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Some nice slab climbs and beaut looking cracks.


This crag is on a little rise approximately a kilometer due east from the Belfry. Park near the locked gate just off the Orroral Ridge road, on the fire trail link to Orroral Valley. Walk down the road for 2km to just before the giant boulder on the right. At this point head left into the bush to near the crest of a hill and the Battlements.


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Discovered by John Smart during his wanderings in 1978.



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30 meters to the right of the main buttress, at about the same level are a pair of stacked boulders with a sizable tree growing out from between them. On the right side of this is a short finger crack. Move left below the top boulder to belay from the tree.

FA: Adam Blizzard, 1986

The steep corner crack on the right side of the buttress.

FA: John Smart, 1978

The best line at 'The Battlements'. The obvious hand crack forming the left of the two cracks in the middle of the wall. Up through the roof and bulges, easing off near the top.

FA: John Smart & Ray Lassman, 1978

The left side of the main wall is bordered by a large boulder, walking down and around this brings you to the following two lines on the back side of the boulder.

A bouldery start below an obvious bowl, then easily to a bolt with more edging to the top.

FA: Neil Montgomery, Adam Blizzard, Tallis Didcott, Lyle Williwma & the rest of Narrabundah College, 1986

Start five metres left of 'Hollywood Bowl'. Up past a bolt.

FA: Adam Blizzard & John Churchill, 1987

The following climbs are above the Hollywood boulder, and between that and the main buttress

The friable wall and arete above the cave, about 20 metres left of 'Mind Monkey'. Start under a bolt and trend right after the second bolt to a shorter wall.

FA: Adam Blizzard & Neil Montgomery, 1986

Start as for 'Flowers and Fruit'. Up the ramp and diagonal crack, traversing right around the arete to a jug and then up.

FA: Adam Blizzard & Tallis Didcott, 1986

The obvious crack in the left wall of the buttress, two metres left of 'Greenland'.

FA: Adam Blizzard & Tallis Didcott, 1986


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