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1. Western Australia 2,194 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 121.400342, -25.008599

1.1. Perth 833 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.651534, -32.116053

1.1.1. Avon Valley National Park 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.224122, -31.602735

1.1.2. Barrington (Gosnells) Quarry 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 116.039716, -32.061115

Description:

A disused quarry accessible from the end of Rushdon Road, Martin.

Access Issues:

A gate is installed 1.4km before the parking area, which is unlocked between 8:00 and 17:00 (don't get locked inside). There is a 5 minute walk in from the parking area.

Approach:

Approach via Rushdon Road in Martin.

1.1.3. Boulder Rock 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.167930, -32.133036

Approach:

Park on the side of the road as the car park has been blocked. Take the short walk to the large boulder you can see from your car.

1.1.4. Boya Quarry 63 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.066501, -31.922854

Description:

Boya Quarry is located in the Perth suburb of Boya, not far from Mountain Quarry.

Approach:

Turn off Coulston Road onto Hudman Road and continue for 500m. Park where the road turns right onto Approach Road, then walk in past the gate approximately 400m. The West Bay will be the first area to your left.

1.1.5. Bridle Rock 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.059314, -31.942455

1.1.6. Churchman's Brook 77 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.065393, -32.140744

Description:© (hotgemini)

Churchman's Brook is the most popular climbing location in the 'Perth' region. On any weekend, many individual climbers and would-be climbers can be found there, all vying for a piece of the cliff. The area is well developed in terms of established routes. These range from beginner to hardman climbs, with the majority around the grades 14 to 21.

Churchman's is located east of Armadale in bushland that overlooks the Roleystone Valley. 'Access' is via a well-used dirt track off Soldiers Road, just before it heads downhill going east. The cliff is in two parts - to the west is a small beginners' slope, to the east is the main climbing area

The discovery of the Churchman's Brook cliffs in December 1975 by 'Mac' McArthur was a milestone for the sport of climbing in 'Western Australia'. Up until then, the only metro climbing areas were the quarries and several small cliffs in the Wungong Dam area. 'Mac' had known of the cliff for several years, but his furniture business had kept him from exploring it. When his busy schedule allowed, it only took half an hour of walking from Soldiers Road to locate the cliffs. Today's trails had not been formed at that time, and there was an abundance of vegetation at the base and top of the cliff. Mac was not the first visitor to the area, it is rumoured that local legend, bushranger Moondyne Joe, had a hideout in the cave near the descent gully

After the initial discovery, Mac led a group consisting of Mike Smith, David James and Richard Rathbone on the first CAWA look at the cliff. This group were responsible for most of the early routes. After a quick reconnoitre, all started up different routes in the centre of the cliff. These first climbs were slow affairs and saw several false starts because every handhold bigger than a thumbnail was covered in vegetation and dirt. Smith eventually led the first route, called 'The Sting' (14). The crux on this route was complicated by a hornets' nest which was not found until too late. Next to be stung was Dave James, while putting up the The Bite (16). 'The Fang' (16) by Mac followed

Climbs went up at regular intervals until the early 1980s, when CAWA went into a bit of a decline. During this period, a small but dedicated group including Ron Master, Warren Lees, Wayne Carroll, Mark Gommers and Mark Paramore, as well as some of the earlier climbers, continued to develop the cliff. Alex Oslow put up the classic Super Slab, a fine fingery 21 protected with the first bolt on the cliff. Paramore was responsible for the desperate Gates Of 'Mordor' (20R). Local climber Warren Lees freed the then hardest climb in WA, Up For Grabs (22) which is a brutal climb best attempted only after a long dry period

Approach:© (hotgemini)

Follow your road map to the junction of Albany Hwy and South Western Hwy in Armadale. From here take the Albany Hwy for 200m east and then turn L on Carradine Rd. After 1km turn L on Canns Rd and after a further 3km turn L onto Churchman Brook Rd. Follow this for 1km past a large paddock. The turnoff to the crag is a dirt road on the L, which has a triangular double entrance. After 500m park at a large cleared area before the gate (leave it clear). Leave nothing in the car, as break-ins have recently become common, in step with urban development in the area.

