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Description

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.

Approach

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.

Routes

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V4 *** The Block Arete Boulder
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V2 1 Boulder
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V0 2 Boulder
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V1 Jump and Mantle Boulder
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V6 Pearl Boulder
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V2 5 Boulder
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V0- 6 Boulder
8

Start under the little overhang, rounding the arete and traversing via the obvious horizontal line of holds

FA: Alec, 26th May

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V3 ** 7 Boulder
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V1 8 Boulder
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V1 * It's Not Cheating! Boulder 3m

Facing the rock, start at the left hand arête of the big scoop. Use the tree when topping out. "It's Not Cheating" to use the tree, it's the only safe way to top out and exit! Keep the overhang to your left. Minus points if you use the overhang or any hold beneath or above it. Arête and right hand face only.

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2012

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V4 9 Boulder
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V2 10 Boulder
14
V1 11 Boulder
15
V0 12 Boulder
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V0 13 Boulder
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V0 14 Boulder
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V0 15 Boulder
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V1 Stick Your Foot In. Boulder 4m

Start at the corner crack to the right of problem titled 15. Start with a foot jam and head on up. Can be topped out.

Set by GChris, 2013

FA: GChris, 2013

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V0 Three Storey Rock Boulder
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18 Chubberoo Unknown 5m
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24 Lemon Fresh Unknown 5m
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A? Unknown 5m
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26 Convulsive Eggplant Unknown 10m
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17 Rumpole Unknown 9m
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18 Chubberoo Sport 5m

FA: Julian McGee

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24 Lemon Fresh Sport 5m
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? A?A Unknown 5m
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FA: Julian McGee, Alex Hill

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26 Convulsive Eggplant Sport 10m

FA: Julian McGee

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17 Rumpole Sport 9m

FA: Julian McGee