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Tue 18th Dec 2018 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
20 Power Play

A pleasure to get on this again.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Mega Classic
Mon 17th Dec 2018 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
22 Urban Ethics

That's right: this route is awesome.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Classic
Thu 1st Feb 2018 - Mountain Quarry
Hangten Buttress
27 Sweet Pea

This route is nails, and that's just the easier part. At least it was shady.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 22m Good
Thu 29th Jun 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Mull Up Buttress
16 Frustration and Contempt - with Rebecca Trigger Sport 25m, 6 Good
Thu 15th Jun 2017 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
22 Shut 'em Down

Too tired to finish the middle section. At least I worked out the first move again

- with Marc
Sport 16m, 5 Very Good
Thu 15th Jun 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
17 Playboy

Hey, I remember: trad is scary on lead. Calling this one a retro-flash.

- with Marc
Trad 28m Very Good
Thu 15th Jun 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Fuzzbucky Wall
22 Luck of the Draw

A messy dog of an ascent on top rope. At least I made it all the way up this time.

- with Marc
Sport 25m, 10 Very Good
19 Inside Out

Good confidence-booster to come back to this and lead it cleanly.

- with Marc
Sport 25m, 11 Very Good
Sun 4th Jun 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Fuzzbucky Wall
25 The Wiz

Working the hard first sequence, to properly tire myself out. Worked!

- with Paul Donovan
Sport 25m, 10 Good
22 Luck of the Draw

Couple of boulder problems, some delicate slab, some technical face climbing. The whole package. Wish I was a stronger climber.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Sport 25m, 10 Very Good
19 Inside Out

First foray back to outdoor lead after a break. Suitably humbling. Good sequences - will come back to this one.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Sport 25m, 11 Very Good
Thu 16th Mar 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Mull Up Buttress
20 Dinosaur Killer

Gotta trust your feet on this. Good moves, grade 20 feels about right.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m, 7 Very Good
Thu 16th Mar 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
21 Conflation

Redpoint attempt: got through the hard bit smooth-as, then slipped off the finisher. Careless, but not unhappy with this effort.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m, 5 Very Good
Fri 3rd Mar 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
21 Conflation

Had grand plans to practice then pink point this, but was not to be today. But now I know it's secrets!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m, 5 Very Good
Thu 23rd Feb 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Mull Up Buttress
21 Mull Up

Tried this on lead to test my hard man credentials. Failed. There's some good climbing here, but it's not good enough to warrant the genuine risk you're putting yourself in to find it. I reckon there's a good reason we don't bolt them like this any more.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 23m, 4 Average
Thu 23rd Feb 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Fuzzbucky Wall
18 Equilibrium

Nice warmup. I suspect I spent a bit much time in the corner.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m, 5 Good
Tue 21st Feb 2017 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
18 The Ride of the Valkyries

I might have enjoyed this more if it hadn't started raining midway. Nevertheless, some good moves.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Good
Thu 16th Feb 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Fuzzbucky Wall
20 Double Happiness

Clean as you like.

Sport 35m, 12 Good
Thu 16th Feb 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
20 Power Play Trad 25m Mega Classic
20 Power Play Trad 25m Mega Classic
Sun 5th Feb 2017 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
24 Vombatia - with Paul Donovan Sport 15m, 4 Good
Thu 2nd Feb 2017 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
22 Shut 'em Down

Totally forgot how to do this

- with Paul Donovan
Sport 16m, 5 Very Good
19 Turbodiesel Excavator - with Paul Donovan Sport 16m, 5 Very Good
Thu 26th Jan 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Fuzzbucky Wall
20 Double Happiness

A good route with a variety of moves needed to finish. I should have had it clean the second try, but lost concentration and dogged it. Another day.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 35m, 12 Good
Thu 19th Jan 2017 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
19 Turbodiesel Excavator Sport 16m, 5 Very Good
18 Motherlode Sport 15m, 4 Good
Wed 4th Jan 2017 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
20 Power Play

A quick burn on top rope.

