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The main area of Browns Road. Many hard short climbs with some slabs, cracks and offwidths. Its worth bringing a rack to this area. Many of the worthwhile top rope problems are being equipped as mixed routes and will make a nice area for an afternoon of climbing.

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Following routes are on the main wall to your left when coming down decent gully. Most of these routes have bolts for top roping.

Crack on left when heading down decent gully. Short and dirty and rather worthless.

1st route on right wall after entering courtyard. Single ring protects the thin start. Move up to jugs and horizontals. Up to rounded top out. Small medium cams.

Up slab between DHC and CB. Crux is before the first bolt. Thin, delicate face climbing, then a double mantle. Small pro for the top out.

FFA: Sam Small, 12 Apr 2017

Hand crack to start up, on to block step right then finish up offwidth.

Thin finger crack to start leading to offwidth. Only requires 2 offwidth moves to top out. Take your big cam on this one.

Up Slab 1m right of FF

Up slab 1m left of SS. Looks like a reasonable line if it was cleaned and bolted. Any takers out there?

The obvious Offwidth half way along main wall. Good line to practise the your offwidth skills on. Can be climbed without the offwidth skills though.

Up slab right of SS. Another of those thin slab lines that are the style of this area. now a mixed route. Small cam in pocket low down.

FFA: Sam Small, 1 Apr 2017

The thin hand crack at the south end of the courtyard. Good gear with some fun climbing. DBB.

A delicate route with some interesting moves

Start 3m right of sardine.

Follow bolts up right leaning feature over bulge to finish. 3 bolts to lower offs.

Set by A Batey, Apr 2013

FA: Ranger Dave Archer, 5 Aug 2014

The following routes are located on The Block starting facing in on the north eastern corner of the courtyard. Most routes have dbb or ring bolts on top of the block and can be accessed for top roping if roped up and stepping across. Some routes have Bouldering Grades from Nick Clow and have been duplicated and listed as sport becuase they contain BR's

Up face past single BR to DBB on top of block. Thin start to sloping holds to gain the top. Lower moves offer some fun bouldering if you can find a partner. To set up top-rope on all routes at The Block u need a sling as DBB (a carrot and a ring) is away from the edge. To abseil down from The Block atm it is better to use a ring between LON and Veronica until a set of rings are bolted.

Start Marked. Up face past one BR to DBB on top.

The offwidth on the block.

Face climb left of Veronica. Looks to be in the high 20's

Arete left of TC. Interesting line using the arete. Might be worth equipping.

Face climb on southern end of block. Nice longer route. Looks like it was drilled at some point and not equipped.

Will be bolted in the near future.

Head through the chimney at the northern end of courtyard to reach the following climbs

Chimney on west face of block. Natural anchor at top and rap off rings into courtyard. The Usual Chimney style.

Left side of slab on north end of block. Thin sharp but positive holds. Could do with 2 rings in it.

Gets harder with height. One carrot. Single carrot belay. This is really a one move wonder, with the carrot protecting the top out move.

FFA: Sam Small, 12 Apr 2017

Some of the Bouldering Problems - Wanted these routes moved to the Bouldering section of the guide if possible anyone?

Chimney / Arete at end of block

Start at corner of block. Traverse along past s and t. step across and continue along wall towards YKS wall 10m

Sit start.


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