Follow a dirt road downhill on the right side of the fence for 50m, and then descend steeply to the right along many steps until reaching the east end of the crag. CAWA volunteers put in these steps and the ringbolts at the top of the crag. We hope that these actions will reduce erosion, increase your enjoyment, and encourage you to support CAWA.

Due to the large amount of small pebbles at the top, it is recommended that belayers wear a helmet here. Of course leaders are best served by wearing a helmet too - for example upside down falls onto this blocky cliff can be quite hazardous.

In summer, even early mornings can be very hot here, but from mid-afternoon on the cliff is shaded. Commercial abseiling is forbidden here.

Facing the cliff, the routes are described from L to right.

1.1.7. Darlington 50 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.102735, -31.942251

Unique Features And Strengths:

A nice crag in beautiful bushland makes this an ideal place to hangout with friends on weekends.

Description:

Darlington Boulders contains a large amount of sport climbing on boulders. The climbs are generally short and technical. Avoid this place during the hot months as the heat and ticks are unpleasant

1.1.8. Eagle Hill 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.218787, -32.287660

1.1.9. Gobby Road Crags 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: 116.012965, -32.435362

1.1.10. Gooseberry Hill Quarry 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.036228, -31.950152

1.1.11. Hardey Road 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.112397, -31.930737

1.1.12. Helena Rocks 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.106933, -31.938012

1.1.13. John Forest National Park 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.087080, -31.883773

1.1.14. Jumperkine Hill 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.1.15. The Lesmurdie Falls 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.030534, -31.996647

Description:

Routes are described from right to left, as you come to them from the path to the bottom.

1.1.16. Mt Cooke 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.309203, -32.416331

1.1.17. Mount Cuthbert 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.252904, -32.349315

1.1.18. Mount Randall 47 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.231238, -32.328936

1.1.19. Mt Vincent 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.253039, -32.366329

1.1.20. Mountain Quarry 104 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.062187, -31.914800

Unique Features And Strengths:

Perth area's premier outdoor climbing crag with a large number of sport and trad climbs, close to the city with good parking.

Description:

Mountain Quarry is the Perth area's premier outdoor climbing crag. It is located within Greenmount National Park, north of Coulston Road. It is very well-developed with a large number of bolted routes, having first been visited in the 1960s and developed ever since. As well as many sport routes for all experience levels, it also offers a number of trad and multi-pitch routes.

Access Issues:

The gravel road into the quarry runs off the carpark on Coulston Road and has a combination-locked gate (normally locked), the code to which can be obtained from the Department of Parks and Wildlife or the CAWA forums. The quarry is also easily accessible on foot from the car park.

Approach:

The quarry is situated on the north side of Coulston Road. The entrance to the car park is about 100 metres past the junction of Coulston and Hudman Roads. If the gate lock combination is known, the drive into the quarry is straightforward in a 2WD vehicle. The walk up the hill from the car park is about 5 minutes.

History:

When the quarry was first visited in the mid-60s, it was a forbidding, rock-strewn death trap ringed by loose and menacing boulders on the skyline. The place is completely different today. Development at 'Mountain Quarry' was slow due to the lack of naturally protected lines at the then current level of climbing.

A breakthrough arrived in March of 1988 when Mark Colyvan from Armidale NSW freed the old Michael Adams - Tony Fowler aid route Damper A2 at the new grade of 23. The line was renamed 'Skywalker' and it still stands as a strenuous test piece for the grade. It takes a left traversing undercling and jam crack at the most obvious roof in the Quarry (on the right as you enter). In April 1988, Mike Law made a whirlwind visit and created Fuzz Bucky, with a chip here and a chip there. This climb can be found on the blank low angled wall facing the entrance. Originally grade 24, now 26, as far as the author knows this climb has not received a second ascent. These visits sparked new activity by locals, now armed with bolt kits

The first of these 'new' lines was Urban Ethics (22), a good quality face climb by father and son team R & R Master. Others joined in with a number of good climbs in the 20 - 21 range. Harry Butler produced Vader (22), an excellent line that has dumped a few budding hardmen, and 'Power Play' (20), a gently overhanging flake crack originally done on aid. Ron Master with Michael Adams then put up Go For Broke (21M2), a route involving some exposed face climbing with delicate aid moves to finish. Other routes for that year were Butler's 'Chrysalis', an unrepeated loose face climb, and R & R Master's sustained Hang Ten, which the team later straightened out at grade 24.

