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Summary

Great climbing and afternoon shade.

Description

A few different sectors to choose from with varied climbing. From pockets to slabs to steep pumpy walls perched high up off the deck, whatever you're into!

Access issues

This cliff is inside SEQ Water property, and no access agreements have been made. The fire trail and bushland is publicly accessible and the trails are well used by bushwalkers and fitness nuts. It is best to keep all climbing gear inside our packs to not attract undue attention.

Approach

Access is via Gold Coast Springbrook Road. From the 'carpark' take the gate on the right and head down the fire trail. When you come to the first junction turn right. This will lead down to a broad creek bed before starting to head back up hill. At the next junction keep right and at the following junction keep left. Slog it out along the fire trail up some steep hills. The turn off to the crag (to the left) is marked with a small cairn near a large gum tree (do not mark the trees with arrows!). Follow this up to the ridge then veer right and down the scree slope and follow it down and along until you reach the cliffs.

Ethic

This is a sport climbing crag. However, helmets are mandatory for walls like Sun Bowl, Ice Cream Wall & the Summit Wall where there hasn't been a lot of traffic, and extra care should be taken. Please take all litter with you and do your business away from the crag! Stay safe and have a good time.

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Entry Wall

The following routes are located at various points along the wall on the walk-in and are spaced out over ~150m ending just before the Gold Coast sector. The Sun Bowl is visible above this sector.

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12 Do The Line Trad 8m

Somewhere close to where the rock starts to appear on the walk-in. Well before the other routes. Arching corner crack.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Gordon Baudino, 2011

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Climb up the feint corner to the top of the left pillar.

Set by Glenn, 2016

FFA: Glenn & Brett OBree, 2016

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23 * Time to Party Sport 15m, 7

Interesting start followed by some fun climbing up the thin seam.

Set by Glenn Ferguson, 2014

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Nathan Porter, 2014

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19 * Party Girls Sport 20m, 7

Starts where the track narrows between a tree and the cliff. Starts up a corner then continues up the face.

Set by Glenn Ferguson & Stephen Cooper, 2014

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Stephen Cooper, 2014

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18 * Trixster Sport 18m, 7

Hard start and technical climbing, follow the obvious seam to the top.

Set by Gordon Baudino, 2014

FFA: Gordon Baudino & Glenn Ferguson, 2014

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18 * Party Time Sport 18m, 8

A bit of thought required on this. Grade may be harder if placing the draws.

Set by Glenn Ferguson, 2014

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, Sheree Ferguson, Nicola Banwell, Gordon Baudino & Ross Ferguson, 2014

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3 Valencia Sport 15m, 3

10m or so L of Are We Dancer. Vegetated right-trending access ramp (line of least resistance) to the L side of the Sun Bowl sector (with lower off). First FH at about 10m.

FFA: Lee Cujes, 2010

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19 * Are We Dancer Sport 10m

Bolted with FH's and finishing at DUBB. Can be used to access The Sun Bowl sector.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Tim Rowe, 2010

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17 * Rock n Surf Sport 10m, 5

2m R. U-bolts to anchor shared with Are We Dancer.

FFA: Gordon Baudino & Glenn Ferguson, 2011

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16 * Tinka Sport 13m, 8

8m R of Rock n Surf. U-bolts. Ledgy slabbing with good holds where you need them. Good beginner climb.

FFA: Gordon Baudino & Glenn Ferguson, 2011

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17 Tinka Extension Sport 18m

Will get you up to the right side of The Sun Bowl.

FFA: Gordon Baudino & Glenn Ferguson, 2011

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(Gordon's Project) SportProject 25m, 12

Line of U bolts above Tinka Extension.

Set by Gordon Baudino

The Sun Bowl

The following routes are located in the large orange bowl of rock about 20m off the deck. There are two belays that routes climb from, these two belays are connected via a fixed rope. To do the routes on the left, ramble up the vegetated Valencia or climb Are We Dancer. To access the right belay, you can climb Tinka extension, or carefully traverse across from the left belay station via the fixed rope.

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21 ** El Nino Sport 20m

Traverse left from the belay (runout to start) past 3 bolts to where the wall goes vertical. La Nina goes straight up. This steps further left. Follow the left most line of bolts up the vertical to slightly overhung wall. Steep, pumpy climbing on big holds and great rock.

