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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Sun 28th Jul 2013 - Mt Ku-ring-gai
Moto Cross wall
23 Ball Buster

Pretty fun climb actually, way better than the 21 next door, great moves - but hard, dynamic finish... Come back for the tick on a cooler, windier day!

Sport 12m, 3 Mt Ku-ring-gai Sean Barnes
Sun 28th Jul 2013
19 Goofy Foot

Warmup? Was ok - but what's a mono-pocket doing on a 19?? Haha

Sport 10m Mt Ku-ring-gai Good Sean Barnes
Sun 28th Jul 2013
22 Heresey

Cool climb - really worthwhile - just need to get some kind of climbing fitness back :S

Sport 15m, 5 Mt Ku-ring-gai Very Good Sean Barnes
Sun 28th Jul 2013
19 Dinosaurs must die

Meh... nothing special here - apart from the cool spanning move off the ground...

Sport 12m, 4 Mt Ku-ring-gai Average Sean Barnes
Sun 28th Jul 2013
Sun 14th Jul 2013 - Mt Ku-ring-gai
Faraway Wall
16 Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

Warm up - a bit gross, and a bit hard for a 16...

Sport 8m, 2 Mt Ku-ring-gai Average Sean Barnes
Sun 14th Jul 2013
22 The Memory Cathedral

Really great climb. Pretty tricky crux down low on a small crimp, but once past that, its rad climbing... reminds me of Septic Penguins at Narrabeen

Sport 16m, 5 Mt Ku-ring-gai Very Good Sean Barnes
Sun 14th Jul 2013
18 Low voltage

Ok for a warm up... High voltage above it is the real money...

Sport 9m, 2 Mt Ku-ring-gai Good Sean Barnes
Sun 14th Jul 2013
Tue 30th Apr 2013 - Woy Woy
Phegans Bay
15 Stingray

Tricky start for a 15 but then flick it into cruise control

Sport 15m, 5 Woy Woy Good Sean Barnes
Tue 30th Apr 2013
16 NS

Great to be back on rock... Better than stingray for my money

Sport 15m, 3 Woy Woy Good Sean Barnes
Tue 30th Apr 2013
Tue 12th Feb 2013 - Ha Long Bay
Hawaii 5-0 Wall
6a Hands & Knees

Did I get to the top of this?? Who knows with DWS!

Deep water solo 12m Ha Long Bay Good Sean Barnes
Tue 12th Feb 2013
Tue 29th Jan 2013 - Ha Long Bay
Three Brothers
5b Dinh-gle Berry Deep water solo 12m Ha Long Bay Very Good Sean Barnes
Tue 29th Jan 2013
6a Brotha Man Deep water solo 16m Ha Long Bay Good Sean Barnes
Tue 29th Jan 2013
6a Cadeau Noelle Deep water solo 17m Ha Long Bay Good Sean Barnes
Tue 29th Jan 2013
4c Loco Mexican Deep water solo 14m Ha Long Bay Good Sean Barnes
Tue 29th Jan 2013
Sun 2nd Dec 2012 - Huaraz
Chancos
5+ Uco (Uca 5)

Last climb before walking up to Chanco for the hot springs! Ooooo yea

Sport 12m, 8 Huaraz Good Sean Barnes
Sun 2nd Dec 2012
5+ Tillcus (Tillcus 4)

Cuatro! Perhaps the only climb I'll ever have to belay while trying to stop a pig from eating my lunch!!

Sport 12m, 7 Huaraz Good Sean Barnes
Sun 2nd Dec 2012
5b Yanama (Yonomo 3)

Nice in the shade...

Sport 12m, 6 Huaraz Good Sean Barnes
Sun 2nd Dec 2012
5a Chacas (Chocos 2)

Warming up as well as showing the guide I could actually climb and belay so he'd let me lead the next route!

