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The area near to the radar array itself. This sector comprises the high parts of the hill to the left of the Tombstones when you look up the hill from the base. As you head north, it's everything before the broken fence which looks electrified but is broken in many places.

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.


If you park at the top you are metres away from some established climbs, downhill.

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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Looks easy, doesn't it? Then you realise it's stacked hand and fists to start, with a lovely drop onto a hard granite slab if you do anything wrong, and the crack widens as you go, making it a full offwidth experience with the extra spice of possibly having to roll down a hill if you fall. Easy enough if you layback and avoid using the crack, but around V1 if you go at it full offwidth style.

FA: Ian Carter, 4 Aug 2012

Straight up the slab.

Follow the under/sidecling rail all the way up. Burly.

Start on left most part of undercling flake then traverse right and up.

FA: Ola Radzanowska, 20 Sep 2015

Sit start right on two side pulls then to undercling and left through the middle of the boulder to top out.

FA: Alan Crouch, 20 Sep 2015

Same start as Scorcher to undercling flake and up.

FA: Alan Crouch, 20 Sep 2015

Straight up the overhung section of the boulder with holds facing mostly the wrong way. Gonna be hardish.

Up the easy crack with big jugs to help you out. Hard to fall out of!

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Up the chimney. Another one for the kids.

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Sit start and up the easy bloc.

FA: Ben Davies, 4 May 2013

Stand start, up the face.

FA: David Nott, 4 May 2013

Sit start and up, cleaning as you go!

FA: Honza, 4 May 2013

Another warmup. Sit start.

FA: Ben Dacies, 4 May 2013

Start from down low, huck a huge move out left to get started on the rail, feet are very poor, need a few spotters and mats to get this guy done. Not 7 metres tall, but about that long.

A longer traverse along the boulder but not the full deal.

A shorter variant of the traverse for 'YoungDumb''. Start at the end of the boulder, traverse left until it starts becoming thin on feet and mantle up at a rail/pocket then finish via the easy slab.

FA: David Nott, 4 May 2013

Extremely overhung (for granite) and likely to give someone a workout.

Sit start the left side. Lovely topout. Not bad.

FA: David Nott, 1 Sep 2012

Sit start the right side. Big jugs, goes easy enough.

FA: David Nott, 1 Sep 2012

Nice high slab with jugs to top out. Can't ask more than that.

FA: Ross Parkin, 1 Sep 2012

Right of 'Parkinsons' but sharing some real estate. Mossy currently.

FA: Chris Maciejowski, 1 Sep 2012

Up through easy territory.

FA: Georgia Marjoribanks, 1 Sep 2012

Slabbing again! Balancy but not hard.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 1 Sep 2012

Up the body of the boulder. Techy feet.

FA: Chris Maciejowski, 1 Sep 2012

Stick to the arete as closely as possible and make your way to an interesting topout.

FA: Chris Maciejowski, 1 Sep 2012

Sit start on the attached flake, lay back using only it then go for the top.

FA: Christopher Lean, 25 Apr 2013

Sit start.

Sit start on the bottom of the rail moving up, try and use only the rail before moving to the top. Fun if you are waiting for a pad.

FA: Christopher Lean, 25 Apr 2013

Start as high as possible and thereby avoid all the difficult stuff.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 1 Sep 2012

The low stand start to 'Easy Way Out' from the poor underclings. Up from a very hard move to top out from underclings onto the rail. You can move to the intermediate pinchy grip and it's about a 5 or pull yourself in close to the boulder and huck a big throw and it's a soft 6. The only climb I'm going to name here that doesn't have a satirical theme.

FA: David Nott, 25 Apr 2013

The sit start to 'Easy Way Out'. Unfortunately requires a few stacked mats to get going, so quite contrived. Very hard on the biceps - at virtually full reach, use the rail and poor underclings to get off the ground, then execute as per the harder variant of 'Lest We Forget'. Possibly one for the future generations...

A hard sit start from a side-cling with the left hand, incut for the right and a heel hook. Just leave your left foot dangling...