- with Paul Donovan, Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Mega Classic
Sun 1st Jan 2017 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
21 Split Personality

Old school climbing! In the sense of widely-spaced bolts, the first of which is a certainty of crippling injury in the event of a fall. I made that okay, and the second, but couldn't figure out the hard move to gain the third. Nonetheless, a great line that I'll come back to.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Sport 20m, 3 Very Good
Thu 29th Dec 2016 - Mountain Quarry
Main Wall
20 On Edge

A very pleasant surprise, way better than expected. If it were at ground level, I'd describe it as "must try".

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Sport 15m, 6 Very Good
15 17 Adventure Line

Pleasant enough climbing, worth doing to reach On Edge (above). Use the last third as an opportunity to practice your trad placements.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Mixed trad 30m, 5 Good
Thu 29th Dec 2016 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
21 Conflation

Technical, interesting and unique moves. Will definitely come back and try doing this cleanly.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Sport 12m, 5 Very Good
Wed 28th Dec 2016 - Mountain Quarry
Main Wall
21 20 Psychopath

The first pitch is fairly straightforward, the second is a lot more challenging (hats off to Kym). Second carrot on the 2nd pitch (after the hanger) is in a butt-clenchingly high spot.

- with Ashley Felton
Sport 42m, 10 Good
Tue 13th Dec 2016 - Mountain Quarry
Main Wall
20 19 Sex, Cigarettes and Chardonnay

Good fun, though pretty damn tough for the grade. Needs a couple of hangers on the ledge at the natural top of pitch one. The sequence on the pitch two arete felt harder than 19, but I dogged through it eventually.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 50m, 10 Good
Thu 1st Dec 2016 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
19 Turbodiesel Excavator

I like this route, just not in the dark.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Sport 16m, 5 Good
24 Monday Weak

I can do pretty much all the individual moves on this, while fresh. The trouble is stringing them all together.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Sport 15m, 4 Good
Tue 25th Oct 2016 - Mountain Quarry
Fuzzbucky Wall
17 16 Thin Black Line

Muddy, chossy and hard to protect. I got partway and bailed off a nearby bolt. No redeeming features here - don't bother.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 30m Don't Bother
Sun 28th Aug 2016 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
13 Bumble Sea

Setting up/retrieving gear for offspring to have a climb.

Sport 11m, 4 Average
Fri 26th Feb 2016 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
24 Monday Weak

More practise. More like, "Fingers Weak", this one

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 4 Good
Fri 26th Feb 2016 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
14 Plantaganet - with Rodney Sport 25m, 6 Average
Thu 18th Feb 2016 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
24 Monday Weak - with Kym Campbell Sport 15m, 4 Good
Thu 18th Feb 2016 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
17 Bumble Aye - with Rebecca Trigger Sport 12m, 4 Average
Thu 18th Feb 2016 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
22 Shut 'em Down

Wild contortions to get through the overhang, then efficient moves to scale the arete. It's pretty doable, once you know how.

- with Rebecca Trigger
Sport 16m, 5 Very Good
Sun 14th Feb 2016 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
24 Monday Weak

Dunno if making the third clip counts as "working". Worked out one move, though. Will be a good sequence.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 4 Good
18 19 Turbodiesel Excavator

Forgot where the secret hold was on the hard move. Ah wells.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 16m, 5 Good
Thu 11th Feb 2016 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
22 Shut 'em Down

Blasted straight through the crux this time, only to find that the next couple of clips are pretty hard work too.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 16m, 5 Very Good
19 Aquaterra

Has some interesting and chancy moves in the bottom half. Not ashamed to admit that having the beta made me feel a bit braver.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 17m, 5 Good
18 Motherlode

Got it done cleanly this visit.

