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Description

A large boulder with a few slabby bolted routes, located at -35.609047, 148.956755

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Approach

Follow the path towards the Belfry/Cloisters and turn off to the right about 200m before the Belfry. There is a small cairn on a bleached dead tree just off the path. The boulder is about 60m from the path and comes complete with resident echidna. The tree that once provided access up the righthand end is long gone, but the top can be accessed via some easy moves at the north end.

There is a double bolt belay on top shared by all routes

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Routes

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On the slabby arete on the edge closest to the walk in track. Bridge up between the two boulders (or use the convenient dead branch wedged between them) then up the thin slabby arete with two bolts.

FA: Lex Holcombe, Andrew Davies & Andrew Collins, 1997

To access the next two climbs either walk down or abseil onto the large wedged boulder to avoid the chimney/slab start.

Excellent! Up the slab/chimney to the top of the leaning boulder. Up the slab to the bottom of the tail - the extraordinary laser-like dyke! Five bolts in all. "Andrew 'Foulheart' Collins came very close to climbing this without a fall on the first ascent." - Gordon Brysland

FA: Andrew Collins & Lex Holcombe, 1997

Start as for 'The Crocodile's Back' to first bolt, then trend right up the obvious seam - a bit mossy; three bolts.

FA: Lex Holcombe, Andrew Davies & Andrew Collins, 1997

These routes are on the Valley face. Watch me Better is an alternate finish to an older route, although it can be approached from the ledge to the left and done as a stand alone route

This route starts at ground level 3 meters left of a squeeze chimney. Up the wall to a bolt, tend left onto the slab to another two bolts.

From the ledge (start of Watch Me), tend left past another two bolts, one of which actually has a hanger.

Looks likely to be ~20

FA: Unknown

This climb can be done as a variant finish of an old bolted route (no details available) starting further downhill on the valley side of the boulder, or as a climb in its own right - either rap onto the starting ledge from the top or scramble up the back of the boulder (awkward) and around.

From the top of the lower boulder walk a few steps right to a scoop. Up trending right past two bolts.

FA: Lex Holcombe, Andrew Collins & Andrew Davies, 1997

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