Sport 12m, 6 Huaraz Average Sean Barnes
Sun 2nd Dec 2012
Fri 31st Aug 2012 - Narrabeen
Wakehurst Parkway Steep Side
21 Septic Penguins

This route just wins...

Sport 12m, 5 Narrabeen Mega Classic Sean Barnes
Fri 31st Aug 2012
23 Tilt

Friggen gnar! Cool sequence once past the roof - 3 times over the lip, 3 times fell back past it!! Just couldn't put it all together!... next time... 23?

Sport 15m Narrabeen Classic Sean Barnes
Fri 31st Aug 2012
17 Flack

Warm up... although trickier start for those who may be new to the grade.

Sport 10m, 3 Narrabeen Good Sean Barnes
Thu 30th Aug 2012
Mon 27th Aug 2012 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Shipley Upper Sandwiches Wall
22 These People are Sandwiches

This was awesome! Pumped out and dogged the heck out of it - but loved it the whole way up! Just keep holding on... pretty sustained - a solid 22

Sport 15m Blue Mountains Mega Classic Sean Barnes
Mon 27th Aug 2012
Mon 27th Aug 2012 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Shipley Upper Grey Slab
17 Good Fortune

A bit more awkward than expected... but still good fun

Sport 18m Blue Mountains Good Sean Barnes
Mon 27th Aug 2012
18 The Bandoline Grip

I don't know if it was the route or just being in the mountains that i was enjoying!! But enjoyable either way!

Sport 18m, 8 Blue Mountains Sean Barnes
Mon 27th Aug 2012
19 Country Special

Bloody awesome sunset climb!

Sport 18m Blue Mountains Classic Sean Barnes
Mon 27th Aug 2012
Fri 3rd Aug 2012 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Betty Blue Area
23 Still Life

Nailed all the moves and did them efficiently... 3rd and final attempt of the day! Pressure produces results!! Great climb

Sport 10m Nowra Mega Classic Sean Barnes
Fri 3rd Aug 2012
Fri 3rd Aug 2012 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Orca Area
18 Orca

Just awesome!

Sport 25m Nowra Mega Classic Sean Barnes
Fri 3rd Aug 2012
Fri 3rd Aug 2012 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Descent Gully Walls
14 Pete's Two Bob

Dod, why did I come to Nowra to climb this?

- with David O'Donnell
Sport 6m Nowra Good Sean Barnes
Fri 3rd Aug 2012
Sat 28th Jul 2012 - Narrabeen
Slabs
24 Fat, Sallow and Drunk

Couldn't get this one. First 2/3rds leaves you leaving when this 24 becomes a 24 - but the top definitely slaps you back to reality! Hard and slopey up top

Sport 20m, 5 Narrabeen Good Sean Barnes
Sat 28th Jul 2012
22 Some Girls Wander By Mistake

3rd of the common starting climbs.... Nothing too special - Kiosks is the pick of the bunch

Sport 14m, 4 Narrabeen Good Sean Barnes
Sat 28th Jul 2012
Fri 20th Jul 2012 - Narrabeen
Slabs
22 Show us your ticks

After just doing Kiosks, muscle recall the crux start and then straight forward after that... gets tricky after 3rd bolt though... satisfying!

Sport 10m, 3 Narrabeen Good Sean Barnes
Fri 20th Jul 2012
22 Kiosks

Came back for revenge. Finally nailed it after working that bloody starting crux for about 15min!

Sport 12m, 3 Narrabeen Good Sean Barnes
Fri 20th Jul 2012
Fri 20th Jul 2012 - Narrabeen
Wakehurst Parkway Steep Side
21 Septic Penguins

Wicked little number! Fun moves on big holds. Definate repeater. Tree belay freaks me out though...

Sport 12m, 5 Narrabeen Classic Sean Barnes
Fri 20th Jul 2012
Fri 22nd Jun 2012 - The Stables
Otherland
21 I dont like Mondays

How many ways to skin this cat?