FFA: Ross Ferguson & Glenn Ferguson, 2011

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24 ** La Nina Sport 20m

Shared start. Traverse left from the belay and head up the steep wall to stance. Bouldery crux follows and trends left with an airy feel to an easier finish at anchors over the lip.

FFA: Ross Ferguson & Tom Cramer, 2011

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*** (Project - Glenn 1) SportProject 20m

Closed. Shares start with the previous 2 climbs. At the good ledge where La Nina goes left, go right into a steep shallow groove with great edgy moves and a brilliant gaston lock.

Set by Glenn Ferguson

16

Climb to the base of the steepness and lower-off autolocker and long permadraw.

17

Straight up from the LH belay past 6 FH on nice orange rock to the break below the steep wall. The business starts here (permadraw). Very nice climbing on interesting features give classic moves all the way to the chains. 60m rope required for the top lower off or 80m to get back to the ground.

Set by Ross Ferguson

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2014

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26 ** Sun's Out Guns Out Sport 25m, 15

Directly up from belay passing shared bolt, then step R onto ledge. Two close bolts, then into the biggest corner on the wall. Up, then quaker flake laybacks up the steep wall. Fingery crux caps things off.

FFA: Lee Cujes, 2013

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27 ** Dusk Til Dawn Sport 20m

From LH belay, climb diagonally right to first FH on vertical black wall. Up past FH’s into orange corner (chosstacular). Directly up the steepo headwall with cool, punchy moves. Feels pretty airy and 'out there'.

Set by Lee Cujes, 2010

FFA: Matt Clifford & Glenn Ferguson, 2011

The next routes start from the right belay.

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25 ** Water Is Optional Sport 26m, 12

Accessed by climbing Are We Dancer. Climb the smooth orange wall and head into the steep black corner. Steeper than it looks. 12 draws plus anchor.

Set by Glenn Ferguson

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, 2013

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24 Drinks For The Soul Sport 27m

Climbs Water Is Optional up orange wall to below the break. Traverse right across ledges at this point and then up the steep wall following the line of FH's. A couple of longer draws are helpful for the traverse.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2013

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21 Spanish Fly p1 Sport 20m

Starts at WIO belay. Up and right passing FH to stance then up the orange wall to a lower off where the wall steepens. The extension past two bolts is 23 and is juggy - go for it!

FA: Ross Ferguson, 2013

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23 * Spanish Fly Sport 25m

The full version continues past the first set of lower-off's at 20m. Some nice moves on big holds extends the route another 5m.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2013

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(Project - Tim) SportProject

Only a few bolts in this incomplete line on the margin of orange and black.

The Gold Coast

This sector of routes is referred to as The Gold Coast and is the most popular sector here.

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18 * Nerangutan p1 Sport 25m, 11

About 20m right of Tinka is this slab route. Bolted with FH's. Slightly runout to where it steepens. A bit adventurous. Chains on right.

FFA: Ross Ferguson & Tom Cramer, 2011

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16 * Nerangutan p2 Sport 20m

From anchor of p1, walk left along ledge and up easy steps. Follow the snaking line up the orange streak on big holds. Routefinding is the main challenge. Can be climbed from the ground in one 45m pitch with some long slings.

FFA: Ross Ferguson & Glenn Ferguson, 2011

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19 ** Gnarley Sport 18m, 10

Some people find it that way! 3m R. FH's.

FFA: Peter Monks & Ross Ferguson, 2010

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22 ** Strip Clubs Sport 18m, 12

Slab with some nice pockets (don't you wish this went on for 50m?), then sustained headwall which should make your arms feel warm.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Tim Rowe, 2012

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22 ** Beach Bum Sport 18m, 11

More bouldery than Strip Clubs. Start just right and up the slab (like all routes in this sector). Daunting black overhang then headwall. Where's that finishing jug...?

FFA: Ross Ferguson & Peter O'Halloran, 2011

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23 ** Sandbanked Sport 18m, 10

Climb 'Beach Bum' to the 6th bolt, move right at the big ledge and then it's on. No hard moves but keeps going until the anchors.

