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Table of contents

1. The Gully 31 routes in Area

All Boulder

Long/Lat: 147.093315, -42.569735


The Gully is a new area that is under development. Unlike most of Elderslie, the boulders are on Crown land, so access shouldn't be as much of an issue. There is a large amount of wildlife in the gully, including snakes and wallabies, so dogs probably aren't a good idea.


To get there, continue on the road past the Roadside boulder for another couple of hundred metres, around the corner. Park at a large pull-out on the left. Go through the gate on the opposite side of the road, and walk through the river at the ford (usually OK except after rain). Head across the paddock to the entrance to the valley. Head up the left side of the gully, slightly up the hill to where it flattens and clears out a little. Follow the lie of the hill up the valley, until you find the first boulder, Crystal Boulder. Total walking time about 10 minutes.

Ethic: inherited from Elderslie Bouldering

Most of the bouldering in this area is on relatively soft sandstone. This can, in case of recent rain or general dampness, lead to easy breaking of holds. Hence when climbing in this area on a wet or damp day, be careful not to break any important holds.

1.1. Crystal 3 routes in Boulder

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Left arete V0 Boulder
2 The Crystal V5 Boulder
3 V1 V1 Boulder

1.2. Third Turd Boulder 3 routes in Boulder


There are a couple decent slab problems on this boulder.


This is the next boulder along from the Crystal Boulder.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Third Turd

Slab one metre left of Arete

V3 Boulder
2 VE 1


VB Boulder
3 VE 2

Right of Arete

VB Boulder

1.3. Paydirt 6 routes in Boulder

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Left arete V0 Boulder
2 Mantle V1 Boulder
3 V1 V1 Boulder
4 Paydirt / Paydirt Sit

Hang Start hold has broken in early 2013, Paydirt is now naturally a sit start and goes at around V4

V3 Boulder
5 * Paydirt Sit

Sit start to Paydirt

V4 Boulder
6 Back arete V2 Boulder

1.4. Butterflies 7 routes in Boulder


Long/Lat: 147.094435, -42.569920


Amazing climbing, some shade in summer on the backside.


Still on the left side of the gully (when looking up the gully), about ten minutes from the road. You'll pass Paydirt and Third Turd on the way here - keep walking the path of least resistance along the gully, they are all around the same level on the hill.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
Front face of Butterflies
(visible on approach)
1 * Butterflies V4 Boulder

Backside of Butterflies

2 Warmup

Same start as V3, move out to right hand low rail then back left to top out through slopers and up slab

V1 Boulder
3 ** V3

Both hands on the horizontal flake to start. Move right and up through the two edges to a sloper to top out.

V3 Boulder
4 *** Three Plus Six Is Five

Start as for V3 then traverse along rails to finish up 'If 6 Was 9'

V5 Boulder
5 *** If 6 Was 9

Sit start on two opposing sidepulls, up through the slopers

V6 Boulder
6 *** Face full of rug

Start as for "If six was nine" and finish up top right of boulder via bad slopers

FA: Thomas Anderson, 2014

V8 Boulder
7 Project

Right arete

V? Boulder

1.5. Centipede Boulder 4 routes in Boulder


This is the next boulder across the hill from Butterflies Boulder, and is visible from the back of Butterflies.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * VE 1

Nice easy jugs on the bottom of the boulder and up

VB Boulder
2 Centipede

Left hand side of high face

V2 Boulder
3 Unknown Boulder
4 VE 2

Easy problem up to the right

VB Boulder

1.6. Scorpion 3 routes in Boulder


Thirty seconds further along the gully from Centipede Boulder.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 LH mantle V2 Boulder
2 Undercling V2 Boulder
3 Scorpion

Sit start

V3 Boulder

1.7. Elderslie Arch 5 routes in Boulder


Long/Lat: 147.095451, -42.570442

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Full traverse L to R V5 Boulder
2 The Fire of Life V3 Boulder
3 The Rainbow Connection V2 Boulder
4 Smooth Latin Groove V5 Boulder
5 Let That Boy Boogie Woogie V3 Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
VB VE 1 Boulder 1.2. Third Turd Boulder
VE 2 Boulder 1.2. Third Turd Boulder
* VE 1 Boulder 1.5. Centipede Boulder
VE 2 Boulder 1.5. Centipede Boulder
V0 Left arete Boulder 1.1. Crystal
Left arete Boulder 1.3. Paydirt
V1 V1 Boulder 1.1. Crystal
Mantle Boulder 1.3. Paydirt
V1 Boulder 1.3. Paydirt
Warmup Boulder 1.4. Butterflies
V2 Back arete Boulder 1.3. Paydirt
Centipede Boulder 1.5. Centipede Boulder
LH mantle Boulder 1.6. Scorpion
Undercling Boulder 1.6. Scorpion
The Rainbow Connection Boulder 1.7. Elderslie Arch
V3 Third Turd Boulder 1.2. Third Turd Boulder
Paydirt Boulder 1.3. Paydirt
** V3 Boulder 1.4. Butterflies
Scorpion Boulder 1.6. Scorpion
Let That Boy Boogie Woogie Boulder 1.7. Elderslie Arch
The Fire of Life Boulder 1.7. Elderslie Arch
V4 * Paydirt Sit Boulder 1.3. Paydirt
* Butterflies Boulder 1.4. Butterflies
V5 The Crystal Boulder 1.1. Crystal
*** Three Plus Six Is Five Boulder 1.4. Butterflies
Full traverse L to R Boulder 1.7. Elderslie Arch
Smooth Latin Groove Boulder 1.7. Elderslie Arch
V6 *** If 6 Was 9 Boulder 1.4. Butterflies
V8 *** Face full of rug Boulder 1.4. Butterflies
? Unknown Boulder 1.5. Centipede Boulder
V? Project Boulder 1.4. Butterflies