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The Lily Street boulders comprises of two squat Basalt blocks sitting above the Maribyrnong river.
The location consists of one short overhanging face with arete on its left side and one long overhanging nose.
Every possible combination / elimination was done back in the 90's - I recall mentioned eliminations up to V8-10 were climbed.
The blocks have been improved in November 2016 by removing a layer of soil below the boulders, mostly from underneath the nose.
Take grades listed as very loose estimates.
Park at the end of Lily street, Essendon West. Walk 110 metres west along the Maribyrnong river trail to a viewing area fenced by bluestone blocks. The boulders are easily visible when looking South West from this viewing area.
Step over the bluestone wall at its Western end and follow a rough path another 50 metres or so till above the blocks. Now head carefully down through the long grass to the blocks below.
Watch out for snakes!
Discovered and made public with much fanfare at the Mill climbing gym back in the 90's including photos and topo guide posted on the notice board.
Looking through my notes, possible developer was Darren who worked at Bogong Equipment at the time.
*Hopefully someone from back then might know Darren or have made a copy and would know the name given to these blocks?
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