb.
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Reel Rock 9 – 25th October 2014

It’s back! In its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.” The greatest untold story of American counter culture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.

The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination. Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.

Tickets available in store at Paddy Pallin’s now! Discounts apply for Financial members. See the flyer below for more details.ReelRock2014

Slogan Competition Winners!

We received great responses to both the slogan competition and the voting. It was a very close call but there were two stand out winners.

First Place with: Climb. Dream. Inspire.
is: Kate Braham
Kate wins the Climber magazine subscription or DVD of her choice

Second Place with: Taking South Australian climbers to new heights.
is: Roderik Vincent
Rod wins the chalk bag

We’ll be in contact with the winners by email. Congratulations!

Cast your vote now!

The slogan competition has closed and the entries have been culled down to just the top 5 as selected by the committee.

We have tried to choose slogans which support all members, regardless of the way they climb or the reason they climb. It was a tough ask and we had to have more than one round of voting to get to our final 5.

Now it is your turn! Please follow the link below and put the 5 slogans in order of preference where the first one is the one you like the most. Voting is open for one week from today till the end of Wednesday 16th July.

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