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Grade Route Gear style Popularity
Alice Springs Charles Creek
11 Tears on My Pillow

The first climb on the L end of the main cliff. Climb prominent crack on the L side of the small arete. Tend R from small ledge halfway up. BB.

FA: Allison Garrett & Steve Thornton, 1995

Trad 8m
12 Alley Cat

L trending crack 1m R of TOMP (just R of arete) to small ledge. Step R, and up to belay as for TOMP

FA: Allison Garrett & Colin Crowe, 1995

Trad 8m
18 Unsuspected

Climb the line of jumbled blocks 2 metres R of TM to a single BR over the top. Beware a loose rock or two, especially toward the top

FA: Krish Seewraj & Jason Geres

Trad 10m
19 Tricky Moments

Large scoop 2m R of AC to block, up to high BR, then straight up past another BR to DBB.

FA: Allison Garrett & Steve Thornton, 1995

Trad 10m
20 Face Value

Start 1m R of TM, directly under FH. Climb though bulge and move up face past 2 BR. Belay as for TM

FA: Allison Garrett & Steve Thornton, 1995

Trad 10m
18 All Chossed Up

Weakness 1m R of FV. Straight up ramp above to BB

FA: Goshen Watts, Steve Thornton & Damian Auton, 1996

Trad 10m
21 Poker Face

Face 1.5m L of useless white FH, past BR, then up to BR on SM. Step R up steep bulge to DBB

FA: Goshen Watts & Steve Thornton, 1996

Trad 10m
21 Smear Madness Direct

A thinner but nicer climb. As for SM, but take line straight up from useless white FH. To get the extra points, don't stray off the line!

FA: Kieran Culhane & Damian Auton, 1994

Trad 10m
18 Smear Madness

R side of main cliff face. Climb starts 1m R of unused white FH. Climb face on the R of 2 FH, clipping them on the way. At chossy finger ledge head L and up past FH, and over bulge to top. DBB

FA: Allison Garrett & Steve Thornton, 1995

Trad 10m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags Sports Crag of the Century
?? ***1/4 On-Sight 29?

This Climb is stunning, a very awkward and difficult recessed chimney. Simply (!) climb the left tending chimney with a thought-provoking move right at the top.

FA: Mark Rewi & Krish Seewraj, 2000

Trad 6m
17 Crack Boys Go Mining Trad 6m
20 Lat-Man Variant Trad 6m
13 ***1/4 On-Sight 29? (varient)

For those who want to wuss out of the crux on "*1/4 On-Sight 29?" stay left up the crack.

Trad 6m
17 Crack in the Playground

More of a short Boulder Problem

FA: FRA: Stuart Young & Brendan Chan, 2008

Trad 5m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags Left Wall
23 Spooked Mixed 10m, 2
25 Git Face Trad 12m
23 The Fight to be Free Trad 12m
24 Come On Face! Trad 13m
24 The Mr T Variant Trad 14m
19 Shades of Blue Trad 12m
20 Shades of Blue-Ginger Tips Connection Trad 12m
12 Morning Sky Trad 10m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags The Quarry Wall
21 Lord of the D-Shackles

Originally protected by 4 ugly D-Shackles; now chopped, the line can be easily protected. Start 5m right of SM on the steep straight crack behind a tree. Up 2m to a ledge then up steeply past technical jamming, unexpected holds can be found when the going gets really tough. Yes it really is a 21 and no more clues than that. SSB, back it up! (Edit July 2014: No SBB, trad anchor or topout.)

FA: Kieran Culhane, 1995

Trad 12m
22 Bad Trip out of Alice Trad 14m
23 Crazy Sexy Cool Trad 14m
20 Who the Fuck is Alice

Can be top roped from DBB. Left trending crack, layback to the awkward mantle onto the ledge, then continue on easier ground to a second left trending crack.

FA: Kieran Culhane, Jo Isgro & Nick Isgro, 1995

Trad 13m
16 Who the Fuck is Alice (Variant)

Variant start (13) avoid corner, and ascends ramp to the R, to join the line.

