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1. Western Australia 2,349 routes in Region

Summary:
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Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 121.400342, -25.008599

1.1. Perth 869 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.661427, -32.089483

1.1.1. Avon Valley National Park 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

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:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

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 62 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:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.059314, -31.942455

Approach:

From the roundabout at its intersection with Ridge Hill Rd, drive east on Helena Valley Road for 3.5km to the end of the bitumen, then go a further 500m or so on gravel until the road degenerates to a tangled mess of intersecting tracks, none of which goes anywhere. On the right at this point is a large area suitable for parking; park here. On the south west corner of the parking area (the near right hand side) is a white gate. From the gate, walk along the track that goes directly ahead (i.e., not the track that heads to the right) for 1.13km whereupon you will see Bridle Rock on the right hand side about 50m off the track itself.

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 54 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

Approach:

Parking is on Nelson Road next to the Darlington Estate Winery Entrance, there are two locked white boom gates here.

Walk past the white boom gate located at the end of the road and walk along the 4WD track for approximately 1.8km.

After approximately 1.8km you will come across a small cairn in a small clearing on the left side of the road. From the cairn follow the faint trail through the bush for 100m or so. This trail will take you to the "Ironing board", "Solstice" and "Pyramid"" boulders. All other boulders can easily be found from here.

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:
Boulder and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.036228, -31.950152

1.1.11. Hardey Road 15 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.

Access Issues:

This can be quite wet in the cooler months (it is a water fall).

There are public toilets located at the car park.

Approach:

Parking can be found at the tourist car park on Falls Road. From here just follow the path west for approximately 400m and then follow a short trail to the base of the falls.

1.1.16. Mt Cooke 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.309203, -32.416331

1.1.17. Mount Cuthbert 31 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown 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 101 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad 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. The quarry is also easily accessible on foot from the car park on Coulston Road. Don't leave valuables in your car.

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. Don't leave your car unlocked even when you are climbing nearby, opportunistic thieves on motorcycles are known to visit.

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 27 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:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.051743, -31.906403

Unique Features And Strengths:

A small quarry with a mix of short trad and sport climbs.

Description:

An overgrown quarry with a mountain bike path running through it. Looks an ideal environment for snakes.

Approach:

From Scott St in Greenmount, turn east onto Coongan Ave, drive to the end and park adjacent to the heritage trail. Walk east on the heritage trail, cross the creek and go on another 50m or so where there is another trail to the left which has a white gate. Go down this trail (you will see a post identifying it as the 'Blue Cruiser' trail), staying alert for mountain bikers, until you see the entrance to the quarry on the right, barely 5 minutes total walk in.

1.1.24. Serpentine National Park 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.012002, -32.368060

1.1.25. Shark Rock 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

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 33 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.071759, -31.958992

Unique Features And Strengths:

Typical Perth climbing in a beautiful location.

Description:

Located only 30 minutes from Perth, this is an awesome place to visit in winter.

Access Issues:

The boulders are located in Kalamunda National Park, and there are plenty of hikers walking along the Bibbulmun trial so please be respectful.

Approach:

Park at gate at end of Spring Road in Kalamunda. Follow fire trial for 200m, turn right and cross creek, then left down walking trial with Spring Creek to your left. After 500m you will see the first set of boulders, Lumberjack Rock off to your left.

1.1.27. Statham's Quarry 74 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

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. The quarry is also easily accessible on foot after parking on the closest corner when driving down the Zig Zag road. Don't leave valuables in the car.

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

Approach:

From the intersection of Roe H'way and Toodyay Rd, head towards Toodyay for 5.4km to the first crest of the escarpment. Here there is a large, bitumen parking area on the right hand side. Park here and walk uphill then on through the bush in an ESE direction for about 500m to get to the main climbing area (Plaque boulder). There is no track.

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.

Approach:

Wungong Regional Park entrance is exactly 5km down South West Highway from the lights at Armadale. Take the dirt road for 20min walking at a quick clip, taking the right at both forks. Just after the bridge you'll see an obvious trail to the left. Take this past the dam, and cross the narrow log. There should be an obvious path to the base of the crag, with 3m of bush bashing along the way. Should only be 2 minutes from the log.

