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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Difficulty Date
18 Boulder Dash

Good protection to be had, interesting climbing, nice tense little roof sequence to finish.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 16m Statham's Quarry Good Tue 23rd Sep 2014
18 Dinosaur Jnr

The first, second and fourth pitches make this a good slab route, the third and the topout prevent it from being very good. Pitch one, the starting flake with big layback and reachy traverse was the highlight. Take a couple of large cams for it!

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
1 lead by rebecca
2 lead by kym
3 lead by ashley
4 lead by rebecca
Mixed trad 120m, 19 Porongurups Good Mon 14th Nov 2016
16 Jetstream

Great climbing on good rock, with plenty of opportunity to protect the moves. Each of the two traverses adds some spice. The third "pitch" is a formality, but it's not as though you can avoid it. Highly recommended for a short multi-pitch adventure.

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
1 16 lead by ash
2 16 lead by kym
3 10 lead by ash
Trad 60m The Stirling Ranges Very Good Sun 13th Nov 2016
17 Wishbone

Kinda slabby

- with Kym Campbell, Adam
Mixed trad 15m, 5 Eaglestone Rocks Average Sat 13th Oct 2018
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 Mountain Quarry Good Thu 29th Dec 2016
16 Cornflake

Slabby, friendly, easy to protect, short.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 13m Statham's Quarry Average Tue 30th Sep 2014
16 The Fang

Another really good moderate trad climb. One somewhat committing bit, but that's right at a nice bit of protection.

Trad 25m Churchman's Brook Very Good Sat 23rd Aug 2014
15 Beautiful Possibilities

An absolute cracker. Delicate, careful moves needed for the start of this one. Good protection, but not obvious - you have to think about it. My pitch of the day, for sure.

- with Kym Campbell, Joe Hewitt
Trad 30m Arapiles Very Good Sat 4th Nov 2017
15 Craptastic Crack

Great crack, but super short.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 10m Scott Street Quarry Good Sun 26th Oct 2014
14 Ninjas Nuptials Trad 30m The Lesmurdie Falls Average Wed 25th Sep 2013
14 Tremulo

A fine little single pitch. In Perth this would be a must do at any crag, over here it's a bit eclipsed by all the other classics nearby.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Arapiles Very Good Sat 4th Nov 2017
14 Sirius Trad 40m Wilyabrup Very Good Sun 15th Mar 2020
14 Jaundice

Short, but great for practising cam placements.

- with Kym Campbell, Adam
Trad 8m Eaglestone Rocks Good Sat 13th Oct 2018
13 Fryaway

This is like the special desert you treat yourself to after a workout. If climbing this doesn't make you smile, you're doing the wrong pastime.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 13m Darlington Very Good Mon 2nd Mar 2015
13 One Thumb

Okay to practice gear placements on, I guess.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 13m Scott Street Quarry Average Sun 26th Oct 2014
12 Bard

For an iconic mega classic route, I was left a little underwhelmed. First and second pitches are a bit naff, but the last three are great. A mixed bag, but still a superb outing.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
1 lead by Paul
2 lead by Kym
3 lead by Paul
4 lead by Ashley
5 lead by Kym
Trad 120m Arapiles Very Good Thu 2nd Nov 2017
13 12 Pink Knickers

A worthy classic.

Trad 28m Churchman's Brook Classic Sat 27th Jul 2013
11 Trapeze

Great fun!

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 20m Arapiles Very Good Fri 3rd Nov 2017
11 Agamemnon

Done as one pitch. And what a pitch: solo the squeeze chimney to start, then stem your way up the chasm for the rest. Perfect friction all the way, and a cheeky little run-out at the end to add spice.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 40m Arapiles Classic Sun 5th Nov 2017
11 Piccolo

What a delightful, thin formation to climb!

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Trad 33m Arapiles Very Good Thu 2nd Nov 2017
11 Blockbuster

Pitch of the day. Technical, fun and great protection. A sensational route.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Trad 30m Arapiles Classic Thu 2nd Nov 2017
19 Capachow

Some good protection is available down lower, but the top of the flake sounds hollow as a drum. Pure pleasure after getting that first bolt clipped.

- with Kym Campbell
Mixed trad 16m, 3 Eaglestone Rocks Very Good Mon 13th Jul 2015
19 Ghost Pillar

Good holds, excellent placements. Pure fun.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 15m Barrington (Gosnells) Quarry Very Good Sat 24th Oct 2015
18 Bone Machine

This was great fun, a good mix of crimps and balancy moves.