Sport 9m The Stables Good Sean Barnes
Fri 22nd Jun 2012
19 Cop That Kev

Not bad at all! Your belayer may enjoy this one just as much as you... best belay seat in sydney?

Sport 9m The Stables Good Sean Barnes
Fri 22nd Jun 2012
19 It's All Chips And Gravy

A bit desperate

Sport 10m, 3 The Stables Average Sean Barnes
Fri 22nd Jun 2012
18 Enough is Not Enough

Fun and easy! I love suburban sport crags!

Sport 10m, 2 The Stables Very Good Sean Barnes
Fri 22nd Jun 2012
20 Home-made Gonad Gulliotine

Yoga practice!

Sport 12m, 3 The Stables Good Sean Barnes
Fri 22nd Jun 2012
Fri 22nd Jun 2012 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Centennial Glen Junket Pumper Area
19 Billy Bunter

I'd say a warm up, but thats not possible at 5 degrees...

Sport 15m, 5 Blue Mountains Good Sean Barnes
Fri 22nd Jun 2012
Sat 26th May 2012 - Berowra
Positive Ape Factor Area
18 Boundary Rider

Top is better than the bottom...

Sport 10m, 4 Berowra Good Sean Barnes
Sat 26th May 2012
19 Wall Thing

If it wasn't so chossy, definately star worthy! Has some fun little sequences on a great range of holds! Loved it

Sport 12m, 3 Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Sat 26th May 2012
Sat 26th May 2012 - Berowra
Glamorpus Area
23 Scones of Doom

2nd shot! Stoked! Wicked sequence on the rails!

Sport 15m, 4 Berowra Classic Sean Barnes
Sat 26th May 2012
Sat 26th May 2012 - Berowra
Blackboard Wall
21 Palm Sunday

Finally stopped seeping enough to give this a crack... Good but not great. Pretty thin up top

Sport 15m, 3 Berowra Average Sean Barnes
Sat 26th May 2012
Sun 29th Apr 2012 - Berowra
Bullet Hole Wall
22 Natasha

Desperately small and thin up top. Don't cut the fingernails, you may need em'! Head left at top! Stoked with the OS!

Sport 12m, 4 Berowra Good Sean Barnes
Sun 29th Apr 2012
22 Scott's Edge

Sweet arete. Interesting down low. Cruisey up top!

Sport 15m, 4 Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Sun 29th Apr 2012
Wed 25th Apr 2012 - Berowra
Positive Ape Factor Area
21 24'

Sweet climb... really like it. Reachy crux down low... cruisey after that... nailed it this time - although CAUTION* Climbed past a baby brown snake sleeping in a pocket on the wall... Take care!

Sport 12m, 3 Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Wed 25th Apr 2012
Wed 25th Apr 2012 - Berowra
Bullet Hole Wall
21 Mental Fatigue Direct Start

Super fun. Loving the monos!

Sport 12m, 4 Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Wed 25th Apr 2012
Sun 19th Feb 2012 - Berowra
Ladder of Gloom Area
4 Cenotaph Corner

When you can't be bothered to walk out... mind you, this doesn't make a difference, you still walk out!

Trad 8m Berowra Average Sean Barnes
Sun 19th Feb 2012
Sat 6th Feb 2010 - Queanbeyan area
Wickerslack Crag
19 The Slab LH Variant Start

OBA days with Oli and Dan... The site of Climb & Abseil training

Mixed 15m, 3 Queanbeyan area Good Sean Barnes
Sat 6th Feb 2010
18 The Slab

OBA days with Oli and Dan... A sweet little climb from memory

Mixed 15m, 3 Queanbeyan area Very Good Sean Barnes
Sat 6th Feb 2010
9 Climb B

OBA days with Oli and Dan... fun times

Trad 16m Queanbeyan area Very Good Sean Barnes
Sat 6th Feb 2010
18 The Roof

OBA days with Oli and Dan...

