Isolated Rock/Overhang




Tall, demanding attention and much talked-of. "The Overhang" at Lindfield is one of those "have you done..." problems

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Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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A standalone rock left of the Blank Wall, marking the end of the crag proper. 'Problems' described are on the face directly opposite snout rock. Tons of variants of course exist.

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Ethic inherited from North Shore

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Start with your right hand in the large pocket and move up via pinches. Finish off right.

Start on crimps in the centre. Straight up.

Drop a plumb line down from the centre of the face and follow this through line through the overhang.

Traverse left to right under the orange roof, finishing up the headwall or off right.

Turn the nose without the good ledge or the top at V5+

Start matched on the lower left rail and dyno way up into the slopey slot, continuing as 'The Overhang'.

Mentioned in the Sydney Bouldering Guide as having been done many times over but not recorded as a route there.

Left to right traverse via easiest sequence available (mid height under the roof).

Hard left-to-right traverse staying below the reasonable head-height line. Highly unlikely to have ever had a 2nd ascent as Pete did a very eliminate method and very undergraded.

FA: Pete Balint

Chimney up between the isolated rock and cliff face.

Desperate sit start up the crack. Tape up, and use some crimps near the top for this grade. May not be doable pure.

From the little arete, traverse right via the flared crack.

The RH arete of the gap between boulders. Don’t go deep, the crimps inside the gap are off! Slap up and finish on the jug for the V6, number 11

FA: 3 Mar 2020

From 1m inside the cave next to The Overhang, climb up over the lip, holding onto the crack in the rock above the roof.

This is where the Lindfield Traverse finishes. Step across from the ledge of The Golden Triangle stay low and finish in the cave. For a more exciting finish, head up The Overhang.


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Author(s): Neil Monteith & Simon Carter

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9780645299908

Featuring 1142 climbing routes located at 24 of the best crags in the Sydney area, this A5 size guide book is super user friendly with easy to use colour cliff topos and access maps. Covers sport and trad climbing at a variety of grades, something for everyone.

Author(s): Mike Forward and Peter Balint

Date: 2023

With 2065 bouldering problems ranging from V0-V15 across 57 areas nestled around Sydney, the all new Sydney Bouldering Guide will keep you occupied for years to come. Just because we live in Sydney we'll try not to be biased but honestly this city has some amazing bouldering and usually not more than a few minutes off the road or some even near parks and train stations. There's no need to camp out and trek for hours to get to world class problems, they're right on your door step.

Authors Mike Forward and Peter Balint spent over 7 years putting this guide together and is the first new bouldering guide for Sydney in over 20 years. It's over 350 colour pages including 600+ colour photo tops, crag tops, amazing images and more.

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