- with Kym Campbell
Mixed trad 14m, 3 Avon Valley National Park Very Good Wed 10th Jun 2015
17 Playboy

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

- with Marc
Trad 28m Mountain Quarry Very Good Thu 15th Jun 2017
17 Major

A decent enough trad route, with one very committing gear placement for the crux. Was very happy to be told exactly what size cam to deploy.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Churchman's Brook Average Sun 12th Oct 2014
16 Krakaddiction

A pleasure to climb and super-easy to protect. A great warm-up. What's not to love?

Trad 30m Barrington (Gosnells) Quarry Very Good Thu 4th Sep 2014
16 16 X Birth Canal

Soloed it. Couldn't have hurt myself if I'd tried. We don't get much off-width around Perth. This gets a star, purely for uniqueness.

Trad 15m Dreaming Frog Good Sun 12th Jun 2016
10 Forty Four Trad 15m Churchman's Brook Average Sun 25th Aug 2013
10 Twenty Two

Channeling my inner Honnold. Also I was bored.

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
Trad 15m Churchman's Brook Average Fri 6th May 2016
10 Brepus

Solo in running shoes, showing off to the family.

Trad 10m Wilyabrup Good Sun 25th Sep 2016
10 Peanut Crumble

The lazy man's way back to the top.

Trad 30m Wilyabrup Average Sun 25th Sep 2016
10 Mini Me

Just so I can say that I soloed something at Eaglestone.

Trad 6m Eaglestone Rocks Average Mon 13th Jul 2015
5 Tiptoe Ridge

Only because Kym dared me to. I'm going back to bouldering.

Trad 120m Arapiles Mega Classic Tue 9th May 2017
5 Tiptoe Ridge

No gear placements, no rope drag. Superb rock and an atmospheric line. Sublime.

Trad 120m Arapiles Mega Classic Tue 7th Nov 2017
5 Needles Aye

Idle hands can be dangerous.

Trad 45m West Cape Howe Average Tue 23rd Mar 2021
1 Rabbit Hole

Totally sandbagged! Should be 3 at the very least.

Trad 10m Midgegoroo National Park Mega Classic Wed 21st Sep 2016
17 Playboy

A good, satisfying trad lead.

Trad 28m Mountain Quarry Good Wed 12th Feb 2014
14 The Sting

Easily protected and good fun, stemming up the chimney.

Trad 25m Churchman's Brook Good Sat 1st Feb 2014
13 12 Pink Knickers Trad 28m Churchman's Brook Classic Sun 25th Aug 2013
16 Watchtower Crack

The iconic Arapiles route. An amazing line with some commitment required on the upper two pitches. Beta: take two bolt plates and some large cams.

- with Kym Campbell
1 lead by Kym
2 lead by Ash
3 lead by Kym
4 lead by Ash
Mixed trad 95m, 3 Arapiles Mega Classic Mon 6th Nov 2017
16 The Fang - with Kym Campbell Trad 25m Churchman's Brook Very Good Sun 14th Nov 2021
15 Toccata

Great fun. First pitch is the harder, more insecure one with some non-obvious moves. Second pitch is a classy box chimney and much more straightforward.

- with Kym Campbell
1 lead by Kym
2 lead by Ash
Trad 50m Arapiles Very Good Sat 4th Nov 2017
15 Kaiser - Resignation

A completely superb lineup for these two routes. Second pitch had a surprisingly bouldery start, and that overhang on the third!

- with Kym Campbell
1 lead by Kym
2 lead by Ash
3 lead by Kym
4 lead by Ash
Trad 99m Arapiles Classic Sun 5th Nov 2017
15 First Route - with Kym Campbell Trad 30m Churchman's Brook Very Good Sun 14th Nov 2021
14 Lamplighter

Exposure, much? You're going into space if you fall off the second pitch. And that roof chimney on the third! Fantastic route.

- with Kym Campbell
1 lead by Kym
2 lead by Ashley
3 lead by Ashley
Trad 78m Arapiles Classic Mon 6th Nov 2017
12 Watchtower Chimney

A technical, unique mega-classic. First pitch was my pitch of the day.

- with Kym Campbell
1 lead by Ashley
2 lead by Kym
3 lead by Kym
4 lead by Ashley
Mixed trad 110m, 1 Arapiles Mega Classic Fri 3rd Nov 2017
12 Pink Knickers - with Kym Campbell Trad 28m Churchman's Brook Classic Sun 14th Nov 2021
9 Arachnus

Totally classy. Every pitch a joy to climb.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 110m Arapiles Classic Fri 3rd Nov 2017
20 Wise Crack

A short but satisfying trad problem. Two straightforward nut placements.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 12m Boya Quarry Good Tue 20th Jan 2015
20 18 Baylac Direct

An excellent line, but: sandbagged, much? The first pitch is much harder than the grade suggests. Second pitch is very pleasant, and much easier.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 96m Albany Very Good Thu 25th Apr 2019
16 Calophylla Crack

Good route. Protection is pretty sketchy for the top third.