Sporadic activity continued through 1989 - 1990. A shaded seasonably wet bay at the back of the Quarry produced Split Personality, again by R & R Master. This climb takes a flake, wall and crack system with 2 variants at grades 17 or 21. These two also bolted and climbed Mullup (21), a good quality route with a delicate but well protected crux. David Wagland appeared on the scene in April 1990 to climb the classic Barren Awakening (23M1). This line consists of a wall and open corner at the central end of the Quarry facing the entrance. The crux involves a bracket bending dyno past the first bolt. Attempts to free the aid have failed.

Progress continued and the first sports-type climbs appeared but not without some controversy. On entering the Quarry, a small bay to the left is encountered which contains a steep 10m wall, with an obvious gently overhanging thin flake crack. This problem was first climbed, on aid, by Peter McKenzie who took a ground fall when his pitons zippered on the final placement. Several years later, a visiting UK climber was witnessed successfully soloing the climb after several times falling from half height. Then three bolts appeared courtesy of Shane Richardson, who did not know the past history, and City Limits was given a grade of 26.

Gary Matier put up Sylvia (21), on an obvious granite buttress in contact with a dark collapsed dolerite dyke, and The Force (22); a good line with varied wall climbing. Matthew Rosser contributed a sustained and technical climb on compact dolerite at grade 22, this line is called Land of the Orange Druggie. R & R Master were back again in 1991 with 'Fringe Benefits' (23). This climb shares its start with Vader but instead of moving left to the arete, takes a thin seam and wall through the left edge of the 'Skywalker' roof. The team also climbed a sister route to Wagland's Barren Awakening, which uses the same upper chain anchor. Learning to Fly (23M1) contains sustained and technical cruxes, hence the name

Even more recent is Peter Koval's Month of Sundays, a weekend project that eventually yielded a well prepared and technical grade 25. A bolted line has appeared on the wall between Urban Ethics and Go for Broke, put up by Phil Calais, it is graded at 24 and known as Star Wars. This climb contains some dubious bolts and pitons, hence it is advised that gear should be checked before leading.

The sports climbing scene arrived into the quarry with a vengeance with Anthony Bell's 1993 effort Cranial Void (27), a route that seems to have all the good holds upside down! Hardbody boulderer Derek Toulalan then added Sweet Pea, originally graded 28 but now downgraded to 27. Bell replied with Black Ambience (29) but the softly spoken Gerard Chipper has had the last word with his desperate deeds on Cardiofunk (29). These are the hardest climbing routes near 'Perth' to date. Much cleaning of the dirt-covered City Limits wall by Logan Barber & Co. produced Space 'Monkey' (28) and there are two more projects nearby.

'Mountain Quarry' still has the potential for new lines and not all of them in the upper grades. However, effort will be required to remove loose rock and create the necessary bolt placements. 'Mountain Quarry' is now Perth's premier top end climbing venue.

by Ron Master

1.1.21. Pinjarra 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.970800, -32.631521

1.1.22. Roleystone 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.070463, -32.128283

1.1.23. Scott Street Quarry 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.051743, -31.906403

1.1.24. Serpentine National Park 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.012002, -32.368060

1.1.25. Shark Rock 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.106456, -31.930792

Access Issues:

Crag is on public land but approach is on private property.

1.1.26. Spring Creek Boulders 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Aid

Long/Lat: 116.071759, -31.958992

1.1.27. Statham's Quarry 73 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.048019, -31.934005

Unique Features And Strengths:

A well-developed outdoor climbing site with a large number of sport climbs, close to Perth with good parking.

Description:

Statham's Quarry is a well-developed outdoor climbing location within Gooseberry Hill National Park with a large number of bolted sport routes. A lot of effort has been spent removing loose and dangerous rock, and routes for all experience levels are available. As well as climbing, the Quarry is used for other activities such as abseiling and hiking. A drop toilet is available at the site.

Access Issues:

The gravel road into the quarry runs off Ridge Hill Road and has a combination-locked gate (normally locked), the code to which can be obtained from the Department of Parks and Wildlife or the CAWA forums. The quarry is also easily accessible on foot.