Sport 15m, 4 Good
Thu 28th Jan 2016 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
22 Shut 'em Down

Was very close to writing this off as an impossible waste of time, then worked out a way to get through the starting overhang. Bazinga! Will come back another day and try the lead.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 16m, 5 Very Good
18 Motherlode

Couldn't work out the first move on the first try, or the second, but eventually. A somewhat tricky start, but the rest is straightforward.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 4 Good
Tue 24th Mar 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
24 Running With the Bulls

Tried the lead, had an awesome long fall and got freaked out. Went back on top rope to practice that 2nd crux sequence a bit more. Getting better.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 30m, 8 Classic
Tue 17th Mar 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
24 Running With the Bulls

Working, still working. At least I got to look at the easier top section today. Watching Kym put it all together was a great incentive!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 30m, 8 Classic
Mon 16th Feb 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Hangten Buttress
24 Hang Ten

Finally nailed this cleanly on lead, despite my apparent desire to reinvent half the moves each time I climb it. Classic!!!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m, 5 Classic
Tue 10th Feb 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Hangten Buttress
24 Hang Ten

The practice finally paid off with a clean ascent. A personal best! Back soon to try for the clean lead.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m, 5 Classic
Wed 4th Feb 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Hangten Buttress
24 Hang Ten

Just putting in the work.

- with Kym Campbell, Joe Hewitt
Sport 12m, 5 Classic
Wed 4th Feb 2015 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
22 Crazy Horse

Fell on the last move. Bah.

- with Kym Campbell, Joe Hewitt
Sport 16m, 4 Very Good
Wed 4th Feb 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
22 Playmate

The start is good, anyway.

- with Kym Campbell, Joe Hewitt
Sport 16m, 6 Good
Wed 4th Feb 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Hangten Buttress
24 Hang Ten

Good work session. Learned the start, worked out the best way through the crux, practised the hard move after that. Totally doable.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m, 5 Classic
Sun 1st Feb 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Mull Up Buttress
20 The Perfidious Potoroo

A super-satisfying, technical crux move.

- with Richard, Andrea
Sport 15m, 4 Very Good
16 Frustration and Contempt

Snatched a quick lead, between helping out the kids.

- with Richard, Andrea
Sport 25m, 6 Good
Wed 14th Jan 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
18 Penthouse

What's the opposite of sandbagged? An okay climb, but it's barely harder than AWA.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 28m, 7 Average
Wed 14th Jan 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
24 Running With the Bulls

We can do the first crux sensibly now. Progress!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 30m, 8 Classic
Wed 14th Jan 2015 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
19 Turbodiesel Excavator

A good warm-up.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 16m, 5 Good
Tue 6th Jan 2015 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
24 Running With the Bulls

Upon spending more time working this route, I'm prepared to update it to classic status. The crux seems to be a superb series of moves that need to be done exactly right to carry it off. The big project for 2015.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 30m, 8 Classic
Wed 17th Dec 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Main Wall
23 Rage

Had a decent try at the start of this - so that's what a 23 crux move feels like. Watched Kym pull it off, so I know it's possible. Another day.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 23m, 5 Good
22 Outrage

A good route, with one very nervy clip (the fourth) and a strenuous crux move straight after (took a couple of tries to work it out). The rest is straightforward.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 23m, 7 Good
Wed 10th Dec 2014 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
22 Crazy Horse

A variety of technical and balancy moves makes this a really satisfying one to tick off. Got the two overhang moves dialled tonight.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 16m, 4 Very Good
22 Crazy Horse

Take your time making the first clip, it's surprisingly nervy to make that step up.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 16m, 4 Very Good
Wed 3rd Dec 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
24 Running With the Bulls

Haaaaaaard on the fingers, this one. A new aspiration.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 30m, 8 Very Good
22 Urban Ethics

A clean lead on a classic route, and a new personal best at that. In the sunshine. Life feels pretty good.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Classic
22 Urban Ethics

One last practice ascent.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Classic
Thu 27th Nov 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
20 Power Play

Next lead project, maybe.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Mega Classic
Wed 26th Nov 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
22 Urban Ethics

Not quiiiite ready to try the lead. Soon.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Classic
22 Urban Ethics

Still trying to get this properly dialled. First go is always messy.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Classic
Wed 19th Nov 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
20 Power Play

