The Boulder Bridge Mostly Trad climbing62 routes in cliff
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The Boulder Bridge is named for the natural rock bridge and magically suspended rock arch at the western end of the cliff. The best wall at the cliff features some of the classics of Adelaide Hills climbing - Muesli, Extra G, Extra G Connection and 'Geronimo's Cadillac'
The area is also extremely popular with beginners and commercial groups due to its relatively easy descent track and high concentration of easy routes.
Early morning shade. The Muesli Wall has shade until midday.©
Access issues inherited from Morialta
Part of the area is located within the Morialta Conservation Park.
From Norton Summit Road Gate 17, follow the 4wd track for 2 minutes and then turn downhill to the left past a group briefing area. Follow the zigzags in the track (they are here to reduce track erosion - please do not cut corners!)©
The easiest descent is at the eastern end of the cliff, but descent can also be made at the western end or beneath the bridge itself.©
Ethic inherited from Morialta
Morialta is primarily a trad climbing and toproping area. Chipping, excessive chalk, litter and new bolts are all frowned upon and/or illegal.
Some routes have good natural gear, some have none (if the first ascensionist soloed it that is a good giveaway.) Most routes can be toproped and there are ring bollards in the more popular areas - use these where available and do not tie off to trees.
Any bolt repairs should be done in conjunction with the Climbing Club of South Australia.©
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