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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Sun 17th Jun 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Lower Crag
20 So

Warm up lap, the ground has disappeared from below this so hard to get on

Mixed 12m, 1 Watagans Good
Sun 17th Jun 2018
23 Feeling the Pinch

Crazy campus crimps, sliced finger on the pinch.

Sport 14m, 2 Watagans Very Good
Sun 17th Jun 2018
20 From Here to Eternity

This would easily be a 22 at frog. Failed again on the redpoint and then quivered for an age before doing the loose mantle to exit. Needs anchors

Trad 10m Watagans Very Good
Sun 17th Jun 2018
Thu 14th Jun 2018 - Frog Buttress
West of the access track
25 Barbed-wire Canoe

After the first 8 m this is great and technical. I have issues with the start.

Trad 27m Frog Buttress Very Good
Thu 14th Jun 2018
Wed 13th Jun 2018 - Frog Buttress
West of the access track
21 New and Improved Odin

Dave reckoned this was no harder than it used to be. But he did have a #9 cam and long limbs so could bridge his way to glory. I have scraped shoulders and nearly got my helmet stuck from grovelling through the roof.

Trad Frog Buttress Good
Wed 13th Jun 2018
19 Thor

Starts a little scary when you have to commit to falling onto the jug. Nice airy route.

Trad 30m Frog Buttress Very Good
Wed 13th Jun 2018
21 Warlock DS

Great warm up moves Dave! Fortunately I stretched first. Found a good use for the # 12, to stand on to reach starting holds

Trad 26m Frog Buttress Good
Wed 13th Jun 2018
22 Yankee Go Home

Very nice. Didn't have too much trouble, though some locks were painful

Trad 26m Frog Buttress Very Good
Wed 13th Jun 2018
Tue 12th Jun 2018 - Frog Buttress
East of the access track
24 Impulse

2 shots today. Was thinking of leading this but pretty high gravity and once the sun hit, no chance.

Trad 25m Frog Buttress Classic
Tue 12th Jun 2018
20 Famous Cosmetics

Ledgy, but good climbing. Stopped at anchors. Quite strenuous

Trad 40m Frog Buttress Good
Tue 12th Jun 2018
16 Sabrasucker

Warm down

Trad 18m Frog Buttress Very Good
Tue 12th Jun 2018
18 Sacrilege Crack

Quite interesting, not really offwidth climbing

Trad 25m Frog Buttress Good
Tue 12th Jun 2018
Mon 11th Jun 2018 - Frog Buttress
East of the access track
16 Fat Mattress

Really nice route, hard to get on, sandbag at 16

Trad 30m Frog Buttress Very Good
Mon 11th Jun 2018
22 Child in Time

The lyrics go OOO aaah OOO which was my lyrics with the odd #%+* thrown in for the first 4m. Desperate to get to the crimp, can't believe how much energy I expended. No way I was going to fall off the rest after finally getting through the start.

Trad 25m Frog Buttress Classic
Mon 11th Jun 2018
Sun 10th Jun 2018 - Frog Buttress
East of the access track
23 Satanic Majesty

Great lead by Dave. It took me a few goes to solve the crux using a sneaky crimp to get high enough to jam again, got lowered down and then did clean through to top. Felt physically, and literally fried. It was hot in the sun.

Trad 30m Frog Buttress Very Good
Sun 10th Jun 2018
16 Blood, Sweat and Tears

Found this really fun and not thrutchy at all

Trad 40m Frog Buttress Very Good
Sun 10th Jun 2018
19 Inquisition

Great first half and even the offwidth section was good as you don't have to thrutch too much. Trailed a rope to haul our # 4s and 5s once I was on the half way ledge

Trad 27m Frog Buttress Very Good
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Sat 9th Jun 2018 - Frog Buttress
East of the access track
19 Southern Comfort

Heberdens nodules are making these thin cracks awkward despite small hands

Trad 15m Frog Buttress Good
Sat 9th Jun 2018
16 Castor

Got to love that chockstone, good warm up

Trad 22m Frog Buttress Very Good
Sat 9th Jun 2018
20 Pollux

Felt challenging until I found the really obvious footer I had missed

Trad 23m Frog Buttress Very Good
Sat 9th Jun 2018
20 Lord of the Flies

Beautiful varied climbing. Even the offwidth bit was fun, especially draping self over horizontal tree. Dave was crafty and hauled the big gear up on the trail line

Trad 40m Frog Buttress Classic
Sat 9th Jun 2018
20 Rack and Ruin

Had done the LOF so the start wasn't new. Nice thin airy climbing but a bit close to LOF.