1.1.32. The Hangout Indoor Climbing Centre 39 routes in Gym

Summary:
Sport and Boulder

Long/Lat: 115.920808, -31.910987

Description:

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

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:

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

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

1.1.35. Fern Rd 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 116.092521, -31.951351

Unique Features And Strengths:

A compact crag with numerous low grade, and a few moderate, bolted climbs, perfect for newcomers to outdoor sport climbing.

Description:

A low, mostly slabby granite crag.

Access Issues:

There are issues concerning the approach - the description in local guidebooks will take you across privately owned land that is indistinguishable from the surrounding national park, and the landowner is not happy about it. However, the approach can be made without encroaching on the private land. See the http://www.climberswa.asn.au entry for Fern Road for more information.

Approach:

From Kalamunda, drive 5.6km east along Mundaring Weir Rd, then turn left into Fern Rd. Continue to the end of the bitumen and about 50m further to the signs indicating the Bibbulmun track; park here without obstructing any of the tracks. Walk downhill to the right on a gravel track past the farmhouses. About 10-20m before the track turns left along the fence line, you can turn left and find a kind-of-but-not-really track that runs parallel to the fence. This is your best option to avoid going on the farmers' land. Walk parallel to the fence line and continue along this bearing after the fence has finished. On your right, you should see a sign on a tree marked 'Private Property'. Keep going straight and you'll pass a tree with a yellow plastic bucket nailed halfway up the trunk. Descend the hill deviating slightly to the right and you'll come to the creek with the crag visible on the far side of the creek. The whole walk in is about 1km.

1.2. South West 272 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.044778, -34.073520

1.2.1. Moses Rocks 45 routes in Crag

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 146 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 114.998780, -33.804953

Unique Features And Strengths:

Sea cliffs with amazing views and the opportunity to see dolphins playing in the surf and migrating whales.

Description:

Sea Cliffs, great atmosphere and exposure. Sure they are not as high as other cliffs on the south coast but they are amazing.

Access Issues:

Access is through private property firebreak/trail. Please don't litter. There is a long drop toilet in the National Park with an amazing view.

Approach:

Car Access is best down Wilyabrup Road off Caves Road. Follow track to a small parking area. Park here, cross a fence using the styles, follow the fire break down and across a stream and back up the other side. Stick to the path and walk towards the sea. At the end turn left and then you must cross another fence to access the National Park. Follow the trail down to arrive at the top of the sea cliffs.

Where To Stay:

Camp at Gracetown Caravan Park. There are many other options. Margaret River Town is relatively nearby too.

Ethic:

The local climbing association has published some Ethics\Guidelines which apply. http://www.climberswa.asn.au/cawa/cawa-code-of-bolting-and-new-route-development/

1.2.3. Gracetown Crag 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.4. Wallcliffe 20 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 114.992989, -33.972461

1.2.5. Bob's Hollow 28 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 Crag

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. North 431 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 121.477912, -22.791356

1.3.1. Dampier Archipelago 126 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.740418, -20.638147

1.3.2. 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

1.3.3. Newman 106 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 119.678421, -23.368109

1.3.4. Jingamia 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3.5. Kalbarri 121 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.

1.3.6. Mount Augustus 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3.7. The Kimberley 36 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 125.670034, -16.476812

1.4. Wheatbelt 140 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 119.332827, -31.982704

1.4.1. The Stirling Ranges 66 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 118.037182, -34.391335

1.4.2. Peak Charles 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 121.167768, -32.896093

1.4.3. Porongurups 33 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 117.884815, -34.685032

1.4.4. Eaglestone Rocks 34 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

1.5. South Coast 637 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 119.890420, -34.446141

1.5.1. Albany 309 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 118.072302, -35.019579

1.5.2. West Cape Howe 261 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

1.5.3. Denmark 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 117.365889, -34.968561

1.5.4. Walpole 62 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.767232, -34.902333

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