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Grade Route Gear style Quality
Sun 17th May 2020 - Boya Quarry
East Bay Rightside
19 Big Man's Underpants Sport 12m, 3 Very Good
17 Hell's Bells and Mademoiselles Sport 15m, 4 Good
20 Dirty Blue "S" Sport 14m, 4 Good
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
Mon 5th Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Katoomba Area Medlow Bath Reservoir Dogs
15 I Don't Tip

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

- with Joe Hewitt
Sport 36m, 13 Good
Sun 4th Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Katoomba Area Medlow Bath The Sunbath
17 Mainly Fine Sport 16m Average
Sun 4th Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Shipley Upper Hot Flyer Wall
21 Girly Germs

Quality route, but too tough for me today.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m Good
19 Jack High

Excellent! Crimpy as all get-out.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m Very Good
Sun 4th Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Shipley Upper Grey Slab
18 The Answer is Obvious

Another nice one. What's with all the highball starts, setters?

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m Good
18 The Bandoline Grip

Nice, easy for the grade.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 18m, 8 Good
Sun 4th Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Shipley Upper Sandwiches Wall
13 Pompadour

Nice, easy warm up.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 10 Good
Sat 3rd Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Bell's Line of Road & Chifley Rd Pierces Pass Bunny Bucket Buttress and Hotel California Area
22 Hotel California

A spectacular day out. And it will be the whole day. The dicey long traverse was a highlight.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 330m Mega Classic
Fri 2nd Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Leura Sublime Point West Face (Main Area) Middle Cliffs Sweet Dreams Walls
19 Whymper

Big, multi pitch fun. Awesome.

- with Kym Campbell
1 19 25 lead by Kym Campbell
2 18 25 lead by Ashley Felton
3 19 25 lead by Kym Campbell
4 19 35 lead by Ashley Felton
5 16 35 lead by Kym Campbell
Sport 150m Classic
Fri 2nd Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Leura Sublime Point West Face (Main Area) Middle Cliffs Theory of Negativity Wall
18 20 Theory of Negativity

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 22m, 9 Classic
Thu 1st Nov 2018 - Blue Mountains
Katoomba Area Medlow Bath Reservoir Dogs
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 Good
Sat 13th Oct 2018 - Eaglestone Rocks
18 Pink Rings

I enjoyed this more the time it wasn't pissing down with rain

- with Kym Campbell, Adam
Sport 18m, 5 Good
20 Lesser of Two Evils

The route I've had most fun failing to send clean in ages.

- with Kym Campbell, Adam
Sport 12m, 4 Very Good
17 Sparrow

Good warmup.

- with Kym Campbell, Adam
Sport 18m, 5 Good
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
Fri 15th Dec 2017 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
21 Real Life Ambition

Pure quality.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Classic
Fri 15th Dec 2017 - Statham's Quarry
Quarry Right Side
17 Morning Glory

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m, 6 Good
Fri 15th Dec 2017 - Statham's Quarry
Central Slab Area
16 Blah, Blah, Blah

OK warm-up.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 18m, 5 Average
Thu 23rd Nov 2017 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
21 Real Life Ambition

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 6 Classic
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
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
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
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
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
Thu 24th Nov 2016 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
25 Carbon Dogs

This is nails hard. At least I cheated my way to the top this time.

- with Paul Donovan, Kym Campbell
Sport 15m, 5 Very Good
Thu 24th Nov 2016 - Statham's Quarry
Quarry Right Side
13 Middle Line

A pleasant enough warm-up.

- with Ashley Felton
Sport 31m, 8 Average
Sat 12th Nov 2016 - Porongurups
Castle Rock
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 Classic
Tue 18th Oct 2016 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
25 Carbon Dogs

This was a pretty weak couple of goes on the first sequence. The route looks very good, but I might pencil this one in as an aspiration.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan
Sport 15m, 5 Good
Wed 21st Sep 2016 - Midgegoroo National Park
Over The Hill Big Man’s Rump
22 Beds are Burning

Got up with plenty of shouted beta. This is the best of what I climbed today, possibly of the whole crag. Remarkably consistent in difficulty over the entire route.

- with Kym Campbell, Paul Donovan, Marc
Sport 15m Very Good
Wed 21st Sep 2016 - Midgegoroo National Park
Over The Hill Yaganing Slabs
16 Bril-liant Slab

Fine enough, for slab.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 20m Average
17 Narrogin Line

Eh, it was okay. A bit muddy.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 24m Average
Wed 21st Sep 2016 - Midgegoroo National Park
Over The Hill Big Man’s Rump
21 Desperate Housewives

I made the blank section look much harder than it should be. Trust the rubber!

