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A Timeline of Gear for the Beginner Climber - What you need to buy & when if you're getting into rock climbing

A Timeline of Gear for the Beginner Climber - What you need to buy & when if you're getting into rock climbing

Posted by Mountain Equipment Chatswood Staff on

Getting into climbing can feel daunting, just like stepping off the ground to commence a climb itself. When it comes to getting the gear, sometimes it can feel like there’s...

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Photographer Kamil Sustiak Donating All Profits to Bushfire Relief

Photographer Kamil Sustiak Donating All Profits to Bushfire Relief

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

For many, Kamil Sustiak needs no introduction but for those who haven’t yet heard, Kamil is an award winning photographer based in the Blue Mountains. His focus is on landscape...

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Blue Mountains Crag Closures from Bushfires

Blue Mountains Crag Closures from Bushfires

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

The current NSW Bushfires have caused, and are still causing a huge amount of damage in the Blue Mountains National Park. For all Blue Mountains, Sydney and visiting climbers keep...

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Save Shipley, Centennial Glen and Porters Pass! Blackheath Bypass Proposal

Save Shipley, Centennial Glen and Porters Pass! Blackheath Bypass Proposal

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

When we first heard about the proposal for a Blackheath bypass via Shipley and Centennial Glen we honestly thought it was a political diversion. It seemed so preposterous that we...

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DMM Dragonfly Micro Cam Gear Review - By Dan Butler

DMM Dragonfly Micro Cam Gear Review - By Dan Butler

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

  When I was first discovering aid climbing I read that you will never regret having a few extra micro-cams on the harness, and it wasn’t until I saw the...

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REEL ROCK 14 Official Trailer

REEL ROCK 14 Official Trailer

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

 If you haven't seen the official trailer to REEL ROCK 14 then check it out! Mountain Equipment Hosted Screenings Cremorne Orpheum - Australian Premiere! 5th November 2019 BUY TICKETS  ...

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REEL ROCK 14 Is Hitting Sydney And It's The Biggest Yet!

REEL ROCK 14 Is Hitting Sydney And It's The Biggest Yet!

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

This year Mountain Equipment is super proud to be hosting the Australian Premiere of the REEL ROCK 14 Film Tour as well as other Sydney shows and thanks to Adventure...

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Average Climber Tried Lattice Lite Training - Worth The Hype?

Average Climber Tried Lattice Lite Training - Worth The Hype?

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Lattice Training is the world’s first systematic assessment and training tool for climbing and is the brain child of Tom Randall and Ollie Tor. They offer personalised training regimes based...

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Mountains Crusher Luke Hansen Joins Mountain Equipment as Store Ambassador

Mountains Crusher Luke Hansen Joins Mountain Equipment as Store Ambassador

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Mountain Equipment is super proud to have local Blue Mountains crusher Luke Hansen come on board as a store ambassador! Luke's psych for climbing is completely infectious and he is...

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Please Sign the Petition to Save Grampians Climbing

Please Sign the Petition to Save Grampians Climbing

Posted by Matt Eaton on

As most of you will know, a large portion of climbing in the Grampians/Gariwerd National Park is under threat with Parks Victoria carrying out mass bans on climbing with no...

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The New La Sportiva Testarossa Has Landed!

The New La Sportiva Testarossa Has Landed!

Posted by Matt Eaton on

The much awaited update to the La Sportiva Testarossa is here and we are a little bit excited. I say "little bit" because we were apprehensive that La Sportiva was...

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Further News on Closed Climbing Areas in the Grampians

Further News on Closed Climbing Areas in the Grampians

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Parks Victoria have released a map that details the areas that are now closed to climbing in the Grampians. It centres around the Northern Victoria Range and Red Rock areas...

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