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Description

Made from a similar mould as She-Oak Wall at Lindfield Rocks, this amazing cliff offers a good selection of high ball V1's, V2's and a fantastic V3 traverse. The first 2 high balls can be topped out but the remainder are all down climbs due to risky exits. Don't risk the top outs, down climb and get more bang for your buck. All problems have brilliant holds, some of them you simply have to look for.

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.

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Approach

Top up your chalk bag and head right from Almost A Lindfield. Don't forget the hallowed crash pad and your trusty spotter!

Descent Notes

The first two problems are top outs but the remainding problems are all down climbs due to poor top outs. Down climb and get more bang for your buck.

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.

History

Sir Brendon Flanagan and the Czech Princess Radka took on the challanges of the high balls located on this amazing face. There were no fairy tales created at the crag this day but there was an amazing sun set in the west. Photos were taken of the of it but justice was not done!

This crag is a product of the great bouldering boom!

Chalk up, climb on and live the dream!

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Routes

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V1 Eelewow Boulder 17m

Start on the left arete of Almost A Lindfield. 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.

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V3 ** B.A.R.C / The Challange Boulder 20m

Brendon And Radkas Challange took a while to link up but success came through in the end. Facing Lindfield With A Water View, start on the far left. From here it's easy...just head to the far right. Keep your feet on the obvious rock line and perform knee drops if you need to use lower hand holds. Naturally the tree is out of bounds but be careful you don't bump your head on it if you come off the rock. B.A.R.C finishes when you step off onto the fallen long.

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V2 I Fed Radka Sugar Boulder 7m

Start at the break between the walls and follow it up and top out. Look for the hidden jem at the top.

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V2 The World's Best Soup Boulder 7m
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V2 I Just Want to Climb Boulder 7m

Head on up, commit to the top out. A brass set may be required to top out.

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V1 How's The Serenity Boulder 7m

Starting on the left hand side of the large pocket. Take the nondescript cola drink challange and avoid the large pocket on the way up and down.

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V1 Goaties Boulder 7m
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V1 Getting There Boulder 7m
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One of the moves contains a slight jump, a bit like someone I know when she sees leeches.

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V2 What Is This?! Boulder 7m

An amazing problem, sadly wasn't long enough. Made one climber think of better times at the Sutherland crag Blue Bell. WHAT IS THIS????

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V1 Hmmm... Boulder 7m