BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

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BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:32 am

Oh my word, it's that time of year again! Time for the annual 4 months of impatience leading up to the most anticipated trip of the year, BLUIES! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

The time has come to sign up below to reserve your spot among your Cliffhangers comrades in the trip that will trump all trips. This is not one to miss, ask any Cliffhanger you see wearing a Bluies shirt. If you have never been to Bluies before, think thousands of world-class routes on stunning sandstone cliffs all day and hanging out with the mates every night. Not to mention the good times to be had during convoy chaos, bulk delicious meals prepared by your fellow Changers, Pub? Pub!, canyoning, slacklining, multis, cliff-jumping and more.

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This year we are staying in the same house as last year which is very close to half a dozen very cool crags including Engineers Cascade, Zig Zag, Corroboree Walls Renitz Pass, Mt Piddington, Pindari and Boronia Point. Also it is five (FIVE!) minutes walk from the Mt Victoria pub (best pub in the Bluies, and possibly the world)

Find out more info on the wiki here about the activities, What to bring, Weather, Chores, etc. Feel free to ask any other questions you may have below.

Also check out these videos from Bluies 2012 and 2013 to get PSYCHED



What you get:

• Your very own Bluies 2015 Tshirt!
• Breakfasts and Dinners (you will also get to experience cooking for a horde of hungry climbers)
• Accommodation at the Bluies house
• Transport to and from the plethora of Crags around Bluies
• Bluies Christmas!
• Some of the most amazing climbing experiences you could imagine
• Good times and sick memories

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When:

Convoy Chaos leaves bright and early on Friday 20th November! Further details including car list and location of departure will be determine closer to the date. We'll camp in Hat Head National Park in NSW on the Friday night, before continuing the journey down to Bluies on Saturday morning. There we will remain until Sunday 13th December.

You can stay for the whole time or as short as you want. make sure you specify dates in your sign-up below!

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Getting There:

The convoy is a major part of the tradition of heading to Blue Mountains. We load up a number of cars to the brim and leave Brisbane on the Friday morning in convoy and head south. (It’s important to have many cars and drivers going to Blue Mountain because they’ll also be taking us to the crags). We usually drive for about six hours and then camp overnight at Hat Head National Park, almost on the beach. The next day we complete our journey passing scenic Sydney and heading west to our destination, Mount Victoria. After three weeks the convoy will return home, drivers discretion if they want to stop overnight or drive all the way home in a single day.

If you want to come down or leave mid-trip you are welcome to, however you will have to organise you own transport. There is a train which can get you from Sydney to Bluies, so ask around if you are looking into this. Make sure in your sign up you specify whether you will be included in the convoy or if you will make your own way there and back.

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Costs:

The main trip cost is worked out based on the number of nights you are staying, and will cover most of your food (breakfast and a three course dinner), a t-shirt, house rental, fuel and any other misc "house" costs. The actual cost is dependent on the number of attendees and how long they stay. The longer you stay, the less you pay per night. It was obviously cost less per person as the number of attendees increases, as accommodation is split evenly between members.

Extra costs include if you’re coming or going with the convoy, roughly $60 each way. Drivers collect fuel money from the club only if travelling with convoy, otherwise they collect the split fuel money from their own passengers and not exceeding actual fuel costs. Again this year, it will be cheaper for you to stay in the last one/two weeks of the instead of the first one/two in order to get a more even spread of people across the 3 weeks.

An estimation is for a passenger in the convoy for the entire 3 weeks, the trip will cost approximately $500. This will obviously fluctuate depending on number of attendees.
Deposit in advance is compulsory to make your booking for the Bluies trip and complete payment is expected before your arrival date. Final prices will be available closer to the date.

BONUS! If you make a $100 deposit for the Blue Mountains before Friday 11th of September you will get your 2015 Bluies shirt for free!!!

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How to Join:

If you want to come or have any more questions talk to any of the Bluies coordinators (Spitz, Quickie or Joe Law) or ask other members who have been before who will tell you how sick it is.

Please keep in mind it is HIGHLY preferable if you are at least a signed off seconder before you arrive at Bluies. Trust me, none of the leaders want to be spending their valuable Bluies time teaching how to clean anchors, we'd much prefer to do it at KP beforehand. If you are not already a seconder, please speak to one of the exec or Bluies coordinators ASAP so we can help facilitate your sign-off.