FA: Kieran Culhane, Jo Isgro & Nick Isgro, 1995

Trad 13m
20 WTFIA Direct

Start as for WTFIA up the left trending crack to good protection and awkward moves up onto the ledge. Move up the ramp to the left below the shield, then as per Crazy Sexy Cool over the bulge via suss flake and borderline protection trending slightly right to the top

Set by unknown

FA: unknown

FFA: Simon Duke, 26 Mar 2017

Trad 14m
18 Hyerba Burger

Ends at FHB. Good crack climbing. Ramp 5m R of WFA to L leading diagonal crack (next crack R of WFA).

FA: Kieran Culhane, Jo Isgro & Nick Isgro, 1995

Trad 14m
19 - 21 Left Foot Screaming

Up the L tending crack R of FT. Up to bolt, then smear like a demon through the crux. Continue up line to DBB.

FA: Damian Auton & Kieran Culhane, 1995

Mixed 15m, 3
14 Neil's First Lead

Neil had balls - I like that! ;-) Offwidth leading to diagonal ramp about 5m R of LFS. DBB.

FA: Neil Melan, 1996

Trad 15m
18 Carpe Petra Trad 7m
14 Eat Your Green Trad 6m
15 Unfinished Business Trad 9m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags Flaky Wall
17 Head(less) Hangover Trad 9m
16 Ride of the Valkyries Trad 8m
17 Wedge Tailed Direct Trad 8m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags Horseyard Crag
14 Nowhere Left to Turn
Trad 12m
18 Any Takers
Trad 17m
18 Tangent Line
Trad 22m
14 Double Scoop Flake

Starts below a scoop just right of flake block, thin moves.Up to and through the scoop, exiting left.

Trad 22m
15 Insomnia

Fingery start up the right trending flake with adequate feet to the first ledge, then straight up with more fun up a crack with large triangular flake on the right. Continue until out. Plenty of good spots for placing gear and a good boulder above if you'd prefer to top rope.

Trad 20m
17 Invertebrate Moron

Early crux will have you leaning back. Protect it well as it looks easier than it actually is. Fine once you've got the sequence worked out but until then can make you feel like a moron. Much easier and enjoyable climbing once beyond the crux.

Trad 20m
20 Control Freak

Climb up the bulge between IM and Dreamtime towards and then following the thin crack. Keep moving through the early crux and enjoy a warm down after this as you continue up much easier rock. A bold lead due to sparse/non-existent protection early.

Trad 20m
22 Dreamtime
Trad 25m
22 Glitter & Gold
Trad 22m
10 Tunnel Vision

L facing crack and cnr in the middle of the crag. Good beginners lead with heaps of pro. 18m

Trad 18m
17 Python

A couple of metres right of TV and very worthwhile with a thoughtful start to gain the first ledge. Pick your line over the small roof and continue for an enjoyable sustained climb.

Trad 22m
14 Crazy Hazy Summer Days
Trad 22m
18 Head(less) Test

A great face climb perfect for the grade. Starting a few metres left of Butterfly Lost, climb towards the small dish with slight overhang and then continue up the rib through another slight overhang (somewhat of a second crux) and just keep on going through easier climbing above. Protection thin with ground falls possible if falling from the top of the second overhang.

Trad 22m
14 Butterfly Lost

Look for the 'V' formation. Head towards it and then keep going more or less directly up.

Trad 25m
17 Direct Abuse
Trad 27m
17 Unnamed
Trad 25m
13 Life's Worth Cancer

A great trad route for beginners with plenty of options for placing gear and good rests between nicely exposed moves.

Trad 20m
17 Perfect Ending

As named, a delightful ending to LWC by taking a few steps left once on the final ledge of LWC and then up through the rightward trending scoop

Trad 5m
13 Perfect Winter Sunday
Trad 18m
10 Never Again
Trad 19m
15 Mixed Emotions
Trad 18m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags Country & Western Wall
13 Slim Dusty Trad 9m
14 Leroy the Line Dancing Legend

Lovely right leaning double diagonal cracks on the L side of the terrace.

FA: Sam Latz & Goshen Watts, 2000

Trad 8m
15/16 Smilin' Coyote

Starts about 4m R of BSB. Climb weakness then veer L and straight up wall to an easy finish. An alternate finish (CC,same grade) is to climb the line direct, taking care of loose rock.

