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Description

From the intersection, turn left and head up the road. This is the first area on the left. There is a small boulder you pass with four problems on it. You can either turn off to the left and park or follow the road as it curves around the boulders to the right and park.

Access issues inherited from Black Range bouldering

These boulders lie in a national park. While there are no current access restrictions, please respect the nature of the park and aim to minimise your impact.

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Routes

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Grade Route
1
V1 ** Balancy Boulder 3m

Start on the left, top out on the right. Better if you eliminate the step down the bottom. (It is by the road on the walk from the Hill to the Main area).

FA: Chris L

2
V7 * Sarah's Seven / #1 Boulder 3m

Sit start and up the outside of the boulder using holds facing the wrong way (!)

FA: Sarah Fieg

3
V3 * Preps / #2 Boulder 2m

Sit start.

FA: George Fieg

4
V5 * Slow and Low / #3 Boulder 2m

Sit start.

FA: George Fieg

5
V4 * Let Me Ride / #4 Boulder 2m

Sit start.

FA: Sarah Fieg

6
V3 * The Chronic / #5 Boulder 2m

Sit start.

7

Thin wall.

FA: Sarah Fieg

8
V3 * #7 - Paul's Slab Boulder
9

Standing start.

FA: George Fieg

10
V8 *** Nob Jockey / #9 Boulder

Sit start and fridge hug the body of the boulder.

FA: Leeson Rose

11
V1 ** UFO ridge Boulder 3m

Sit start matched on the block and trend right by following the arete ridge. Step out right towards Alien Craft and top out.

12
V3 Alien Craft Boulder 5m

Sit start.

FA: Duncan Brown

13
V0 * Stones Throw / #10 Boulder 3m

FA: Duncan Brown

14

Low traverse from a sit start then up through crimps or via the arete. Goey.

FA: Duncan Brown

15

FA: Andrew Richards

16
V3 * Left Arete / #13 Boulder 3m

Pretty standard stand start then up the arete. Getting off the boulder is the fun bit.

FA: Ky Wittich

17
V0 Stone's throw back Boulder 3m

On the back of the Stones Throw boulder. Stand start matched on scoop crimps at the left and go up trending right to top out.

18

A few variants of this are possible through the various crack-lines at the front and back of the boulder holding 'Zac's Arete', including down-climbing #17.

FA: Duncan Brown

19
V8 *** Zac's Arete / #15 Boulder

Also called 'the nothing'. V8 in the guide which depends on beta that goes out right before heading up the arete. If you stick purely to the arete you could probably add a grade.

FA: Zac Vertrees

20

The direct version of 'Zac's Arete' heading up some minging crimps and poor feet out to the arete.

FA: Chris Webb Parsons

21

Variant of #17. 6+? On sidepulls and using the arete (toe hook/heel hook) but not the opposing boulder. 6 in the new guide but possibly harder.

22
V2 ** Jaws of Death / #17 Boulder 3m

Up the crackline using the arete/crack to ascend.

FA: Ky Wittich

23
V3 ** Stiff Upper Lip Boulder 3m

Stand start at the arete and up, using the arete and the face to the right (the other block is out, otherwise you're doing Jaws of Death).

FA: Pete

24

Traverse slopers from a sit start to finish at the mantle for 'Mini Mantle'.

25
V3 Mini Mantle / #19 Boulder

Mantle problem. Straight up to a rail then a goey mantle depending on your height.

FA: Duncan Brown

26
V5 to V7 * Desperado / #20 Boulder

Very height dependent/morphological. From a stand, top out. If you can reach the higher crimps, consider taking the lower grade (V4 might even be appropriate), otherwise grovel your way up to the crimps and mantle. Has been flashed a number of times, including in dunlop volleys!

FA: Duncan Brown

27
V5 ** Socks / #21 Boulder 3m

Sit start. FA done in, you guessed it, socks.

FA: Chris Webb Parsons

28
V5 * #22 - Blue Balling Boulder 2m

Mantle problem. Crimps and up, fairly standard.

FA: Duncan Brown

29
Blue Balling Sit BoulderProject

Sit start and up Blue Balling. A long-term project - likely to be into double-digits.

30

FA: Duncan Brown

31
V5 Bum Nut Boulder 4m

Desperate. Has only been climbed twice. Need to be tall, or wicked strong.

FA: Ky Wittich

32

Run and jump to slopers!

FA: George Fieg

33

FA: George Fieg

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