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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Wed 19th Sep 2018 - Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Dyno Wall
V0 Just a Taste Boulder Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
V0 Crimp Chimp

Needless to say, I just climbed these at the same grade

Boulder Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
V0 Jug to Jug Boulder 2m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
Wed 19th Sep 2018 - Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Orbital Boulder
V2 Orbital Boulder 4m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
Wed 19th Sep 2018 - Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Sanskrit Boulder
V3 So Hum

This seemed a bit soft. Maybe it suits short people

Boulder 4m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
V2 Simons Favourite Boulder 4m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
V4 Sanskrit Sutra

At least I can still crimp

Boulder 4m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
Wed 19th Sep 2018 - Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Saddle Horse Boulder
V2 Should've Checked the Map Boulder 4m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
V1 No Rain Here...Yet

It was actually raining....

Boulder 4m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
Wed 19th Sep 2018 - Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Reynolds Boulder
V3 Sweet and Low

Unfortunately steep stuff like this shows what recent abdo surgery does to the core

Boulder 3m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
Wed 19th Sep 2018 - Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Dinosaur Boulder
V1 Big Dinosaur Boulder 2m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
V0 Power of One Boulder 2m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
V0 Wonderland Boulder 2m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
V0 Little Dinosaur Boulder 2m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
Wed 19th Sep 2018 - Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Sandy Boulder
V0 Freddy J Boulder 2m Rocky Paddock Camp Ground
Wed 19th Sep 2018
Tue 18th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Tiger Wall Area Tiger Wall Under Flinders Lane Wall
15 Kaiser - Resignation

Alt leads with Dave in 2 long pitches via direct on pitch 1.

Trad 99m Arapiles Classic
Tue 18th Sep 2018
Mon 17th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
The Pharos and Surrounds Pharos Gully Heckle and Jeckle Area
22 Unknown route

I thought I was on WATP until looking at guide book. The bolts aren't that new. Very thin and would still feel quite bold.

Mixed 15m, 2 Arapiles Good
Mon 17th Sep 2018
13 Rush of Blood Direct Finish - with Better protected than the original Trad 18m Arapiles Good
Mon 17th Sep 2018
13 R Rush of Blood - with The wind made the run out bit exciting Trad 18m Arapiles Good
Mon 17th Sep 2018
7 Heckle Trad 15m Arapiles Good
Mon 17th Sep 2018
15 Mr Hyde

Not too hard if you can jam

Trad 15m Arapiles Good
Mon 17th Sep 2018
17 Crack Attack - with The moves through the roof are fun, but it's all over too quickly Trad 15m Arapiles Average
Mon 17th Sep 2018
21 R Wogs at the Piles

The first bolt on the centre of this wall retro bolts part of this route.

Trad 15m Arapiles Good
Mon 17th Sep 2018
21 R Bed Lag

Would be a nice sports climb.

Trad 14m Arapiles Good
Mon 17th Sep 2018
17 The Creesed Palm

The wind was howling through the corridor so after we both froze we decided A TR ascent was the most comfortable

Trad 14m Arapiles Good
Mon 17th Sep 2018
Sun 16th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Atridae Muldoon Area
18 The Iliad Connection

One long pitch with extended runners. Quite steep, but juggy. Good exposure

Trad 40m Arapiles Good
Sun 16th Sep 2018
Sun 16th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Atridae Agamemnon Area
19 Telemachus

Would have been 3 stars if it ended after joining Electra, but the top traversing bit is on dubious rock. Two ropes pretty useful.

Trad 50m Arapiles Very Good
Sun 16th Sep 2018
19 Electra

Not sure if I like or hate this route. The first pitch felt a little easier but still slimy, and the second is a full on thrutch. Dave used his #9 cam to good effect, and his big bro. Impressive ascent in the 60s and 70s.

Trad 45m Arapiles Good
Sun 16th Sep 2018
Fri 14th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Organ Pipes Area Organ Pipes D Major Pipe
15 Ejaculation

Alt leads with Dave, steep moves at times especially the block after stepping over gully. Finished up arête. Slight issue with stuck nut and no nut key, but we don't leave booty.....

