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Animal Docks

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 13

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Summary

Seaside bouldering and a few routes near some iconic and well photographed rocks

Description

Climbing right near the heavily photographed Horse Head Rock and Camel Rock. A few free standing boulders on the beach as well as some of the cliffs surrounding them offering a lot of potential on decent schist rock.

Access issues

Not recommended to climb on either of the prominent tourist attractions here as that would likely just be bad press, as well they don't have the rock quality the others do and both are surrounded by water at most times.

Approach

Park at the Camel Rock Beach Carpark, walk down onto the sand and head north and you'll immediately see Camel Rock and other boulders about.

Continue north past Camel Rock and you'll eventually come to Horse Head Rock which is about the limit of the climbing here. May require some scrambling to get to Horse Head depending on the tides. Anything further north is complete choss.

Where to stay

3 Caravan parks very nearby, the nearest has a brewery attached, the Camel Rock Brewery and Restaurant

Ethic

No Bolting (as this will attract unwanted attention) Don't chip or modify holds, brush off your chalk and tick marks, be polite to tourists, don't climb on Horse Head Rock or Camel Rock, take any rubbish of yours or you find out with you.

History

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Nick Murphy was probably not the first to come by here and climb anything, though haven't been able to find anything elsewhere talking about this area.

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