Set by Tom Kjaer-Olsen & Glenn, 2016

FFA: Tom Kjaer-Olsen & Glenn Ferguson, 2016

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24 ** Budgie Smuggler Sport 18m

The one route on ground level which always stays dry. Climb the first 3 UB's of The Green Room the head left to the line of FH's on the orange streak and blast off. Save something for the finish.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2007

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25 *** The Green Room Sport 18m, 14

3 UB's up the shallow corner and slab to base of the steep wall with seam running up it. Long and strong moves on big holds up this (welcome, gym climbers) to ledge. Two rings off the ledge then move R into the the sustained finish of Over The Falls.

Set by Lee Cujes, 2010

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2010

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26 *** Straight To The Green Room Sport 18m, 13

Climb The Green Room to the ledge and instead of going right, climb directly up without deviating past 4 UB's to another anchor. There's a LVF to the chains of Budgie Smuggler at about 24.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2011

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27 *** The Pumping Jetty Sport 25m

Linkup. Starts up The Green Room to the steep bit, then traverses right across the steep wall passing one camo carrot bolt into the business end of Meter Maids and finishes up this.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2012

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25 ** Over The Falls Sport 18m, 12

Slab to some tricky pocket pulling. Sustained headwall also not a giveaway. Probably the stiffest 25 here.

Set by Lee Cujes, 2010

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2010

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26 *** Kater Sport 25m

Climb Bikini Town Direct 3 bolts into the steep wall then traverse left clipping a bolt on OTF and The Green Room, hand traverse the break then climb Budgie Smuggler to the last bolt and traverse left to the last bolt and anchor of Sandbanked.

FFA: Jason Wong & anon, 2016

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25 ** Bikinitown Direct Sport 18m, 12

U-bolts then FH's. Up easy corner as per original, but then straight up the face. Really great pocket moves. Some deviate briefly into OTF just before the ledge which makes it easier. Possible to go direct - both are fun.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2012

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24 ** Bikinitown Sport 18m, 10

U-Bolts. Up the easy corner to ledge. Clamber onto ledge on right then up wall with cool pockets through steep wall. First bolt on headwall is a stretch, then onwards to glory.

FFA: Lee Cujes & Glenn Ferguson, 2010

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26 ** Meter Maids Sport 18m, 11

Start as for previous but once off the ground, step right to first bolt in R-leaning black corner. Up this til possible to lean left and clip UB on steep wall. Punchy moves up this (2 UB's) then easier headwall.

FFA: Lee Cujes, 2011

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21 * Yule Corner Sport 18m

Page's first bolted route. Start as for previous in the corner. Up the black R-leaning corner then push through bulge on headwall to a large set of chains. The upper wall has some superb rock and should be experienced.

Set by Frey Yule

FFA: Lee Cujes & Glenn Ferguson, 2010

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23 Yule Tide Sport 18m, 9

3m R. Direct start to Yule Corner on black-painted U-bolts. Unfortunately a bit contrived. But the top is great.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2010

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22 ** Bombay Rock Sport 18m, 9

2m R. Stickclip first bolt. Independent (and tricky) start up black wall. Once through, romp up to rest ledge. When ready, tackle the headwall.

Set by Lee Cujes, 2010

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, 2010

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26 * Drop-in Sport 25m

Link Up. Up Bombay Rock to first bolt then over YT to YC. Shake out then into the pockets of MM and BT to break. Up and across to finish up The Green Room.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2014

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27 ** Supe Bank Sport 28m, 11

Link-Up. Same start as Drop in but at the break continue up and left to clip the last bolt of STTGR and Budge Smuggler to finish at its anchor. Pumper.

FFA: Ross Ferguson Tom Cramer, 2014

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18 ** TOS Sport 12m, 8

Short and fun - a popular warm-up. Most find this a pumpy little 18.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, 2010

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21 * TOS Extension Sport 19m, 13

If TOS didn't warm you up, keep going through the bulge past 4 more bolts to high anchor.

FFA: Sam Cujes, 2013

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22 * Silicone City Sport 17m

FH's. Often wet, but the key holds remain dry. You'll be surprised. It climbs better than it looks. Half a star.

FFA: Richard Binstead & Ross Ferguson, 2011

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23 * The Pink Poodle Sport 17m

2m R. FH's. Slabby start to a corally roof crux. Also seeps after rain.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, 2011

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23 Crime Capital Sport 17m

3m R. FH's. Nice slab to small roof. What follows is a non-obvious sequence on scraggly, weird holds. With some chalk on the holds it's about 23. Without, it'll feel harder!

