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The Conch is situated 35m upstream of the falls edge and forms a vertical bank to the granite stream-bed. It is on the same side as Cherry Wing; this is the car park side. It has the likeness of a whopper boulder, and will likely produce several lines.


To get to The Conch from the picnic area, walk up the trail to the right of Cherry Wing, continue across the top of the crag and then down again.

Ethic inherited from Maidenwell

The style at Maidenwell to date has been traditional climbing. Bolt placements are belay anchors only, and these are stainless expansion bolts with fixed hangers. There is some potential for bolting the listed routes and new routes. I hope that sanity and logic prevail in endeavours of this kind. Bear in mind that overt bolting may impact on access here. Time will tell. Always give due regard to rock fall and work to reduce its incidence, as there may still be some loose rock on the listed climbs. The waterhole and picnic area have regular visitors on weekends, so be conscious of anyone in your climbing vicinity. Once the obvious loose rock is removed, the surface is very reliable.


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A ripsnorter deltoid warmer. This beautiful piece of granite has been graffitied in painful blue paint reading “Fuck the Police”; some poor soul has been listening to far too much NWA. Begin at the right side of this long traverse and monkey arm your way 10m to the left, finishing in the corner.


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