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Dam Field

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 7
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Description

A handful of excellent boulders in the field 200m or so round the right side of the dam, obvious from the car park. Note depending on water levels, some of these boulders may be under water.

Approach

Approach along the dam beach.

Routes

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9a in guide. Tricky start on poor feet then follow the perfect tips crack until you can rock up onto the slab for a slightly gripping top out. Jump off the back of the boulder to descend. Classic

9b in guide. Stand start in open corner, go to slopers on lip, then into the crack and straight up to finish. Sit start is mentioned in the original topo, but looks significantly harder than V3

9c in guide. THE line at Leslie. Brilliant powerful and technical climbing up the black streak on nothing holds to a tough lip encounter. Possibly easier for the tall

On the back side of the Crack boulder. Basically how much pain can you take. Follow the vague line of sharp crimps on poor feet

FA: adam palmer, 2004

The next couple of boulders are about 80m further along the lake shore. Up the short coarse slab.

Sit start. Punch up from a good little right hand flake and a poor left hand sidepull. Hit some outrageously coarse slopers on the lip, and mantle out.

FA: Tim Nicholson, 2004

Start standing with lip and cool welded crimp. Mantle out carefully

FA: Tim Nicholson, 2004

Dyno from sloping jug at head height to the lip, then do what you have to to mantle it out. Harder than you think it's going to be.

Possibly 10a in guide? One high right sidepull and poor feet, big move to the lip. Needs confirmation

10b in guide. Now buried in the scrub that has grown up, if anyone wants to go looking for it.

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