Below the hill proper is a low-lying area with yet more boulders (surprise!). Most of the boulders here are quite mossy and may need a clean up to be sent. The jewel of the crown is a small sub-area with an 8 metre boulder that has a viciously overhung/undercut section, with another boulder nearby that would top the 6 metre mark. The area is described roughly running down the ridge and then left to right looking up towards the crown of the lower crest.

The dividing line between this and the 'Tombstone Ridge' is a gully lying between the smaller and larger hill, with a broken down fence.

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.


Right of the Tombstones looking from the first parking area, otherwise if you're coming from the second parking area head up and over the hill or down the hill from the first flat part of the road a few hundred metres away from the radar array.

Descent notes

It is possible to walk off the back of the boulder containing 'Limpy McCrippleton', if you're happy to climb the 8 metres to get there.

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.


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Sit start and up. Watch out for the sidecling, it might go!

FA: David Nott, 15 Jun 2013

Sit start and up from crimps to a rail, then a high step and top out.

FA: David Nott, 15 Jun 2013

Hard low sit start then up to slopey top out.

FA: Alan Crouch, 20 Sep 2015

Sit start on first two juggy side pulls then left along the arete and top out same as for Ebola Boulder.

FA: Ola Radzanowska, 20 Sep 2015

Up the arete from a stand. Hold that left sidecling!

FA: David Nott, 4 Aug 2012

Just a warmup, nothing special. Up through easy moves following the crack to the top, do some laps if you feel like it.

FA: David Nott, 4 Aug 2012

Sit start. Some good holds but it's still tricky getting off the ground with the poor feet available. You can easily make this harder but if you do it right it should be a 0. One of a group of good warmups for the harder stuff down the hill.

FA: Ian Carter, 11 Aug 2012

Right side of the 'Mossy' boulder past the bush - watch out when you top out! Sit start and up.

FA: David Nott, 22 Feb 2014

Sit start. Up through a flake (photo's already old, some of the flake got destroyed) then top out. Another warmup. Other side of the boulder from 'Mossy Ferguson'.

FA: David Nott, 11 Aug 2012

Up past a nice flake from a sit start. Another warmup.

FA: Ian Carter, 11 Aug 2012

This climb shed more holds than you'd think possible. Up from a fairly horizontal position (sit start) using some ankle strength to get you to the top. Pretty contrived, big rock in the way.

FA: David Nott, 11 Aug 2012

Up from the underclings and jugs and head left to top out (ideally, don't walk out onto the slab on the far left).

FA: Tyron Ahern, 4 Aug 2012

Straight up from underclings. Contrived, because there's jugs just above...

Up through a now busted flake on some very balancy and difficult moves. There's a small rail on your left and the feet suck. Be careful of the flake, the rest may still tear away and it's a very big chunk of rock that could hurt you or your spotter. Watch how you lever against it - preferably not straight out from the rock.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 4 Aug 2012

Sit start. Up and over.

FA: David Nott, 1 Oct 2012

Sit start. Left hand on sloper or high, right hand in the pocket. Feet are poor.

FA: David Nott, 1 Oct 2012

Sit start. Up and over!

FA: David Nott, 1 Oct 2012

Sit start left side arete.

FA: David Nott, 1 Oct 2012

Sit start using the rail.

FA: David Nott, 1 Oct 2012

Sit start and move left to the rail.

FA: David Nott, 1 Oct 2012

Sit start, right hand arete, up and over with hands either side.

FA: Ken McKeon, 27 Dec 2013

Couple metres away from 'The Breakdance Kid' boulder. A very surprising little sit start that looks dead easy but requires some technical heel hooking and is pretty bodymorphic and hippy. Take whatever grade it feels like because it'll vary depending on your size.

FA: Jin Jin Cong, 4 Aug 2012

Over the hill from the little starting area of boulders. Will require a fair bit of cleaning.

Just to the right when looking uphill of the 'Limpy McCrippleton' boulder. Big dirt mounds on the underside indicative of birds? Looks good but need to check whether these actually are nests.

Up the right side of the boulder through good holds but over a poor landing. The mantel is a bit sketchy, but should be better once it cleans up a bit more.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 11 Aug 2012

Sit start. Your choice of a half-pad crimp, off-angle shallow pocket or a mono for your hands. Up to a jug then top out. Stand a lot easier, V2ish.

FA: David Nott, 22 Feb 2014

Up the arete. Some tenuous moves to get around the corner on solid sidepulls. One of the few climbs that didn't have an exploding hold on the day...

FA: Tyron Ahern, 11 Aug 2012

Tenuous feet. Sit start and head up, then traverse right to top out. Left heel hook optional. Hold broke during FA so possibly a little harder.

FA: David Nott, 1 Oct 2012

Sit start and over.

Sit start and follow the crack.

FA: Luke Koehler, 19 May 2013

Sit start and traverse left.

FA: Luke Koehler, 19 May 2013

Sit start.

FA: Luke Koehler, 19 May 2013

FA: Luke Koehler, 19 May 2013

Sit start and up the left side with big jugs to help you.

