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Storm Update: Bring a bouldering pad as these are currently highball due to the lack of sand. There's also a lot of rock showing in places under the boulders.

Two large and prominent stand-alone boulders on the sand at Palm Beach with some good problems. 'Excellent' for a swim and warm down after a day at Barrenjoey.

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Continue on Barrenjoey road around the to the ocean side of the peninsula and drive south along the beach until you see the two large boulders. Pull up right next to them.

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V0 The Hole Boulder 3m

Shimmy and squeeze up through the hole in the southern boulder. Best to dare your mate to do it and then watch and laugh.

Start: East face of southern boulder.

V1 * The White Overhang Boulder 3m

East side of the South Boulder.

Some nice pockets on the white streak. Straight up

V2 ** East side traverse Boulder 5m

Climb up the juggy arete (n/e corner) then traverse left along the horizontal break across to the ladder and climb back down

FA: anon, 2015


Start at the ladder at the South/East end of the South boulder. Go up to the break traverse along the break to the North East Corner. Go round the corner into the overhang traverse. It's probably been done before, but I've listed it as it's a good link up.

Set by anon

FA: 2015

V0 * The Juggy Arete Boulder 3m

Style up the insanely juggy arete. Heaps of fun! Yes, the rock is solid.

Start: North-east arete of south boulder

V2 *** The Overhang Traverse Boulder 6m

Classic line. Traverse the lip of the overhang on the north side of the southern boulder. Sit start on the sand on the left, sit finish (!) on the grass up on the right. Plenty of jugs, do it any way you want. V3 without using feet on the wall.


The north face of the south boulder. A sit start on the jugs in the roof and up using the big hole


Traverse the drill holes staying below the break starting from the north end. Fun and Pumpy

V3 ** The Crack Boulder

The slightly overhanging, thin crack/seam. Great climbing.

Start: South face of northern boulder.

V7 Crimp City Boulder

Crimp your way up, high and committing, the crack on the left is a no go.

The Southern face of the North Boulder

V1 * Mr. Mantle Boulder 4m

South West edge of the Northern Boulder

Sit start on the southern edge. Mantle the Ledge and then up!

V1 ** The Ledge Boulder 4m

Get yourself onto that Ledge and then commit.

North Boulder; West side of the South Western arete.

V1 * Postman Pat Boulder 4m

East side of the North Boulder.

Start at the letterbox slot and move up and right to the crack

V1 * The Flake Boulder 4m

Up to the flake and layback.

Start: Left side of east face of north boulder


Desperate and technical slab/wall bouldering. Climb up through the window without using the big features on either side. Middle of the Eastern wall on the North Boulder


Up using the thin seam which turns left up the top.

Start: Middle of the east face of the north boulder

V4 don't know Boulder

The crimps to the right of the seam

V1 ** The Open Seam Boulder 4m

East side of the North Boulder.

Up the open seam

V3 Low Traverse Boulder 3m

Sit start low down at the north end of the north boulder, traverse the low crack to just below the flake problem

V0 * The Easy Slab Boulder 4m

Easiest way to climb the north boulder via slabby ledges and some letterbox slots.

Start: North-east face of the north boulder.


Sit start low down on the north side, north boulder. Rising traverse to top right corner of the north west corner.

V0 * Daisy's Traverse Boulder 3m

Start at the corner on the north east side of the north boulder and traverse round to the west side.

V1 * Lefty Loosey Boulder 4m

The Left of the North Face, Just right of the Arete. Straight up, good fun!

V0+ * The North Face Boulder 4m

Fun crimpy face.

Start: North face of the north boulder

V1 * Righty Tighty Boulder 4m

The very right of the North face. Undercling to start and up the crimps!

V2 The North Corner Boulder 4m

Starting on the western side using the jugs. Then work your way up using the cornery goodness


However you do it its a great big move, start low at the big jug and get to the top. West side of the North Boulder

V2 ** Rising Traverse Boulder

1m right of the jug, up diagonally finishing at the top of 'The Way Out'. Great Problem

V2 * The Way Out Boulder 3m

On the western side of the North boulder close to the bench, start low by the dumb white arrow. Hard move into a side pull


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