- with Kym Cambell
Trad 18m Churchman's Brook Good Sun 12th Oct 2014
16 15 First Route

Found it a bit hard to protect.

Trad 30m Churchman's Brook Good Sat 27th Jul 2013
15 First Route

Good warmup route. Easily protected with several small cams.

Trad 30m Churchman's Brook Good Sat 23rd Aug 2014
15 Albatross

A lovely line of mild trad. Second pitch is the best, but it's all a good time.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 110m Albany Very Good Thu 25th Apr 2019
15 Rattle

Good climbing. A bit thin up top, but protectable.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 8m Albany Very Good Wed 24th Mar 2021
17 Hell Fire Gully

Found this an awful lot harder than the 14 grade would suggest, more like a 17/18. Mainly due to the difficulty in setting protection, much of the climb was run-out to an unsettling degree. White-knuckle trad climbing at its finest. Lots of loose rock, as you'd expect. Our progress up the face was too slow, so we had to traverse out at the top of pitch two via the Prickle Traverse (this was mercifully a safe and straightforward walk back to the tourist trail). Next time.

1 16 lead by Ashley Felton
2 17 lead by Ashley Felton
Trad 250m The Stirling Ranges Good Sun 6th Oct 2013
14 Hell Fire Gully

You don't get many long multi-pitch routes in WA, but this is serious fun and a great day out. It packs a lot of variety into six pitches, and despite some decent runouts it's good holds all the way. Take a friend or two, a full rack of trad gear, and have an adventure. Expect 1.5h walk in, 7/8h climbing, and 1h walk down,

- with Kym Campbell and Joe Hewitt
1 13 lead by Joe
2 14 lead by Kym
3 14 lead by Ashley
4 14 lead by Joe
5 13 lead by Kym
6 12 lead by Ashley
Trad 250m The Stirling Ranges Classic Sun 9th Nov 2014
15 Hell Fire Gully

Such a fun adventure, this route. Not many like it in WA.

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
1 10 lead by Kym
2 15 lead by Ash
3 14 lead by Kym
4 14 lead by Ash
5 13 lead by Ash
6 13 lead by Kym
Trad 250m The Stirling Ranges Classic Sat 14th Nov 2015
13 Horn Piece

A lovely route with nice, straightforward protection.

- with Rebecca Trigger
Trad 33m Arapiles Classic Wed 8th Nov 2017
12 Pink Knickers

Classic route. Doing it multi-pitch only feels slightly silly.

Trad 28m Churchman's Brook Classic Sun 12th Oct 2014
10 Hot Cross Bun

Good way to practice placing gear.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 7m Albany Good Wed 24th Mar 2021
20 Gates of Mordor alternate finish

Good fun on top rope, but suffers a bit from being a one-trick pony (crux traverse). Wouldn't come back for the lead.

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
Mixed trad 30m, 3 Churchman's Brook Good Fri 6th May 2016
16 19 Freedom

Felt weirdly easy, easier than Whisper anyhow. Possibly it was just top-rope induced courage (didn't fancy using the single piton at 12m to protect the whole climb).

- with Kym Campbell
Mixed trad 45m, 1 Wungong Valley Average Mon 26th Jan 2015
18 Eliminator

Unsure why this has stars; thirty seconds of laybacking off the roof crack is the highlight. I guess that it's pretty unusual in the Perth area.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 15m Avon Valley National Park Average Wed 10th Jun 2015
20 Black Flag

Didn't trust the cam placement down low, so we did this with the first draw clipped. My favourite route of the crag - at twice the height, it would be a classic route.

- with Kym Campbell
Mixed trad 14m, 2 Avon Valley National Park Very Good Wed 10th Jun 2015
18 Winnie

Another trad lead experience, again making shameless use of Kym's gear. Top half: faaaaark, it's pretty thin holds. Better trust your feet and those stopper placements. Felt like a 19 today.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 10m Dreaming Frog Good Sun 14th Aug 2016
17 17 R First Harvest

Always a pleasure, climbing someone else's (good) cam placements.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 15m Dreaming Frog Good Sun 14th Aug 2016
18 Entertainer

Sustained and oh so satisfying. This is why we visit. A sensational route.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 35m Arapiles Classic Tue 7th Nov 2017
17 I Just Wanna Be A Short Guy

Decent variety of moves required. Mind the spiders.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 12m Scott Street Quarry Good Sun 26th Oct 2014
16 Could Have Been Better Trad 30m Churchman's Brook Good Sat 27th Jul 2013
16 Could Have Been Better - with Kym Campbell Trad 30m Churchman's Brook Average Sun 12th Oct 2014
16 Krakaddiction

A good trad route to practice with. Small stoppers & cams needed only.

