Local weather

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



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

Climbing photography

Indoor climbing and bouldering

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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