Trad 50m Arapiles Very Good
Fri 14th Sep 2018
Fri 14th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Organ Pipes Area Organ Pipes The Red Wall
21 The Wraith

Had seconded a decade ago, but couldn't recall anything. Goes up to classic on lead due to the scare factor. Our 60 m rope would have got down from anchors, but I used doubles

Trad 35m Arapiles Classic
Fri 14th Sep 2018
Fri 14th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Organ Pipes Area Organ Pipes Didgeridoo Pipe
21 Pull Anchor

The moves around lower bolt and up low crack are good, but generally it's contrived, escapable and some suspect looking rock. I wouldn't give it any stars for an Araps route.

Mixed 30m, 2 Arapiles Average
Fri 14th Sep 2018
13 Horn Piece

Up to red wall.

Trad 33m Arapiles Good
Fri 14th Sep 2018
Thu 13th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Tiger Wall Area Tiger Wall Under Flinders Lane Wall
20 Mother Brown

Quite a reachy slab finish

Mixed 25m, 3 Arapiles Good
Thu 13th Sep 2018
19 Velvet Green

Probably the strongest line on this wall, fun around the bulge down low

Trad 25m Arapiles Very Good
Thu 13th Sep 2018
19 Pfeffernusse

Bouldery and then easy

Mixed 23m, 1 Arapiles Good
Thu 13th Sep 2018
19 Grand Design

A bit of a squeeze, but in its own right it has nice moves and good position

Mixed 54m, 1 Arapiles Very Good
Thu 13th Sep 2018
20 Antique Road Show

Beautiful rock but not very sustained

Mixed 25m, 2 Arapiles Good
Thu 13th Sep 2018
Tue 11th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Tiger Wall Area Tiger Wall Syrinx Area
18 Riding the Quayle

We did the last 2 pitches of this. Maybe started up Tschard to get to the Belvedere. Not sure. First pitch had a good undercling move through bulge to an alcove at 40 m. Second pitch went up a rib to right then trended left up nice intermittent cracks to the right edge of the Belvedere. Overall felt 16ish.

Mixed 130m, 2 Arapiles Good
Tue 11th Sep 2018
Tue 11th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Tiger Wall Area Tiger Wall Under Flinders Lane Wall
20 Renovation Nation

This didn't look that good from below, but I quite enjoyed the cruxy bits, but maybe it's because I haven't done any thing in the 20s for 6 weeks.

Mixed 4 Arapiles Good
Tue 11th Sep 2018
16 Absolutely Fabulous

Nice pitch one. Dave went a bit more direct on pitch 2 to add a few grades

Trad 88m Arapiles Very Good
Tue 11th Sep 2018
Mon 10th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Watchtower Area Left Watchtower Face
15 Sundance

Got sucked into the grade 20 route at first as it's so nice and clean. Did in 3 pitches, Led p1 and 3.

Trad 140m Arapiles Very Good
Mon 10th Sep 2018
15 Antigone

Did Driftwood start 60m, then middle pitch 45 m, then straight out through roof ( 17) finish which I think is Oedipus.

1 14 124m
2 15
3 17
Trad 120m Arapiles Very Good
Mon 10th Sep 2018
Sun 9th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Tiger Wall Area Tiger Wall Under Flinders Lane Wall
8 The Eighth Direct Finish

Ok as a solo because it was over quickly, damp and mossy. Walked down central gully.

Trad 60m Arapiles Average
Sun 9th Sep 2018
9 The Eighth

Lovely airy climbing

Trad 110m Arapiles Classic
Sun 9th Sep 2018
Sat 8th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Northern Group Harlequin Cracks Area
11 Salami

Pack on, pack off, trailed it for much of this. Like wizard of Ice but 10 grades easier . Finished up Calabrese

Trad 83m Arapiles Good
Sat 8th Sep 2018
17 R Calabrese

Second pitch and probably third after first pitch of Salami.

Trad 55m Arapiles Good
Sat 8th Sep 2018
9 Beau Geste

Alt leads in 3 pitches, nice airy traverse.

