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1. Perth 870 routes in Region

Summary:
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Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.661427, -32.089483

1.1. Avon Valley National Park 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.224122, -31.602735

1.1.1. Bald Hill Boulders 6 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.221377, -31.605747

Description:

Home of the Sundance Crack, which is perhaps the only reason to visit the area, there are a few bolted slab routes and some awesome, and not so awesome cracks.

Approach:

Park at the Bald Hill Campground and follow foot path 50 m north to a clearing on top of a slab. Follow faint track left for 200m through bush until some small slabs are reached. Walk directly downhill to dead tree and the boulders.

1.1.2. Emu Creek Wall 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 116.226803, -31.600148

Approach:

Take the eastward track from near the covered area. This trail will take you past great views of Emu Falls with some tempting rock across the creek. No climbing allowed there however. Continue on the trail which will take you down to Emu Creek, then follow the creek for 5minutes until you see the wall 200m uphill on your left.

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.

1.2.1. Entrance Quarry 23 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 116.039193, -32.062095

1.2.2. Main Quarry 8 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.039916, -32.060639

1.2.3. ellis brook valley reserve 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.039952, -32.065954

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.

1.4. 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.

1.4.1. Western Baylet 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.064541, -31.921968

1.4.2. Black Slab 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.065023, -31.922452

1.4.3. West Bay Leftside 14 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.065664, -31.922274

1.4.4. West Bay Rightside 17 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.066118, -31.922601

1.4.5. Orange Wall 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 116.066243, -31.923025

1.4.6. East Bay Leftside 12 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.067047, -31.923008

1.4.7. East Bay Rightside 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.067838, -31.923111

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.

1.6. 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.

1.6.1. The Short Walls 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad
Description:

Small craglet, with short routes and bouldering.

Approach:

Base of the stairs from the car park

1.6.2. Lost Arrow Area 15 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown
Description:

The first wall with any significant routes.

1.6.3. The Super Slab 14 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

1.6.4. Fang Wall 12 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad and Sport

1.6.5. Slash and Burn Wall 11 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and Sport

1.6.6. Collaboration Wall 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Aid

1.6.7. The West End 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

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.

1.7.1. Brutus Boulder 1 route in Unknown

Summary:
All Trad

1.7.2. Deception Area 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

1.7.3. Pyramid Boulder East 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.102880, -31.943074

Description:

This is the largest boulder in the area.

1.7.4. Pyramid Boulder North 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Sport

1.7.5. Solstice Boulder 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown
Description:

located above/next to the Pyramid Boulder

1.7.6. The Ironing Board 1 route in Boulder

Summary:
All Sport
Description:

The boulder shaped like an ironing board.

Approach:

Located slightly uphill from the Pyramid Boulder next to the Solstice boulder.

1.7.7. The Mushroom 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown
Approach:

Approximately 15m east of the Pyramid Boulder.

1.7.8. The Slot Machine 4 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Trad
Description:

The 10m high boulder with a thin crack up the middle.

Approach:

Approximately 50m north from the Pyramid Boulder. Follow the faint track.

1.7.9. The Eastern Slabs 18 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.103214, -31.941947

Description:

Large slab to the north east of the main area.

Approach:

Approximately 80m north-east from the Slot Machine Boulder. From Slot Machine cross the creek (usually dry in summer) and walk up hill following the faint track to the slab.

1.7.10. Gravitation Boulder 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Sport
Description:

Small boulder

Approach:

From the southern point of the eastern slabs go uphill for approximately 25m.

1.7.11. Upper Darlington 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.8. Eagle Hill 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.218787, -32.287660

1.8.1. Eagle Tor 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.217070, -32.286373

1.8.2. Canning River Crag 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

1.9. Gobby Road Crags 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: 116.012965, -32.435362

1.10. Gooseberry Hill Quarry 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.036228, -31.950152

1.11. Hardey Road 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.112397, -31.930737

1.11.1. Llama Rock 13 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.115549, -31.932436

Description:

An awesome little boulder in a pleasant area. Shaded in the afternoon.

