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The Overhanging Boulder

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 5 minutes from Fig Way Access
  • Ascents: 31
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Description

This isolated boulder contains the crag classic The Block Arête. There is potential for some variants.

Caution: Local council have erected a permanent sign stating that climbing is not permitted on the Overhanging Boulder. As tempting as it may be please respect this sign and keep the climbing community in good light with the local council.

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

If you have benefited from climbing infrastructure in NSW, please consider making a donation towards maintenance costs. The Sydney Rockclimbing Club Rebolting Fund finances the replacement of old bolts on existing climbs and the maintenance of other hardware such as fixed ropes and anchors. The SRC purchases hardware, such as bolts and glue, and distributes them to volunteer rebolters across the state of New South Wales. For more information, including donation details, visit https://sydneyrockies.org.au/rebolting/

Approach

Once you reach the beach of Pearl Bay turn right and follow the path past the boat houses and you'll find The Overhanging Boulder with chalked up juggy holds on your right.

Ethic inherited from North Shore

Respecting the enviroment and keeping crags clean will maintain a healthy and important relationship between the climbing community, local councils and National Parks. Carry out what you take in and enjoy what the North Shore has to offer.

If you come across an area that is being developed or you think could be under development, please show all due respect to the developers and do not climb the projects listed on thecrag.com.

Routes

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Awesome jug hauling up the stunning overhanging prow leads to a crimpy, 'easy yet somehow desperate', exit. Start low and stay true to the prow. A picturesque must-do classic.

Variant: Use a few higher jugs on the left and take a couple of grades off - still fun.

FFA: Unknown

From the first hold make big moves out under the right arete and up on cool pinches avoids all the huge jugs of the left face.

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