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Description

The main sector, right in front of the parking area / gate.

Access issues inherited from Radar Range

This crag is on private property owned by the Harden Council. The Council has been approached and has advised that anyone entering this area does so completely at their own risk - you break it, you're on your own. There are a number of land users, including people who walk and ride up the hill, and nearby farming land as well as the Air Services Australia owned radar at the top of the hill.

Please be sensitive to potential issues and don't make noise that's going to arouse interest (you will be heard for a long distance). Don't expect to always be alone. Please note the ethics - they are there for good reasons and it's all about keeping this crag open, not styles of climbing.

Do not approach the radar array please. For any reason. Be sure to close the gate. Every time. Don't expect someone to close it behind you, you may let some cattle in or out in the meanwhile. Please stay away from the very obviously fenced farmer's land. There's enough boulders to climb without venturing over there.

Approach

15 minutes straight uphill. Where the boulders start is where the sector starts.

Ethic inherited from Radar Range

NO BOLTING AT ALL - not even for setting up top ropes or cleaning, thanks. Use some gear or sling a nearby boulder.

NO CHIPPING OR COMFORTISING - there are WAY MORE than enough problems here! However, please do make the effort to clean off flakes that are likely to go, and moss.

KEEP THE BOULDERS CLEAN - this means removing tick marks and cleaning off excess chalk if need be. Vinegar is great for removing chalk and the granite won't be affected if you need to give something a scrub.

Finally, please follow the naming conventions. Climbs have been named in a satirical fashion. If you make a first ascent - and there's every likelihood you will, given the massive boulder field - then go ahead and have a go at something that amuses or annoys you. Do not number your climb. Give it a frickin' name. Feel free to explain what the name means in the description.

Variants and eliminates welcome. It is bouldering, after all.

History

Developed by David Nott, Ben Davies and Constantine Carluen.

Routes

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1
V3 Pork Boy Boulder 2m

Sit-start matched on a flat depression. Crank out right through a few moves using a heel hook high up to get you onto a small incut and sidepull, then up and over.

FA: David Nott, 2012

2

Sit start at the left end of the boulder with poor feet. Use very poor sloper holds to establish a heel hook, then head out right, through a difficult move which will require you to cut feet. The rock just below the traverse is out.

FA: David Nott, 2012

3
V4 Lichen Warriors Boulder 1m

Project - lowball bumdrag, but it's undercut, has some friable holds (it's going to get harder) and good luck with your feet. Something to warm up or play around on.

4
V0 Fustercluck Boulder 4m

Straight up the front of the boulder, through the pocket and out. Easy.

FA: David Nott, 2012

5
V0- Two Handfuls of Clover Boulder 4m

Standing at 'Pinky Flapper', reach up to the pocket, yawn, check the time, pepper your neighbour's lawn with his clover, then trend slightly left through past some big pockets and wish you were living elsewhere.

FA: Ben "Brrrrrrp" Davies, 2012

6
V4 * Pinky Flapper Boulder 3m

Quite nice. Sit start using a combination of sidepulls or a very shallow incut crack. Crank up to a heel hook position using a nice sidepull, lock off, pray to Jesus, then slap out very far right to a glory pocket from an insecure position, then up.

FA: Ben "Windy" Davies, 2012

7
V2 * Foatguck Boulder 3m

From the same start as 'Pinky Flapper', reach up to the pocket and vague pinch and get your feet set. A fair sized move out to a small incut sidepull, then up using friction and mantle on good holds.

FA: David Nott, 2012

8
Project 1 Boulder

V1 or V2, just a poor landing. Up through some poor scoops and friction moves.

9
Project 2 Boulder

Up through an easy crack, likely to be V0.