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Description

This area comprises the small granite outcrops within the Tidbinbilla valley and upper margins. The valley is to the north and west of and below Gibralter Peak and includes routes and boulder problems from near Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station along the Tidbinbilla Road to somewhere abreast of Gibralter Peak.

Access issues

Inside Tidbinbilla nature reserve, so dependent on opening hours and entry fees. Restrictions may be in place in some areas. Talk to the centre to find out.

Approach

Find your way onto Paddys River/ Tidbinbilla Rd and follow the signs to Tidbinbilla. The entrance is impossible to miss.

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Routes

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1
19 Pure Poison Trad 10m

Along the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve road are many small and some larger granite boulders. This climb is on the obvious "coffe bean" boulder 400m behind the reserve vistors centre. It is the wide crack clearly visible on the main face.

FA: Mike Peck & John Carlson, 1979

2
16 Abattoir Trad 7m

Another fine jam crack about three metres right of Pure Poison.

FA: John Carlson & Mike Peck, 1979

3

About 500 metres past the Visitor's Centre, a finger crack on the left has been climbed.

FA: John Smart & Mike Law-Smith

The following lines are near the first picnic area on the right after entering the reserve. The boulders can be seen from the carpark.

4
19 * Unnatural Acts Mixed 15m, 1

To get to this and the following lines, follow the road into the reserve and take the first turn right to a picnic area. Boulders can be seen from the carpark.

The main line under the roof. Climb the slab past a bolt to the roof, undercling left and up a crack to finish.

FA: John Carlson & Mike Peck, 1982

5
17 Milk Teeth Trad 10m

The crack about 10 metres right of Unnatural Acts starting (crux) next to a tree. Up the crack and straight on up the fang above.

FA: Dominic Monypenny, Ken Luck & John Churchill, 1987

6
21 Quartz Trad 10m

There is a boulder in the scrub 30 metres directly downhill from the main cluster of boulders on Turkey Hill. At the righthand end on the river side is a curving hand crack.

The cracks further left have been soloed.

FA: Adam Blizzard, Mike Peck & Paul Daniel, 1991

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