Climbing at Mt Macedon

rock climbing central victoriaA cheeky diversion on a recce for two climbing trips, once we had sorted locations, safety and access we did the long rambling climb Oxbbow on the great rock of Camels Hump.

We were up there preparing for our trips with Sacred Heart College Kyneton and Mondo Lounge.

We had 18 young people from Sacred Heart split into a half a day top rope climbing and half a day environmental interp walk with abseil. It is an amazing environment up there ranging from wet forest to snow gums. Cold conditions up with the snow gums where tricky for the ones that turned up in their PE shorts!

Brett from Sacred Heart said:

After my recent dealings Mirawara I am fully satisfied with the flexibility, professionalism and great range of programs that are offered. The rock climbing excursion to Camels Hump in the Macedon Ranges was a great experience for my students which enabled them to see what outdoor opportunities are right on their own door step. I will be calling on the Mirawara crew again to provide experiences for the next generation of outdoor education/recreation students.

The second trip was with Mondo Lounge and was the final in The Nature Link, a program enabled by Mount Alexander Shire Council’s Community Grant. We’ve been climbing with this great crew on Mount Alexander before so took them to Camels Hump to sample some different rock at the very climbable Back Wall. Mt Alexander and Mt Macedon are both volcanic but completely different rock, though since learning to climb on granite the Mondo crew can handle anything! A perfect end to The Nature Link and a big thanks to the Mondo Lounge coordinators and Mount Alexander Shire Council.

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