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Climbing at Bee Vee will make climbing anywhere else seem great.


An old slate quarry of mostly loose, chalky and thinly-bedded rock. The wall is close to vertical. There are no fixed anchors at the top and the nearest useful tree, bush or boulder is at least 100m from the edge. Star droppers may be useful but the ground is rocky.

Access issues

It would be council land. There is an ancient "Keep Out" sign near the road.


Driving north through Burra, look for the obvious cutting through the hill on your right before the golf course turn off. 3 minute walk to climbs.

Where to stay



The fixed protection is either rusty old carrots or huge metal spikes (presumably used for aid).


View timeline of historical ascents

The climbs were 'established' by 'Dave Jennings' which may be a nom de plume to save someone's climbing career.


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18 Dirty Harry Sport 30m, 8

Start behind the old big pepper tree and amble up to the L end of the halfway ledge. Now climb the narrow, slightly recessed wall above past 8 bolts( WARNING RUSTY OLD BOLTS) and you need hangers

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

21 Condom Top rope 15m

The wall just R of DH with one big spike

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

24 Apoplexy Trad 15m

Apparently this take the middle of the slab.

FA: Dave Jennings, 1988

22 Harry Suave Top rope 15m

Start 1m L of Ianitiation and climb directly up the 'bulging

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

21 Marilyn Top ropeProject 20m

A diagonal line starting at Ianitiation and finishing at the top of DH

FA: Dave Jennings

12 Ianitiation Top rope 15m

The corner L of Timidity is hardest near the top

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

20 Timidity Top rope 15m

It takes the line above SF climb past a rusty hunks of steel ( WARNING DONT FALL AS THE HUNK OF STEEEL WILL OPEN YOU RIGHT UP) follow up to the top

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

FFA: Nick Neagle, Neil Teasdale & Peter Blackburn, 1988

12 Gardoning Top rope 15m

The coner R side of timidity with a loose and dirty exit

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

4 Scot Free Trad 15m

The chimney in the center of the lower half of the wall

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

10 Dandy Andy Trad 15m

The corner on the R side of the face leads to the halfway legde

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

6 Bee Vee Trad 30m

Begin as for DA but you leave this at the broad sloping ledge. Step R to a deep niche and climb vertical cracks to a steep finish

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987


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