climbing the rock

Submitted: Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 22:03
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Gday,

the last time l visited and climed Ayres Rock was in '93. Am l going to be able to do it in 3 or 4 months ? Are there issues now about doing this ?

Thanks for your input ,

Mitch
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Reply By: Brian - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 23:09

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 23:09
They asked you not to climb it for cultural reasons when i went in 96.
Would have still gone if the weqather had been good!
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Reply By: Member - MightyQ - Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 23:32

Friday, Apr 09, 2004 at 23:32
G'day, I just suppose you can't accept some things, firstly it's Uluru, secondly you will probably die if you fall off, thirdly we all wouldn't like it when others vandalize homes and property. It's sacred land, I've been there, it's a magestic place and just to see it was enough.
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Follow Up By: marklynn - Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 00:11

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 00:11
Agree MightyQ...It's an awe inspiring place..can understand why it was/is so important to the aboriginal people...The only other place that was as inspiring & had a real affect on me was Port Arthur before the shooting...what a place
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 08:18

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 08:18
And now ...after the Shooting... it is still an awe-inspiring place with a little MORE macabre history. Its the same arguement about Ayers Rock
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Reply By: TravellingVegemite - Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 08:21

Saturday, Apr 10, 2004 at 08:21
I went there last year in April and my whole family climbed the rock. Make sure you climb it on the first available day you are there, as they close the climb with any little excuse - eg too windy, too wet. When we were there it was open for 2 out of 5 days.

The hardest part is making it to the start of the chain. If you can do that, then the rest is not too hard.

The valley of the winds walk through the Olgas is also magnificent, and probably more spectacular than the Ayers Rock climb.

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Follow Up By: Lynn2 - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 08:57

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 08:57
I agree, the Valley of the Winds walk is spectacular!!! We didn't climb the Rock when we were there, mainly because there were a million people all doing it. Whereas the Valley of the Winds walk was relatively quiet - its about 8 kms from memory and the views and walk are truly amazing.
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