feel the pain, baby

There’s been a complete lack of indoor climbing in Melbourne since the place in Collingwood closed a couple of years ago, and Vic Ranges in Flemington burned down. Not that I really counted Flemington or certainly any of the others as climbing in Melbourne. Toronto had three big gyms in the middle of the city, like being around Spencer St, and even Guangzhou has a new bouldering gym in Tian He. (Let’s not talk about the Kletterzentrum in Zürich, which despite being mega-awesome was grievous assault to enter at CHF25).

Chockstone has had rumours going about a new bouldering gym in Collingwood, and woohoo! it’s finally opened. The Lactic Factory. It might almost make me take a couple of days off a week from cimbing on railway bridges.