SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 FLOOD UPDATES
Grampians National Park Recovery Update
Flood Situation Update as of 16:00 Monday 19th September
- Parks Victoria Staff are currently working to assess damage and reinstate access throughout the park.
- Many roads throughout the Victoria Valley remain closed due to road surfacing and creek crossing damage.
- For the gravel roads that are accessible, we would recommend four wheel drives only as there are creek crossings, damaged road surfaces and soft muddy sections to navigate.
- Staff have not yet reached remote areas in the park including some walking tracks and roads, but we will get to some of these in the coming days.
- Boreang Campground has been closed until Sunday 25th as road access is not available.
- Damage to the Mt Victory-Northern Grampians Rd is more extensive than first thought so VicRoads have indicated further assessments are required before works are carried out. At this stage the closure will remain in place until further notice.
- We would ask everyone to please pass on the message about respecting park and road closures – already there have been reports of vehicles getting stuck behind closures. Damage to vehicles and safety of passengers is compromised when closures are not adhered to. Recovery of vehicles can sometimes take many months and the repair of damaged tracks is costly. Fines may be imposed for ignoring the park closure.
- At this stage the partial park and road closures will remain in place until Thursday 22nd – however with further heavy rain forecast for Tuesday this may be extended. We will assess over Wednesday and Thursday.
- There have been no further re-openings since last Friday, so the current information sheets are still valid. These are available at www.parks.vic.gov.au
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 FLOOD UPDATE
SEPTEMBER 2015 UPDATE
PLEASE SEE HERE https://cliffcare.org.au/grampians/north-grampians/
July Climbing/Bouldering update on open and closed sites. Also read https://cliffcare.org.au/2015/08/20/grampians-update-re-openings-and-bouldering-august-2015/
Planned Burns May 2015
Please see Northern Grampians tabs for updates on recent reopenings and read full report on home page here https://cliffcare.org.au/2014/09/17/northern-grampians-reopenings-further-updates/
June 13th, 2014
Red Rocks Road is now open.
May Road Track ReportRoad Report -2 May 2014
March Road Track Report Copy of Road Report -14 Mar 2014
Following the recent North Grampians fire, climbing areas here are currently closed. There is still much assessing to occur before any decisions are made as to what to work on and open first. Some of the roads are being opened but as yet none of the cliffs are. Areas are still fragile be it at the cliff itself or the track/area to get to the climbing area. Please respect all closures. We are working with PV to help get climbing areas accessible as soon as possible. It is a massive job and along with the climbing community as a user group, there are all the other user groups that are requesting the same kind of things, so like it or not, some things will take time.
January Road Track Report here
Update 1st January, 2014 – Access to all previously closed climbing areas – with the exception of those along the Emu Foot track – are now possible. All the roads are open. Please remember though that these areas have been impacted by fire, so treat and tread in the areas with care. Follow the established tracks, many of which have been marked and delineated. If you do come across and area or track which is severely eroded please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. These climbers tracks are maintained by VCC/CliffCare and the climbing community and it helps if we can repair or stabilize a track before too much damage is done. At early stages, the solution is often easily and quickly done.
As noted above, the cliffs along the Emu Foot Track area are still closed due to the area being the most severely burnt. The ground is still very sensitive so we are asking climbers to respect these closures and give enough time for regrowth to establish itself.
Update 25th October 2013 –
Many of the climbing areas previously out of bounds because of the Victoria Range fires are now accessible. Much of the access did hinge on the roads being closed and the listed roads below are now open which means that any of the cliffs accessible from them are open for climbing. Red Rock Road is still closed while it undergoes some final work but hopefully reopening shouldn’t be too far off. You are still able to access the cliffs along that road though by walking in from the Anderson Road intersection.
The cliffs in the Camp of the Emu Foot track area are still out of bounds. This particular area was burnt the worst and the ground really needs time to recover before it is opened to any kind of foot traffic. These cliffs include Eureka Wall, Lost World, Red Sail, Weirs Creek.
Rather than listing every single cliff that is open, the roads and walking tracks below will govern what is open for climbing. If you are not sure, drop me a line and I will let you know
The following roads, walking tracks and visitor sites are now open:
Northern end of Sawmill Track
Victoria Range Track
Buandik Camping Ground and Picnic area
Fortress walking track
Ingleton Springs Picnic area
Glenelg River Road
Chimney Pots Walking Track
The following walking tracks and roads will remain closed until further works are completed:
Billimina walking track
Red Rock Road (you can access cliffs on Red Rock road by parking and walking in from Andersons Road)
Manja Walking track
Update 30th August – Please read latest report here on Victoria Range closures
Update report 27 Feb – Victoria Valley complex fire now contained
Media Release – Grampians Victoria Valley Fire is contained
Due to fires in the Grampians much of the Southern Grampians is now closed. See here for the report and download the latest newsletter here Grampians Victoria Valley Complex Newsletter 27th Feb
Map hereGrampians- Victoria Valley Complex 25 Feb map overview
Grampians Road and Track report Update
Please see here for latest Grampians Road and Track report Grampians-Road-Report dec 2012