SA Public Libraries

Rain stopping your climbing fix? Check out the great climbing books and DVDs available to borrow for free on the SA public libraries network to keep you motivated! Simply click through for pre-populated searches of climbing or mountaineering: Continue reading

Slogan Competition

As the CCSA is growing in numbers and activities there is a desire to create a new slogan which the club can then use on banners, the website and anything at all really! At the moment the website just says “A meeting point for climbers in South Australia”.

So we’ve decided rather than try and make one up which everyone is stuck with we’ll make a competition out of it and give everyone the chance to be involved.

Just send through your slogan to the events email address before Midnight on Monday the 7th of July 2014. You can put in as many entries as you like but duplicate entries of the same slogan will be credited to the first person to email the slogan in. By participating you are giving the CCSA the right to use the slogan you have entered.

We’ll collate them and then you will get a chance to vote on the top 5 chosen by the judges. The judges will decide the final winner but your votes will be a significant part of the final judging.

The Prizes:
First Prize:
will be a subscription to the “Climber” magazine. Already subscribe? Don’t sweat it, you can choose a DVD to the value of $30US from ActionSportsVideo.

Second Prize: will be a brand new chalk bag for hitting those big walls with.

The competition is open to everyone – members and non members, so get writing and good luck!


Waitpinga Access

Waitpinga access via the Carmichaels property is closed for Winter Lambing. Access won’t reopen again until sometime in August 2014. Please call the Carmichaels before entering the property at all times.

Access to Waitpinga via the Heysen trail is still open.

Club Meeting 11th June 2014

Once again we have a fantastic speaker lined up this month. Mike Barnes will be presenting “Climbing Ozymandias and Passport to Insanity with a little aid from my friends.”

Come along to see Mike’s presentation, all welcome.

With a little aid from my friends

With a little aid from my friends

Crag Care 11th May 2014

The CCSA in conjunction with the Friends of Black Hill and Morialta is pleased to announce our first habitat restoration day up at Morialta Conservation Park.

Sunday 11th May. Meet at 9:30am at the car parking near gate #17 on Norton Summit Road, or if you want to meet at the crag be there from 10am. Work will finish at 12pm but bring some lunch and stay for an afternoon climb.
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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2014

Climbing Club of South Australia is pleased to offer

discount priced tickets for the screening on

Saturday, 24th May 2014 at 7:30pm

at the Capri Theatre, 141 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood

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Club Meeting 9th April 2014

We have a special treat for you all this month. Doug McLean, a pioneer of climbing in Adelaide, one of the founding members of the CCSA and a first ascensionist of Peregrine will be giving us a presentation titled “50 years of climbing”.

Come along for a great night!

Dave Moriarty, the first President of the CCSA, climbing Mt Stanley, Ruwenzori Mountains.

Dave Moriarty, the first President of the CCSA, climbing Mt Stanley, Ruwenzori Mountains.

Morialta – Muesli Wall closure

Important information from the Morialta Senior Ranger about Muesli Wall: Contractors have started work on a new section of walking trail this week which will cut out the steep dangerous section leading down to the climbs. Depending on good weather conditions the work should be completed some time mid next week. There will be some sections of the trail blocked off when they are completing the stone work along the track, but they are trying to keep interruption to a minimum, most of the work is on the new section of trail. Please respect closure signs.

2014 Australia Day Award

The Third Creek Project was awarded the Community Event of the Year by the Adelaide Hills Council. The group have been rehabilitating Third Creek but it was nominated for the award for the work which has been done in conjunction with the Climbing Club of South Australia below the Norton Summit climbing area.

Community Event of the Year award

Community Event of the Year award

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