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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Date
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15 Made in Australia, from Local and Imported Ingredients

Well (over?) protected and enjoyable multi-pitch slab climbing, though without many distinguishing features. A fun day out.

- with Mike, Sophie
Sport 220m, 36 Porongurups Good Sun 10th Jan 2016
17 19 Drilled into Submission

Short, unmemorable, no loweroffs. Next.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 10m, 30 Barrington (Gosnells) Quarry Average Sat 24th Oct 2015
15 I Don't Tip

Pretty cruisey, but I'm glad that we did it.

- with Joe Hewitt
Sport 36m, 13 Blue Mountains Good Mon 5th Nov 2018
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 Mountain Quarry Good Thu 26th Jan 2017
20 Double Happiness

Clean as you like.

Sport 35m, 12 Mountain Quarry Good Thu 16th Feb 2017
18 Let's Get a Taco

A good intro to Blue Mountains rock.

- with Kym Campbell
1 18 20 lead by Kym Campbell
2 17 18 lead by Ashley Felton
Sport 38m, 12 Blue Mountains Good Thu 1st Nov 2018
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 Mountain Quarry Very Good Sun 4th Jun 2017
19 Inside Out

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

- with Marc
Sport 25m, 11 Mountain Quarry Very Good Thu 15th Jun 2017
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 Mountain Quarry Average Tue 31st Dec 2013
17 Short Circuit Direct

Good clean fun, climbing up over the jagged flakes of gouging. Well-protected, but don't slip.

Sport 27m, 10 Statham's Quarry Good Sun 19th Jan 2014
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 Mountain Quarry Good Tue 13th Dec 2016
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 Mountain Quarry Good Wed 28th Dec 2016
25 The Wiz

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

- with Paul Donovan
Sport 25m, 10 Mountain Quarry Good Sun 4th Jun 2017
13 Pompadour

Nice, easy warm up.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 10 Blue Mountains Good Sun 4th Nov 2018
15 Ancestral Vices

Good climb (for slab).

Sport 26m, 10 Denmark Good Thu 25th Mar 2021
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 Mountain Quarry Very Good Sun 4th Jun 2017
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 Mountain Quarry Very Good Thu 15th Jun 2017
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 Mountain Quarry Very Good Sun 17th Nov 2013
18 20 Theory of Negativity

Surprisingly easy for the grade, though pumpy. A big, lovely, overhang jug haul.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 22m, 9 Blue Mountains Classic Fri 2nd Nov 2018
13 Middle Line

A pleasant enough warm-up.

- with Ashley Felton
Sport 31m, 8 Statham's Quarry Average Thu 24th Nov 2016
10 Marcel

Eh. Quicker way to get up than walking around the path.

Sport 26m, 8 Denmark Average Thu 25th Mar 2021
21 Power of the Old Carrot

Hit the roof of the top overhang, and had absolutely no answer for it.

Sport 25m, 8 Boya Quarry Good Mon 3rd Feb 2014
18 The Bandoline Grip

Nice, easy for the grade.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 18m, 8 Blue Mountains Good Sun 4th Nov 2018
21 Hustler

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

Sport 22m, 8 Mountain Quarry Very Good Wed 13th Nov 2013
24 Running With the Bulls

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

Sport 18m, 8 Mountain Quarry Very Good Tue 11th Feb 2014
24 Running With the Bulls

Still a work in progress, this one.

Sport 18m, 8 Mountain Quarry Very Good Wed 12th Feb 2014
24 Running With the Bulls

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 18m, 8 Mountain Quarry Very Good Wed 3rd Dec 2014
21 Power of the Old Carrot

Learning the moves.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Boya Quarry Very Good Tue 30th Dec 2014
21 Power of the Old Carrot

This is a great climb; a variety of interesting moves are required to make it up. Unlike some, it's of a fairly consistent difficulty the whole climb.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Boya Quarry Very Good Tue 30th Dec 2014
25 Hammer and Tongs

Doable, but gonna take some work. Would probably go easier if I didn't try to climb it a different way every attempt.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Statham's Quarry Very Good Tue 20th Oct 2015
25 Hammer and Tongs

Got the first crux worked out at last. Couple more sessions for a clean ascent, maybe. Lead ascent remains a daunting prospect

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Statham's Quarry Very Good Tue 27th Oct 2015
25 Hammer and Tongs

Still a grovel at the top, but progress nonetheless.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Statham's Quarry Very Good Tue 1st Dec 2015
25 Hammer and Tongs

Two tries on top rope, neither clean but both better than last time. Let's get a clean shot, then try the lead.

