Beulah 631 routes in Crag
- Unique Features And Strengths:
Rolling terrain covered in (almost) unclimbed granite boulders and domes.
Location of the Annual Beulah Rock Festivus held every Easter and/or ANZAC Day. www.BeulahRockFestivus.com
Located 1.5 hrs west of Armidale, NSW, Beulah is the Axelsen Family Station. The station is 3000 acres in size and has rolling hills covered in granite boulders as well as 3 large domes up to 70m in height.
- Access Issues:
Access to Beulah is only permitted during the Annual Beulah Rock Festivus that is held there every Easter. More info here: www.beulahrockfestivus.com
From Armidale, head west on the Bundarra Road. When you come to a T-junction with Thunderbolts Way, turn right. Follow this until the next left after about 5 km, which is Torreyburn Road, which will take you to Kingstown.
From Kingstown head west on the Bendemeer Road for about 3 km then turn right onto Warrabah Road.
Set your trip odometer to zero.
Follow Warrabah Road for 22.6 km going through many dips and over several cattle grids. If you get to 23 km, you have gone too far. You will pass through Warrabah Station and drive by Warrabah Homestead, white metal signs will tell you this. Just before you get to Beulah you will see a sign on the left at a white cattle grid saying welcome to Linton Station. Two hundred metres passed this is Beulah.
You're looking for a green mailbox on the left that says Beulah and has a large piece of steel nailed to a tree with BRF spray painted on it. You made it.
Address is 2317 Warabah Road, Beulah Station.
GPS for Gate: -30.462131 150.919796
- Where To Stay:
During the Festivus camping is available and some accommodation is available in two vacant and unfurnished houses.
First ascents are hugely appreciated and the object of climbing at Beulah. Scrubbing lichen and removing loose rock is encouraged but the line is drawn at chipping holds or glueing holds back on. If a hold comes off, please leave it off and climb what the rock affords you.
Bolting is also permitted with permission and as long as there is no available natural protection. For example this includes a 30m climb that requires 9 bolts and one cam or wire to protect. The adding of a 10th bolt for the convenience of not having to carry said wire or nut is not acceptable.
The first boulder problems and routes were scrubbed in 2005. The following year more potential problems were scrubbed, GPS'd and left for another time. The idea for the Festivus began in early 2007 and the first Festivus saw 7 people out in August sending some scrubbed lines. The second annual saw attendance double and the date change to Easter. The third annual event became the a full blown Beulah Rock Festivus complete with sponsorship, prizes, events and climbers from all over Australia. 2010 had 60 people from all over coming out for 4 days of perfect weather and a 132 new problems sent!
In 2011 the 5th Annual had over 120 climbers come out for five days of sun and good times!
|1||Northern areas Area||Mostly Boulder||100||141||7m||69|
|2||Western areas Area||Mostly Boulder||212||66||10m||169|
|3||Central Areas Area||All Boulder||89||37||4m||68|
|4||Eastern areas Area||Mostly Boulder||230||194||5m||129|
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