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If you're keen to come along, we need the following details.

Name: Sandy Stone
Dates: 20/11/15 to the 13/12/15
Experience: Seconder
Transport: Convoy Down, Own transport back
Gear needs? Yes - seconder kit
Tent needs: Can offer a 3-4 man
Other camping needs: None
Dietary Requirements/Allergies: Vegetarian
Driver: I own a car, I'm happy to drive it, but don't have to bring it if its not needed.
Shirt Size: Small

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If you put your (100% refundable) $100 deposit in before the 11th of September then you'll get your 2015 Bluies shirt for FREE! See club email list for bank account info. There will also be a forum thread where you can participate in the design coming very soon!
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:39 am

Name: Lauren "Spitz" Roy
Dates: ALL THE DAYS :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Experience: Leader
Transport: Convoy down & back
Gear needs? Rope and draws
Tent needs: Can bring a 2 man
Other camping needs: Bacon and eggs for brekky
Dietary Requirements/Allergies: REQ: Tooheys Newn ALLERGIES: Lil bitches
Driver: Passenger :c
Shirt Size: Ladies M
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Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:51 am

Full Name: Rhys Phillips
Dates: 20/11/15 to the 13/12/15 all days
Experience: SLG, trad leader
Transport: Convoy both ways
Gear Needs: Rope and Draws and dragon rack and maybe some ascenders and things for photo shiz
Tent needs: have tent, will use
First Aid Certified: Yep
Dietary Requirements/Allergies: REQ: Steak and XXXX ALLERGIES: Spitz and Danny showering together...
Driver: Passenger is the volkswaggin'
Shirt Size: M

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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:23 am

ALLERGIES: Spitz and Danny showering together...


You would have to spend an extra 5-6 mins waiting for a shower if we didn't so ur welcome bitchass

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Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:34 am

Full Name: Julia "Quickie" McCann
Dates: 20th Nov to 13th Dec
Experience: noob
Transport: Can drive if needed, would probs prefer to be a passenger
Gear Needs: rope + draws
Tent needs: would be good to stinge a spot pls
Other camping needs: andrea's tequila
Dietary Requirements/Allergies: nil
First Aid Certified: yup
Shirt Size: ladies s

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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Spitz wrote:
ALLERGIES: Spitz and Danny showering together...


You would have to spend an extra 5-6 mins waiting for a shower if we didn't so ur welcome bitchass


I guess you're right, good thing danny only lasts 30 seconds

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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:10 pm

Heads up guys, there's gonna be canyoning going, so if you want to be a part of it, get yourself a wetsuit and RS1!

Full Name: "Shut Up" Brendan Coulter
Dates: ALL OF THEM!!!
Experience: SLG, trad noob, bluies regular
Transport: Driving with Convoy, room for 2-3 depending on people's size
Gear Needs: Club rope, belay slave... I mean... noob eager to learn, and someone to trad with
Tent needs: Need a space for hat head
Other camping needs: Booooooooozzzzeeeeee!
Dietary Requirements: Mt Vic Pub wedges
First Aid Certified: Wilderness Cert, expired CPR. Hopefully all renewed from Perp.

Other info: I've got a slackline, and keen to set a highline. Perhaps we'll discuss a zipline, and maybe scout out the giant swing
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:34 pm

Full Name: Noah Lloyd
Dates: as if I'm not going for the full bluies on my first time
Experience: beginner leader hopefully single pitch by then
Transport: convoy both ways
Gear Needs: rope, draws, multipitch leader for bunny buckets
Tent needs: can bring a 3 man for hat head
Other camping needs: esky and stove plz
dietary requirements: Nil
First Aid Certified: yep
Shirt size: Men's medium
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:09 pm

Full Name: David Cook
Dates: 26th Nov - 13th Dec
Experience: Multi Leader
Transport: Flying down, convoy back
Gear Needs: Club rope without soft spots :)
Tent needs: nil
Dietary Reqs/Allergies: nil
Other camping needs: nil
First Aid Certified: no
Shirt size: Medium pls

**Deposit paid!**

Keen for Hotel California and Whymper this year!

p.s. nice photos ;) I'm planning on organising the bluies video this year if anyone is interesting in collaborating
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:36 pm

