Local accident and emergency
ACT Emergency Services Agency - up-to-date news on accidents and emergencies in the ACT
ACT Transport media releases - information about current road closures in the ACT
Australian Accident Register - a google group for reporting climbing accidents; last entry 2009
Climbing and mountaineering associations
Australian Alpine Club (AAC) - oversees ski lodges at Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain, Perisher in Australia and Niseko in Japan.
Sport Climbing Australia - direction, regulation, promotion, development and furtherance of indoor climbing as a whole around Australia
University of New England Outdoor Adventure Club (UNE OAC) (formerly University of New England Mountaineering Club)
Overseas and international associations
British Alpine Club (AC) (partnered with the Association of British Members of the Swiss Alpine Club - ABMSAC)
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) (Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme)
B3 bouldering - Jamie Emerson's blog [appears to have been hacked! 🙁 ]
A Climbing Memoir: 1953 - 2008 - history of bouldering and its origins, including an Australian section
Indoor climbing and bouldering
BlocHaus bouldering - Canberra
Hardrock Climbing Gym - Melbourne
Mountain Strong - Canberra
Rockface Indoor Climbing Centre - Perth
Gear and gear reviews
barrabes - ski and mountain equipment
Black Diamond Equipment - climbing and skiing equipment
Bogong Equipment - outdoor equipment, hiking gear, outdoor clothing, rock climbing gear
FISH Products - big wall climbing equipment and general climbing gear
Outdoor Gear Exchange - clothing for climbing, skiing and camping
Outdoor Gear Only - in-depth reviews on all kinds of outdoor gear for camping, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing
Mont Adventure Equipment - our own local manufacturer
Mountain Designs - all sorts of outdoors equipment
Mountain Gear - outdoor gear & clothing for climbing, hiking, skiing and backpacking
Mountain Tools - climbing gear, packs for climbers and expert advice
Paddy Pallin - all sorts of outdoors equipment
REI co-op - outdoor clothing, gear and footwear
Spelean - distributors of some of the world's best outdoor brands, for retailers only
VerxAustralia online store - a source of leading, high-quality European climbing and rope access equipment to Australian climbers and workers; they stock well-known brands such as Singing Rock, Ocun and Courant
Blogs & podcasts
Bigwalls - big wall climbing info; John Middendorf's site. If you don't know who he is... you should
BWare - big wall beta, trip reports and pictures
Dave McLeod - Dave's personal blog about his climbing, writing, coaching, lecturing and making films
Evening Sends - a multi-featured site that includes climbing-related feature stories, essays and opinion pieces, gear reviews and training guides
For the Love of Climbing - the blog of Brooklyn-based all-around climber Kathy Karlo
Get Strong - Send Quick - written by climber enthusiast Jędrzej Banaszczyk, and focusing on the best ways to train effectively and efficiently, particularly for people who are short on time
John Black - awesome beta for Lover's Leap
LydiaScapes - rock climbing and adventure blog by Lydia Yang, a Singaporean who decided to ditch her high heels for hiking boots
MTNMeister - podcasts featuring half-hour interviews with climbers and mountaineers, and also skiers, runners, and other outdoor athletes
Semi-Rad - writer and climbing columnist Brendan Leonard's consistently funny and often-insightful blog about climbing, hiking, mountain biking, road-tripping, and the outdoor life
The Dirtbag Diaries - a grassroots podcast produced by a collaboration between writers, photographers, artists and listeners, dedicated to the sometimes serious and often humorous stories from wild places
The Enormocast - Chris Kalous’ interviews with the stars of today and heroes of yesterday, bringing you a glimpse into the climbing life through discussion, interviews, and Chris's perspective backed by 27 years in the sport
The Rock Warrior's Way blog - mental training for rock climbing
The Yosemite Rock Page - a repository of stories, beta, and general information about rock-climbing in Yosemite, featuring an extensive collection of big-wall trip reports
TrainingBeta - articles and podcasts dedicated to training for climbing.
Training for Climbing - climbing performance resources by Eric J. Hörst - author, researcher, climbing coach and climber
Magazines and books
Chessler books - the biggest publisher of climbing-related books you can find
Climbing - the top, authoritative voice in the genre with deeply researched features, the world's best photography, lively humor columns, technical and training how-to advice from pro climbers and leading experts, and a staff of active climbers with decades of experience
DPM Climbing - rock climbing and bouldering news, videos, blogs and photos, and climbing and bouldering gear reviews
Gripped - Canadian climbing magazine
Vertical Life - Oz's own climbing mag
Rock & Ice - rock and ice climbing, news, new routes
Training and education
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of available courses in Australia or internationally / online. The courses included in this list are not specifically endorse by CCA and are provided here for general information only.
A Beginner's Guide to Rock Climbing as Exercise - a great breakdown on bouldering, top roping, lead climbing, trad climbing, indoor etiquette, transitioning to outdoor, etc. plus a very useful list of other How To guides related to rock climbing.
Animated Knots by Grog - climbing knots - a fabulous collection of knots for climbers, rescue workers, arborists, tower-climbers, and others who use rope in human-carrying applications. Follow along as ropes tie themselves, showing just the essential steps, so you can master a knot in no time.
Australian School of Mountaineering - professional rock climbing training and guiding.
Blue Mountains Climbing School - quality training, instruction and guiding for climbers who are looking to level up.
Melbourne Climbing School - offers climbing enthusiasts a safe and effective transition into the amazing world of outdoor rock climbing.
Snowy Mountains Climbing School - provides education and experiences for the recreational climber wanting to participate independently in the sport of rock climbing and mountaineering globally.
Survive First Aid - a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40764) specialising in Remote and Wilderness Training Solutions throughout Australia.
Wilderness First Aid Australia - an Australian owned company specialising in wilderness/remote area first aid education for those unexpected situations you may find yourself in where medical help is a long way from you.
Wilderness First Aid Basics - online courses for certifications accepted in the US and Canada.
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