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Description:© (christo)

Make sure to take a camera.

Start at back of overhang, follow six ring bolts to lip and fixed carabiners. The first anchor you reach has a new locking carabiner attached to the fixed hanger (old one still there). The furthest anchor needs replacing and should not be relied upon by itself (one hanger is broken and the second has two rusty biners that should be removed/replaced).

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.

Ethic: inherited from North Shore

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


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Anthony Harris, 1985


Located in The Big Block approx:
Lat/Long: -33.847384,151.195796

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

Route Grade Citations

22 Community registered grade
21 ACA Route Register
22 ** Pocket RockGUIDE: Sydney and the Sea Cliffs
21/22(S) ** Sun, Surf and Sandstone - A Rockclimber's Guide to Sydney

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 80%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

crux hard stoked fun cool rad good amazing great classic awesome slippery short epic dodgy roof traverse

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