Approach:

Park at end of Hardey Road and follow the firetrail to a track to the left. Follow fenceline, and follow it to the left. Cross small creek on your left and walk up hill until the boulder is spotted

1.11.2. Pile of Rubble 0 routes in Area

1.11.3. Llama Totem 0 routes in Area

1.11.4. The Sentinel 0 routes in Area

1.11.5. Stylidium 0 routes in Area

1.11.6. The Crack House 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad
Unique Features And Strengths:

Possibly the steepest and best jamming cracks in Perth.

Description:

A steep 10m high boulder that has two obvious jamming crack routes. Bring your gloves!

Access Issues:

Park at end of road in carpark. Do not cross fences and enter paddocks.

Approach:

Park at end of Hardey Road and head down the fire trail until you reach the Helena River. Follow road beside river upstream for 15 minutes. You will pass a pipeline coming down the hill on the left, and eventually a red-painted valve and eventually a red and black valve together in the two pipelines. Cross the pipeline here and the boulder is 70m through the bush.

1.12. Helena Rocks 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.106933, -31.938012

1.13. John Forest National Park 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.087080, -31.883773

1.13.1. Tavern Rocks 1 route in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 116.093925, -31.884277

1.13.2. Hovea Boulders 2 routes in Area

Summary:

1.13.3. Pretty Pool 1 route in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 116.074147, -31.878783

1.14. Jumperkine Hill 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

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.

1.16. Mt Cooke 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.309203, -32.416331

1.16.1. Millars Lookout 5 routes in Area

Summary:

1.16.2. The Ramparts 6 routes in Area

Summary:

1.17. Mount Cuthbert 31 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.252904, -32.349315

1.17.1. Mount Cuthbert Slab 20 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.254785, -32.348601

Approach:

Is difficult. It is at least a 30 minute hike in from the main road, provided you don't get lost on the various kangaroo tracks which weave their way up the Mount.

1.17.2. Main Area 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

1.17.3. West Boulders 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.17.4. Southern Area 3 routes in Unknown

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 116.254476, -32.350826

Description:

Just off to the right of Bibbulmun Track, some excellent boulders, Trad and Sport, all routes 6-8m with DBB on top.

1.18. Mount Randall 47 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.231238, -32.328936

1.18.1. Just a Dance Boulder 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.2. The Three Sisters 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.3. Micro Boulder 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.4. Ringworld Boulder 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

1.18.5. Main Boulders 13 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.18.6. Flashdance Boulder 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.7. The Groove Boulder 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.8. The Grovel Boulder 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.9. Summit Boulder 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.10. Summit Slab 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.11. Snailtrail Boulder 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.12. Knucklebuster Boulder 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.13. The Secret Gardens 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.18.14. The Freefall Area 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.19. Mt Vincent 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.253039, -32.366329

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

1.20.1. Hangten Buttress 11 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.061865, -31.915359

Description:© (hotgemini)

Obvious triangular buttress on R of Quarry as you enter it. It has overhanging aretes and is about 18m high. Hang Ten is on its R edge.

1.20.2. Skywalker Wall 15 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.062256, -31.915412

Description:© (hotgemini)

The obvious large and clean orange face on the southern side of the quarry. Be careful. Large blocks on left side of face have recently fallen off face. Skywalker is particularly unstable, with parts of it now laying on the ground. Be careful, and probably re-consider, climbing any routes to the left of Urban Ethics.

1.20.3. Main Wall 18 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.062844, -31.914852

Description:

Highest climbs in the quarry. Beware, some of these routes are seldom climbed and full of choss.

1.20.4. Fuzzbucky Wall 11 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 116.062672, -31.914362

1.20.5. Mull Up Buttress 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: 116.062324, -31.914279

Description:© (hotgemini)

To the R of the Black Bay and a broad gully is a large black buttress.

1.20.6. The Black Bay 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.061880, -31.914254

Description:© (hotgemini)

R of the black wall is a steep broken bay about 20 metres high. A dark, shaded bay, it is wet for a good part of the year due to ground water seepage. In summer this area stays shaded which makes it a good choice on hot days.