- with Kym Campbell, Steve Whitehead
Sport 25m, 8 Statham's Quarry Very Good Tue 8th Dec 2015
25 Hammer and Tongs - with Kym Campbell Sport 25m, 8 Statham's Quarry Very Good Thu 17th Dec 2015
25 Hammer and Tongs

Got this dialed. Very close to a clean ascent today, just some carelessness on the undercling move. I should probably stop putting off the lead and get this done.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Statham's Quarry Very Good Wed 6th Jan 2016
25 Hammer and Tongs

Gah, not all all the glorious pinkpoint that I saw in my head. Took a big fall past at the middle ledge and decided to swear off lead climbing for life.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Statham's Quarry Very Good Sat 23rd Jan 2016
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 18m, 8 Mountain Quarry Classic Tue 6th Jan 2015
24 Running With the Bulls

We can do the first crux sensibly now. Progress!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 18m, 8 Mountain Quarry Classic Wed 14th Jan 2015
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 18m, 8 Mountain Quarry Classic Tue 17th Mar 2015
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 18m, 8 Mountain Quarry Classic Tue 24th Mar 2015
18 Penthouse

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 28m, 7 Mountain Quarry Average Wed 14th Jan 2015
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 Mountain Quarry Good Wed 17th Dec 2014
20 Mortal Wombat

Nice, varied climb. Alternates between sketchy and safe. Would take a better climber than I to stay on the right for the whole route.

Sport 20m, 7 Mountain Quarry Very Good Tue 12th Nov 2013
20 Dinosaur Killer

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m, 7 Mountain Quarry Very Good Thu 16th Mar 2017
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 Mountain Quarry Classic Tue 26th Nov 2013
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 Mountain Quarry Classic Wed 12th Feb 2014
22 Urban Ethics

First shot, to relearn the moves.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Mountain Quarry Classic Wed 19th Nov 2014
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 Mountain Quarry Classic Wed 19th Nov 2014
22 Urban Ethics

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Mountain Quarry Classic Wed 26th Nov 2014
22 Urban Ethics

Not quiiiite ready to try the lead. Soon.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Mountain Quarry Classic Wed 26th Nov 2014
22 Urban Ethics

One last practice ascent.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Mountain Quarry Classic Wed 3rd Dec 2014
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 Mountain Quarry Classic Wed 3rd Dec 2014
24 Karma

After a discouraging practice turn, I was very pleased to make it up this entire route. Superbly atmospheric moves up the arete, followed up by haaard slab moves on tiny features. Thanks to a patient belay partner, and mad props to Kym for doing it clean on lead.

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
Sport 25m, 7 Porongurups Classic Sat 12th Nov 2016
22 Urban Ethics

That's right: this route is awesome.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 7 Mountain Quarry Classic Mon 17th Dec 2018
14 Unknown (Plantaganet)

Tick!

Sport 19m, 6 Mountain Quarry Sun 24th Nov 2013
13 12 Black Slab (Placeholder)

OK for a warm-up.

Sport 18m, 6 Mountain Quarry Average Sun 5th Jan 2014
14 Unknown (Plantaganet) - with Rodney Sport 19m, 6 Mountain Quarry Average Fri 26th Feb 2016
16 Mount Everest

Woosed out a bit on the crux, the first go. It's easy once you know how. Trust your feet.

Sport 18m, 6 Statham's Quarry Good Tue 5th Nov 2013
16 Frustration and Contempt Sport 25m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Wed 13th Nov 2013
15 Aerobics with Alan

Always fun.

Sport 20m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Sun 17th Nov 2013
17 Morning Glory

Deceptively easy at the start, the top third provides all of the excitement.

Sport 20m, 6 Statham's Quarry Good Tue 10th Dec 2013
15 Aerobics with Alan Sport 20m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Sun 5th Jan 2014
16 Frustration and Contempt

Snatched a quick lead, between helping out the kids.

- with Richard, Andrea
Sport 25m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Sun 1st Feb 2015
22 Playmate

The start is good, anyway.

