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  • Grade context: AU
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Description

Was originally planning on calling it the playground due to the density of fun problems, but there's nothing easy here. Warm up somewhere else first, Cohiba is probably the best option.

There are a bunch of harder projects still to go, many of which look amazing

The whole area faces west, so it stays cool all morning. Good for summer

Access issues inherited from Western Area

This is part of the Lower Cotter water catchment area. There are a number of rehabilitation projects underway to manage run off and erosion.

Approach

Head down the ridge straight towards the boulders, it's less than 50m to the first set. From this there are another few sets of boulders scattered down the hill. It's pretty scrubby at the moment, but paths will be made in time

Ethic inherited from Pierce's Creek

Pierces Creek is primarily a bouldering area however a number of naturally protected lines have been established over the years. To date aspirant ascentionists have avoided resorting to bolts on the higher problems preferring to rely on; mats, spotters, and gumption.

History

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Scouted several times in 2016, and possibly prior. It started development in December 2016, and is currently in progress.

Location will be updated once I've finished initial development

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The first pair of boulders when you come down from the road. There are a few easier things here, and it stays cool in the mornings in Summer

Up the right diagonal overhang from a sitstart to matching on the rail. The direct topout would be a serious undertaking, but would at least complete the problem

FA: Dane Evans, 10 Dec 2016

Start up Failed Set, from the rail move right along the undercling to the right arete and finish up V1

FA: Dane Evans, 10 Dec 2016

Sit start at the loose block, and continue up the weakness and right arete

FA: callum, 10 Dec 2016

Sit start on the far right. Up the wall staying left of, and off the tree

Nasty landing and a highball ... these might go better with gear. I'll have another look when it's shadier

Up the finger crack. The mantle from there looks dodgy. Bring spotters and plenty of mats

Down from the previus area, and left a little. Approach is best through the hole, or from the left side.

Up the lower leftward diagonal break. It gets high, and looks rather hard

The higher of the leftward diagonal cracks. Looks easy enough, but its high, and the rock may be suspect

Looks amazing, will be back for this one for sure

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