Trad 140m Arapiles Classic
Sat 8th Sep 2018
Fri 7th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
The Pharos and Surrounds The Pharos Front Wall
10 The Shroud

2 pitches alt leads, about 1 hour 15 min from start to back to bags seeing we had the descent sorted. Given I would normally solo this that's not too bad

Trad 120m Arapiles Good
Fri 7th Sep 2018
11 Hurricane Lamp Cracks

2 pitches alt leads, thought the descent was harder than the climb

Trad 110m Arapiles Very Good
Fri 7th Sep 2018
Sat 6th Sep 2008 - Arapiles
The Pharos and Surrounds The Pharos Front Wall
17 Oceanoid

Did this about 10 years ago with Marty. Led P1, second pitch 2, I still recall towing the back pack

Trad 75m Arapiles Good
Sat 6th Sep 2008
Thu 6th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Bushranger Bluff Main Wall
15 The Ghost of Melville

No bees. But likely a lorikeet. Quite contorting. I was meant to restrict myself to 10 and below, but these are more interesting

Trad 25m Arapiles Average
Thu 6th Sep 2018
14 Hangman

Maybe I could have done without the tricky move in the middle at this stage

Trad 25m Arapiles Very Good
Thu 6th Sep 2018
7 Little Revolver Crack Trad 20m Arapiles Average
Thu 6th Sep 2018
13 Sue's Crutchless Knickers Trad 20m Arapiles Average
Thu 6th Sep 2018
3 Bullet Buttress

Quick solo to stay warm

Trad 20m Arapiles
Thu 6th Sep 2018
Wed 5th Sep 2018 - Arapiles
Watchtower Area Right Watchtower Face
12 Panzer

I am a bit naughty, but grade 12s are just vertical walking right?

Trad 95m Arapiles Very Good
Wed 5th Sep 2018
14 Mantle

This was a bit easier on the wounds than panzer, I might stick to slabs for a little while....

Trad 94m Arapiles Very Good
Wed 5th Sep 2018
Mon 30th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
26 Aslan

Team success. Pink pointed on Dave's gear. A RP burn will have to wait for next year. Pre habilitation time is over. It's been a great month.

1 23 20
2 26 18
Trad 50m Kaputar Classic
Mon 30th Jul 2018
Sat 28th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
24 Wehrs (Ring Bolted Face)

Second go, after a scary onsight attempt due to spaced bolts. Hard moves at second bolt especially if lacking a big wingspan. Placed a very long sling on the fifth bolt.

Sport 25m, 8 Kaputar Good
Sat 28th Jul 2018
17 Swiss Made

With Clive, a fine companion route to Yummikins.

Trad 30m Kaputar Good
Sat 28th Jul 2018
22 New Trix

Like the one that got away, we were surprised to see this obvious line had great gear all the way.

Trad 33m Kaputar Very Good
Sat 28th Jul 2018
Fri 27th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
22 Dumb Scare

Very good climbing, very bad rock. The existing 3BR are thin expansions and are very rusty. But the gear in between is pretty suspect. Interesting climbing though.

Mixed 40m, 3 Kaputar Good
Fri 27th Jul 2018
18 Pedestrian Crossing

I guess it's exposed. Dead tree start is not long for this world. Continued to top.

Mixed 30m, 7 Kaputar Average
Fri 27th Jul 2018
Thu 26th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
26 Aslan

Pretty happy , even though it was a top rope. Great effort by Dave on his attempted redpoint.

Trad 50m Kaputar Very Good
Thu 26th Jul 2018
Wed 25th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
25 There Goes the Neighbourhood

Type 2 fun today, my fingers are really worn through. Used first bolt to TR start as no gear below, and had a fixed wire, as FA team did ready to clip at both cruxes.

Mixed 35m, 2 Kaputar Very Good
Wed 25th Jul 2018
23 R Edge Effects

5 bolts in 30 m with no useful gear between- no thanks. The top 10 m is a gear crack. Can use anchors for edge of ecstasy to top rope, 70 m rope will get you down. Hard move through rooflet on arête if short, especially when the intermediate snapped on me first go.