FFA: Krzysztof Maciejowski & Ross Ferguson, 2012

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21 * Dirk Goes Missing Sport 17m

About 5m R. Technical climbing on some unusual angles. Climbs away from the bolt line at one point.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Lara Masselos, 2012

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24 Let's Go Streaking Sport 15m

4m R. FH's. The slanty looking route up the orange streak. Despite some ascents still has loose rock. Traverses well off the bolt line. Be a bit careful on the clipping flake at the base of the smooth wall which is loose and needs glue. Pulling it off while clipping would be bad news.

FFA: Tom Cramer & Ross Ferguson, 2012

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Closed. U-bolts.

Set by Gordon Baudino, 2012

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20 * Striptease Sport 18m, 7

U-bolts. Up the slab and trend right until it steepens. Shares high anchor with previous route.

FFA: Gordon Baudino, 2012

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16 What Were We Thinking Sport 20m, 8

FH's up blocky black slab to beneath steep black wall.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Ross Ferguson, 2013

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14 * I'm Lichen It More Sport 20m, 8

Nice moves and easy climbing to the right of the shrub. Shares the anchor with What were we thinking.

FFA: Tim Rowe & Glenn Ferguson, 2013

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14 * I'm Lichen It Sport 20m

About 20m R on grey slab. Look for FH's. There's two lines here. This is the left one.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, Gordon Baudino & Ross Ferguson, 2011

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10 I'm Lichen It Longer Sport 75m, 2, 14

Climb I'm Lichen It past the anchor and continue right for another 2 bolts and an anchor. Pitch 2 trends right and is only to access the Summit Wall. Access to this area is not yet finished, please stay off.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Tom Reid, 2013

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14 I'm Lichen It Too Sport 20m

3m R. Shares last bolt and anchor of ILI.

FFA: Tim Rowe & Glenn Ferguson, 2012

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CLOSED PROJECT - TODD & NATE SportProject 100m, 6

This CLOSED PROJECT is the multi-pitch that will lead up to the Summit Wall. Starts up I'm Lichen it p1 then trends right through the looseness & vegetation. NOT FINISHED BOLTING, please keep off.

Summit Wall

This is the big obvious grey and orange overhang at the top high above Ice Cream Wall. Should produce some nice routes in the 20's in a great position! Currently inaccessible, with both a CLOSED PROJECT MULTI for access and multiple CLOSED single pitch PROJECTS at the summit. Speak to Nathan, Todd, Reido or Glenn

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CLOSED PROJECT - NATE SportProject 25m

Left most route on the Summit Wall with varied climbing. Quite steep with almost tufa-esk features towards the top. Very exposed but beautiful section of orange wall with an amazing view to greet you at the anchors.

Set by nathan mcneil

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CLOSED PROJECT - REIDO SportProject 25m

Set by Tom Reid

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CLOSED PROJECT - TODD SportProject 25m

Set by carver

Ice Cream Wall

The next routes are located 100m to the right of the Gold Coast Wall on the obvious, streaked and gently overhung wall 20m off the deck that comes into view after passing the slabs.

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12 Dropped Cone Sport 20m, 7

The first route you come to below the Ice Cream wall. Access to the left hand routes above. Nice easy climbing on good rock.

Set by Glenn Ferguson, 2015

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, 2015

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13 * Sundae Slab Sport 20m, 6

Access for the upper routes on 'Ice Cream Wall'.

Set by Tom Reid/ Glenn Ferguson/ Lee Cujes, 2013

FFA: Tom Reid/ Glenn Ferguson, 2013

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24 * Meltdown Sport 20m, 8

This route starts about 3m left of Banana Split and climbs the black and white streak to a bulge up high. Slightly similar to Banana Split at an easier grade. (At the moment, until belay station goes in, the easiest way to do this route is either belay from the Sundae Slab anchor, OR go to Meltdown first bolt, Get safe, pull rope and re-toss to belayer straight down. the drag is horrendous otherwise.)

Set by Tom Reid/ Jarryd Blackmore, 2013

FFA: Tom Reid, 2013

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25 ** Banana Split Sport 20m, 6

From Sundae Slab DBB, up to ledge and climb the line of hangers just right of the black & white streaks and Grass tufts at half height. Great sustained climbing on solid, marbly rock.

