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A great roof and some dank, mouldy, shitty climbs with fabulous views across the harbour to the bridge, opera house and city skyline.

Useful Info: The local council has BANNED CLIMBING AND BOULDERING HERE! Signs have been erected by North Sydney Council at When Crags Collide stating this sad sad fact.

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Access issues

Climbing of any kind (including bouldering) has been banned by North Sydney City Council throughout the Ball's Head Reserve since 1996. Please don't jeopardise future attempts to restore access by flouting the ban.

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Balls Head reserve is at the end of 'Balls Head' Rd, Waverton. Park in the parking area in the middle of the loop road and walk south, down a series of steps towards the harbour. 'Clocks' is on the far side of the boulder at the bottom of the stairs. Walk around to the left or right to get to it, however the right is far easier.

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Ethic inherited from North Shore

Respecting the enviroment and keeping crags clean will maintain a healthy and important relationship between the climbing community, local councils and National Parks. Carry out what you take in and enjoy what the North Shore has to offer.

If you come across an area that is being developed or you think could be under development, please show all due respect to the developers and do not climb the projects listed on thecrag.com.

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