Approach:

If the gate code is known, turn off Ridge Hill Road into the gravel road and drive straight into the quarry. Note that the gravel road can become difficult/inaccessible to 2WD vehicles when wet. Alternatively, park at the carpark halfway down Zig Zag Scenic Drive (this is one-way, entered via Lascelles Road at the top of the hill) and then walk in via the track. This track is about 500m, and passes through an unlocked, labelled gate. Head toward the large boulder at the top of the quarry, then follow the path down to the left and around into the quarry floor.

1.1.28. Swan River 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Deep Water

Long/Lat: 115.785151, -32.018832

1.1.29. Toodyay 25 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.074606, -31.846788

1.1.30. Wellington Dam 37 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 115.979393, -33.400057

Description:

Wellington Dam Quarry is located in the Wellington National Park, 200km south of Perth and 20km west of Collie. It is well-developed with a good number of bolted routes and easy access and parking.

Approach:

The Quarry is a 200km drive from Perth. Turn off Coalfields Road into Wellington Dam Road, then drive past the kiosk and dam lookout all the way into the Quarry.

1.1.31. Wungong Slabs 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.030126, -32.197979

Description:

Bolts are glue-in-machine-bolts GIMB. Requre bolt plates.

1.1.32. The Hangout Indoor Climbing Centre 39 routes in Gym

Summary:
Sport and Boulder

Long/Lat: 115.920808, -31.910987

Description:

This is a basic gym listing. It is locked and cannot be edited.

If you climb at The Hangout you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

If you are from The Hangout and would like to unlock this page to make a more tailored and detailed listing please contact us (http://www.thecrag.com/article/ContactUs)

Approach:

12 White St, Bayswater WA 6053

1.1.33. Rockface Indoor Rock Climbing Centre 39 routes in Gym

Summary:
Sport and Boulder

Long/Lat: 115.851891, -31.944550

Description:

This is a basic gym listing. It is locked and cannot be edited.

If you climb at Rockface you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

If you are from Rockface and would like to unlock this page to make a more tailored and detailed listing please contact us (http://www.thecrag.com/article/ContactUs)

Approach:

63b John Street, Northbridge WA 6003

1.1.34. Millar's 0 routes in Boulder

Description:

Millar's is an extensive bouldering area with plenty of well featured granite. Features over 100 problems, with a great variety of scoops, flakes, crimps, slopey slabs, mantles and well as a few cracks

1.2. Margaret River 269 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.147665, -33.984339

1.2.1. Moses Rocks 45 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 114.993973, -33.777917

Description:

Short climbs from 6m to 15m. Grades range from 10 through to 21.

Check http://www.climberswa.asn.au/PDF/Moses_Rocks_Jan_2012.pdf for a guide.

Approach:

The crag is approx 260km drive from Perth and forms the headland just north of and visible from Willyabrup Cliffs.

Head towards Margaret River on the Bussell Highway. Approx 18km after the roundabout at Vasse Newtown turn right onto Metricup Road and when this ends turn right onto Caves Road. After 3km turn left onto Moses Rock Road which is followed for 3.5km, at the T junction turn left where the road turns to a gravel surface usually horribly corrugated. Where the road descends towards the beach it becomes sealed again all the way to the car park, at which there are no facilities.

Moses Rocks comprises six areas which are a short 10min stroll from the car park, heading south.

History:

The first routes at Moses Rocks were recorded in 1987 and by 1990 it seemed activity at this crag was exhausted, however in recent years a number of good lines have been established. The earlier routes were last listed in Margaret River Rock (1996), which has been out of print for some time and is hard to come by. This mini-guide has been developed to continue to allow everyone access to the knowledge of the area and to record the more recently developed climbs.

1.2.2. Willyabrup 144 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 114.998780, -33.804953

1.2.3. Gracetown Crag 15 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.4. Wallcliffe 18 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 114.992989, -33.972461

1.2.5. Bob's Hollow 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 115.000759, -34.064214

Unique Features And Strengths:

Steep Limestone next to the ocean.

