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1. Orchids Buttress 15 routes in Area

Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 152.225596, -32.418060


From the car park walk back down the road and onto the Ted Baker track as for Billy Woods wall. Turn left up the hill about 40 metres before Billy Woods wall and cross the ridge through a small notch buttress is immediately in front of you. Routes are described from lowest to highest (left to right)

Access Issues: inherited from Bulahdelah

Major access issues in all areas at present. Avoiding the area is best strategy at present(dec 2015) or risk inflaming the situation. A landowner to the north is alleging climbers have damaged his property. Avoid private landholdings and do not trespass.

Ethic: inherited from Bulahdelah

If you intend to bolt then it is best to speak to the locals as they will inform you of the do's and don'ts of bolting in the area.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Silly arete

Up slopey arete near large tree at left hand end of wall. Shares anchor with left bolted crack.

FA: J Wilde, 2012

22 Sport Project 12m, 5
2 Bin Diver

The left hand crack, trending left at the top ledge. Care getting to 5th bolt as it is run out- or take a finger sized cam.

FA: J Wilde, 2011

21 Sport 15m, 7
3 Hunteriana

Start up left hand crack, taking the right crack after the 4th bolt to the anchors of Cryptostylis, needs medium gear.

FA: J Wilde, V Wills, 2011

21 Mixed 15m, 6
4 ** Cryptostylis

The right hand steep crack

FA: V Wills, 2011

22 Sport 12m, 7
5 *** Cupcake aka The muffin man.

Starting down low, left of the main wall. Up boulder to gain the wall above. Up the face just left of the arete. Anchors are over the back and may require abseil to get back down.

FA: John Wilde, 2007

Set by John Wilde, 2007

24 Sport 25m
6 * Me Amigo

The fixed hangers on the left arete of the upper wall. Access by scrambling through cleft next to DendroKing then dropping down through leaf litter to climb carefully onto ledge. Belay off bolts with shackles.

FA: John Wilde, 2011

19 Sport 22m, 5
7 ** Son Of A Bin Diver

Start up boulder to high clip high first bolt (or clip it from side for safety). From top of block strenuous layback up flake to further hard moves that dont relent until near the top. Cold shut and U bolt anchor.

Set by Daniel Wilde, 2011

FA: Dan Wilde., 2012

25 Sport 20m, 8
8 Project (Dan Wilde)

As for SOABD for first 3 bolts then out right to finish as for Talc.

Sport Project 18m
9 ** Talc

Awkward to get over inital buldge then reach out left to clip 3rd bolt from ledge, then punch hard!

FA: Dan Wilde, 2006

26 Sport 12m
10 ** Our Kid

Bouldery start to ledge, traverse left then over bulge, then pump it out up crack/ seam to top

Set by John Wilde

FA: Dan Wilde, 2006

25 Sport 14m, 10
11 ** The Fridge Thing / The refrigerator route

Start as for the 2 routes to the right and traverse to the FHs. Up through rooflet and trend left. Shares anchors with route to right at moment but separate finish intended

FA: John Wilde, Paul Riviere

FA: John Wilde, 2010

22 Sport 18m
12 Awkward Arete

Arete on ring bolts.

FA: John Wilde, 2004

Set by John Wilde, 2004

20 Sport 15m
13 ** Dendro King

Hex bolted line just left of the chimney.

Set by John Wilde, 2005

19 Sport 15m
14 Rhizanella

Step off block onto arete then up flake and left to anchors

FA: V Wills, 2011

21 Sport 12m, 7
15 Lady slipper

The rightmost route on the the west facing wall, starting from the ground. Up easy crack to ledge then a hard move over bulge to the right of flake

FA: V Wills, 2011

20 Sport 15m, 7

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
19 ** Dendro King Sport 15m
* Me Amigo Sport 22m, 5
20 Awkward Arete Sport 15m
Lady slipper Sport 15m, 7
21 Bin Diver Sport 15m, 7
Hunteriana Mixed 15m, 6
Rhizanella Sport 12m, 7
22 ** Cryptostylis Sport 12m, 7
Silly arete Sport Project 12m, 5
** The Fridge Thing Sport 18m
24 *** Cupcake aka The muffin man. Sport 25m
25 ** Our Kid Sport 14m, 10
** Son Of A Bin Diver Sport 20m, 8
26 ** Talc Sport 12m
? Project (Dan Wilde) Sport Project 18m