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1. Life Aquatic Wall 25 routes in Cliff

Summary:
JFMAMJJASOND
seasonality
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 151.203343, -33.850174

Description:

Life is all about the water! Or is it all about the land? Many have struggled with this dilemma and here you can too. Do you watch the hordes of city folk and there flotilla or does the rock and its intricacies consume you?

This wall is characterised by a massive cave to the left hand side and boasts some rewarding problems and challenging highballs.

Prepare to answer the questions of many elderly/tourists/sailor/dog walkers/fisher people of all types on all manner of topics (but mainly on what you are doing).

Approach:

The first chunk of rock you come across as you round the corner of Blues Point. Climbs move from Right to Left and start at the boarder of the garden where the wall meets the grass and where the skies the limit!

Descent Notes:

To set up the top rope problems either take the stairs past the toilet block to make your way up to the top of the crag or climb the sandstone block wall to the right of ICSTCBIDKWTTI.

Ethic: inherited from North Shore

Respecting the enviroment and keeping crags clean will maintain a healthy and important relationship between the climbing community, local councils and National Parks. Carry out what you take in and enjoy what the North Shore has to offer.

If you come across an area that is being developed or you think could be under development, please show all due respect to the developers and do not climb the projects listed on thecrag.com.

History:

Blues Point love and attention revivd by Brendon Flanagan and Ranger Dave Archer. Brendon and Dave's first united crag development.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Crossing The Void

Start as for Slap Those Who Stare. After the mantle move, traverse to your right and around the back to where you'll find a downward gutter cutting in the rock. DO NOT touch any part of the gutter while making your way across it, that'd just take away the fun and that's not what Blues Point is about. Finish by making your way down at the next corner.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2012

V2Boulder 5m Brendon Flanagan 1 years ago

A little tricky when trying to figure out how to use the holds while crossing the void. Satisfyin...

2 Slap Those Who Stare

First wall you see as you round Blues Point. Slopey arête starting on the right side of the wall. Lose fame by standing on the rock at the start. Move left and up to top out. Disinclined to highball? Get down to the right before the crumbly looking roof for a V0

FA: Ranger Dave, 2012

V1Boulder 5m Tristan 10 months ago

kind of messy and under a branch that pokes you in the back. awkward start was the only move.

Scott Lacey 1 years ago

Fun warm up

3 Red Cheeked

Sit start in the scoop to make the most of the solid holds. Mantel up to finish same as Slap Those Who Stare. Dodge the highball and get down to the right for a V0.

FA: Ranger Dave, 2012

V1Boulder 5m Tristan 10 months ago

Cool easy problem with an interesting mantle and a second almost high ball mantle if you go right...

Scott Lacey 1 years ago

Cool sit start on nice holds

4 ** ELAP

Super Classic Problem. Helps to do yoga before (especially the Extended Lateral Angle Posture) Sit start at Red Cheeked and move left to little side pulling crimper. Finish with both hands on large ledge in Salute to the Sun Posture. Repeat.

FA: Ranger Dave, 2012

V4Boulder 3m Tristan 10 months ago

Took a couple of attempts to work out the move really good move to the side pull crimp.

Sam May 1 years ago

Great stuff! Easier if you take the footholds near the ground as in.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
5 Dump Divers Dyno

As the local disenfranchised types like using this dyno hole as a bin, it might need some cleaning. Boost straight up to jugging ledge. Be cautioned, the bin has teeth of the spidery kind.

FA: Ranger Dave, 2012

V2Boulder 3m Tristan 9 months ago

Did possibly a new route but thought I'd just put it as a tick to this. Start a for dump divers d...

Tristan 10 months ago

Bit boring although if you enjoy large dynos you might like it.

6 * Ranger Dave Saves The Day

Perform a mantle between DDD and DS. Head left through the forest and hope that Ranger Dave is there to save the day if you can't commit to the crux.