Trad 40m Frog Buttress Very Good
Sat 9th Jun 2018
Thu 7th Jun 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
18 Dummykins

Not sure how this one escaped. Ground up, no preinspection, some shot put mid climb , but generally good rock, thankfully good small gear and a nice airy line

Trad 33m Kaputar Good
Thu 7th Jun 2018
18 Juicy Rumours

Rpt, had previously seconded, nice rock, good gear

Trad 30m Kaputar Very Good
Thu 7th Jun 2018
21 Caressingthe Diamond Bird

The crack in the middle is very nice. The start is a retro bolt of BGUTI, the finishing arĂȘte is tricky with no wear or chalk for clues

Mixed 25m, 8 Kaputar Very Good
Thu 7th Jun 2018
21 Deaf Frights

Quite dirty and friable in places at present but would clean up ok. The old BRs are rusty as is fixed wire, but currently seem sound and can be backed up with small gear

Mixed 35m, 3 Kaputar Good
Thu 7th Jun 2018
Wed 6th Jun 2018 - Kaputar
Euglah Rock
19 Skulking through the Badlands

Led both pitches linked. Thoughtful and careful climbing needed, but not too bad after the first 8 metres. Couldn't find any nearby chains ( it was raining by this time) so abseiled over Burning Spear. Took double rack and 14 draws.

Mixed 50m, 5 Kaputar Good
Wed 6th Jun 2018
Sun 3rd Jun 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Central Gully
26 Jacob's Ladder

A Dave Gray route from 88, likely a sandbag like the rest of them. 2 shots. I think I will need a stepladder to get on the route, or have to put in an alternative start. Not close.

Sport 20m, 4 Watagans Good
Sun 3rd Jun 2018
Wed 16th May 2018 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Ikara, Victorialand, Odin Head, Thor Head Ikara Head
18 Octonauts

Bold lead by dave on upper part.Large gear ie big bro needed. The seconder has a nicer time climbing the arĂȘte.

Trad 33m Blue Mountains Good
Wed 16th May 2018
Sat 2nd Jun 2018 - Watagans
Gate Crag Central Buttress
18 A'sprain

You could probably stack hands, but lay backing was easier. Mind the flake.

Trad 15m Watagans Average
Sat 2nd Jun 2018
17 Ptanklette

Took some cleaning, could do with some more, but a good crack

Trad 13m Watagans Good
Sat 2nd Jun 2018
21 Rain Shawdow

Rock quality varies, strangely felt pumped, may be the cold

Sport 12m, 5 Watagans Good
Sat 2nd Jun 2018
Wed 30th May 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Turkey Walls
24 Quasimodo

Found this the hardest of the 3 classic rebolted 24s, ( speakeasy and new horizons being the others) though it's probably less pumpy, but more delicate.

Mixed 18m, 4 Watagans Good
Wed 30th May 2018
Mon 28th May 2018 - East Killara
The Promised Land Middle Tier Genesis Left Wing Christianity
V1 Fishy Loaves Boulder 4m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V3 Stout Hearted Infidel Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V2 An Amazing Crusade Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
Mon 28th May 2018 - East Killara
The Promised Land Middle Tier Genesis Right Wing Christianity
V0 Save Me Jeebus

Down

Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Right Page Only Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V0 My Help Meet Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Who Buys A Stairway? Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Reach High For The Stoup Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V2 Scrambling Out of Purgatory Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Thorwald's Cross Slab

Contrived but interesting

Boulder 4m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V0 The Fat Penguin Makes You Go OW!

Hardest part is not damaging the banksia

Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V2 The Passing Of The Mantle

Easy

Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V3 Bouldering In A Hobbits Habit

You know you are relatively short if reaching the start holds for the " short" persons problem are an issue

Boulder 3m East Killara Good
Mon 28th May 2018
V0 Tip Toe Through The Garden Of Eden Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Van Helsing

Sandy as making a hideous mantle

Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V5 The Drunk Apostle

Maybe this suits short people

Boulder East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Cake Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Don't Judge A Bible By Its Cover Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V0 Two Rights Make A Wrong

Down

Boulder 2m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V0 The Sunday School Effect

Down

Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 The Light Yoke Boulder 3m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness Boulder 4m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 Water Into Whisky Boulder 4m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
V1 I Solemnly Swear Boulder 4m East Killara
Mon 28th May 2018
Thu 24th May 2018 - Wahroonga
Browns Road Courtyard Area
V1 Slap and tickle Boulder 3m Wahroonga
Thu 24th May 2018
Thu 24th May 2018 - Wahroonga
Browns Road Bouldering - Courtyard, The Block, Environs and other bouldering
V0 Right End Arete Boulder Wahroonga
Thu 24th May 2018
V2 Veronica to Arete

Hmmm, what to do when you suddenly hit the parking lot that is Sydney, pull off and wait for peak hour to subside.