Mixed 13m, 1 Queanbeyan area Very Good Sean Barnes
Sat 6th Feb 2010
Sat 7th Apr 2012 - Nowra
The Grotto Cliffline The Grotto Proper
20 Throbbing Pole Of Love

Bloody thin for the grade, and pumpy to boot - but a good route

Sport 15m, 7 Nowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Sat 7th Apr 2012
Sat 7th Apr 2012 - Nowra
The Grotto Cliffline Gonads Wall
21 Word on a Wing

Wicked climb on great holds. Crimpy, but the good kind of crimpy... Cool crux move, pretty simple once you've nailed that. You think this is reachy, try Pissed Up Porker-Stalker!

Sport 22m Nowra Classic Sean Barnes
Sat 7th Apr 2012
22 Pissed-Up Porker Stalker

Took 4 attempts at this thing and nailed it each time AFTER i had fallen! Sweet sequence, I've just gotta friggen do it! Reachier than Word On A Wing. I'll be back to conquer this one...

Sport 22m Nowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Sat 7th Apr 2012
Fri 6th Apr 2012 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Betty Blue Area
21 Broken And Barbed

Pumped out of my brains, and stoked with the OS! Thank goodness for that ledge. Cool moves down low though!

Sport 18m Nowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Fri 6th Apr 2012
Fri 6th Apr 2012 - Nowra
Thompson's Point The Grease Cave
15 Sour Grapes

Now ringbolted. Nice and cruisey if you know how to jam!

Sport 8m Nowra Good Sean Barnes
Fri 6th Apr 2012
Fri 6th Apr 2012 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Betty Blue Area
18 Not As Steep As Some

Didn't like it. Polished as well

Sport 8m Nowra Average Sean Barnes
Fri 6th Apr 2012
16 Petit Miam

My thoughts is 17, not 16 (as in the new guide). Polished. Awkward at top

Sport 8m, 4 Nowra Average Sean Barnes
Fri 6th Apr 2012
Fri 6th Apr 2012 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Sloth Area
20 Sidetrack

Commitment needed until you clip the second draw... would be an awkward fall. Pumpy!

Sport 18m, 7 Nowra Good Sean Barnes
Fri 6th Apr 2012
18 Everything But The Wasp

Probably more like a 17, and just as good, if not better than sloth - particularly the top wall! Loved it.... Throwing draws on for the boys

Sport 25m Nowra Classic Sean Barnes
Fri 6th Apr 2012
Tue 27th Mar 2012 - West Roseville
22 Deal With It

Got it this time!

Sport 8m, 3 West Roseville Good Sean Barnes
Tue 27th Mar 2012
Wed 22nd Feb 2012 - West Roseville
24 Thunderbird

Chossy start - hard to keep the shoes clean... for the balance face moves (crux) then good and pumpy through the roof! First 24!! And right in my own backyard Stoked

Sport 8m, 5 West Roseville Very Good Sean Barnes
Wed 22nd Feb 2012
Sun 19th Feb 2012 - Berowra
Positive Ape Factor Area
21 24'

Loved it! Had a little fall from a slip off a hold - othewised would have been an OS for sure. Will enjoy coming back and clean it proper! Great face climbing. Juggy up top, but take care until you clip that 3rd bolt.

Sport 12m, 3 Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Sun 19th Feb 2012
Sun 19th Feb 2012 - Berowra
Glamorpus Area
20 Zooloft

Sandy start. Needs some more traffic to clean it up. Awkward start up through first 2 bolts, good up top. Pumpy!

Sport 12m, 6 Berowra Good Sean Barnes
Sun 19th Feb 2012
Sun 19th Feb 2012 - Berowra
Ladder of Gloom Area
22 Ladder of Death

Great climb. Pumpy start, big commitment to dyno to the jug, and dont hang round - leave some in the tank for the crossover move to under the ladder.

