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Sitting above the Southern Tablelands and set a little back, are a group of tall boulders offering a variety of climbing styles - slabs, cracks, steep face and subterranean excursions.

Descent notes

All boulders have rap chains or lower-offs.


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21 * Rock Spiders Sport 20m, 2, 2

Two pitches can be done independently; second pitch can be accessed by scrambling up the chimney to the left of Fat and Healthy. Only second pitch shown on topo - up and left past two bolts to the summit.

  1. 12m - Start opposite Skippy's slab. Up the brushed wall past 2 bolts

  2. 8m - Hard moves past two more bolts to the top

FA: George Rehn, 1988


Start about 30 metres left of 'Sound as a Trout'. Up the dirty scoop and pull onto the slab above. Originally two bolts, now back in its natural state of none.

FA: Tony Barten & George Poultney, 1987

24 * Fat and Healthy Sport 13m, 3

Start about eight metres left of 'Sound as a Trout'. Climb the wall and arete with three bolts. The crux is past the first bolt.

FA: Tony Barten & Mike Peck, 1987

Open project SportProject 14m, 2

Up the blunt arete on the right-hand side as you enter the Sound as a Trout passageway.

21 ** Sound as a Trout Mixed 13m, 3

Sustained and varied. Start in the passage in the middle of the summit boulders. Bridge up to the first bolt and crimp your way past two more. Climb the crack to a small patform. Belay off White Rabbit's abseil station. Bolts replaced 2007 (approx)

FA: Mike Peck & Craig Kentwell, 1987

16 * White Rabbit Sport 10m, 2

Popular. Start a few metres right of SAAT. Up the dark slab to emerge through the hole. Optional cam. Belay off rap anchor. Rebolted 2007 (approx).

FA: Anne Hastings, Mike Peck, Tony Barton & Caron Avis, 1987

12 * Get Your Motors Running Mixed 20m, 2

A good route that should be on every Canberra beginner's hitlist. The start is located in the bowels of the earth. Scramble into the chimney just right of Roxely RIP. Climb the nice handcrack that widens until you emerge onto a sunny slab. Up past two bolts to Rap station. The 2nd edition of the granite guide mentioned a RHV past a bolt. This bolt is probably part of a finish to Midsummer Madness. Rebolted in 2007 (approx).

FA: Phil Cullen & Mark Lithgow, 1978

15 Piltdown Man Trad 15m

Walk through the passageway to a large oblique slab wedged across its eastern exit. Climb to the top of the slab. Step left onto the steep chimney wall and move up to the right of the huge jammed chockstone. Chimney easily to the summit.

FA: John Finnigan & Will Steffen, 1982

22 ** Roxley R.I.P. Sport 15m, 6

Start 2m right of WR. Up the slab and onto the headwall. Rebolted 2010.

FA: Ken Luck & John Churchill, 1992


Start on the dirty slab below the southern side of the summit group of boulders. Up to a sloping ledge, right and onto upper slab and into an easy left leaning crack.

FA: Steve Harper & Scott Albutt, 1984

18 * Midsummer Madness Mixed 21m, 1

Start on the southern side of the summit group of boulders at a left leaning fist crack. Up the flake and diagonal crack. Move left along the ledge and up the slab past a bolt to the summit. Down-climb and go to the pub. Take Camalot 2-4.

FA: Phil Cullen & Damien Jones, 1977

10 The Lecher Trad 20m

The obvious chimney six metres right of 'Midsummer Madness'.

FA: Damien Jones & Judy Costin, 1977


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