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There are a lot of really good problems at The Frontyard but the stand out lines have to be “Stevie I Wonder” and “Running on Empty". The climbing is varied ranging from slabs to overhung faces and grades vary from V2ish to V10ish. There are still a few projects yet to be done and the rock quality is a little soft but good enough.
Park at the corner of Rangers Retreat Rd and Yarraman Rd. Follow the fenceline west to the obvious mountain bike trail and down into the bush of Forestville Park. This puts you at Sector 1.
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.
"The Frontyard was discovered shortly after the Backyard in early 2010. At the time our crew were getting bored of bouldering at the same old spots and were super psyched to discover new areas to develop. Normally when we went on boulder hunts we would search for hours and come back empty handed, surprisingly the Frontyard was really easy to find. One day I was procrastinating at work and was looking on Google maps and found a large rocky area close to the Backyard. That weekend my wife Karina and I went to check it out. Initially, we thought it was a little too high and were put off by all of the bongs and broken beer bottles. We came back a couple of days later with our friend Brad Le and he went mental. He was instantly drawn to all of the high balls at the “Ashtray Wall” and “Strong Mans Wall” and so the development of the Frontyard began. The members of our crew consisted of myself, Karina Lim, Brad Le, Denise Yik, Jason Lam, Leigh Mackie, Cassie King, Neil Wallace, Steve Tai, Joanne Low, and little Tara. We must have spent around 4 months developing the crag." Alistair Choie.
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