Checkers Wall

Access issues inherited from Moonarie

National Park

Descent notes

Shorter routes end at rap anchors, otherwise top out and walk right (north) to the Southern Descent Gully. If you like you can avoid some of the scrambling in the gully with a 30m rap down Tim Tam.


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FA: Duncan graham & rob knott

FA: Rob Baker

1 21 30m
2 21 25m

If doing both pitches, don't belay at the first set of chains on pitch 1. Continue another 8m back up the easy slab to a trad belay at the base of the vertical wall.

1 10 30m
2 13 15m
3 15 15m
4 12 43m

The most popular way to do this exciting route on a mega flake.

  1. 30m (10) Up corner and easy ramp to stance.

  2. 15m (13) Step up to the flake and follow it leftwards to the Pagoda. Either squeeze in behind it or swing around it. Belay on top of the flake.

  3. 15m (15) Move up to the scoop, then follow the R leaning crack back to the major corner.

  4. 43m (12) Follow the major corner.

The original route. Takes the vertical crack above the overhanging pagoda on the flake.

Follow the major corner all the way passing a large roof en route.

Two meters left of Tripple Hot and Skink. Overhung start, into line, veer right and up cracks and horisontals finish up blunt aret to rings.

FA: Col Riddley; Col Ridley & Lee Bishop, 2006

Left of transferease. Overhung start into jamb crack finish at rings. Just cool fun

FA: Col Riddley; Col Ridley & Thai Te, 2006

1 23 20m
2 19 25m
3 25 20m

FA: Kim Carrigan & Louise Shepherd, 1981

FA: Rob Baker & Sally Ely, 2006

FA: Rob Baker & Pinks, 2006

Cool Moves and Position high on Checkers wall.

FA: Col Ridley; Col Ridley, Thai Te & Lee Bishop, 2003


1 15 30m
2 10 33m
3 12 35m

There are rap chains on top of the first pitch. 30m to the ground.

  1. 30m (15) Up the chimney then move out left at the roof. Continue up corner to the big ledge and chains.

  2. 33m (10) Up the steep corner.

  3. 35m (12) Up a series of steps above the trees and follow the bulging corner to a steep block chimney which leads through a narrow opening to the top.

FA: Stuart Fishwick & N. Moriarty, 1969

FA: Col Ridley & James Falconer

FA: James Falconer & Rob Baker

Originally done with a belay after only 10m, but is now usually done in two 30m pitches. The 1st belay (at 30m) is bolted. Above pitch 2 there are trees and cams to belay off, then walk 10m R on the ledge (best to stay on belay) to carefully access abseil chains (55m to the ground).

climb first pich as for pinecrack then move right to DBB on ledge. (2) 40m 7 bolts to rap chains

FA: Rob Baker & seth debolt

FA: Rob Baker & Luke geelen

FA: Mandy Williamson & Ley Kingdom

FA: Rob Baker

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