- with Kym Campbell, Joe Hewitt
Sport 16m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Wed 4th Feb 2015
16 Mount Everest - with Kym Campbell, Mike Ganic Sport 18m, 6 Statham's Quarry Good Tue 3rd Mar 2015
16 Mount Everest Sport 18m, 6 Statham's Quarry Good Thu 17th Dec 2015
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, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Sun 14th Feb 2016
24 Monday Weak - with Kym Campbell Sport 15m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Thu 18th Feb 2016
24 Monday Weak

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Fri 26th Feb 2016
15 Plummeting Penguins

Easy enough to be relaxing, thin enough to still have interest.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 27m, 6 Statham's Quarry Good Fri 22nd Apr 2016
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, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Thu 1st Dec 2016
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, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Tue 21st Feb 2017
16 Frustration and Contempt - with Rebecca Trigger Sport 25m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Thu 29th Jun 2017
17 Morning Glory

Stalled out on the unsettling top section. Trust those tiny feet.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m, 6 Statham's Quarry Good Fri 15th Dec 2017
27 Sweet Pea

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 16m, 6 Mountain Quarry Good Thu 1st Feb 2018
19 Crisis Master

Straightforward, until the vertical drill hole/crack at the finish. Pumpy, technical laybacking to finish. Good times.

Sport 25m, 6 Boya Quarry Very Good Mon 3rd Feb 2014
22 The Oubliette

A tough one - once you get through the balancy start, the rest is hard climbing to the last clip. Nowhere to rest, and more than one difficult move to pull off. Like bouldering, but 15m tall!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Very Good Tue 13th Jan 2015
21 Exhilarating Heights

An overall excellent climb, one of the best at Boya.

I wish that I'd managed to onsight this, but the top section takes a couple of big, committing moves (plus some nice technical balancy ones).

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m, 6 Boya Quarry Very Good Tue 20th Jan 2015
17 Kid Rock - with Kym Campbell Sport 14m, 6 Statham's Quarry Very Good Tue 3rd Mar 2015
21 Exhilarating Heights

A sweet couple of moves to get through that crux. As good as I remember!

- with Kym Campbell, Richard Allcock
Sport 20m, 6 Boya Quarry Very Good Tue 10th Mar 2015
25 24 All the Young Fascists

Flailing around on a brand-new climb is always hilarious. Couldn't make it past the crux. This one feels sequency as heck, and very hard on the fingertips.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Very Good Wed 6th Jan 2016
25 24 All the Young Fascists

I see some potential nice sequences here. This climb would probably be a bunch easier if Kym Campbell would stop breaking off the holds.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Very Good Sat 23rd Jan 2016
24 All the Young Fascists

Top rope with (much) rest, but finally got up this with a bunch of coaching. Sequency as heck.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Very Good Fri 22nd Apr 2016
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 Mountain Quarry Very Good Thu 29th Dec 2016
21 Real Life Ambition

Not exactly a clean ascent, but I got up. Crimpy, technical, and highly entertaining. Classic.

Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Classic Tue 10th Dec 2013
21 Real Life Ambition

Close to pinkpoint - just need to get that last move perfected.

Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Classic Tue 4th Mar 2014
21 Real Life Ambition

Awesome route. Fell on the crux!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Classic Wed 10th Dec 2014
21 Real Life Ambition

Fell of the crux, again! Even though I knew what to do!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Classic Wed 10th Dec 2014
21 Real Life Ambition

Finally got this classic dialled in and scaled cleanly. Such a good climb. Fist pump!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Classic Wed 31st Dec 2014
21 Real Life Ambition

Getting back to stiffer grades, slowly. This was a great confidence-booster today.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Classic Thu 23rd Nov 2017
21 Real Life Ambition

Pure quality.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Statham's Quarry Classic Fri 15th Dec 2017
18 Equilibrium Sport 20m, 5 Mountain Quarry Tue 25th Oct 2016
17 Twenty Easy Steps

Balance and poise required, rather than strength.

Sport 20m, 5 Statham's Quarry Average Tue 5th Nov 2013
16 Blah, Blah, Blah

Decent warm-up climb.

Sport 18m, 5 Statham's Quarry Average Sun 19th Jan 2014
16 Ant Attack

Sometimes you just wanna climb slab.

Sport 24m, 5 Statham's Quarry Average Sun 19th Jan 2014
17 Cool Under Fire

Good holds and feet. Felt easier than 17, I might have strayed a bit far right.

Sport 12m, 5 Boya Quarry Average Wed 22nd Jan 2014
20 Raging Torrent

Tried the onsite, couldn't man up for the last bolt. The first bolt is quite high - could use an extra. Too unsettling a climb to be enjoyable.

Sport 18m, 5 Wellington Dam Average Sun 23rd Mar 2014
23 Chasing Mason

Couldn't stick the overhang.

Sport 16m, 5 Wellington Dam Average Sun 23rd Mar 2014
17 Centrepiece

Decent climb, but unremarkable.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m, 5 Statham's Quarry Average Tue 13th Jan 2015
17 Twenty Easy Steps Sport 20m, 5 Statham's Quarry Average Thu 17th Dec 2015

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