Harlequin Buttress

  • Grades: AU
  • Approach time: 5
  • Photos: 3
  • Ascents: 412

Access issues inherited from Coastal Cliffs

A 4WD is highly recommended to access these cliffs. Smaller cars may be able to reach the campsite at whitewater wall, however they will probably bottom out on approach. Track conditions are subject to change, particularly after heavy rains.


Continue past whitewater campsite towards the water, turn right and wander along the clifftop track until you locate a set of stone steps just before a 'no vehicles past this point' sign. Follow this down to the wall.


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Up the bulging crack to easier, dirtier and more vegetated ground.

Start: A few metres left of 'Crayfish Crack' there are two lines. Start below the left one.

Start: At the bottom left end of the approach ramp is an obvious, unattractive corner.

Start up 'Sweet Revenge' but traverse right to base of hanging flake and up this.

A vital foot hold has broken off the bottom of this route. The first moves will be more like 26 now ? still to be freed ? Pull on the first bolt then thin face climbing past a bolt leads to the superb hanging flake. Start: Directly below the hanging flak of the original route is a large block.

Up corner crack to delicate slab above. Finish at double chains.

Hand/fist crack starting from the far left hand end of the ledge at the top of Harlequin and leading to the top of the cliff. Watch out for the loose flake lodged in the top of the crack that could easily cut your belayer in half.

FA: Some crustry tradster in nineteen dickety two.

Right of Harlequin. Awesomely steep crack to technical groove above.

A popular climb, and the easiest in the area. Can be easily linked in one single pitch. Finish as for Harlequin

Start: On top of the large boulder at the base of the cliff at the far right of the crag.

Jump for the jug a few metres to the right of the start of 'Ice Nine'. Mantle, and continue to the top with minimal pro in spots.


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