Mixed 40m, 5 Kaputar Very Good
Wed 25th Jul 2018
26 Aslan

The sequences seem to be working, now in just have to string them together

Trad 50m Kaputar Very Good
Wed 25th Jul 2018
Tue 24th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
25 There Goes the Neighbourhood

We both got this clean third attempt. The climb is also cleaning up ( loose small flakes and moss). Has 2 bolts below each cruxy bit, but will feel exciting on lead.

Mixed 35m, 2 Kaputar Very Good
Tue 24th Jul 2018
17 R The Importance of reading the guidebook

There was a bit of gear, small cams, and wires mostly, not hard but good rock selection and considered movement necessary.

Trad 20m Kaputar Average
Tue 24th Jul 2018
17 The Importance of Being Earnest

Instead of stepping left up the easy second pitch I went straight up which was apparently quite nice on second

Trad 40m Kaputar Average
Tue 24th Jul 2018
Sun 22nd Jul 2018 - Blue Mountains
Bell's Line of Road & Chifley Rd Cosmic County Area Cosmic County Stateline Gully
20 Cosmed

Reasonably straightforward narrow hands with feet everywhere

Trad 15m Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
20 R Tendon Tensioner

Quite hard at the start , nice to climb without sticking gear behind the flake

Trad 15m Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
21 Lurline Street

Quite fun, especially if you only use the tree for one low move

Trad 15m Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
Sun 22nd Jul 2018 - Blue Mountains
Bell's Line of Road & Chifley Rd Cosmic County Area Cosmic County The 39 Steps
25 Aesthetic Images

Was probably going to do allehal, but it couldn't do the last move of this starting sequence and stick the ledge, need short person beta. The pockets etc were all ok but a very high left foot back step kept pushing me off the ledge despite giving me the height.

Sport 30m, 10 Blue Mountains
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
20 Candle Power

Nice climb, despite the cold. Did quite a bit of gardening

Trad 35m Blue Mountains Very Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
Sun 22nd Jul 2018 - Blue Mountains
Newnes Plateau Azaria's Two dogs wall
16 Two Dog Night

Will be nicer when cleaner, but runs up a nice ironstone feature

Trad 30m Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
Sun 22nd Jul 2018 - Blue Mountains
Newnes Plateau Azaria's Aurora
23 M1 Aurora Australis pitch 2

Another incredible crack, not quite as steep, the top section is fun water washed jugging

Trad 30m Blue Mountains Mega Classic
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
24 M1 The Vector pitch 2

I could do each third I think if they stood alone and I worked them , but it is so outrageously steep. Would love to see someone onsight this.

Trad 35m Blue Mountains Mega Classic
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
21 The Vector pitch 1 direct start

Nice bouldery start that eliminates rope drag

Trad 10m Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
Sun 22nd Jul 2018 - Blue Mountains
Bell's Line of Road & Chifley Rd Marrangaroo Creek Front Side
19 Ghecko Crack

Quite steep after the easy start, wires and one good cam.

Mixed 25m, 3 Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
19 Volley World

A wire in the flake helps with the runout

Sport 25m, 5 Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
21 Blunt End Blunders

One very reachy move mid climb, had me going up and down through the scoops before committing

Sport 25m, 5 Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Jul 2018
Mon 16th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
23 Blind Terror

Had set up TR on dusk yesterday, and cleaned it a bit. Needs another hour of work to make it leadable, would be a bit exciting mid climb. Needs another good scrub and a few more small flakes cleaned. Great line

Trad 40m Kaputar Very Good
Mon 16th Jul 2018
22 Great Oz Wall

Started via Drongoland which is still exciting despite 3 bolts. Then all gear. Had done the start before for the other route, but it's still scary, and been on the top of GOW, however it was a totally different experience in placing the gear in the occasionally suspect rock.

Trad 50m Kaputar Classic
Mon 16th Jul 2018
Sun 15th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
20 The Blundstone Arete

Do yourself and belayer a favour and aid the choss at the start to enjoy this route as the climbing is good above. Quite spicy bolting, interesting fin feature

Sport 25m Kaputar Good
Sun 15th Jul 2018
17 Yummikins

This route is always nice, good rock

Trad 33m Kaputar Good
Sun 15th Jul 2018
26 Aslan

Another day another shot. Some progress on P2, had reproducible sequence with 2 hangs.

