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Description

A small collection of boulders, with one excellent crack. The lower part of the outcrop is visible across the valley as you're walking up the Booroomba walk-in path.

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Approach

Walk along the blocked-off, scrubby road starting on the right as you arrive at the carpark for about one kilometre. At the top of a steep section the road flattens out; look for a cairn on your left after 50m or so. Head to the top of the hill or, having missed the cairn, follow the road to the ridge and double back along it for about 200 metres to (if you're lucky) a group of boulders.

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Ethic inherited from Booroomba Rocks

The ethic at Booroomba is generally staunchly traditional. Most climbing goes either entirely on gear or gear with bolts for those walls where there is insufficient gear to protect climbs. Climbs are occasionally rebolted, but retro-bolting would be considered vandalism of the lowest order.

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Routes

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1
21 ** Magnumforce Trad 15m

A classic line. The widening crack on the Booroomba side of the outcrop with a hard start. Gear from #0.5 to #4 camalot.

FA: John Smart & Ray Lassman, 1976

2
19 Monica Trad 10m

There's rumoured to be a nice hand crack through a rooflet 50 metres or so right of Magnumforce, but the boulder in question appears to have left for better planets.

FA: Dave Sargent & Mike Law-Smith, 1985

The following three climbs are on a broken cliff-line 80m downhill from Magnumforce towards Booroomba. The outcrop is clearly visible across the valley when you're walking up the Booroomba walk-in track.

3

A little painful. The hand crack through the roof at the northern (left) end.

FA: John Smart, 1980

4

The short off-width 10m right of 'For Better or Worse'.

FA: Dan Mannix & Dave Sargent, 1988

5

A good finger crack about 20m right of 'For Better or Worse', although the tree at the start means it's not very sustained.

FA: Mike Law-Smith & Dave Sargent, 1985

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