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Taking two giant steps past Edgar The Elephant you'll discover what can only be described as...another piece of rock. With some height and a handful of problems it'll offer anyone guaranteed fun. Chalk up your fingers, slide them into the cracks, lay back and smile. After all, this is A Frontline Affair.

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. Please don't jeopardise future attempts to restore access by flouting the ban.



A few steps past Edgar The Elephant and you'll be certain to find a cold, rock hard reception from this boulder.

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

One Autumn afternoon in April 2013 Sir Brendon Flanagan and his friend, the Czech Princess Radka, took a stroll into the forest with nothing but a crash pad, La Sportiva shoes and some chalk. Whilst developing problems on this boulder Radka mention that Cinderella had obviously passed through as there was a single ladies shoe on the ground nearby. Brendon looked up, pointed, and mentioned there must be a gang nearby chasing Cinderella as there were a pair of sneakers hanging from the power line overhead.

This crag is a product of the Great Bouldering Boom!

Chalk up, climb on and live the dream!

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V1 * A Tale Of Two Cracks Boulder 2m

Start with one hand in each of the cracks, lay back and head on up over the sloped exit.

V0 * God Save The Rock Boulder 3m
V1 * Viva La Rock Boulder 3m

Matching your hands in the obvious pocket, head up and top out.


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