Boulder Wahroonga
Thu 24th May 2018
Wed 23rd May 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Turkey Walls
24 Quasimodo

Went from below crux to top. Maybe time to tick this. All the recent crimping made this feel ok.

Mixed 18m, 4 Watagans Average
Wed 23rd May 2018
Wed 23rd May 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Space Ape Area
23 Tabouli

Needs a bit of a good clean, but would be ok on trad

Trad 9m Watagans Good
Wed 23rd May 2018
16 Lacolite Connection

And dave soloed this- crazy

Mixed 8m, 1 Watagans Average
Wed 23rd May 2018
14 Orangutang

Apparently I soloed this years ago. I must have been stupid. The jam bit is fine but the offwidth is insecure

Trad 6m Watagans Average
Wed 23rd May 2018
18 Darrin's Route

Hard to make it an 18

Sport 5m, 2 Watagans Don't Bother
Wed 23rd May 2018
Sun 20th May 2018 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Ikara, Victorialand, Odin Head, Thor Head Ikara Head
19 Telstar

Led all pitches today with Cylvie. Dave was climbing with Mr Ikara himself, Keith Bell. I can't believe I led pitch 2 14 years ago. Had forgotten the choss elements, but still a spectacular route. I am sure I jammed a lot better this time. Rapped down splatter gram , nice new u bolts, thanks to whoever put them in.

Trad 85m Blue Mountains Mega Classic
Sun 20th May 2018
Sat 19th May 2018 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Zig Zag Shakes and Flakes Wall
23 Tips for Troubadours

About a year ago, did after doing LNG

Sport 30m Blue Mountains
Sat 19th May 2018
23 Unknown Left of Racer's Edge

Well I did detour briefly into shakes as straight up seems contrived and pretty dangerous, and the other way goes into racers edge and is even more dangerous. Still felt enough to be 23, and very pleasant outing

Sport 30m, 7 Blue Mountains Good
Sat 19th May 2018
25 The Racer's Edge

Just one move above 5 th bolt which would have felt ok at the start of the day. But went backwards second go. The run out and cam in the middle add character.

Sport 30m Blue Mountains Good
Sat 19th May 2018
Sat 19th May 2018 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Zig Zag Cheap Dive Wall and Beyond
22 Cheap Dive

Nice moves, definitely no harder than the route to the left

Sport 30m Blue Mountains Good
Sat 19th May 2018
Sat 19th May 2018 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Zig Zag Black Bart's Wall
19 Sadhu Rum

Seconding Neil. He had headed into the 22 to the left by mistake but fortunately I didn't have to do the reachy move, just traverse out and retrieve the bolt plate and draw

Sport 30m Blue Mountains Average
Sat 19th May 2018
Mon 14th May 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Space Ape Area
23 Lacolite Onion

Interesting ironstone, seem pretty solid. Probably worth 2 new bolts. I started under the bolt. Probably 22.

Sport 9m, 2 Watagans Average
Mon 14th May 2018
22 Space Ape

Finally ticked this V5 boulder problem if you aren't tall.

Sport 6m, 2 Watagans Good
Mon 14th May 2018
Sun 6th May 2018 - Watagans
Gate Crag Central Buttress
24 Only The Long

Finally found a workable sequence for the short. A rather steep slab

Sport 11m, 4 Watagans Good
Sun 6th May 2018
Sat 5th May 2018 - Treatment Plant
Plant 3, The Rock Pool
24 The Project Treatment (Pipers route)

Probably only hard 23. Pretty technical to get into finger crack. Second go.

