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Coopers

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: <5 min
  • Photos: 11
  • Ascents: 268

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Summary

Coopers comprises of a number of natural Basalt edges with extremely easy access.

Description

The area comprises of a numerous vertical walls and aretes split by cracks and offers a range of boulder problems on clean pocketed Basalt,

The walls all appear to be on public land.

Grades are only approximates. They are a combination of old notes, memory and recent repeats as I work my way along the whole crag again.

Access issues

None as yet. Please don't make me regret making this spot public.

Coopers primarily consists of easier problems, but doesn’t make it is an ideal spot for beginners. Bouldering here isn’t the same as bouldering indoors!

Many of the landings are rough and sloping. The top outs are not always obvious. The problems are still shedding holds or require you to know how to pull correctly on loose rock.

Be mindful that Coopers is in one of the few remaining wildlife corridors in the area as Melbourne continues to spread outwards. As a result you will see many Kangaroos and other wildlife including Echidna’s. So leave your dog at home! Avoid trampling the native vegetation; though feel free to bring gardening gloves and remove weeds.

Keep the area clean! Take away rubbish even if not yours. Brush chalk off the holds and if you need to use tick marks, wash them off before you move on to the next problem.

Respect the location. If you can I may consider making some of my other local areas public.

Approach

Given what is happening with access due to PV's blindside in the Grampians (plus Arapiles and my sources mention PV have their sights on Camel's and Mt Alexander), I am not publishing the location at this time.

Unfortunately I started adding this area prior to the Grampians access issues and now want to see how that pans out first.

History

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Martin Lama found this area in 2006 and developed the Main Sector around that time. After a 10 year break, he came back and developed the Northern most sector. Like most areas around Melbourne, it may have been discovered previously.

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