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1. The Lowlands 64 routes in Sector

Summary:
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All Boulder

Long/Lat: 148.595068, -34.643806

Description:

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.

Approach:

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.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Endless

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

FA: David Nott, 2013

V0Boulder 4m
2 Nameless

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

FA: David Nott, 2013

V2Boulder 4m
3 Actions Speak Louder

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

FA: David Nott, 2012

V2Boulder 4m
4 Nothing For Paddy

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, 2012

V0-Boulder 4m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
5 Mossy Ferguson

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, 2012

V0Boulder 3m
6 Dearth Vader

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

FA: David Nott, 2014

V2Boulder 3m
7 Florence Nightingale

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, 2012

V1Boulder 3m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
8 Dirty Socks

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

FA: Ian Carter, 2012

V1Boulder 3m
9 Nose Rage

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, 2012

V2Boulder 3m
10 Ejaculator

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, 2012

V2Boulder 4m
11 Undercling and up

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

V2Boulder 4m
12 The Breakdance Kid

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, 2012

V4Boulder 4m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
13 Gas Terrorist

Sit start. Up and over.

FA: David Nott, 2012

V0Boulder 3m
14 Butt Custard

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

FA: David Nott, 2012

V1Boulder 3m
15 Sporto Attack

Sit start. Up and over!

FA: David Nott, 2012

V0Boulder 3m
16 Goebbels

Sit start left side arete.

FA: David Nott, 2012

V0Boulder 3m
17 Himmler

Sit start using the rail.

FA: David Nott, 2012

V0-Boulder 3m
18 The SS

Sit start and move left to the rail.

FA: David Nott, 2012

V0Boulder 3m
19 Green Ring of Castration

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

FA: Ken McKeon, 2013

V1Boulder 2m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
20 Todd's Frog

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, 2012

V2Boulder 3m
21 Mossy project 1

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

Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
22 Mossy project 2 Boulder
23 Birdy project 1

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.

Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
24 Waspy project 2 Boulder
25 All Good

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, 2012

V2Boulder 3m
26 Gradet Debate

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, 2014

V7Boulder 4m
27 All Booked Up

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, 2012

V1Boulder 4m
28 Baying of the Hounds

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, 2012

V4Boulder 3m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
29 YAP 1

Sit start and over.

Boulder Project
30 YAP 2

Sit start and follow the crack.

Boulder Project
31 Project B1 Boulder
32 Here Lukey Lukey

FA: Luke Koehler, 2013

V4Boulder
33 Project B3

Sit start and traverse left.

FA: Luke Koehler, 2013

V3Boulder
34 Project B4

Sit start.

FA: Luke Koehler, 2013

V1Boulder
35 Project B5

FA: Luke Koehler, 2013

V2Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
36 Prowess LHV

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

FA: David Nott, 2013

V1Boulder 3m
37 Prow Prowess 2

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, 2013

V4Boulder 3m
38 Sneakers

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

FA: David Nott, 2013

V0Boulder 3m
39 Sneakers LHV

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

FA: David Nott, 2013

V1Boulder 3m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
40 Barney Gumble left

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, 2012

V2Boulder 4m
41 * Barney Gumble right

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

FA: Ben Davies, 2012

V2Boulder 4m
42 Gas project

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

Boulder 4m
43 Insecurity Symphony

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

Boulder 6m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
44 Domestic Duties

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, 2012

V2Boulder 3m
45 Limbs Askew

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

FA: David Nott, 2014

V2Boulder 4m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
46 Buddeh

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, 2012

V5Boulder 4m
47 Don't Call Me Buddeh, Pal

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

FA: Scott Pearce, 2013

V3Boulder 5m
48 Don't Call Me Pal, Mate

Sit start slightly right of Buddeh and up.

FA: David Nott, 2014

V4Boulder 5m
49 Sunday Drivers

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

FA: S Pearce, 2013

V2Boulder 3m
50 Unknown

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

V4Boulder 4m
51 Traverse project

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

V2 to V3Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
52 Ben's project

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

Boulder
53 Hasbeen Army

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, 2012

V3Boulder 8m
54 *** Limpy McCrippleton / Limpy sit

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, 2012

FA: Ian Phillips, 2012

V6Boulder 8m
55 Just Pebbles

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, 2014

V9 to V10Boulder 8m
56 AbsentIanism

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

FA: Ian Phillips, 2013

V7Boulder 8m
57 HARD project

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

V12 to V13Boulder 8m
58 *** Bolo

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, 2013

V6Boulder
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
59 Sanchez Spray

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, 2013

V5Boulder 3m
60 Sanchez Spray stand

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

FA: David Nott, 2012

V2Boulder 3m
61 * Paddy Shitting Potatoes

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, 2012

V2 to V3Boulder 4m
62 Paddy Power

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

FA: Ian Carter, 2012

V0Boulder 4m
63 T proj

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

V1Boulder 4m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
64 * Sheep Nuts

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, 2013

V2Boulder 3m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
V0- Himmler Boulder 3m
Nothing For Paddy Boulder 4m
V0 Endless Boulder 4m
Gas Terrorist Boulder 3m
Goebbels Boulder 3m
Mossy Ferguson Boulder 3m
Paddy Power Boulder 4m
Sneakers Boulder 3m
Sporto Attack Boulder 3m
The SS Boulder 3m
V1 All Booked Up Boulder 4m
Butt Custard Boulder 3m
Dirty Socks Boulder 3m
Florence Nightingale Boulder 3m
Green Ring of Castration Boulder 2m
Project B4 Boulder
Prowess LHV Boulder 3m
Sneakers LHV Boulder 3m
T proj Boulder 4m
V2 Actions Speak Louder Boulder 4m
All Good Boulder 3m
Barney Gumble left Boulder 4m
* Barney Gumble right Boulder 4m
Dearth Vader Boulder 3m
Domestic Duties Boulder 3m
Ejaculator Boulder 4m
Limbs Askew Boulder 4m
Nameless Boulder 4m
Nose Rage Boulder 3m
Project B5 Boulder
Sanchez Spray stand Boulder 3m
* Sheep Nuts Boulder 3m
Sunday Drivers Boulder 3m
Todd's Frog Boulder 3m
Undercling and up Boulder 4m
V2 to V3 * Paddy Shitting Potatoes Boulder 4m
Traverse project Boulder
V3 Don't Call Me Buddeh, Pal Boulder 5m
Hasbeen Army Boulder 8m
Project B3 Boulder
V4 Baying of the Hounds Boulder 3m
Don't Call Me Pal, Mate Boulder 5m
Here Lukey Lukey Boulder
Prow Prowess 2 Boulder 3m
The Breakdance Kid Boulder 4m
Unknown Boulder 4m
V5 Buddeh Boulder 4m
Sanchez Spray Boulder 3m
V6 *** Bolo Boulder
*** Limpy McCrippleton Boulder 8m
V7 AbsentIanism Boulder 8m
Gradet Debate Boulder 4m
V9 to V10 Just Pebbles Boulder 8m
V12 to V13 HARD project Boulder 8m
? Ben's project Boulder
Birdy project 1 Boulder
Gas project Boulder 4m
Insecurity Symphony Boulder 6m
Mossy project 1 Boulder
Mossy project 2 Boulder
Project B1 Boulder
Waspy project 2 Boulder
YAP 1 Boulder Project
YAP 2 Boulder Project