Sport 13m, 5 Treatment Plant Good
Sat 5th May 2018
25 Tsunami Warning

Finally, good friction today and no pesky tall people making me doubt my sequence

Sport 14m, 4 Treatment Plant Good
Sat 5th May 2018
Sat 4th Jun 2011 - Huaraz
Cordillera Blanca La Esfinge
5.10a - d A3 R 1985 Original Route (Original Route)

With Marty and jono. Did free at 5.11, one day ascent, first 3 pitches fixed. It was a long day, climbed in gloves after sundown. Got off route near the end but made it work.

Trad 750m Huaraz Mega Classic
Sat 4th Jun 2011
Wed 2nd May 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Smear Slabs
20 Smear to Oblivion

Rpt

Sport 15m, 3 Watagans Good
Wed 2nd May 2018
17 Jear to Delerium

Rpt

Sport 15m, 3 Watagans Good
Wed 2nd May 2018
14 Without a Lead

Rpt

Sport 15m, 4 Watagans
Wed 2nd May 2018
Wed 2nd May 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Turkey Walls
21 Profanity

Rpt, with crack climbing Cylvie

Trad 14m Watagans Very Good
Wed 2nd May 2018
19 Bereska

Rpt

Mixed 18m, 1 Watagans Very Good
Wed 2nd May 2018
Wed 2nd May 2018 - Watagans
Monkey Face Central Gully
15 Weetbix

Not sure why I hadn't done this. A bit chossy but ok. Steep start with a bunch of cams on. Tree belay. No snakes.

Trad 35m Watagans
Wed 2nd May 2018
12 Chutney

Rpt

Trad 13m Watagans Average
Wed 2nd May 2018
18 Centennial direct finish

Rpt

Sport 9m Watagans Average
Wed 2nd May 2018
Tue 1st May 2018 - Blue Mountains
Newnes Plateau Azaria's Copper mines Wall
20 Grasberg

Seconding Dave. A nice journey.

Trad 50m Blue Mountains Good
Tue 1st May 2018
15 Morenci

Seconded p1, led P2. Pretty clean for a shady FA with generally good rock and some interesting geology

Trad 50m Blue Mountains Good
Tue 1st May 2018
Mon 30th Apr 2018 - Blue Mountains
Newnes Plateau Azaria's Aurora
24 The Bermuda Tyreangle

Not very sustained. Diabolical start, then nice grade 20 from first bolt. Stick clip essential. The gear is good and plentiful, though small. Wires useful too. Gets good for the line.

Mixed 25m, 5 Blue Mountains Good
Mon 30th Apr 2018
24 The Black Flash

Again, pumped insane clipping the anchor ( single bolt at present). Thanks Dave .

Mixed 30m, 5 Blue Mountains Good
Mon 30th Apr 2018
23 The Lithgow Panther

Pretty thuggy but fun

Sport 25m Blue Mountains Very Good
Mon 30th Apr 2018
21 Emoji

Rpt, this time leading. Good gear until through crux. Last 3 metres a bit chossy. Would benefit from anchors

Trad 30m Blue Mountains Very Good
Mon 30th Apr 2018
Mon 30th Apr 2018 - Blue Mountains
Newnes Plateau Azaria's Squashed Dog Ledge
23 Sore Paws

The rocks a bit coarse, but some really good technical moves

Sport 20m, 9 Blue Mountains Good
Mon 30th Apr 2018
Mon 30th Apr 2018 - Blue Mountains
Newnes Plateau Azaria's The Underground
16 Devils Schnitzel

Definitely helmet territory. Would be popular and clean up if not out here

Sport 12m, 5 Blue Mountains Average
Mon 30th Apr 2018
16 Hard Twerk

Despite doing these in approach shoes not a massive amount came off, though we climbed carefully

Sport 12m, 6 Blue Mountains Average
Mon 30th Apr 2018
16 One King Wanking

Fun start.

Sport 12m, 4 Blue Mountains Average
Mon 30th Apr 2018
Sun 22nd Apr 2018 - Blue Mountains
Mount Victoria Area Corroboree Walls Access Gully Wall
15 Bacon

A no fall day, off to change our second flat tyre of the weekend, and hope we get home safely.

Sport 25m Blue Mountains Average
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
18 Malificent Sport 25m Blue Mountains Average
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
19 Captain Hook Sport 25m Blue Mountains Average
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
18 Lady Tremaine Sport 25m Blue Mountains Average
Sun 22nd Apr 2018
18 Nappy Action

Nice varied moves

Sport 22m Blue Mountains Good
Sun 22nd Apr 2018

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