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Description

The ridge heading upwards towards the road from the Tombstones proper.

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

Pretty much walk down the most grassy (and easy) slope you can find from about midway up the hill.

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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Routes

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1
US V0- Taken For Granite Boulder 3m

Up the right side of the slab through easier terrain.

FA: Georgia Marjoribanks, 2012

2
US V0 Silence... I Keel You Boulder 3m

Up the slab through some slightly more balancy holds, topping out left of 'Taken For Granite'.

FA: David Nott, 2012

3
V1 Paddy Marley Boulder 4m

Likely one of quite a few lines/variants on this immaculate slab.

FA: David Nott, 2012

4
Dyno project Boulder Project 7m

From a stand already high in the air, dyno to the lip and mantel up. A lot harder mentally than physically, might want to give it a go on top-rope. No spotting possible.

5
US V0 T-Rex Boulder 5m

Up through the crack to a jug and top out to the right.

FA: David Nott, 2012

6
V0 Blood In, Blood Out Boulder Project 5m

An easy problem on the face. Sit-start yet to go.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 2012

7
V4 ** All By Myself Boulder 5m

An overhung crack (by 20+ degrees) - short but a bit goey as it's not very jammable. An awesome line worth jumping on though, quite technical.

FA: David Nott, 2012

8
US V0 English Invasion Boulder 4m

Easily up past a very big flake.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 2012

9
US V2 Omo (right) Boulder 4m

From a standing start, latch a pinch with your right hand and whatever you can reach with your left. Deadpoint up to a flake then up and over.

FA: David Nott, 2012

10
US V3 Omo (left) Boulder 4m

As for Omo right, but head out left over an insecure mantel.

FA: David Nott, 2012

11
US V1 NEAD Boulder 4m

Another Omo variant! How many washing powders can you get? Start as for Omo then head far right through easy terrain over the big flake.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 2012

12
US V4 Road to Nowhere Boulder 4m

Flashed on the first ascent. Start on a crimp rail and crimp sidepull. Tension your way across right and then up to finish as for Omo. Technical and fingery.

FA: Ian Phillips, 2012

13
US V0- Dancing Gums Boulder 4m

Up over the slab.

FA: David Nott, 2012

14
US V0 Soul Stealer Boulder 4m

Up using the right side arete. For best value, huck a big throw to the top from as low as possible.

FA: David Nott, 2012

15
US V0+ Meat Rat Boulder 4m

Fridge hug your way up using both aretes.

FA: David Nott, 2012

16
US V1 Seany Pawny Boulder 4m

Up using the left side arete.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 2012

17
US V4 Trust Me Boulder 4m

Start on two crimps on the face (hard start) then up and over. Arete is out.

FA: Ian Phillips, 2012

18
US V3 Pain in the Face Boulder 4m

Up through some poor holds till you can get your feet set then out to finish right.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 2012

19
US V4 Off Your Face Boulder 4m

As per 'Pain in the Face' but finish directly up following the blunt arete rather than escaping right.

FA: Ian Phillips, 2012

20
US V1 Princess Down Boulder 4m

Up the arete.

FA: David Nott, 2012

21
US V8 Center Project Boulder 4m

After a few holds exploded what is left is a brutal crimp start to get onto a few poor side clings then somehow make your way up the face. There's not so much holds on this as there are vague tiny scoops and indents in the rock.

22
US V1 Don't Wanna Go To School Boulder 2m

A bizarre sit start problem that is very body-morphic! True mantel practice.

FA: Constantine Carluen, 2012

23
US V0 Whose Line Is It Anyway Boulder 4m

Sit start around the corner from 'Don't Wanna Go To School'.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 2012

24
US V3 Bal-lay-FL Boulder 4m

A hard sit start using the right sidecling and a higher pocket for the left hand. Atrocious feet.

FA: David Nott, 2012

25
V3 Fairy's Nuts Boulder 3m

Sit start then up without losing your balance and dropping onto the ground centimetres below.

FA: David Nott, 2013

26
US V1 Gnat Boulder 3m

Left hand side of the boulder.

FA: Ben Davies, 2012

27
US V2 Humpa Boulder 4m

Fridge hug your way up using the crack for your left hand and the arete for your right hand.

FA: David Nott, 2012

28
US V0 to V1 Crack Hoer Boulder 4m

Straight up the crack. Overhung, but far easier than it looks.

FA: David Nott, 2012

29
US V1 Routed Boulder 4m

Up the slab, avoiding the sides.

FA: Chris Lamb, 2012

30
US V0 Major Banks Boulder 4m

Up and top out. A slab.

FA: Georgia Marjoribanks, 2012

31
US V1 Banks are the Devil Boulder 4m

'Nother slab.

FA: David Nott, 2012

32
US V0 to V1 Trish is the Best Boulder 4m

Head up the slab.

FA: Trish Parkin, 2012

33
US V2 Aheron Boulder 4m

Up the slab with graceful, bird-like steps.

FA: Tyron Ahern, 2012

34

A very hard sit-start with a ludicrously poor upside-down incut pinch and a right hand pinch to start. Throw to a rail and from there execute much easier moves to top out.

FA: David Nott, 2012

35
US V4 Who the ... is Alice? Boulder 4m

From a low start, follow the arete up and top out as for 'Egg Sandwiches'.

FA: Chris Maciejowski, 2012

36
US V4 Non-Masonic Handshake Boulder 3m

Hard sit start off a very poor right hand and a small incut for your left hand.

FA: David Nott, 2012

37
US V2 Snot Bubbles LH Boulder 3m

Up from a sit to an intermediate and onto a rail. Top out.

FA: David Nott, 2013

38
US V3 Snot Bubbles RH Boulder 3m

Sit start. Up through a small crimp for your right hand direct to a rail up high and top out.

FA: David Nott, 2013

39
Traverse project Boulder Project 6m

Follow the line of underclings or stay under the main body of the boulder. Height is for the length of the traverse.

40
US V3 One Deadlift Boulder 4m

Sit start direct and up. Odd moves, hard to get the sequence right.

FA: David Nott, 2012

41
US V3 Lost on Bi-Curious Island Boulder 4m

Up through the centre of the boulder on okayish holds. A bit techy, need a bit of jiggery pokery and the rock's a bit sharp too!

FA: Tyron Ahern, 2012

42
US V3 Ride a Bushie Boulder 3m

Right hand variant/eliminate - stay right of the crack and use the slopers/slimpers to make your way up.

FA: Roscoe2, 2013

43
US V1 Lack of Inhibition Boulder 3m

Sit start from the underclings. A hold broke off recently making this quite a bit easier. Stand goes around V0.

FA: David Nott, 2012

44
US V5 Fuck You Sleet Boulder 4m

From the far left of the boulder, traverse above the crack line on slopers. Two ways to do this - easier if you go up to the rail and then the chicken-head, harder if you match at the low, poor incut then go straight out right for a pinch. Top out.

FA: David Nott, 2012

45
US V4 Chockmoan Boulder 3m

Hard sit start traverse through quite poor slopers. Fair sized moves on bad holds with... you guessed it, crap feet!

FA: Roscoe2, 2013

46
US V3 Fuck You Wind Boulder 3m

Another undercut sit-start! Cruxy moves getting round the belly of the boulder.

FA: David Nott, 2012

47
US V3 Moustache Rider Boulder 4m

Start with your feet right underneath the boulder on the small rail, hands on good holds. Up and over following the arete - not unusually, the crux is getting right onto your feet.

FA: David Nott, 2012

48
US V0 WGAF Boulder 5m

Pleasant little crack.

FA: David Nott, 2012