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    FREE EVENT FOR THE WA CLIMBING COMMUNITY!

    The Hangout will be showing REEL ROCK 9 – VALLEY UPRISING on Saturday 6th December!

    Reel Rock 9

    …….so if you didn’t get to see it the first time (at Cinema Paradiso), or you loved it so much that you want to see it again, then come along!

    WHERE: The Hangout, 12 White Street, Bayswater WA

    DATE: Saturday 6 December 2014

    TIME: Movie starts at 7.30pm, however most of the walls will remain open (we will need a few to set up the big screen!) until the movie starts for any of you wanting to climb first!

    COST: NOTHING! It is free!

    WHY: For Fun! It is The Hangout’s way of saying “thanks to WA climbers for being so fab”  ……it is our festive gift to Perth’s climbers!

    WHAT TO BRING: Feel free to bring a bean bag or boulder mat etc so that you are comfortable during the movie. You are also welcome to bring food along as the movie will be around dinner time! (you are welcome to order in any delivered food such as pizza that you might like, or you might prefer to bring a picnic or use our BBQ (in the courtyard) to cook up a storm! )

    FREEBIES: We have some wonderful prizes and freebies to giveaway on the night! We will also be getting in the festive spirit by offering some great discounts on the night too!

    To win great prizes “like” and “share” the facebook post HERE!

    We will be giving away:

    Sterling RopeSterling Evolution Velocity

    9.8mm 50m Rope

     

     

    Evolv NexxoEvolv Nexxo

    Ultra-Performance Climbing Shoe

     

     

    Verto 26 PackThe North Face

    Verto 26 Pack

     

     

    UniversoPetzl Universo

    Belay Device with Biner

    & Petzl T-Shirts

     

    Clif Shot BlokA stack of Clif Shot Bloks

    from Clif Bar

     

     

    MORE INFO: Updates available on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHangoutIndoorRockClimbingCentre

    THE MOVIE:

    Valley Uprising!

    The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.

    The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.

    Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.

     

    nexxo“The EVOLV NEXXO!” With this new beaut shoe still smelling fresh off the production line and from the mind of Chris Sharma (all round good guy and not bad climber), we gave 4 X Bouldering Champ and all around Legend “Karl Laczko” a test pair about a month ago to put through the paces, this is what he had to say about them.

    “I’ve had a few pairs of Evolv shoes in the past but the new Evolv Nexxo is definitely something different. The Nexxo is the next in the line of shoes designed by Chris Sharma and Evolv and is an aggressive slipper with an asymmetric, precision toe with a velcro strap to secure the heel. It has an aggressive heel, rubber covering the top of the toe and that pleasing suction fit. And I have been suitably impressed by it’s performance during the month or so that I’ve had it.
    I haven’t really had a pair of aggressive shoes before apart from some Sharmans that were slightly too small and never got broken in properly. So when I got the Nexxo’s I made sure the same thing didn’t happen and I ended up going a whole 1.5 sizes up from my Anasazis before I was happy with the fit.

    The shoe has quite a narrow, low volume fit which may suit some more than others. When I first got mine I thought that the heel might be a little loose due to this but I haven’t had any problems with it. The velcro strap seems to be doing a good job of keeping my foot in place and heel hooks have been comfortable and reliable.

    For me, the best feature about the Nexxo is the toe. It has the same ‘Knuckle Box’ and ‘Love Bump’ as the Sharman making it comfortable, it has an awesomely precise edge for micro edging and is also super sensitive while still providing maximum power. The Toe is also slightly less aggressive than the Sharman making it more versatile on straight walls and even possibly slab while still being great on roofs. I definitely found the nexxos helped me use the small, precise foot holds on one outdoor boulder that was shutting me down at the time.

    So, I would recommend the Nexxo to anyone who wants an aggressive shoe that is powerful, precise, comfortable and flexible in climbing style. They are a great shoe.”

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