Primarily TR climb - but is also a committing boulder. Bouldering FA by Brendon Allan Flanagan with protection on last move.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2012

12Top rope 11m Tristan 10 months ago

While easy the high crux to suprise you at the end is fun in a sort of thrilling way

7 ** Dislocation Station

A real hip popper! Start behind old bench and move up the pockets to the right. Follow longish sloping ledge, smearing and/or heal hooking like the best of them. Use gaping hole to finish with both hands on the jugging ledge of Dump Divers Dyno and ELAP.

Super Reachy with solid power required on the last hold! A must try!

FA: Ranger Dave Archer, 2012

V6Boulder 5m Chris Wallace 10 months ago

Very difficult. I cleaned out the letterbox as best i could standing on my bike much better now. ...

Matt Miller 1 years ago

Really nice climb. A bit soft if you have the reach.

8 Dislocate Then Elevate

Start same as Dislocation Station - Climb up pocket filled area behind the park bench and move right along obvious ledge, slapping and smearing.

At large, deep letter box, ascend straight up following drill line near top of the cliff.

Big high ball, with little choss once you blow the dust off the holds.

One of those climbs worth doing once to really get the heart pumping!

FA: Ranger Dave Archer, 2012

V4Boulder 5m Tristan 10 months ago

loved the hight at the end of this cool problem.

Matt Miller 1 years ago

Really cool move to the side clings.

9 I Can See The Clock But I Don't Know What The Time Is

Facing the rock beneath the high cave start at the far right, just left of the giant root system coming down to the ground. From here traverse around, pass the big scoop and over the buldge. You can either finish at the large drill hole or walk around to the Perfect Flake and finish on this.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2011

V2Boulder 12m Tristan 10 months ago

has some interesting moments but pretty basic just long

Scott Lacey 1 years ago

Fun traverse on good holds

10 Find Your Fingers

A interesting traverse. Start as for P By The Sea. Traverse right using the undercling at waist hight. continue along until your fingers slip of the sloper undercling at the end.

Set by Brendon Flanagan, 2013

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2013

V1Boulder 3m
11 'Thar She Blows!

Starting as for PBTS, head straight on up like a whales spout. Finish by topping out.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2012

V1Boulder 13m Brendon Flanagan 1 years ago

The crux is simply having the balls to do the problem. Good holds and a slightly committing move ...

12 P By The Sea

Starting at the letter P (graffiti) head up and to the right via the small flake and drill hole tapping out on top.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2011

V0Boulder 3m Scott Lacey 1 years ago

Fun little problem

Brendon Flanagan 1 years ago

Nice finger jamming for beginners.

13 Hold On Salior

Start under the bulge between P By The Sea and Letterbox Crack. Only using the holds on that face mantle up and on to the skinny ledge at the top of the bulge.

FA: Ranger Dave, 2012

V2Boulder 4m Ranger Dave 1 years ago

Felt a little bit touch and go on the last hold, much like a deadpoint. Fun technical climb with ...

14 Short Arms and a Big Heart

Fun beginner Top Rope.

Starting at Letterbox crack, climb straight up, link on to the edge of the cave and finish just above the corner of the cave (brownish water stained rock)

Could be done as Boulder Problem if focused like a fox!

FA: Antoine Smiley, 2012

12Top rope 13m
15 Letterbox Crack

Follow the crack up using the vertical pockets. Finish by tapping out at the top of the line.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2011

V0Boulder 3m Scott Lacey 1 years ago

Nice little problem using the crack

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16 Get Down Low And Go Go Go!

Start 1 metre left of Letterbox Crack at the inward corner cutting. Matching your hands on the slightly overhanging ledge traverse your way along until you've just past the start for Practice Your Mantle Part 2.

Set by Brendon Flanagan, 2013

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2013

V1Boulder 6m
17 * Practice Your Mantle

Between LC and the second drill hole, mantle the small overhang. Very balancy.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2011

V2Boulder 2m
18 * Grasping For The Wind

Sit start using first vertical crack line just left of the scoop ( Practice Your Mantle ). Make your way up using the smooth arete to your left. Top out without moving to far left (where the easy holds are).

