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Table of contents

1. Courtyard Area 25 routes in Area

Top Rope, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.090636, -33.735629


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.

1 Dirty Hand Crack

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

Trad 8m
2 Pocket Rocket

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.

22 Mixed 9m, 1
3 JP

Up slab between DHC and CB Has to be in the 22+ range.

22 Top rope 12m
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4 CB

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

17 Trad 10m
5 Fingers & Fists

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

17 Trad 10m
6 K

Up Slab 1m right of FF

Top rope 11m
7 K2

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

22 Top rope 12m
8 Sexy Sue

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.

16 Trad 10m
9 * JR

Up slab between right of SS. Another of those thin slab lines that are the style of this area. Give it a scrub and have a go.

19 Top rope 10m
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10 Sardine

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

16 Trad 10m
11 * The Cheerful Giver

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, 2013

FA: Ranger Dave Archer, 2014

18 Sport 5m

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.

21 Sport 8m, 1
13 LON

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

21 Sport 9m, 1
14 Veronica

The offwidth on the block.

16 Trad 10m
15 ** TO or TC ?

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

23 Top rope 10m
16 LE

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

20 Top rope
17 * Bolt Free

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.

21 Top rope 12m

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

18 BC

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

13 Trad 12m
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19 S

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

17 Top rope 10m
20 T

Another top rope problem on the end of the block. Gets harder with height. Will be nice if it had 2 rings added.

16 Top rope 10m

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

21 * P V3 Boulder 6m
22 ** PTT V2 Boulder 7m
23 'D'

Chimney / Arete at end of block

V5 Boulder 9m
24 * Long Traverse

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

V0 Boulder
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25 Slap and tickle

Sit start.

  1. Pull up off button hold and two-finger hole to slap right ledge.

  2. Switch feet, and compress to higher right foot, then heel hook to match foot to left hand hold.

  3. Reposition to slap left sloper and standup to jugs.

V1 Boulder 3m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
13 BC Trad 12m
V0 * Long Traverse Boulder
16 Sardine Trad 10m
Sexy Sue Trad 10m
T Top rope 10m
Veronica Trad 10m
17 CB Trad 10m
Fingers & Fists Trad 10m
S Top rope 10m
18 * The Cheerful Giver Sport 5m
19 * JR Top rope 10m
V1 Slap and tickle Boulder 3m
20 LE Top rope
V2 ** PTT Boulder 7m
21 * Bolt Free Top rope 12m
LON Sport 9m, 1
PTTP Sport 8m, 1
22 JP Top rope 12m
K2 Top rope 12m
Pocket Rocket Mixed 9m, 1
V3 * P Boulder 6m
23 ** TO or TC ? Top rope 10m
V5 'D' Boulder 9m
? Dirty Hand Crack Trad 8m
K Top rope 11m