Before The Underverse All Bouldering6 routes in boulder
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A slightly overhanging boulder with some crimpy holds offering some interesting sit starts courtesy of Ranger Dave!
Geoff Marshall has also provided some hands free, core working, all feet, balancy problems on the slab side of this 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:©
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.
Brendon Flanagan found one fun easy problem on Before The Underverse, something interesting for the beginner boulderer. What happened next? Brendon showed Ranger Dave the boulder which simply introduced harder problems. The first thing Ranger Dave did when he saw this boulder was say, "There must be some sit starts on this thing". Typical. He then got down low and pumped out two of his passions one after the other. Ranger Dave and his love of sit starts just made this boulder much more difficult. Is that a good thing or bad thing? Boulder it and decide for yourself!
A short time later Brendon introduced Geoff Marshall to this boulder and just like Ranger Dave Geoff took one look at the boulder and found two fun yet challanging problems one after the other.
This crag is a product of the great bouldering boom!
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