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1. West End Quarry 11 routes in Crag

Trad, Top Rope and Sport

Long/Lat: 146.798908, -19.262238

Unique Features And Strengths:

Close to the city and easy to access


Dissused quarry home to Townsvilles ONLY Bassalt sport climb " Bassalt Assault". With 4 main areas of climbing West End Quarry is for the brave and stupid. Take a helmet and be careful off all the loose rock. BOLTING HERE IS ALLOWED.

Access Issues:

The stagpol street gate will be closed this is normal just go through the hole or walk around


Enter through the end of Stagpol street, then follow old road into quarry.

Where To Stay:



-Bolts are allowed to be placed here

-Take all rubbish with you


Developed in the late 90's

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Toby's Mum

A TR route off Basalt Assault's chains (use quickdraws on chain to reduce wear). Start 4m L of Basalt Assault with a layback hanging L from the granite xenolith. Layback up xenolith slab to a mantle shelf. Undercling, traversing R off mantle shelf on small footholds. Dyno L to nice jug. Step R onto xenolith and straight up on extremely fingery holds to finish 1m L of BA's chains.

FA: FTRA Chris Bell, Matt Brown, 2000

19 Top rope 14m
2 Assault on Toby's Mum

Set up anchor on "Basalt Assault's" chains. Start on "Toby's Mum" and layback up to the overhang, then traverse right with underclings to the obvious bulge. Reach for large jugs then continue up staying to the left of chains.

Set by Kaspa Snoad, 2011

FA: Kaspa Snoad & Marshall Moore, 2013

19 Top rope 14m
3 Basalt Assault Direct

Start in the middle of the wall and move straight up staying left of the bolts through overhang then straight up to chains. (Top Rope anchor can be set up of chains)

Set by Marshall Moore & Kaspa Snoad, 2013

FA: Marshall Moore & Kaspa Snoad, 2013

18 Sport 14m, 3
4 * Basalt Assault

starting below the chains and moving up and to the right keep to the left of the easy corner and finish at chains.

FFA: Lee Skidmore & Philippa Newton, 1998

18 Sport 14m, 3
5 * Synergy

Starts 10m right of "Basalt Assault" in large corner. move up corner (using trad pro) to first fixed hanger bolt, clip then mantel the pedestal then following crack diagonally up right past bolts to finish. bolt 5m back from edge may not be there anymore (Can be top roped off bolt 5m back from edge may not be there anymore also trees with long anchor set-up)

FFA: Lee Skidmore, Jason Shaw & Steve Baskerville, 1998

20 Mixed 17m, 3
6 * Quark

Start on right side of obvious arete move up arete to finish (Large flake on left is loose) Will require long anchor set-up

FA: Douglas Hockly, 1999

23 Top rope 17m
7 Crazy Like a Fox

Starts a few meters right of arete. Move up slightly overhung fist sized crack, over short slab to corner then finish up another short slab. (Can be top roped with long anchor set-up)

FFA: Lee Skidmore & Danny Peters, 1998

17 Trad 16m
8 Ants Pants 14 Trad 15m
9 * Solar Power 21 Trad 18m
10 Oven Roasted 12 Trad 20m
11 Too Hot to Stop 15 Sport 20m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
12 Oven Roasted Trad 20m
14 Ants Pants Trad 15m
15 Too Hot to Stop Sport 20m
17 Crazy Like a Fox Trad 16m
18 * Basalt Assault Sport 14m, 3
Basalt Assault Direct Sport 14m, 3
19 Assault on Toby's Mum Top rope 14m
Toby's Mum Top rope 14m
20 * Synergy Mixed 17m, 3
21 * Solar Power Trad 18m
23 * Quark Top rope 17m