FA: Goshen Watts & Sam Latz, 2000

Trad 7m
14 Pick Pocket Trad 7m
16 Skippy Trad 7m
10 Contrived Trad 7m
10 54m To Go Trad 6m
8 Hit and Run Trad 6m
20 Buffalo Soldiers

Excellent steep finger crack, starts at R end of wall, just at the chimney descent. Short and strenuous crack leads to easier climbing.

FA: Goshen Watts & Sam Latz, 2000

Trad 8m
16 Rude Awakening Trad 8m
14 Boot Scootin' Beryl

Straight up almost vertical crack line approx 4m R of LLDL.

FA: Sam Latz & Goshen Watts, 2000

Trad 7m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags Pyramid Wall
17 Jugs Galore Trad 13m
21 Make Mine Volleys Trad 13m
18 Hotfoot Trad 14m
14 Jamming with my Friends Trad 12m
19 Secret Pleasures Trad 12m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags Flight Path Crag
17 Emergency Landing Trad 10m
18 UFO (Unpredictable Flying 'olds) Trad 11m
20 1st Class Passengers Only Trad 11m
14 Landing Gear Trad 11m
14 Aerophobia Trad 11m
Alice Springs Stegar Road Crags Sandbag Wall
19 Pure Delight Trad 8m
10 Test Run Trad 8m
12 Absent Friends Trad 12m
Alice Springs Wallaby Crag
19 Deception Trad 10m
19 Elephants Arse Trad 17m
10 Upping Trad 8m
10 Grovel Trad 6m
8 Crazy Days Trad 6m
24 Too Hard For Me Trad 10m
8 Upping Madness Trad 10m
Alice Springs Honeymoon Gap
21 Scratch the Copper Itch

Naturally protected. Up steep gully on far LHS and through overhanging headwall into corner.

FA: Richard Johnson & Paul Deacon, 2012

Trad 20m
23 Super Grover

Four bolts with #1 cam at bush.

FA: Paul Deacon & Rich Binstead, 2012

Mixed 20m, 4
24 Oscar the Grouch

Sustained climbing with a powerful crux. Five bolts with some small cams between the 1st and 2nd.

FA: Paul Deacon & Rich Binstead, 2013

Mixed 20m, 5
22 Unnamed

Two bolts and some natural protection. Climb on slopers into the pumpy corner, step right and up easily.

Trad 20m
15 The Honeymoon is Over

The better line, which is steep in places but has lots of small wire placements. The rock is generally pretty good but is still loose in places despite plenty of ascents - very 'Centralian'. Climb the left hand crack in the west facing wall. At the top there are a couple of old pegs indicating an earlier ascent, don't use these as there are two solid ring bolts five or so meters further up.

FA: Kieran Culhane & Eryne Hali, 1986

Trad 25m
15 The Honeymoon is over RHV

More of the same - climb the R crack where they split. Really there is very little difference between the two climbs.

FA: Kieran Culhane & Eryne Hali, 1997

Trad 25m
Alice Springs Simpsons Gap Window Wall
14 How Big is That Doggie?

The route is not on the main Window Wall but starts a few metres to the left of it. Look for the small pine at the top...the route is more or less directly up. Slightly easier and more crumbly finish if you go right....slightly harder but more protectable if you finish trending left.

Trad 14m
16 Kaiser Stool

The left most prominent crack on Window Wall that trends left.

Trad 14m
20 Chimp on my Shoulder

Fiddly gear at 2/3 height, but great climbing if you don't pump out protecting it. Start immediately left of the small pine. Climb up to, and follow L trending crack. When the crack seems to run out, tricky moves up and L gain a 2nd, slightly steeper crack. Exit R at the top to avoid loose blocks.

FA: Krish Seewraj, Jason Geres & Pat Spiers., 2002

Trad 15m
19 Batten Down the Hatches

Up the left trending crack near the centre of Window Wall and closest to the large pine tree.

Trad 15m
17 Thrills with Chills

The prominent crack to the right of Window Wall that initially trends left and then straightens up. A sustained route discovered at the end of a chilly morning's climbing that is well worth an ascent. If leading, trend to R crack at 2/3 high for more solid holds and gear.

FA: Brad Morgan, 2 May 2017

FFA: Goshen Watts, Aug 2017

Trad 15m

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