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Summary

Seaside bouldering with a mix of styles and rock types.

Description

Good seaside bouldering. While it is not as large as The Docks, Harbour Boulders have a distinctly different character and offers some good problems.

Approach

Walk in from the Boat Harbour beach, or park at Nelson St and walk down to the pebble beach and head towards the crag. The sectors are listed from beach to ocean. The pebble beach is in between the Arundel Sea Castle and the Black Slabs.

History

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After exploring this area and listing these climbs here i noticed a red star marked 'Harbour Boulders' in the "Newcastle and Hunter Rockclimbing guidebook" page for the adjacent area 'The Slot', which suggest some of this may have been climbed before. If you have any info about the history of climbs here, please add to and/or correct my entries here.

Routes

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Small area about 150m from the Boat Harbour beach on the north side of the bay.

Up arete, sit start the big undercling

Sit start to the big hole

Traverse low then up.

Ocean side sloper arete

Left side up arete and slab

100 m closer to the beach from Orange Aretes, the Black Slabs offer nice easy slab climbing on solid rock.

Up the slab just right of the leaning flake.

Up the faint crack in the middle.

Traverse right onto slab above overhang

Superb rock quality in the zawn between Black Slabs and Orange Aretes

Up the middle of the slab in the zawn.

Follow the very long flake up.

The most spectacular and most colourful part of the Harbour Boulders. Good climbing on a range of orange-black aretes. The rock quality of the climbs listed here is generally good, but most of the rock to the left of Jagged Arete is a bit chossy.

Start on the shelf and go further up using the arete.

Up mantle step left to arete and up

Yes you can stand on the broken flake up high.

Climb the highball arete to the broken hold shelf, then top out slightly left.

Straight up the fin, pinching the fin edge only.

Climb the ridged line on the face using the edge and some perfectly placed pockets. Great ocean views and exposure.

Left of wing span. Sidepull start and up the little shelves.

very fun and very morpho boulder. Stand start hands on either side.

5m right of Wing Span on little platform. Sit start and up short crack

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