Sport 10m, 5 Berowra Classic Sean Barnes
Sun 19th Feb 2012
Sat 11th Feb 2012 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Boronia Point Main Wall (Ferris Cave)
23 Lyptus

Great route. Crux i reckon is just the whole climb given how sustained it is! Fell on the crux, and then the rain and hail storm kinda ruined the rest! Definate one to work on!

Sport 23m, 8 Blue Mountains Very Good Sean Barnes
Sat 11th Feb 2012
Sat 11th Feb 2012 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Boronia Point Ancient Mariner Buttress
14 Squashed Parrot

The start move definately isnt 14, but juggy after that...

Sport 18m Blue Mountains Average Sean Barnes
Sat 11th Feb 2012
17 Creature Without a Brain

Better than the 14. Fun warm up

Sport 15m Blue Mountains Good Sean Barnes
Sat 11th Feb 2012
19 Ancient Mariner

Fun little line! Really enjoyable on good holds

Sport 15m Blue Mountains Very Good Sean Barnes
Sat 11th Feb 2012
Sat 28th Jan 2012 - West Roseville
19 Flame Trees

Descent. Pretty short though, and dont bother with the top out. There's a good tree on top to rap off to clean it

Sport 7m, 3 West Roseville Good Sean Barnes
Sat 28th Jan 2012
22 Deal With It

Will try another time when the rock isnt damp, its not 95% humidity, and im not having to flick funnel webs out of the holds

Sport 8m, 3 West Roseville Sean Barnes
Sat 28th Jan 2012
Sun 30th Oct 2011 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Thompson's Sunrise Isengard Buttress
12 Philosopher's Stone

Cool line...

Sport 15m Nowra Good Sean Barnes
Sun 30th Oct 2011
Sun 30th Oct 2011 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Thompson's Sunrise The Block Environs
14 A Fish Called Miltski

This climb sucks... Run-out, and hard for the grade, especially on lead... its either jamming the crack to the right or scrapping off lichen on the left... dont bother - good for nothing but the tick

Trad 12m Nowra Crap Sean Barnes
Sun 30th Oct 2011
13 Great Warrior

Good climb for beginners, Ally liked this one. Do this, but dont bother with A Fish Called Miltski....

Sport 8m Nowra Good Sean Barnes
Sun 30th Oct 2011
Sun 30th Oct 2011 - Nowra
Thompson's Point Thompson's Sunrise Lookout Wall
12 Something For Kate

Awesome little climb for the grade! Fun moves on the arete to start, great for beginners...

Sport 15m, 6 Nowra Classic Sean Barnes
Sun 30th Oct 2011
18 Blister In The Sun

Pretty touh for the grade... guidebook has it as an 18, which i reckon is a bit more accurate. Tricky crux down low, just below second ring bolt...

Sport 18m, 6 Nowra Good Sean Barnes
Sun 30th Oct 2011
Sun 23rd Oct 2011 - Narrabeen
Slabs
19 Kicks (Taranesque)

Good climb, confusion with Kicks, and watch out for the high first bolt.

Sport 12m, 3 Narrabeen Good Sean Barnes
Sun 23rd Oct 2011
18 Technical Short Talk

Crux at the bottom crossing from right to the rail on left... Uber reachy!

Sport 16m, 3 Narrabeen Good Sean Barnes
Sun 23rd Oct 2011
19 Into the Void

Great climb, stretchy at the top and classic slab work on some small footholds

Sport 20m, 4 Narrabeen Very Good Sean Barnes
Sun 23rd Oct 2011
22 Kiosks

Couldn't get off the ramp past the crux at the first ringbolt, but definately drops some grades after that. Pleasant to the anchors

Sport 12m, 3 Narrabeen Sean Barnes
Sun 23rd Oct 2011
Sat 22nd Oct 2011 - Berowra
Cave of Soap
23 Sumo

If you dont mind hanging upside down from your arms for 20m, you'll love it! The holds are there, just long and pumpy! Watch for rope drag and take a few extra long draws. Effort and a half to clean though! One to work on!...

