The Fear Factory

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 10 mins
  • Photos: 11
  • Circuits: 1
  • Ascents: 1,204




Excellent bouldering destination with a reputation for highballs with sketchy landings. In reality, there's a lot of safer stuff here too, including a few Sydney classics.

Useful Info: Please avoid excessive erosion of the access routes and the base of the walls. You don't want the top outs to get any higher, surely? Information largely drawn from Peter Balint's excellent 'Sydney Bouldering' guide. Buy one if you don't have one!

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Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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Find Boundary Road in North Epping. At the end of this road, past the bowling club, is a turning circle and obvious fire trail marked "Boundary Rd Fire Trail". Keep going straight until you reach a first creek and then a second one. Cross the river at the second creek to access 'The Courtyard' (you're in the right spot if you see a massive roof on the other side of the creek). If you keep going on the Fire trail, you'll quickly gain access to the other areas such as the roof-capped 'Sinatra Wall'.

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