FA: David Nott, 15 Jun 2013

Chop this! Up from a sit along the right side through slopers. Could be extended through the cave for a fun variant, if you don't mind the sheep poo.

FA: David Nott, 15 Jun 2013

Up the crack. Bit of a poor landing if you have difficulty topping out.

FA: David Nott, 15 Jun 2013

Start up the crack then trend left. Slightly vaguer holds.

FA: David Nott, 15 Jun 2013

Stand start on a reasonable size pocket for your right hand and a smaller pocket or crimp for your left. High step if you can for an easier start on the incut/remains of the flake. Head up for a good incut rail then left and done.

FA: Barney Gumble, 19 May 2012

Really the direct version. Straight up on good, but quite spaced holds.

FA: Ben Davies, 19 May 2012

Sit start the boulder from underclings and up. Pretty hard.

Straight up through insecure sidepulls and slopers. Techy. The rock on this boulder is a lot more polished than others nearby.

Up the flat side of the boulder from a sit start. Pretty nice. Still needs some cleaning up, a bit mossy up top.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 11 Aug 2012

Sit start (stand V1) and up, topping out either left or right.

FA: David Nott, 22 Feb 2014

Found on the side of the boulder to the left of the 'Limpy McCrippleton' boulder, when looking uphill. 'Oh, this should be a nice little warmup' ... Apparently not. Grading is honesty based - if you start too high up, this is more like V2. Start with your feet as low as possible using the notch for your right hand and side-cling for left hand. danger - be careful of the massive flake, it may detach! I may reinforce it.

FA: David Nott, 11 Aug 2012

Straight up on the largest holds for Buddeh rather than left.

FA: Scott Pearce, 2013

Sit start slightly right of Buddeh and up.

FA: David Nott, 22 Feb 2014

Start on the underclings for Buddeh and move right to the sloper and up through the crimps.

FA: S Pearce, 5 May 2013

A hardish dyno. FA unknown at this stage . Will add more details when known/tried. Topo line may be incorrect.

Traverse the front side of the boulder and up, on good holds.

Bit of an eliminate. Follow vague holds up, then bail off left.

Left hand variant to 'Limpy McCrippleton'. Boulder up and over the sloper rail with a few deadpoint moves and some very interesting footing. This is your first point for gear. Bring some mats or a spotter if you don't want to go rolling down the hill. Up and through the weakness to the top.

FA: David Nott, 11 Aug 2012

A two-move wonder, on a 30 degree overhung boulder (more like 40 for the sit). Start with left hand in the incut undercling (pretty good) and right hand in the notch. Right foot on a half-toe foetus of an incut, then shift your left leg up to a sideways heel hook. Deep breath then dyno up to a sloper ledge. Hold it right at the end of the slopers and match, and you can drop off, or you can keep going for the full route and scare yourself silly. Around V6.

The sit start goes a few ways, though it's spoiled pretty badly by the rock right underneath which makes the sit pretty annoying to execute. Other variants are recorded, for the V6 start sitting on the boulder or just stand start using the undercling.

FA: David Nott, 4 Aug 2012

FA: Ian Phillips, 9 Sep 2012

Sit start to the left of the boulder underneath Limpy using the lowest rails possible (see topo). Very contrived, but the hardest way to get up the boulder (so far); extremely hard moves to start using underclings. Can be finished up Limpy (harder) or Hasbeen Army (still bloody hard). Might be 10 either way? Topout if you wish, it's your funeral if you fall.

FA: David Nott, 22 Feb 2014

Possibly one grade harder than Limpy according to the FA. Follow the crack up and through the rest of Limpy.

FA: Ian Phillips, 22 Mar 2013

Grade's a guess. Send it and tell us.

Sit start from underneath the boulder. Suits taller people well. Throw from the rail to start and up without dabbing (!), then into a cruxy move to latch two sidepulls and dyno to a jug. FA was done with a dyno, easier with a heel hook but possibly still 6?

FA: David Nott, 15 Jun 2013

Burly sit start off opposing holds using a reasonable left hand rail and a nasty right hand crimp. Gotta look hard for them feet. Not a good warmup! But lowball at least. This could be your hardest V1 send ever !

FA: David Nott, 15 Jun 2013

Standing start, head up and slightly right. High step the small incut and it's a bit easier.

FA: David Nott, 19 May 2012

An awesome, sequency and technical climb up through some good holds to a scoop, pinch and crimp with the option of a very sharp sidecling to help you through. A good little number. Was going to be Paddy's first first ascent here, but he didn't have enough gas left.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 4 Aug 2012

Up the left side of the boulder when looking uphill. Not hard, but not bad either.

FA: Ian Carter, 11 Aug 2012

Same boulder as 'Paddy Power'. Not too hard (but harder with yet another flake gone) - just need to clean up the top.

Start far right with hands high and feet low, quickly drop left through uber jug and then up and over at far left.

FA: Ken McKeon, 19 May 2013

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