FA: Ranger Dave, 2012

V2Boulder 4m Sam May 1 years ago

Bit sandy, but the arete holds are subtle and the topout is very thought provoking.

Ranger Dave 1 years ago

seek out the left hand slap - its goooood

19 *** Rock The Boat

Sit start at second crack just left of the scoop. Dog leg up and left via big horizontal crack. Use angled cracks staying as close to Grasping For The Wind as possible, while not using its arete. Love the side pull and top out with final solid ledge hold. Keep your eyes open for possible dyno and sneaky toe jam!

FA: Ranger Dave Archer, 2012

V2Boulder 4m Tristan 9 months ago

Very much enjoyed this problem.

Sam May 1 years ago

Excellent problem! One of my favourites in Sydney now!

Took me a couple of sessions, and some a...

20 * One Move Wonder Dyno

A fun and very simple way to practice your confidence with the wolrd of dynos. Keeping your feet low and smearing, match your hands on the solid ledge above, look, leap and lundge for the next ledge up.

Set by Brendon Flanagan, 2013

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2013

V0Boulder 2m
21 Practice Your Mantle Part 2

Starting 1 meter to the left of the third drill hole, place your feet on the massive break and mantle. Excellent mantle practice for the beginner.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2011

V0Boulder 2m
22 Practice Your Mantle Part 3

Start 1 meter left of Practice Your Mantle Part 2. The perfect mantle for the beginner who's never done one before.

Set by Brendon Flanagan

FA: Brendon Flanagan, 2011

V0-Boulder 2m
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23 * Crimp And Save

> A contrived climb with a powerful technical start

Start just right of Perfect Flake, with this easy crack out of bounds!

Using smears and two side pulls head up to the bulge on the left above the out of bounds ledge line that's about head height. Keep moving up using controlled power (no Dynos) and mantle out.

As to avoid temptation, there are only 5 useable holds for this V3.

> Less is Best!

FA: Ranger Dave, 2012

V3Boulder 3m Scott Lacey 1 years ago

Finger shredding goodness.

Ranger Dave 1 years ago

Fan of the first holds! Funky!

24 * Perfect Flake The name of the climb says it all. Up the flake via some lay back and foot jamming action.

FA: Unknown

V0Boulder 3m Tristan 9 months ago

amazing flake wish it was 10x longer. Great problem to throw your beginner friends on.

Scott Lacey 1 years ago

Very nice flake if only there was more!

25 Tales of Choss and Chunder

Start just left of Perfect Flake, in front of the large root infested, chossy crack.

Don't be alarmed - work the crack, without using the crimps on the walls ether side and move up to finish under resilient fig tree.

Complete the full circle by traversing right and down climbing via 'PF'

Better than the choss would have you think!

FA: Ranger Dave Archer, 2012

V2Boulder 4m Ranger Dave 1 years ago

You have to overlook the choss on this one to really appreciate it. Worth doing once, especially ...

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
12 * Ranger Dave Saves The Day Top rope 11m
Short Arms and a Big Heart Top rope 13m
V0- Practice Your Mantle Part 3 Boulder 2m
V0 Letterbox Crack Boulder 3m
* One Move Wonder Dyno Boulder 2m
P By The Sea Boulder 3m
* Perfect Flake Boulder 3m
Practice Your Mantle Part 2 Boulder 2m
V1 'Thar She Blows! Boulder 13m
Find Your Fingers Boulder 3m
Get Down Low And Go Go Go! Boulder 6m
Red Cheeked Boulder 5m
Slap Those Who Stare Boulder 5m
V2 Crossing The Void Boulder 5m
Dump Divers Dyno Boulder 3m
* Grasping For The Wind Boulder 4m
Hold On Salior Boulder 4m
I Can See The Clock But I Don't Know What The Time Is Boulder 12m
* Practice Your Mantle Boulder 2m
*** Rock The Boat Boulder 4m
Tales of Choss and Chunder Boulder 4m
V3 * Crimp And Save Boulder 3m
V4 Dislocate Then Elevate Boulder 5m
** ELAP Boulder 3m
V6 ** Dislocation Station Boulder 5m