Full Name: Joe Law
Dates 20/11/15 - 6/12/15
Experience: SL
Transport: Convoy down (can help drive)
Gear Needs: Rope and draws
Dietary Req/Allergies REQ: Wholemeal bread and lots of veggies. Allergies: None known
Other camping needs: Its all good, I'm bringing a hammock
First Aid Certified: First aid and CPR
Shirt: Mens Medium

Everyone bring a go pro, lets rack up the footage and get some sick shots of everyone
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:43 pm

David wrote: I'm planning on organising the bluies video this year if anyone is interesting in collaborating


Keen to help with that mate, already got some great song ideas in my head

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Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:28 pm

Name: Dani Woodie Lloyd-Smith
Dates: 20/11/15 - 2/12/15
Experience: Beginner Leader
Transport: Convoy passenger down, flying back
Gear needs: Rope and draws
Tent needs: for hat head, yes!
Dietary Requirements/Allergies: None
Shirt Size: Ladies S

Would love to do another canyoning trip this year :)

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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:12 pm

Full Name: Josiah Hess
Dates: All of it!
Experience: Sport Leader
Transport: Can drive my car if needed.
Gear Needs: Rope and Draws
Tent needs: A tent space for Hat Head would be sweet.
Other camping needs: None
Dietary requirements/Allergies: None
First Aid Certified: Nope
Shirt Size: Men's Medium
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:19 pm

:D Bluies :D patches :D Mt Vic pub :D

Name: Sally Smith
Dates: 20/11/15 to the 05/12/15 - returning for grad :D
Experience: noob
Transport: Convoy Down, would love a lift home if anyone's heading back around this date. Otherwise flying.
Gear needs? None if seconding, all if leading
Tent needs: Can offer a 3-4 man
Other camping needs: Would love a sleeping mat
Dietary Requirements/Allergies: Naan (never gets old)
Driver: No sir-y. Happy to drive another vehicle
Shirt Size: Medium

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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:28 pm

Full Name: Danielle McMeeking
Dates: 20/11/15 till 30/11/15 (bite me, I have tickets to Rise Against)
Experience: top rope climber, learning seconder things.
Transport: Convoy down (with own transport, can bring 3 people), own transport back, leaving early.
Gear Needs: leader with rope and draws, helmet.
Tent needs: Can offer a spacey 3 man tent
Other camping needs:
Dietary needs: none.
First Aid Certified: CPR and first aid
Shirt size: ladies small
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:00 pm

SallyS wrote::D Bluies :D patches :D Mt Vic pub :D


I feel bad having to break the news to you... Patches is a thing of the past :( it is, again, the potteridge (which is equally awesome)
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:25 pm

Sooooooo..... I'll leave the details here just to try and be positive, but my attendance at this stage is unlikely.... I might try to come as far as Hat Head depending on if I get the Troopy rolling again by then.


Name: DuglButt McLeod
Dates: All at this stage
Experience: SLG
Transport: Convoy Down, Not returning *with the 'convoy' but plans have changed so I can still take most of the gear
Gear needs? Lol
Tent needs: Will have my swag again, except this time I'm taking floor space in a bedroom. EDIT: fk the swag I want a bed
Other camping needs: None
Dietary Requirements/Allergies: Beer. Should cover it
Driver: I own a car, I will be driving it. I'm happy to take all the gear down again, and now I can take (most?) of it back
Shirt Size: Large

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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:59 pm

[b]Name: Benjamin Dickson
[b]Dates: The whole shebang, 20/11/15- 13/12/15!
[b]Experience: Beginner Leader
[b]Transport: Convoy down and convoy half way back.
[b]Gear Needs: Do beginner leaders need to bring gear? If so rope and draws.
[b]Tent needs: Have one or two spare spaces in my tent.
[b]Other camping needs: Rum buddies.
[b]First Aid Certified: Online only.
[b]Dietary Requirements: Allergic to prawns, lobsters, crabs, basically the expensive stuff. And kryptonite of course.
[b]Shirt Size: medium
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:38 pm

Full Name: Stephanie Tedjo

UPDATE: no longer attending
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Re: BLUE MOUNTAINS 2015!!! [20th Nov- 13th Dec]

Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:15 am

Full Name: qauylin nugget garza
Dates: 26/11 - 13/12
Experience: noob
Transport: flying there, convoy back
Gear Needs: maybe rope and draws :P
Tent needs: nup
Other camping needs: nada
First Aid Certified: nope
Shirt Size: ladies small pls

deposit paid :)
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