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A small 8-10m high, south facing cliff line set amid peaceful bush land in Harold Reid Reserve, Middle Cove. This crag offers easy to middle grade sport and trad routes in a variety of styles.

© (christo)


Follow the loop road up and around until a cliff line appears on your right. There's only room for two small cars here so parking is advised back at the top of the loop road where there is also BBQ and toilet facilities. The scramble to the top of the crag is 20 meters back up the loop road from the crag.

© (christo)

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17 * Like Christmas Morning Top rope 8m

Start 5m right of Ept, just R of tree. Tricky start, staying away from flake till its top. Easily up slab.

FA: Daniel Webster, 2014

14 Ept Trad 8m

Start: Right end of cliff. Starts below bollard-like lump of rock. Tree belay.

FA: anon, 1988

14 Rusted Iron Trad 8m

Start: 2m L of Ept

FA: Rhett Hamilton-Smith (solo), 2000

15 * Kempt Trad 8m

Start: 1m L of 'Rusted Iron', between boulder and wall. DBB.

Up to mantelshelf then up slab.

FA: anon, 1988


The next step up from mantling at Blues Point.

Start: Beneath the big break 1m L of K.

Make your way up to the break followed by a good introduction to slab. Finish the climb with an easy mantle. Shared DBB with K.

Set by Brendon Flanagan, 2010

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2010

FFA: Brendon Flanagan, 2011

15 * Gruntled Trad 10m

Start: Obvious crack L of PYMP4. DBB.

Go up the crack.

FA: anon, 1988

16 * Ringo's Revenge Sport 10m, 2

Start: Just L of crack.

Up wall past 2 decent BR's. Shared DBB with G.

FA: Munch, 1993

21 ** UK Rootfest Sport 10m

Start: 1m L of Ringo's Revenge.

Up sparsely pocketed wall, past two RB's and then up flake past questionable FH. Chain lower off.

FA: Munch, 1993

19 ** Enemy of Love Top rope 10m

Start: 3m L 'UK Rootfest' Tree belay. Manky pro.

24 Doggie's Dinner Direct Top rope 10m

Start: 4m L of EOL. Up, directly through roof.

Chain lower off set back from the edge. Long sling required to avoid rope drag.

23 * Doggie's Dinner Top rope 10m

Start: As for DDD. Up and left at roof.

Shared chain lower off with DDD.

?(S) A Top rope 10m

Start: 3m L of DD. Pro unusable.

Shares DD chain lower off.

23 * Grannies From Hell Sport 10m, 3

Start just R of Z.(Original line may have started further R!) Up, passing three (recently replaced) ring bolts and a long reach. Stay out of the crack! Belay is a combination of a hard to spot carrot bolt and the boulder with a split.

FA: anon, 1988

18 * Z Trad 10m

Start: 1m L of GFH.

Can be climbed trad but has new chain lower off set up for toprope. Excellent lay back crack climb and well worth the effort.

25 * Spiral Corpse Top rope 10m

Start: 2m L 'Grannies From Hell'

Up arete. Tree belay.

The bolts on this climb are not worth risking.

FA: anon, 1988

The next area is a red streaked wall 20m walk around to the left Spiral Corpse


Start: Up center of red-streaked wall. 2 carrots then chain lower off.

FA: anon, 1988

20 * Unknown Project 1 Top rope 10m

First climb on the face. good climbing with a fun mantle under the overhang.

The next area is 20m further left and is a obvious overhang.

24 Time Warp Top rope 10m

Start: Up centre of yellow wall.

The BRs on this climb are well past their best.

21 ** Unnameable Arete Top rope 9m

Start: 4m L 'Time Warp'.

Traverse R then up arete to bushes.

This route has 3 manky BRs, not worth clipping.

FA: anon, 1988

Unknown Project 2 Top rope 7m

Start: 1m right of UA up to DBB.

23 Cold Chisel Top rope 7m

Start: 2m L Unnamable Arete.

This route as 2 BRs which are well past their best before date.

13 Hardware Lane Trad 6m

Start: Up crack 2m L 'Cold Chisel'.

16 Pervert Street Trad 6m

Start: Up undercut crack 2m L 'Hardware Lane'.


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