Description:

A sports crag on steep to vertical limestone, with solid (mostly) stalactites and stalagmites 100m from the Indian Ocean.The rock is fantastic to climb on on although there are some sandy sections, and the upper parts of the climbs may be quite sharp.

Access Issues:

The crag is in the Leeuwin- Naturaliste National Park. Whilst the local rangers seem to be quite unsure if climbing is allowed without a permit, it may be wise to contact the CALM office in Busselton.

Approach:

2WD (RECOMMENED): 1st option: Follow Caves Rd south and turn onto Contos Rd. Follow this till you reach Contos Spring. Park here and walk northwards along the beach for around 45 minutes. Once you reach the second rocky outcrops entering the ocean, take the track that heads inland towards a large cave. Once at the cave/ cliff face turn right and follow this to a juction. Take the right option which remains at the base of the cliffs and walk for under 5 minutes. When you reach the bolts in the cliff you are there! 2nd Option: On Contos Rd park at the Cape to Cape walking track. Take this track northwards for roughly 45 minutes. It will follow the ridge line until it descends to the junction at the base of the cliffs previously mentioned. Turn left when you reach the track junction and walk for a few more minutes.

4WD (REALLY REALLY NOT RECOMMENDED): Travel south on Caves Rd for 2.5 km from the Caves Rd/ Redgate Rd junction. Take the 4WD track on you right which is just before the cave access road for Calganup Cave. Travel along the track (Bob's Hollow Rd) for around 3km until its end. From the end of the track follow the walking to the base of the cliffs which takes you to the cave just north of Bob's Hollow. Keep folling the track southwards until you reach the track junction previously mentioned. THE TRACK IS VERY ROCKY WHICH GETS WORSE AND WORSE AS YOU TRAVEL ALONG IT. EVEN A RAISED 4WD WILL STRUGGLE NOT TO CLIP SOME OF THE LARGE PROTRUDING ROCKS ON THE ROAD. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Where To Stay:

Contos campground is the closest legitimate choice, although it has been known for people to camp in the cave to the north of Bob's Hollow, although this is not 'permitted' by CALM. Contos Campground also links up to the Cape to Cape walking track. The is also plenty of other accommodation in the region with Margaret River close by.

Ethic:

Bob's Hollow is a sports crag and it seems many routes have been rebolted in the last year or two (2012- 2013). Chalk seems to be widely used.

History:

Earliest climb seems to be from 1994.

1.2.6. Cosy Corner 18 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 115.034569, -34.268222

Description:
Approach:

Head south towards Augusta from Margaret River via Bussell Highway, cutting across to Caves Road at / after Karridale (note Caves Road is actually a left turn at the intersection with Hamelin Bay Road!). Turn right onto Cosy Corner Road. Drive to the very end of Cosy Corner Road (about 3.5km) and park at the large car park with the fishermen a t Knobby Head and enjoy(!) the 1.5km walk down to the boulder areas along the beach, OR after abou t 2.3kms along Cosy Corner Road, there is a 4WD track (also part of it is the Cape to Cape trac k) on your left where you can pull in and park your 2WD urban vehicle behind some trees and walk the 4W D track (20 minutes at good pace). If you have a real 4WD vehicle you can continue down the 4 WD track. At the fork at the 1.3km mark take the track that continues on towards the coast to ge t to the 4WD parking at the bouldering areas. Taking the beach or Cape to Cape routes are longer. Do not camp here as the Ranger does do inspections and has fined people. The walk out take s a bit longer as it is sandy and uphill.

1.3. Albany 300 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 117.868381, -35.033829

1.3.1. Family Rocks 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3.2. The Gap 143 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.3.3. Blow Holes 81 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.3.4. Peak Head 37 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 117.948734, -35.127489

Description:

One of the best granite crags in WA, with nice crack systems and a mix of slab and face climbing. Heaps of classic routes will keep you busy, most of which are two or three pitches. The climbing is also committing with the occasional long runout. Nuts and cams are required for protection as bolts are very few and most routes are trad.

Approach:

From Frenchman's Bay Road, turn right into Stony Hill Road. Before Stony Hill car park, turn left along small track to car park. A 2.5km walk (45 minutes) along track heading south from car park. From the low angled slabs on north side of Peak Head, head towards summit cairn. The Western Side is accessed by continuing around to the right.

