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Table of contents

1. Courtyard Area 24 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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RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents

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. (still has a red tag on it but remove the tape if you do have a shot. Move up to jugs and horizontals. Up to rounded top out. Small medium cams.

Note this has been done as a highball boulder many moons ago so an FA won't count Bolt was added in 2014 before the bolted received this info. Feel free to remove the bolt to restore it to the origional.

22Mixed Project 9m, 1
3 JP

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

Top rope 12m
4 CB

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

17Trad 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.

17Trad 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?

22Top 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.

16Trad 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.

Top rope 10m
10 Sardine

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

16Trad 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

18Sport 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.

21Sport 8m, 1
13 LON

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

21Sport 9m, 1
14 Veronica

The offwidth on the block.

16Trad 10m
15 TO or TC ?

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

Top rope 10m
16 LE

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

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.

21Top 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.

13Trad 12m
19 S

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

17Top 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.

16Top rope 10m

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

21 * P V3Boulder 6m
22 ** PTT V2Boulder 7m
23 'D'

Chimney / Arete at end of block

V5Boulder 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


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
V2 ** PTT Boulder 7m
21 * Bolt Free Top rope 12m
LON Sport 9m, 1
PTTP Sport 8m, 1
22 K2 Top rope 12m
Pocket Rocket Mixed Project 9m, 1
V3 * P Boulder 6m
V5 'D' Boulder 9m
? Dirty Hand Crack Trad 8m
JP Top rope 12m
JR Top rope 10m
K Top rope 11m
LE Top rope
TO or TC ? Top rope 10m