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Description

A steep little crag of strong lines tucked away below the trees underneath Sandinista Wall. This could be called Lindorff Crag as Kevin was involved in almost every one of these routes. His trademark hard grading and technical crack moves are a feature of this area. It's a shame that the best routes on this crag all feature an awkward tree scramble to get started. This is one of the only cliffs in this area that is suitable for top-roping, due to the easy top access, although some routes are too steep to toprope. Some excellent bouldering has been done on the left side. This place is protected from light rain and gets morning sun although the trees keep it generally shady for most of the day.

Access issues inherited from North Grampians

This area is now reopen after the fires in early 2014.

You can see the latest parks update on track / area closures at: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/_data/assets/pdffile/0003/621246/Grampians-National-Park-Update.pdf

If there are crag specific closures, please update the access on those crags.

Approach

Easily approached by leaving the track 50m before the Sandinista Cliff and heading right on a well worn track (which heads to Anderson's bouldering area). 50m along this track the wall will be visible on the left. Almost all routes are marked with a small white painted initial. Descent for all climbs is down the right side via a small track. Routes are described left to right.

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Routes

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Why did Kevin bother with this pathetic excuse for a bolted boulder problem? One crap bolt also scars what could have been an all trad crag.

Start: Towards the far left end of the cliff is an alcove with a large sandy boulder. This is the left leaning line marked with white paint.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Peter Lindorff, 1983

A chossy, vegetated and overhanging diagonal.

Start: 2m right of 'Loaded'. Marked.

FA: Peter Lindorff & Kevin Lindorff, 1983

More un-inspirational stuff.

Start: Start 5m right of 'Black Powder'.

FA: Peter Lindorff & Kevin Lindorff, 1985

One move wonder down low.

Start: The overhanging blocky crack 10m right of 'Buckshot'. Finish up the left leaning juggy crack to ledge.

FA: Louise Shepherd & Kevin Lindorff, 1985

Excellent climbing with a very technical finish. One of the only Scott Camps projects that he actually managed to get up!

FA: Scott Camps & Peter Griffen, 1988

It's short but desperate. One of the only true finger-cracks in the area.

Start: The overhanging thin crack 3m right of 'Crazy Da Must Sing' and in the centre of the crag. A large hold snapped off a few years ago, making it one grade harder, and giving the belayer a fair injury, but it could've killed him 30cm to the left.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Michael Wust, 1983

Steep, powerful and bloody awkward for gym bunnies.

Start: Starts a few metres right of 'Powder Monkey' on the right edge of ledge.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Michael Wust, 1983

Brutal boulder problem intro and easy finish.

Start: Starts beneath the left of the twin recessed corners which start halfway up the cliff on the big ledge just right of Karma-lites.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Mike Wust, 1983

Thrutch fest!

Start: The right hand of the two corners.

FA: Kevin Lindorff, 1983

A total sandbag with a finish that is rather exciting.

Start: Starts 3m right of 'Kalashnikov'.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Michael Wust, 1983

Short bouldery start which eases considerably in the upper half.

Start: Starts around 6m right of 'Primed'.

FA: Peter Martin, Gary Wills, Dick Evans & Peter Megans, 1988

A contrived and pointless bouldery start leads to a good variant finish to 'Greyhounds In Space'.

Start: Start 3m right of Greyhounds.

FA: Richard Kirk, Jean Marc Durand & Adam Darragh, 1989

Nice face route. A bit short.

Start: Start 4m left of 'Levitation' at far left end of wall.

FA: Graeme Smith & Martin Lama, 1992

Wickedly hard start. Thin wall special up tortoise shell rock.

Start: Marked. Goes up the middle of a small north facing wall that you pass on the left on your way into the Amphitheatre.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Michael Wust, 1983

Another pumpy thin face on excellent shell rock.

Start: Starts 2m right of 'Levitation'. Marked.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Peter Lindorff, 1983

Squeezed in.

Start: Starts 2m right of 'Airplay', just left of corner.

FA: Martin Lama & Graeme Smith, 1992

Short and ordinary.

Start: Start about 8m around right of 'Airplay' and 4m left of a wide scrubby corner.

FA: Melanie & James McIntosh, 1989

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