With the same style of sandstone found at Lindfield Rocks, but lacking in height, this face is Almost A Lindfield boulder.

Access issues inherited from Balls Head

Climbing of any kind (including bouldering) has been banned by North Sydney City Council throughout the Ball's Head Reserve since 1996. If you climbing here you are breaking the law, and risk being prosecuted. Don't do it.

Please read the link below provided by council about climbing and areas of cultural significance in Sydney:



It's just a traverse to the left, and then a dyno to the riiiiiiiight (of A Frontline Affair). Put your hands on the rock, and squeeze your core in tiiiight.

Ethic inherited from When Crags Collide

When Crags Collide is a bolt free environment. Bolting will not be tolerated by the developers and more than likely North Sydney Council as well.

When Crags Collide was developed as pure bouldering for the love of bouldering. The developers want it to remain this way.

It may be tempting to bolt the highballs or even put some sneaky carrots in at the top. The developers did discuss this as an option and decided seeing this is a popular look out, and the base is on a very popular hiking track, that bolts would only detract from the natural beauty of the area that non-climbers come to enjoy.

There's one rusted forgotten bolt at the top of Lindfield With A Water View from several decades ago. This is a mark oh history but if any other bolts are found here they'll be chopped by either the developers or once again, more than likely North Sydney Council.


View timeline of historical ascents

The Czech Princess Radka had been climbing for many years but only now discovering the magic of bouldering with an evident addiction setting in. Only having been bouldering for 2 weeks (and quite good at it as well), Radka was still grasping the concept of appropriate bouldering grades. Sir Brendon Flanagan stepped in to help, preventing future boulderers from being sandbaged at this crag.

This crag is a product of the Great Bouldering Boom!

Chalk up, climb on and live the dream!


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V1 Eelewow Boulder 17m

Start on the left arete. Follow it up and when you reach the top don't stop there! Look to your right and head on over and climb onto Lindfield With A Water View. From here either down climb I Fed Radka Sugar and move onto something else or connect with B.A.R.C / The Challange and keep the traversing action happening.

V3 ** Better Than Imitation Boulder 4m

Start at the base of the cliff, where it meets the embedded boulder. Use the crimpers, side pulls and finger pockets to balance your way up to a bomber hold near the top. Here is were the commitment starts and the grade is realised. Top out with a mantle, slaps, some solid problem solving and guts.

Yup... its possible for some imitations to be as good as the real thing!

V1 * Diet Lindfield Boulder 5m
V1 * Solo Lindfield Boulder 5m
V2 ** 7up Lindfield Boulder 5m
V1 ** Lindfield Lite Boulder 5m


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