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Pretty Beach

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Summary

Beautiful and scenic beachside climbing on boulders and cliff faces with easy access.

Description

The north most boulder problems of the Turtle Cove crag. Adventurous and difficult, but wicked fun. Holds a huge variety of styles and options, with varying rock type from hard smooth granite, to featured and roughly textured sedentary conglomerate depending on how close you are to the water.

Access issues

So far none are known as it all appears to be public land.

Approach

NORTHERN CARPARK: Pull into the dirt track located at -16.620186,145.542514 and if you have clearance follow down the track or park near the entrance and walk down. A dirt walking track at the end of the dirt road (30m or so in from highway) will take you to Pretty Beach. Walk north or south here. Southward has the most boulders currently. Walk north for 'Northern Retreat' area. Walk south for 'The Zoo Pen' and 'Grey And Balding'.

SOUTHERN CARPARK: Park at -16.621321,145.544426 on the East side of the highway, walk 150m south behind the guard rail until you can see down the scree drainage slope. Walk down this to the beach, head left/north for Grey and Balding area, or turn right/south for Below and Beyond area.

Where to stay

Potential to camp on the beach but the tide often comes up high enough to completely takeover the sandy areas. Can stay just north at Oak Beach, or south at Wangetti for paid accommodation.

Ethic

Clean up after yourselves, and any rubbish you find take home with you. Don't use huge tick marks, and brush your holds and tick marks off when you leave. Be polite to anyone who comes asking, you never know, they might get involved and be your next best spotter.

History

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Originally found by Cameron Wycherley and Jared Tyerman in July 2018, then laying dormant for a period until reinvigorated by Nick Murphy in May 2020, establishing nearly most of the current problems in a single weekend.

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