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Table of contents

1. Dog Rocks 65 routes in Area

Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 144.302714, -37.008823

Access Issues: inherited from Mt Alexander

Most of Mt. Alexander is a national park, so while climbing is permitted general rules apply; dogs are not permitted, ask before bolting, etc.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Mandarin

On the left up the hillside as you walk to the Scottish Reign amphitheatre from the car park. Sit start and head up the groove.

FA: @raventor

V3 Boulder
2 MIss Lee (Cambridge Breakfast)

This takes the arete right of Mandarin from a sit start

FA: @raventor

V3 Boulder
3 Ebb And Flow

Start on fallen over log, up obvious crack to direct finish up and over, don't go around the arete. May need to place a directional if top-roping to avoid whipping into tree.

FA: Neil Monteith, Kent Paterson & Ti, 2005

20 Sport 8m, 3
4 * McDogs 21 Unknown 15m
5 ** Dick McGinty 19 Trad 15m
6 * Old Habits 22 Unknown 15m
7 *** Scottish Reign 24 Trad 15m
8 * Jakobite

Much easier than it looks and really good climbing at the grade. Beware of your rope catching around the bottom of the flake. Up the first few metres of "Culloden". Clip the FH, then step across L and up to the flake. Undercling L and around into the final crack on "Scottish Reign". Scramble off R or pull over the top.

FA: Greg Caire,Glenn Tempest, 2011

16 Mixed 15m, 1
9 Culloden

Right of 'Scottish Reign', climb the flexing hollow flake to the ledge.

14 Trad 6m
10 Ecosse 9 Trad 6m
11 Ecosse Right Hand Variant 13 Trad 6m
12 Elsie

It may be short but this little crack is actually worth roping up for. The L-leaning finger-crack 4m R of "Ecosse" is fairly tricky.

16 Trad 7m
13 Bouldering Slabs - R Arete / Courtyard Arete

Up the arete above the bouldering slabs, past 2 bolts and tree branch (sling). Double bolt belay towards the back of the block.

12 Mixed 9m, 2
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
14 Mother and Child

Climb the wall and right arete just right of the bouldering slabs. Stand start.

FA: Peter Reynolds,@raventor, 2012

V6 Boulder
15 * Braveheart 18 Trad 10m
16 Tartan 17 Unknown 10m
17 Tam O'Shanter 22 Unknown 8m
18 Jewellery 14 Unknown 12m
19 Chimney Corner 10 Trad 10m
20 The Kennel 7 Trad 15m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
21 Julian's Problem

Climb the wall left of Finger Food to top out. High

FA: Julian Saunders

V7 Boulder
22 Finger Food 27 Unknown 15m
23 Stone Cold Bush 29 Sport 15m
24 Semantics 18 Unknown 18m
25 * Modern Logic 21 Trad 20m
26 ** Mo Money 25 Unknown 20m
27 Rumours 25 Unknown 15m
28 Painless 20 Sport 10m, 3
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
29 * The Signature of All Things

Located to the right of the path when you approach Dog Rocks. Traverse the sloping boulder from right to left, starting matched on the rail and finish with a mantle on the god holds out on the far left hand side. A touch stiff?

FFA: Peter Reynolds, 2015

FA: Peter Reynolds,@raventor, 2015

V7 Boulder
30 Uniquely Delicious

Start from the high fallen slab left of The Descendants and stretch left into the corner to a good hold. Finish from here on good holds. A strange but good route.

FA: @raventor

V1 Boulder
31 ** The Descendants

Located on the wall around the corner left of Mobile Phone. Climb the seam to the break (crux) then traverse left before finishing up the final crack. Soloed after top roping. The first seam to the break is a highball boulder problem at around V6. Soloed on the FA but could be done on gear - gear after the crux though.

FFA: Peter Reynolds, 2014

FA: Peter Reynolds,@raventor, 2014

25 Trad 7m
32 * Mobile Phone 19 Unknown 8m
33 ** Severn Tide

The beautiful arete right of Mobile Phone taken on its left-hand side. Solo after top rope. No bolts or gear. Named after the River Severn.

FFA: Peter Reynolds, 2014

FA: Peter Reynolds,@raventor, 2014

25 Trad 7m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
34 * Arlo's Arete

Climb the arete of 'Severn Tide' on its right-hand side to a tricky sloping finish. Solo after top rope.

FFA: Peter Reynolds, 2014

FA: Peter Reynolds,@raventor, 2014

22 Trad 6m
35 * Sadie's Saunter

Directly climb the wall right of Arlo's Arete. Do not use the right arete either. Crux at the top. Solo after top rope.

FFA: Peter Reynolds, 2015

FA: Peter Reynolds,@raventor, 2015

24 Trad 6m
36 Golden Evening

Up the beautiful arete opposite The Descendants. Can be done from both sides. A sit start is also available.

FA: @raventor, 2012

V3 Boulder 4m
37 Jump Off!

Climb the crack and arete to top out.

FA: @raventor

V2 Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
38 Back on the horse

Traverse the horizontal crack from left to right, and top out.