Set by Tom Reid, 2013

FFA: Tom Reid, 2013

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* Closed Project Glenn SportProject 20m

Set by Glenn Ferguson, 2013

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27 * Stracciatella Sport 20m

From the belay, go up and then hard right. This second-rightmost line of bolts provides climbing which builds in difficulty as you go. Once you reach the undercling, it's game on. While there's still some loose rock on this part of the wall (particularly either side of the line), all the key holds required on Stracciatella are solid.

FFA: Lee Cujes, 2013

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26 Lickety Split Sport 20m, 8

This route climbs the obvious double white streaks on the right of the wall. To access, climb Sundae Slab, then traverse fixed rope R to DBB on dirt ledge beneath scoop. Edge up the scoop to easy choss ledges (easy does it) beneath steep wall. Clip first FH on steep wall with a screwgate to limit potential fall distance, then blast the wall above. Probably easy for the grade.

FFA: Lee Cujes, 2013

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10 Hello There Sport 15m, 3

Rightward traversing line, 3 bolts to the anchor.

Set by Glenn Ferguson, 2014

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, 2014

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15 Heyward Sport 18m, 8

Nice slab climbing. Good rock.

Set by Glenn Ferguson, 2014

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, 2014

Yorkshire Wall

These next routes are located a long way from the previous routes. Walk for 5 minutes or so until you spot an obvious square-cut, left-facing pillar.

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16 * The Tyke Sport 12m

Climb up the left side of the arete.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson, Matthew Clifford & Ross Ferguson, 2010

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Climb the right side of the arete on cool knobby rock.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, Matthew Clifford & Glenn Ferguson, 2010

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21 * Bobby Dazzler Sport 12m

A bit of a runout at the top.

FFA: Ross Ferguson, Matthew Clifford & Glenn Ferguson, 2010

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21 ** Yorkshire Terrier Sport 12m

Climb the steep start and into the scoop.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & John Amsler, 2010

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23 ** Yorkshire Pudding Sport 12m

Bouldery start. Climb to the right of the small cave and push through the fun til the top.

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Ross Ferguson, 2010

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24 ** What the focker Sport 18m, 8

Technical climbing through some great holds that may not be obvious.

Set by Glenn Ferguson, 2014

FFA: Glenn Ferguson & Gordon Baudino, 2015

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22 * Razor Sport 18m, 8

The 2nd Last route at the cliff, 2m left of the small alcove. 8 Ubolts to chain anchor, consistent and not obvious climbing.

Set by Gordon Baudino, 2014

FFA: Gordon Baudino & Glenn Ferguson, 2015

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23 * Wanderer Sport 17m, 7

Last climb on the right side. Climbs the U Bolts. Hard start then some amazing holds.

Set by Gordon Baudini, 2014

FFA: Gordon Baudino & Glenn Ferguson, 2015

The Western Wall

The wall facing west that you first walk in. (From the lower access location) Shaded in the mornings.

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15 * Seeker Sport 160m

The Left Most Route before the track heads down the steep section.

Set by Gordon Baudino, 2015

FFA: Gordon Baudino & Nicola Banwell, 2015

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12 * Viewpoint Sport 12m

A good beginners climb. Up the easy looking slab.

Set by Gordon Baudino, 2016

FFA: Gordon Baudino & Glenn, 2016

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Project - Tic Tac Toe SportProject 28m

Project please stay off. First climb that you get to when walking in from the fir trail. Climb up the left arete then trends right at the top.

Set by Glenn, 2015

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Project - Shotgun SportProject 28m

Project please stay off. Climbing up through the large hole in the wall.

Set by Glenn, 2015

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Project please stay off. Climbs the left side of the shallow corner. Nice rock.

Set by Glenn, 2015

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21 ** Tomahawk Sport 27m

Climbs nice rock to the right of the corner up the steepest part of the wall. Long classy pumper with no hard moves. Add a grade when it's warm.

Set by Tom Kjaer-Olsen, 2015

FFA: Tom Kjaer-Olsen & Glenn, 2015

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19 * Pro Skub Sport 27m

Just to the right of Tomahawk. Easier than it looks, the good holds keep coming. A good warm up.

Set by Tom Kjaer-Olsen, 2015

FFA: Tom Kjaer-Olsen, 2016

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19 ** Cluedo Sport 25m

The furthest right route, Starting up the hill and around the bulge. Traverse left from last bolt to the anchor which is shared with 'Pro Skub'.

Set by ross ferguson, 2015

FFA: ross ferguson, 2015

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