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The Frontline

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Description

The Frontline was the first area discovered and developed in the Balkans. It is the biggest area with about 150 individual problems ranging from V0- to V11. There are excellent problems of all grades and styles.

These cliffs and boulders are generally west and south facing and receive plenty of afternoon sun so they are perfect for cold winter afternoons and hot summer mornings. In summer they can get very hot. The rock is fast drying and clean but beware of the crimps, some have broken with "interesting" consequences. Learn to pull gently and evenly on the holds and tread very carefully.

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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

Referring to the location map park 50m into Larra Cr. just off Mill Dr. North Rocks next to the Bush-Fire Brigade trailer. Walk down the chained-off driveway, saying hello to all the local barking dogs, and turn left when you hit the grass at the bottom. About 30m along there is a well worn path down the hill with a small creek on your right, follow this path for about 50m. When you hit the cliff-line turn left and scramble down wherever you please, this is the Frontline area (left side).

Alternatively, from the Trenches, go down the hill, cross the creek and then back up the hill. Make sure you stick to the established paths!

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History

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Most of the V0-2 walls, slabs and cracks in this area were climbed from the mid 70s long before pads, sticky rubber, chalk or the V scale, by schoolboys, scouts and others.

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Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
The Far Side Boulder
27
996
3m
6
20
1,748
3m
5
32
600
5m
3
44
1,617
4m
4
11
348
3m
4
Area Q Boulder
26
744
5m
2
Roadside Boulder
18
302
3m
2

Routes

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Start on knob and gaston, to'better' hold then top just right of tree.

Up dihedral to scary top-out.

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