1.3.5. Salmon Holes 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3.6. Mermaid Point 22 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4. West Cape Howe 256 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 117.600702, -35.095454

Unique Features And Strengths:

West Cape Howe has some of the greatest sea cliff climbing in Australia

Approach:

4WD access along a sandy track, or a 1.5 to 2 hour walk from Shelly Beach.

Where To Stay:

Either camp at West Cape Howe or at Shelly Beach

1.4.1. The Steps 36 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 117.608830, -35.122078

1.4.2. Old Man Area 10 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 117.607721, -35.126708

1.4.3. The Swallow 7 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 117.607503, -35.128163

1.4.4. Ed's Ledge 10 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

1.4.5. Black Wall 22 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 117.608672, -35.128383

1.4.6. Southern Ocean Wall 43 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Trad

1.4.7. The Raft 72 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.4.8. Styx Gully 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.4.9. Throne of the Gods 24 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4.10. The Book Ends 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4.11. Earl Grey Walls 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

1.4.12. Torbay Head 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.4.13. Shelley Beach 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5. Denmark 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 117.365889, -34.968561

1.5.1. Monkey Rock 5 routes in Area

Summary:

1.6. Walpole 62 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.725051, -34.987445

Unique Features And Strengths:

Awesome climbing in beautiful locations

Description:

There are two climbing areas around Walpole. Mt Franklin, the larger of the two is very easy to access and sports some of the best slab climbing in WA. Thompsons Cove is a 2 hour walk in to some of the most beautiful sea cliffs in WA.

Access Issues:

All climbing is located within National Parks

Approach:

Walpole is 385 km south of Perth or 115 km west of Albany.

Where To Stay:

There are camp sites near both climbing locations

1.6.1. Mount Franklin 41 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.789001, -34.823469

Unique Features And Strengths:

Mt Franklin is a massive granite dome that rises to 433m above the surrounding Karri Forest.

Description:

Most climbing is slab where you rely on daft footwork, friction and small edges to get you up most routes. However, there is some great face climbing and even a few cracks. The area also boasts some great multi-pitch climbing. Most routes dry quick although those beneath the roof may remain wet for longer. One 70m or two 50m ropes are required to abseil off routes if you are not topping out.

Access Issues:

The area also boast some endangered fauna and flora and care must be taken to not damage any of the flora that inhabit Mt Franklin. Removal of plants could result in climbing restrictions.

Approach:

10 minutes from car park.

Where To Stay:

Camping is allowed only at Fenbrook Falls, some 20 minute drive away.

1.6.2. Thompson's Cove 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 116.657094, -35.050173

Unique Features And Strengths:

One of the most secluded and beautiful climbing areas in WA.

Description:

The climbing is quite short, however, there are some amazing crack climbs, as well as face and slab climbing. A 25 m rope, quickdraws and a set of nuts and cams are required.

Access Issues:

Climbing and camping is located in a wilderness area. National Park rangers request you notify them prior and at completion of trip

Approach:

Follow the Western Highway west from Walpole for 7 km before turning left onto Tinglewood Road. Park at trail head. Follow popular tourist track for 7.5 km (2 hours) before reaching the crag.

Where To Stay:

Campsites can be found at Thompson's Cove.

1.7. Jingamia 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.8. Kalbarri 114 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 114.396980, -27.695140

Unique Features And Strengths:

Steep sport climbing and exciting trad climbing on sandstone walls carved out by the Murchison River.

Description:

Situated on the Murchison River, a long way from anywhere, this beautiful isolated area is probably one of the best-known crags in Western Australia.

Kalbarri offers a variety of climbing styles, from steep bolted sport routes to longer trad routes. The area is probably most famous for the sport climbing area called the Promenade, the routes here have featured in many photos, and probably have led many people into thinking this area is about sport climbing alone. Don't let this fool you though, there is a lot of trad climbing to be done, with the potential for new routes still relatively untouched.

Whilst Kalbarri is a long way to go for a single crag, it is an amazing part of Australia and well worth the trip.

Access Issues:

National Park

Approach:

600km north of Perth.

Where To Stay:

Kalbarri has the full range of accommodation options from resorts to backpackers. It is possible to camp within the National Park, if you want to be a little closer to the climbing, although you will need to let the rangers know.

