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Nearer to the water tank on the ridge, this area encompasses a few spread out boulders starring one that looks just like a split cherry, and then further up the ridge a funky stacked set of boulders right near a tree. Topo now added - not every climb is shown, but you should be able to find your way around.

Access issues inherited from Cooleman Ridge Bouldering

Please be sensible accessing the Horse Paddock boulders if walking in from the Kambah side and go around the horses rather than straight through the pen. Access from this side is at the end of Hake Street - drive past the pony club and park near the 'Arawang' sign.


Head to the water tank and have a look around

Ethic inherited from Cooleman Ridge Bouldering

While some of the harder climbs on the ridge were created by chipping, where previously no climb was possible, please leave your chisels at home. There are not so many climbs at the higher grades that they should be brought down to lower levels!


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Sit start.

Sit start, climb arete and top out.

Up the side of the split cherry.

Around the other side of the split cherry (#38).

Sit start, around the back end of a boulder that looks like a split cherry, but is not the split cherry. Nicely compressive and balancy, but only a move or two in it.

Opposite side of the boulder to 'Unnamed problem'.

Sit start eliminate - do not go left, keep to the blunt arete.

Sit start traverse, boulder close to the split cherry.

Sit start from base of arete, climb up trending rightwards and top out.

Sit start from incut edge and undercling at base of rounded bulge. Climb straight up and top out.

FFA: Bevan Ashby, 27 Jun 2015

Sit start right of Raw Beauty and throw to the incut or alternatively, use thumb press to progress. Need a big reach.

Dyno variant of Cream. Place feet, jump.

Straight up just left of the crack. Standing start.

Up the rock directly right of the crack. Standing start. Crux hold is a nice sloper. Very tensiony. Be careful of the blank topout. Slap up the arete if you wish but avoid getting into the crack.

FA: David Nott, 21 Feb 2012

Traverse left from about 1 metre right of #41 (shares a start with #41 LH variant), around to the big crack and up.

Sit or stand makes little difference. Directly up goes at a harder grade with some compression moves. Topout is BLANK - be careful.

Start as for #41. Full traverse of boulder.

Direct up the boulder starting about a metre left of #41, sharing a start with the mosquito traverse. Topout is dangerously blank - you have been warned.

Sit start, climb up and top out.

Not a hugely difficult climb for the grade!

Boulder right near number 41/42, under the shade of the tree. Straight up the arete from a sit-start.


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