The Courtyard




Top spot for a first visit, catches morning sun and contains a number of crag classics, mostly on slabs and slabby aretes

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After the second creek crossing walk right along the bank, under the massive roof to reach the base of a fine curving arete. This is 'Frankenstein', the classic-as-classic-can-be V0.

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Start under the roof over the pit of death and head toward the lip. Crux on the face and up high and left to finish. Spotter and pads are advisable.

FA: Neil Wallace, 2015

Wall left of Golden Showers. Big jump off of rubbish crimps.

FA: Tom Farrell, 2017

Obvious square-cut corner, curving at the top. Either a great problem, or a bag, depending on your point of view

Cranky wall immediately right, rated.

The arete right of 'Elm Street'

Climb the wall right of Blunt Instrument using the arete, topping out to the right.

FA: Ben 'Me! Me! Me!' Barin, 2005

Easy arete and a good intro, climbed on the right all the way up.

Marvellous slab climbing to the right. Start at the small boulder and go straight up.

Tough slab to the right, underneath the tree

Stand start and up the wall between Disco Inferno and Rocksteady Teddy.

FA: Neil Wallace, 12 Aug 2019

To the right is a faint seam. smear on up left of this.

Subtle line 1m R of Rocksteady Teddy

FA: me, 25 Jun 2011

Lovely slab.

To the right, get established in the big pocket then run for the top

a metre of two right, up a couple of moves then left via slopey ramp to finish up 'Jemima'

Straight up from the start of 'Sesame Street'

low start on the arete, scary finish

Left of 'Poltergeist', start in the corner, go up and leftish

Slabby top wall of the 'Frankenstein' boulder. There is a bolt with a fixed hanger at the top of this boulder.

The 'Frankenstein' arete taken on the left-hand side. There is a bolt with a fixed hanger at the top of this boulder.

That's what we're here for! Megaclassic curving arete, as good as any and at a reasonable grade too. There is a bolt with a fixed hanger at the top of this boulder.

Slab project mentioned in the guide. Plumb line to the peak of the boulder. Done on top rope by Pete Balint but never without.

To the right of 'Frankenstein' is a big highball slab. 'The Trance' follows a rightward-leaning faint seam to the top

FA: Ang Connelly

Delicately straight upwards to the finish of 'The Trance'

well right of TZ, follow slopey breaks up to the summit ridge above a dodgy landing

Rightmost line on this boulder, off the mossy slab and up the short wall

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