FA: David Nott, 25 Apr 2013

Up through easy and juggy holds.

FA: Ben Davies, 22 Sep 2012

Up using the flake (hard to ignore, really) through easy and good holds.

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Another easy one on this boulder.

FA: Ben Davies, 22 Sep 2012

Bit height dependent as to the grade. Up through a compression move is closer to 3, or work to the high step first and it's more like 2. Good moves.

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Hard 4 or easier 5, bit difficult to say. Some balancy moves on small foot and hand holds will get you to a finish jug. If you have enough energy, execute.

FA: David Nott, 29 Mar 2013

A hard sit-start using side clings/compressive holds to a much juggier top-out. Getting your feet under you won't be as easy at it looks, but it isn't the hard part.

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Brain the size of a planet, and I'm stuck bouldering... Start holds are left hand sidecling and right hand pinch (sit start).

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Needs gardening (removal of a boulder at the sit - full excavation, please don't use explosives much as you may wish to) before this can be sent. A granite, sit-start, CAVE problem. Yes, you start fully horizontal. Will be a hard one if someone puts in the work to clean up the sit area. Otherwise it's a fairly poor problem.

take me down past a Bogan City, where the grass is green but the girls ain't pretty...

Grade depends on where you start. Lowest handholds are harder, adding a move or two to the problem. Originally more like 4-5 for the techy rockover topout on tiny holds, but one of the holds exploded making it easier! Two cruxes marked on topo to reflect position of starting holds depending on the difficulty - lower is harder.

FA: Ben Davies, 22 Sep 2012

Right hand variant to 'Bogan City'. Sit start to the right using the pocket with your right hand and huck your way up.

FA: David Nott, 4 May 2013

A nice amble up an arete.

FA: Ben Davies, 22 Sep 2012

Tackle the face of the boulder then top out up the arete.

FA: Ben Davies, 22 Sep 2012

Up through the face of the boulder left of 'Booark! Jesus!'. Looks very easy but there's not much there and the mantle is techy for the grade.

FA: Ben Davies, 22 Sep 2012

Put on your sandshoes and walk up the slab.

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Another one for the kids!

FA: Ben Davies, 22 Sep 2012

Follow the arete avoiding getting into the crack. Top out on reasonable holds.

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Up through good holds to a fairly non-juggy topout!

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

A sit start on good holds that goes into a technical rock-over on a tiny foothold. V3+ - hard to grade at the end of the day!

FA: David Nott, 22 Sep 2012

Up the crack.

FA: David Johnston, 18 Nov 2012

Up through small holds. Technical, using a thumb press/side cling. Easier version would be to head right at the break but you pretty much end up doing 'Second Marriage' and can give up a grade for it.

FA: Roscoe2, 25 Apr 2013

Requires a little commitment through the overlap. Small holds, but use the pocket for your feet and you'll get through.

FA: David Nott, 24 Nov 2012

Up and head right through big holds onto the ledge then up and over on good holds.

FA: Daniel McGlinchey, 24 Nov 2012

note - top needs cleaning, pretty dangerous as is with lots of loose flakes

Up using sideclings to a pocket and a poor rail, then up through small jugs with crap feet and top out.

Up and into the scoop through very poor holds.

Up laybacking the flake with feet to the right then topout.

FA: David Nott, 24 Nov 2012

Up and into the scoop through very poor holds.

Climb the arete.

Up the body of the boulder.

Another lowball sit-start. Start right at the arete and throw to a rail for left hand, then up and over.

FA: David Nott, 24 Nov 2012

Left variant of 'Mad Man'. Sit start the body of the boulder using compression and throw to the top then top out.

FA: David Nott, 24 Nov 2012

Eliminate. As for 'Mad Man', but keep feet above the slabby lower part of the boulder.

FA: David Nott, 24 Nov 2012

Walk up the side.

FA: Daniel McGlinchey, 2012

Sit start. Up and right.

FA: David Nott, 28 Jul 2013


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