1 23 50m
2 26
Trad 50m Kaputar Very Good
Sun 15th Jul 2018
Sat 14th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
26 Aslan

No progress today

Trad 50m Kaputar Very Good
Sat 14th Jul 2018
20 R Advanced Decomposition

Second P1, led P2, Barley puts up some good routes but this isn't one of them. There is 7m of good climbing around a block on P2 after an Ok arête sequence, but you wonder what keeps the block there. The first pitch was exfoliating weetbix. The rock in the crack just starts to improve when you are made to traverse across some ok face moves to arête. I don't mind choss, the route to the left has quite a bit, but was was a good adventure. This is just crap and hopefully I have stopped someone else's suffering with my description. If you must a single rack from TCUs to # 4 helps.

Sport 50m Kaputar Crap
Sat 14th Jul 2018
Fri 13th Jul 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
26 Aslan

Better than previous attempts. In that I actually did all the moves. The first pitch went fine as previously, but it's quite step with suspect rock. A second roof then the smooth stemming groove to final roof is the business. The ball nuts got a work out.

Trad 50m Kaputar Very Good
Fri 13th Jul 2018
23 Titarse Andronicus

The start went readily enough on crimps, but the rest of the climb kept me on my toes for a chalk less onsight. Really nice rock on the whole, for Kaputar, and some good face climbing

Sport 25m Kaputar Good
Fri 13th Jul 2018
17 Protocol

A different way to get to top of cliff, quite nice climbing, though gear at start is a bit dodgy. Probably not done for 2 decades. Deserves more traffic.

Trad 27m Kaputar Good
Fri 13th Jul 2018
Wed 11th Jul 2018 - Frog Buttress
West of the access track
21 R Novocastria

If this was somewhere else, and had a few more bolts it would be popular ( and clean). Interesting double arête moves, almost felt like I was at Bulahdelah. Up to tree. More like 22/23R, but a convenient TR.

Mixed 25m, 1 Frog Buttress Good
Wed 11th Jul 2018
14 Orchid Alley

While Dave was revisiting the arête to the left, then we got hit by rain

Trad 20m Frog Buttress Good
Wed 11th Jul 2018
Wed 11th Jul 2018 - Frog Buttress
East of the access track
24 Impulse

Glad I stripped the gear between first and second lead attempts, having fallen off on last TCU on first go, a somewhat slow ascent when I left the ground without the grey C 3 s. Oops. Thankfully Dave throws well. Second go went well, had changed back to softer shoes which helped, and taped right hand as the jam glove makes my hand too fat for comfort.

Trad 25m Frog Buttress Classic
Wed 11th Jul 2018
Mon 9th Jul 2018 - Frog Buttress
West of the access track
25 Barbed-wire Canoe

Finger and toe destroying. Diabolical start again if you can't reach crimp from horn foothold. Once I managed that I was not going to fall off. I have no ambition to lead this. Nice climbing, lots of fragile flakes.

Trad 27m Frog Buttress Very Good
Mon 9th Jul 2018
Sun 8th Jul 2018 - Frog Buttress
West of the access track
20 Juggernaut

Nice lead by Dave, and enjoyable to second as I got to leave the huge gear in the crack, and get in on rappel. Lots of nice features in the crack to help upward motion, though I was seen laying off one edge near the top

Trad 30m Frog Buttress Very Good
Sun 8th Jul 2018
17 Chunder Crack

Still feels a sandbag at 17. Did some interesting leg stack moves.

Trad 30m Frog Buttress Good
Sun 8th Jul 2018
23 Epic Journey

Had TR on my first visit to Frog and thought it easy for grade, probably due to little crack climbing. Today, placing the gear it felt quite goey.

Trad 30m Frog Buttress Classic
Sun 8th Jul 2018
Sat 7th Jul 2018 - Frog Buttress
East of the access track
22 Steel Fingers

Came in from the side on second. Shares quite a bit with R and R up the top.

Trad 40m Frog Buttress Very Good
Sat 7th Jul 2018

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