Sebastopol Bluffs Multi-pitch Rock Climbing
Friday, March 19 2021 — Monday, March 22 2021
|Event type:||Rock climbing|
|Start date:||Friday, March 19 2021|
|End Date:||Monday, March 22 2021|
|Registration cut-off||Saturday, March 13 2021 1:00 PM|
|Cost||Approx. $20 (members) or $40 (non-members) per night plus $50 - 60 for fuel if carpooling|
|Who's invited||Members and guests|
|Attendee screening||Attendees are pre-screened|
|Maximum number of participants||16|
|Total number registered||10|
|Who's registered||You must be logged in to view participant list|
The Plan: Multi-pitch rock climbing trip to Sebastopol Bluffs, a major crag just up the road from the Club's Unwin Lodge in Mt Cook National Park. Staying at Unwin Lodge for 3 nights and exploring the range of top notch climbing in the area. Many great walls that cater to a range of ability levels including excellent sport multi-pitch climbing starting at Grade 14 and upwards with magnificent mountain views.
The aim is to leave Dunedin by 5pm on Friday night (19th March) and travel to Unwin Lodge - to give us a full day's climbing on Saturday and Sunday before heading back around lunchtime on Monday (22nd March). Please note clearly in the sign-up form if you are interested in leaving earlier or later on Friday or if you are travelling from a different destination.
The trip leader may decide to cancel or reschedule the trip at short notice depending on weather and conditions. The call will be made on the Wednesday or Thursday before and you will be contacted via email or TXT.
Getting ThereTrip participants in each vehicle will share petrol costs for the travel to and from the destination. Based on a round trip of approx. 600km from Dunedin to Unwin and back at a rate of 40c per km shared between 4 - 5 people in a car expect to pay around $50 - 60 each for fuel.
What to ExpectThis crag has a range of walls with climbs for people of all abilities but as it is predominantly a multi-pitch climbing destination we are asking that all trip participants will have previous basic multi-pitch climbing experience including the ability and knowledge to abseil/rappel safely on their own as most of the multi-pitch climbs require multiple long rappels to descend.
Possible HazardsStandard rock climbing hazards such as falling, rock fall and other overhead hazards, heat exhaustion and hypothermia.
We have a group booking at Unwin Lodge so please let us know which nights you plan to stay if you aren't going to be there for the whole weekend. Lodge fees:
The Lodge is well equipped with full kitchen (with crockery ect.), showers, toilets and bunkrooms so you only need to bring sleeping bag/bedding, pillow, towel, toiletries, food, outdoor clothing and climbing gear.
Food: We plan to cook a shared meal on the Saturday and Sunday nights, the trip leader will delegate items for you to contribute. It will probably be a BBQ on Saturday and Nachos on Sunday. Please indicate any food preferences or allergies on the sign-up form. Dinner on Friday night is up to you (either eat before you come or grab something on the way as we will arrive late at lodge). You are responsible for bring your own food for 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and snacks for 3 days. Be aware that there are not many shops at the Mt. Cook village so bring all the food you need for the long weekend.
Everyone is responsible for sourcing their own climbing gear but we will bring the club's ropes and a few anchor set-ups. If you need to rent club climbing gear please contact Eve as soon as possible so that you can book what you require. Otago has a limited range of rock climbing gear which is free for members to use or $5 per day for non-members.
Trip leaders will bring a PLB & First Aid kit but please ensure you are personally well prepared for a full day in the outdoors including warm clothing and rain gear as it is a mountain type environment.
Click the button below to be taken to the sign-up form. If attendees are not screened, then you will be automatically added to the participant list.
For screened events, the trip leader may contact you for further information about your experience and skills.The start date for this event has passed.