1.8.1. The Z Bend 87 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 114.457862, -27.551258

1.8.2. Four Ways 17 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Trad

1.8.3. Hawk's Head 10 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 114.469396, -27.789213

1.9. Mount Augustus 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.10. Exmouth 30 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 114.040706, -21.971858

Access Issues:

Unfortunately, climbing in Pilgonomen Gorge is prohibited due to the area being a habitat for threatened wallaby population

1.10.1. Pilgonamen Gorge 30 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

1.11. Newman 106 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 119.678421, -23.368109

1.11.1. Eagle Rock Falls 25 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.11.2. Round Hill (Poon Hill) 40 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 119.779134, -23.451211

1.11.3. Mt Newman Massif 10 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.11.4. Eastern Ridge Area 22 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.11.5. Stuart's Pool 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.12. Dampier Archipelago 126 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.740418, -20.638147

1.12.1. Dolphin Island 62 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.12.2. Burrup Peninsula 58 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.12.3. Barrow Island 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13. The Kimberley 26 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Boulder

Long/Lat: 125.670034, -16.476812

1.13.1. Buccaneer Archipelago 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 123.823759, -16.242108

1.13.2. Napier Range 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.13.3. Kununurra 11 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 128.744999, -15.804239

1.13.4. King George River 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 127.321686, -14.042093

1.14. The Stirling Ranges 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 118.037182, -34.391335

1.14.1. Bluff Knoll 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 118.256528, -34.374407

1.14.2. Coyanarup 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.14.3. Talyuberlup 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.14.4. Mount Trio 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 118.106917, -34.347156

Approach:

Park at the round about / carpark for Mt Trio. Take the trail up to the lookout but exit the trail about 1 minute before the end at a small cairn to your right. Follow your nose downhill until you get to the top of the cliff. It's about 45 minutes of hard hiking from the car with gear.

Access climbs by rapping down off some ring and carrot bolts along the top, or by a very awkward descent down the gully to your left as you look out.

1.15. Peak Charles 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 121.167768, -32.896093

1.15.1. Central Gully 8 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 121.164612, -32.882048

1.15.2. Spartacus Slab 1 route in Area

Summary:

1.16. Porongurups 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Top Rope

Long/Lat: 117.884815, -34.685032

1.16.1. Gibraltar Rock 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 117.855552, -34.670828

Description:

Large north-facing Monolith

1.16.2. Marmabup Rock 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 117.850046, -34.675817

1.16.3. Castle Rock 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Top Rope

Long/Lat: 117.919936, -34.695475

Description:

Castle Rock has become a busy tourist destination of late, after the instalment of a 'skywalk'. Unfortunately this new atrocity has rendered some of the good climbing once found here unclimbable. These routes include Mike Law's three star classic Vous (22). Furthermore, all of the belay bolts on top of the climbs have been removed. Now one has to use care and build anchors connected to the skywalk.

The climbing here is fantastic. It is steep and hard. Usually the climbs are technical, although there are a couple of off-width nightmares to be had. Care should be had when relying on some of the older carrots.

Approach:

It is a 2.5km walk (uphill) to the crag.

1.17. Eaglestone Rocks 23 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 118.241812, -31.083224

Unique Features And Strengths:

An extensively bolted granite boulder in the middle of nowhere

Access Issues:

If you're taking the 94 (Great Eastern Highway) from Perth, when you get to Merredin turn left to cross the railway line on Barrack Street, take your immediate left on Gamenya, then your immediate right onto Nungarin Road. Take that for about 10km then turn right at the railway crossing taking you onto Knungajin Merredin Road. Take that for about 23km until you come to an obvious junction with two dirt roads going straight on and to the right, and a sealed road to the left. Take the sealed road to the left (Chandlor Road) for about 1km before taking your first right onto Cornish Road. Take that for a round about 10km until you see the signed dirt road turn off for Lake Brown on the right. Take that until it takes a sharp left just before the salt lake, and instead of turning left take the smaller dirt trail straight on which will take you straight to the base of the crag.

Approach:

There is a short walk from where you park your car. You can park right at the base of the rock.

Where To Stay:

Camp at base of boulder