1.20.7. Playboy Area 20 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 116.061752, -31.914509

Description:© (hotgemini)

Beyond City Limits Wall is a large rubble fan with a broken buttress on its right, then a less broken section before a classic V-shaped corner, the climb Playboy. There are a couple of easier routes to the left of 'Plantagenet' however they are only for desperados.

1.20.8. Woomera Wall 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 116.061511, -31.914838

1.21. Pinjarra 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.970800, -32.631521

1.21.1. Boomer Hill 27 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.975650, -32.608410

Approach:

Take Alcoa Road for about 6km, then take the obvious sign posted left onto North Spur Road. After just under 2km, turn left through the unlocked gate onto Ireland Road. Take that for 1km until you get to a locked gate. Park there and enjoy.

1.21.2. Oakley Falls 0 routes in Area

1.22. Roleystone 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.070463, -32.128283

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.

1.24. Serpentine National Park 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.012002, -32.368060

1.24.1. Serpentine Falls 6 routes in Area

Summary:

1.24.2. Heat Seeker Face 4 routes in Area

Summary:

1.24.3. Hidden Face 3 routes in Area

Summary:

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.

1.26. 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.

1.26.1. Lumberjack Rock 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Trad, Top Rope and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.069714, -31.957896

1.26.2. Samaritan Rocks 7 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.069224, -31.957187

1.26.3. Duckhead Rock 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.069527, -31.957124

1.26.4. Piesse Wall 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.075431, -31.959954

1.26.5. Piesse Boulders 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.074793, -31.960944

1.26.6. Bibbulman Boulders 6 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Aid

Long/Lat: 116.072181, -31.953146

1.27. Statham's Quarry 75 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.

1.27.1. Michel Angelo Walls 26 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 116.048811, -31.934292

1.27.2. Central Slab Area 20 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.048571, -31.934893

Description:© (hotgemini)

Immediately to the right of "5" Wall at the back of the quarry are steep and shiny orange slabs. At the right bottom end is a streaked slab.

1.27.3. Quarry Right Side 29 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.048057, -31.934713

1.28. Swan River 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Deep Water

Long/Lat: 115.785151, -32.018832

1.28.1. Blackwall Reach 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Deep Water

Long/Lat: 115.785083, -32.018953

Description:

A stretch of weathered limestone cliffs beside the Swan River, arguably Perth's best outdoor training site. Most opportunities for climbing involve traversing the several hundred metre-long cliff. However, there are a number of 8-10m faces above deeper water, providing an opportunity for soloing in relative safety.

Approach:

Park at the Point Walter carpark and follow the paths around to the cliff (~500m). Alternatively, park on Honour Drive near the golf course tee and follow the fenced tracks down.

1.28.2. Peppermint Grove 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 115.772537, -31.993474

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.

1.29.1. Plaque Wall 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.074456, -31.846761

1.29.2. Ode Face 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 116.074493, -31.846862

1.29.3. Plaque Boulder South-side 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 116.074530, -31.846712

1.29.4. Beanie Boulders 5 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.074734, -31.846755

1.29.5. Small Crag 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.29.6. End of Toodyay Rd 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

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.

1.30.1. Left Slab 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 115.979126, -33.399879

1.30.2. Left Wall 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 115.979184, -33.399803

1.30.3. Main Wall 21 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 115.979497, -33.399893

1.30.4. Right Wall 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 115.979714, -33.400130

1.30.5. Right Slab 4 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 115.979414, -33.400315

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.

1.32. 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

1.32.1. Climbing routes 23 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

1.32.2. Bouldering problems 16 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

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

1.33.1. Climbing routes 23 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

1.33.2. Bouldering problems 16 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

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

1.34.1. Main Area 0 routes in Boulder

1.34.2. Norwegian Sector 0 routes in Boulder

1.34.3. Shambala Boulders 0 routes in Boulder

1.34.4. Mini Me Boulders 0 routes in Boulder

1.34.5. Labyrinth 0 routes in Boulder

1.34.6. raining snakes 0 routes in Boulder

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.