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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
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
24 23 Hard Coffee

Too hard for me today. The section after the second clip shut me down totally.

- with Kym Campbell, andrea
Sport 7m, 3 Good

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