FA: @raventor, 2013

V5 Boulder
39 Seam to Slope

Near the Rover...etc slab. Stand start and move from a seam to a slope. Top out.

FA: @raventor

V3 Boulder
40 Unnamed 7 Trad 10m
41 Mercy 17 Sport 6m, 2
42 Fido 14 Trad 10m
43 Sporran 15 Trad 10m
44 Rover 12 Trad 10m
45 Kilt 18 Trad 10m
46 Spot 16 Trad 10m
47 Haggis 16 Trad 6m
48 Black Pudding 12 Trad 6m
49 ** Old Dogs, New Tricks 22 Trad 20m
50 ** Jack Russel 22 Trad 20m
51 Fleece 13 Unknown 6m
52 My Black Sheep 15 Sport 8m, 3
53 Waiting For Sam 15 Sport 8m, 2
54 Graceful Dancer

Arete near Little Bo Peep.

FA: @raventor

V2 Boulder
55 ** Little Bo Peep 21 Sport 10m
56 The Corner of Discontent

Square cut corner uphill from LBP and visible through the gully left of that route. Easy to ledge then boulder corner (bout V6) past 3 rings/Us (cant remember). Bolted by KP.

FA: 2012

26 Sport 10m, 3
57 Up The Bracket

rock on over

FA: kp, nmonteith, 2005

23 Unknown 8m
58 Money Talks 25 Unknown 20m
59 Black Sheep 15 Unknown 8m
60 Knife In The Cheese

Climb begins 4m left of Fido follows horizontal break to arete then up.

FA: Paul McWaters, Rigel Butler

12 Unknown 6m
61 bolted line next to 'Jewellery' 16 Unknown 13m
62 Heroin Is So Passe

Thin face with a single fixed hanger at about 4m.

FA: kp, nmonteith & ti, 2005

20 Sport 6m, 1
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
63 The Dyke

An obvious great looking problem up a dyke feature. Located on a lone boulder north of Dog Rocks close to summit trail – don’t stack pads – much easier if above 6 ft tall. Easy finish.

FA: @raventor

V5 Boulder
64 Squeezer

Squeezer by name and nature. As for SM but uses small sharp ear for left hand instead of crack crimp. Quite a bit easier than SMs first move.

V4 Boulder 3m
65 Squeeze Machine

Eliminate line near the arete to the right of The Dyke using a right-hand sidepull and left-hand crack-crimp to reach crimps/slopers, and then move left to jugs and top out. No arête on right.

FA: @raventor

V6 Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
7 The Kennel Trad 15m
Unnamed Trad 10m
9 Ecosse Trad 6m
10 Chimney Corner Trad 10m
12 Black Pudding Trad 6m
Bouldering Slabs - R Arete Mixed 9m, 2
Knife In The Cheese Unknown 6m
Rover Trad 10m
13 Ecosse Right Hand Variant Trad 6m
Fleece Unknown 6m
14 Culloden Trad 6m
Fido Trad 10m
Jewellery Unknown 12m
15 Black Sheep Unknown 8m
My Black Sheep Sport 8m, 3
Sporran Trad 10m
Waiting For Sam Sport 8m, 2
16 Elsie Trad 7m
Haggis Trad 6m
* Jakobite Mixed 15m, 1
Spot Trad 10m
bolted line next to 'Jewellery' Unknown 13m
17 Mercy Sport 6m, 2
Tartan Unknown 10m
18 * Braveheart Trad 10m
Kilt Trad 10m
Semantics Unknown 18m
19 ** Dick McGinty Trad 15m
* Mobile Phone Unknown 8m
V1 Uniquely Delicious Boulder
20 Ebb And Flow Sport 8m, 3
Heroin Is So Passe Sport 6m, 1
Painless Sport 10m, 3
V2 Graceful Dancer Boulder
Jump Off! Boulder
21 ** Little Bo Peep Sport 10m
* McDogs Unknown 15m
* Modern Logic Trad 20m
22 * Arlo's Arete Trad 6m
** Jack Russel Trad 20m
** Old Dogs, New Tricks Trad 20m
* Old Habits Unknown 15m
Tam O'Shanter Unknown 8m
V3 Golden Evening Boulder 4m
MIss Lee (Cambridge Breakfast) Boulder
Mandarin Boulder
Seam to Slope Boulder
23 Up The Bracket Unknown 8m
V4 Squeezer Boulder 3m
24 * Sadie's Saunter Trad 6m
*** Scottish Reign Trad 15m
25 ** Mo Money Unknown 20m
Money Talks Unknown 20m
Rumours Unknown 15m
** Severn Tide Trad 7m
** The Descendants Trad 7m
V5 Back on the horse Boulder
The Dyke Boulder
26 The Corner of Discontent Sport 10m, 3
V6 Mother and Child Boulder
Squeeze Machine Boulder
27 Finger Food Unknown 15m
V7 Julian's Problem Boulder
* The Signature of All Things Boulder
29 Stone Cold Bush Sport 15m