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Pearl Bay is made up of two areas with some excellent bouldering. The main site is an old quarry which consists of quite a few interesting vertical problems of both the slab and face variety. It faces east, offers a soft flat grassy landing, is protected from the wind and gets the sun until early afternoon. The best descent is a path a couple of meters back from the top of the wall.
The other area is a 5 minute walk along the path past the boat houses heading towards the rowing club. This big boulder offers some good, juggy overhang problems.
Drive north bound along the Spit Road and you'll come to the S bend preceding the down hill approach to the Spit Bridge. Set yourself up in the far left hand lane. Very soon after the S bend turn left into Pearl Bay Avenue and park at the bottom of the hill near number 30. If you miss Pearl Bay Avenue you can take the next left at the bottom of the hill and park at the rowing club but this'll cost you money. Feed the meters and avoid a hefty parking fine.
If you're quick enough to get the Pearl Bay Avenue turn off, park opposite number 30 where you'll see the pedestrian access for Pearl Bay. Following this path you'll come to the beach that the amazing bouldering looks over. Turn left into the park at the beach and you'll discover the main wall hidden behind the large Fig tree.
For the second site where the climbing is continue walking past the boat houses, and the large overhanging boulder will soon be on your right. The climbs can be located up and to the right, following the line of houses up above. The protection that has been spotted is of very poor condition.
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