Sport 18m Berowra Good Sean Barnes
Sat 22nd Oct 2011
Tue 18th Oct 2011 - Narrabeen
Slabs
18 Muscoviet Mosquito

Great climb! Classic! Definately one for the repeat...

Sport 15m, 5 Narrabeen Classic Sean Barnes
Tue 18th Oct 2011
18 Quick fang down the parkway Sport 10m, 4 Narrabeen Good Sean Barnes
Tue 18th Oct 2011
Mon 3rd Oct 2011 - Berowra
Bullet Hole Wall
18 Fox Sox Pox

Good to revisit, but holds were shockingly chossy down low... sandy, muddy, wet...

Sport 12m, 4 Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Mon 3rd Oct 2011
19 IGMC

Pretty chossy down low, but a rewarding route!

Sport 12m Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Mon 3rd Oct 2011
Mon 3rd Oct 2011 - Berowra
Pimple Buttress
15 Taylor Made

Great little juggy warm up

Sport 6m, 2 Berowra Good Sean Barnes
Mon 3rd Oct 2011
16 It's For You

High first bolt... gotta love carrots... But otherwise great climbing on the flake.. If only it were longer!

Sport 10m, 2 Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Mon 3rd Oct 2011
18 Look Blue Go Purple

I could see the holds this time... althoguh still struggled to find the good ones!

Sport 10m, 3 Berowra Average Sean Barnes
Mon 3rd Oct 2011
Fri 30th Sep 2011 - Berowra
Bullet Hole Wall
18 Mental Fatigue

Good climbing on the flake

Sport 13m Berowra Sean Barnes
Fri 30th Sep 2011
18 Fox Sox Pox

You've really got to serch for the good holds...

Sport 12m, 4 Berowra Sean Barnes
Fri 30th Sep 2011
Fri 30th Sep 2011 - Berowra
Pimple Buttress
18 Look Blue Go Purple

A bit tricky at 6:30 at night wit no light... Tricky start, go for the stick clip

Sport 10m, 3 Berowra Sean Barnes
Fri 30th Sep 2011
Mon 12th Sep 2011 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Bardens Lookout Little Triggers Wall
19 Little Triggers

Great climbing with some fantastic moves. Takes some commitment to the moves in parts, and a hardish start. The second last clip is pretty run-out to top.

Sport 25m Blue Mountains Classic Sean Barnes
Mon 12th Sep 2011
21 Sound and Vision

Again, guide book has this at 21. Definately 21, much harder than Mike and Lorna (19) Tricky crux on small, thin crimps. Always fun when the wind picks up... but a really fun lead up to it!

Sport 20m Blue Mountains Good Sean Barnes
Mon 12th Sep 2011
19 Mike and Lorna go to Town

Guide book has this at 19 - a better idea of the grade. Definately not a 21. Fantastic climb, dynamic/reachy moves with some cool features

Sport 25m, 6 Blue Mountains Very Good Sean Barnes
Mon 12th Sep 2011
18 Jolly Good Fellow Sport 25m, 9 Blue Mountains Good Sean Barnes
Mon 12th Sep 2011
18 Happy New Year

Great little link up beteen Karinya and Jolly Good Fellow.

Sport 25m Blue Mountains Good Sean Barnes
Mon 12th Sep 2011
16 Karinya

Guidebook says 16... Good warm up. Slow and steady...

Sport 25m, 7 Blue Mountains Good Sean Barnes
Mon 12th Sep 2011
15 The Arrow and the Song

Good warm up.. although 'warming up' is optimistic on a Blueys morning! Pete's first lead on this route.

Sport 26m, 9 Blue Mountains Good Sean Barnes
Mon 12th Sep 2011
Wed 7th Sep 2011 - Berowra
Bullet Hole Wall
21 Looks Poxable

Great climbing. Very defined moves through crux ad a bit runout. Commit to the top ledge...

Sport 15m, 4 Berowra Very Good Sean Barnes
Wed 7th Sep 2011

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