Should have been a clean ascent but I lost concentration at the end. Always feels like a fun reward, climbing this.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Mega Classic
22 Urban Ethics

A clean ascent, on the second go. A time or two more to dial in the moves, and it'll be time to try this on lead.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Classic
22 Urban Ethics

First shot, to relearn the moves.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Classic
Sun 26th Oct 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Mull Up Buttress
20 The Perfidious Potoroo

A great line. Gets progressively trickier, with precise footwork and nerves of steel required for the crux move. I never would have managed it if I hadn't just seen it pulled off. Still took me many minutes of procrastination to get it done.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 4 Very Good
Wed 22nd Oct 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Hangten Buttress
24 Hang Ten

Initial work on a classic route. Gotta spend more time on the hangboard!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m, 5 Classic
Wed 22nd Oct 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Main Wall
15 Frog Groove

A route with very little to recommend it. First viable protection is 10m up, second is another 15m higher, then you scramble to the top of the first pitch. If you're going to put yourself at that much risk, the climb better be worth it. Second pitch is a 5m joke. Skip this one.

- with Kym Campbell
1 15 lead by Kym Campbell
2 12 lead by Ashley Felton
Trad 45m Don't Bother
Wed 12th Feb 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
17 Playboy

A good, satisfying trad lead.

Trad 28m Good
Wed 12th Feb 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
24 Running With the Bulls

Still a work in progress, this one.

Sport 30m, 8 Very Good
22 Urban Ethics

Mastered the arete, made the middle look easy, completely choked on the upper ledge and finish. Superb, classy route.

Sport 25m, 7 Classic
Tue 11th Feb 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
24 Running With the Bulls

Got the first couple of moves worked out. Deft footwork is certainly required for this one.

Sport 30m, 8 Very Good
20 Power Play

Will get this done cleanly next time.

Trad 25m Mega Classic
Sun 5th Jan 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
15 Aerobics with Alan Sport 20m, 6 Good
Sun 5th Jan 2014 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
19 Turbodiesel Excavator Sport 16m, 5 Good
Sun 5th Jan 2014 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
13 12 Black Slab (Placeholder)

OK for a warm-up.

Sport 25m, 6 Average
Tue 31st Dec 2013 - Mountain Quarry
Main Wall
19 Sex, Cigarettes and Chardonnay

Getting a grip on the leading edge of the overhang (start of second pitch) feels pretty hairy. Decent for practicing multi-pitch.

Sport 50m, 10 Average
Tue 26th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
Skywalker Wall
20 Power Play

Hilariously good fun, on lead. Would be an awful lot more committing to climb it trad.

Trad 25m Mega Classic
22 Urban Ethics

Without doubt, one of the best lines in Perth - a classic. I couldn't get around the base of the first arete cleanly; something to come back to.

Sport 25m, 7 Classic
Sun 24th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
19 Turbodiesel Excavator Sport 16m, 5 Good
Sun 24th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
14 Plantaganet

Tick!

Sport 25m, 6
16 17 Bumble Aye Sport 12m, 4 Average
16 Bumble Bee

Decent warm-up.

Sport 12m, 4 Average
Wed 20th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
16 17 Bumble Aye

Not bad. More balance than strength needed.

Sport 12m, 4 Average
Wed 20th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
The Black Bay
19 Turbodiesel Excavator Sport 16m, 5 Good
Sun 17th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
15 Aerobics with Alan

Always fun.

Sport 20m, 6 Good
Sun 17th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
Mull Up Buttress
21 Sylvia

Extremely strenuous and sustained climb; heck of a workout for the arms. Note there is a ledge you could play tennis on for a rest, half way.

Sport 20m, 9 Very Good
Wed 13th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
Playboy Area
21 Hustler

Very good climb. Some delicate footwork required to perch on thin crimps.

Sport 22m, 8 Very Good
Wed 13th Nov 2013 - Mountain Quarry
Mull Up Buttress
16 Frustration and Contempt Sport 25m, 6 Good

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