- with Paul Donovan, Kym Campbell, Marc
Sport 15m, 5 Good
18 19 Big Man’s Rump

Good mix of moves. Easy for the grade.

- with Paul Donovan, Kym Campbell, Marc
Sport 15m, 3 Good
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
Sun 14th Aug 2016 - Dreaming Frog
Dreaming Frog Sector
19 Critter Country

Short, but wicked good laybacking until the lip. Plus a good kneebar!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m Very Good
Sun 14th Aug 2016 - Dreaming Frog
Hundred Acre Wood Sector
17 Piglet's Picnic Feast

Slabby start, then a cruise up the arete bit. Good warmup.

- with Mike
Sport 7m Average
Sun 12th Jun 2016 - Dreaming Frog
Dreaming Frog Sector
22 Aztec

I had no answer to the second bolt today. It's tough. Aided my way up shamelessly to at least see the top.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m Good
Sun 12th Jun 2016 - Dreaming Frog
Hundred Acre Wood Sector
22 Apollo Ape

This one is probably one of the best routes in this area. Pity I flubbed it so hard!

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 12m Very Good
18 TTFN

Tough first move, balancy second, slab to finish. Short but fun.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 7m Good
Fri 6th May 2016 - Churchman's Brook
The Super Slab
22 Sundowner

Hahaha nope. Sandbag much? A single point harder than SSD I don't think.

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
Sport 26m, 2 Average
21 Super Slab Direct

A properly good slab route, this. Will come back for the lead one day.

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
Sport 30m, 2 Very Good
Fri 22nd Apr 2016 - Statham's Quarry
Quarry Right Side
15 Plummeting Penguins

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

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 27m, 6 Good
Fri 22nd Apr 2016 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
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 Very Good
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
Mon 1st Feb 2016 - Gooseberry Hill Quarry
22 Shadow of a Doubt Variation

Got to the top rest, then couldn't face the razor-sharp holds at the end.

- with Kym Campbell, Marc
Sport 10m, 5 Very Good
Fri 29th Jan 2016 - Gooseberry Hill Quarry
24 Shadow Of A Doubt

Had a crack at this after watching the others, forgot what they did and brute-forced the first half. It's a fun time - big overhang, and falls are practically risk-free! Pumpy and demanding, requires forearm endurance, good footwork and finger tape. Will return.

- with Kym Campbell, Marc
Sport 10m, 5 Very 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
Sat 23rd Jan 2016 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
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 Very Good
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 Very Good
Sun 10th Jan 2016 - Porongurups
Gibraltar Rock
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 Good
Wed 6th Jan 2016 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
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 Very Good
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 Very Good
Thu 17th Dec 2015 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
25 Hammer and Tongs - with Kym Campbell Sport 25m, 8 Very Good
Thu 17th Dec 2015 - Statham's Quarry
Central Slab Area
16 Mount Everest Sport 18m, 6 Good
17 Twenty Easy Steps Sport 20m, 5 Average
Tue 8th Dec 2015 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
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 Very Good
Tue 1st Dec 2015 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
25 Hammer and Tongs

Still a grovel at the top, but progress nonetheless.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 25m, 8 Very Good
Tue 27th Oct 2015 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
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 Very Good
Sat 24th Oct 2015 - Barrington (Gosnells) Quarry
Entrance Quarry
19 Poo HQ

Felt tough for the grade, but then I was pretty tired. A tick for another time.

- with Kym Campbell, Rebecca Trigger
Sport 15m, 5 Good
17 19 Drilled into Submission

Short, unmemorable, no loweroffs. Next.

- with Kym Campbell
Sport 10m, 30 Average
Sat 24th Oct 2015 - Barrington (Gosnells) Quarry
Main Quarry
16 It's a Formidable Scent

Very enjoyable, exciting mantle at the end (to which I won't spoil the trick).

- with Steve Whitehead
Sport 13m, 4 Very Good
17 Smell of Rich Mahogany

Nice line. A somewhat tricky stretch between the 2nd & 3rd bolt.

- with Steve Whitehead
Sport 13m, 4 Good
Tue 20th Oct 2015 - Statham's Quarry
Michel Angelo Walls
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 Very Good
Sat 3rd Oct 2015 - Bridle Rock
20 19 Mr. Buzzy - with Kym Campbell, andrea Sport 6m, 3 Average

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