Trad 30m Barrington (Gosnells) Quarry Good Thu 3rd Oct 2013
15 15 R The Joker

Not a bad warmup.

- with Kym Campbell
Mixed trad 25m, 1 Arapiles Good Tue 7th Nov 2017
15 Friendless

Second pitch only due to rough seas. Intimating for a first taste of WCH. I was glad to be seconding.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 60m West Cape Howe Good Tue 23rd Mar 2021
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 Mountain Quarry Don't Bother Wed 22nd Oct 2014
14 Happy Daze

Okay. A good way to get to the top to retrieve gear.

- with Kym Campbell
Mixed trad 12m, 1 Avon Valley National Park Average Wed 10th Jun 2015
13 Ornet

Forgot to bring my machete, so this just sucked. A route best forgotten.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Churchman's Brook Don't Bother Sun 12th Oct 2014
12 Pink Knickers Trad 28m Churchman's Brook Classic Sat 27th Jul 2013
17 Roll

Couple of neat moves.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 7m Albany Good Wed 24th Mar 2021
16 Could Have Been Better Trad 30m Churchman's Brook Good Sun 25th Aug 2013
16 Could Have Been Better Trad 30m Churchman's Brook Good Sun 25th Aug 2013
15 Lost Arrow - with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger Trad 10m Churchman's Brook Good Fri 6th May 2016
14 D Minor

Some tasty exposed bulges to pull through on the second pitch. Shame that it wasn't a little more like that all the way.

- with Kym Campbell, Joe Hewitt
1 lead by Joe
2 lead by Kym
Trad 35m Arapiles Good Sat 4th Nov 2017
13 Muldoon

A fine start to our day. Easy start up the crack, then a gripping bouldery exposed move out onto the face, then lovely moves up the face to finish. You Victorians are keeping all the good stuff for yourselves.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
1 lead by Kym
2 lead by Paul
Trad 42m Arapiles Very Good Sat 4th Nov 2017
13 Horn Piece

Hell of a pitch to start the trip with. Classically good moves all the way.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Trad 33m Arapiles Classic Thu 2nd Nov 2017
13 Ivan

A short step on the way to Blockbuster. Surprisingly technical. I really should have left my pack behind.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Trad 14m Arapiles Very Good Thu 2nd Nov 2017
12 Pink Knickers Trad 28m Churchman's Brook Classic Sun 25th Aug 2013
11 Dracula

Good fun. Sorting out the kinks in my anchor building

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Trad 40m Arapiles Good Thu 2nd Nov 2017
20 Power Play

Next lead project, maybe.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Mountain Quarry Mega Classic Thu 27th Nov 2014
20 Power Play

A quick burn on top rope.

- with Paul Donovan, Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Mountain Quarry Mega Classic Wed 4th Jan 2017
20 Power Play Trad 25m Mountain Quarry Mega Classic Thu 16th Feb 2017
20 Power Play

A pleasure to get on this again.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 25m Mountain Quarry Mega Classic Tue 18th Dec 2018
18 18 R Kangaroo Graveyard

Had a spin on top rope. Eh, it was alright. Going to be much harder when that big first flake pulls off soon.

- with Kym Campbell
Mixed trad 10m, 2 Dreaming Frog Average Sun 12th Jun 2016
16 The Bite

One slightly awkward crux move. A good line, should have got out the trad gear instead of top roping it.

Trad 25m Churchman's Brook Good Sat 1st Feb 2014
11 Gully Route

Okay for practising trad placements, maybe.

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 30m Wungong Valley Average Mon 26th Jan 2015
21 Sundance Crack

Has to be one of the best cracks in Perth, well worth the bush-bash. Got part-way on lead, but the crux is a hard one to be placing gear through. Pure pleasure on toprope. Left some skin behind, plus an unrecoverable stopper above the first move (it should be bomber, forever).

- with Kym Campbell
Trad 12m Avon Valley National Park Classic Sat 14th Feb 2015
21 Stainless Steel Mixed trad 30m, 3 Wilyabrup Classic Sat 14th Mar 2020
20 Power Play

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

Trad 25m Mountain Quarry Mega Classic Tue 26th Nov 2013
19 Tannin

Saved the best line for very last. Superb moves on an amazing line. Well-deserved mega classic.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan, Rebecca Trigger, Joe Hewitt
Trad 35m Arapiles Mega Classic Wed 8th Nov 2017

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