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Voltage Boulders

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 10min
  • Ascents: 27

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Description

A small collection of sandstone boulders similar to Toohey Forest. The rock can be a bit rough and sandy but it cleans up ok and will improve with more brushing and traffic. This little spot is a nice afternoon out and a good spot to try if you're bouldering outdoors for the first time. Most of the problems but there might be a few more up for grabs.

Access issues inherited from Spring Mountain

The forest is Ipswich and Logan council reserve and has free access.

The areas deep in the forest are remote and have limited mobile reception. There is a maze of fire and logging trails throughout the forest and it is very easy to get lost. Always carry a GPS.

If you get hurt, lost or bitten by a snake rescue will be difficult and help will take a long time to arrive

Approach

Park just to the south of 344 Bellbird Drive, Greenbank. Walk west-north-west along the fire trail towards the nearest power tower. Near the power tower, the trail trends south-west and downhill At this the boulders are obvious from when looking north from the trail. The boulders are about 100m due east of the power tower

Ethic inherited from Spring Mountain

As for any bouldering area - don't chip. As this a new area, lots of cleaning will be required and loose flakes are inevitable - take care!

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The area was found and developed by BenjiB in 2016

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Easy warm-up slab, done barefoot

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2016

Mantle the jugs to the left of Inductor then traverse to finish as for Inductor, done barefoot

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2016

Up groove on the back side of Inductor boulder

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2016

Easy warm-up slab, done barefoot

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2016

Project up face around the arete from Mega Hertz

Stick to right side of arete

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2016

1m right of Mega Hertz, avoids any of the holds of Mega Hertz or Stray Current. Use R hand undercling and L crimp to gain sloping pocket, slabby moves to top.

FA: Benji Bartholomew, Aug 2017

1m right of Mega Volts. Avoiding any of the holds of Mega Volts, up slab, beware of flexy flake at top.

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2016

Easy warmup slab, done barefoot

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2017

Start to the right of Conductor, with LH in small pocket and RH on the arête. Ascend the kitty litter face with reachy moves.

FA: David Jefferson, 4 May

Easy slab, done barefoot

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2017

Up the face to the left of the arete, starting with hands on juggy ledge, done barefoot

FA: Benji Bartholomew

Cheese grater slopers, needs a good clean to get rid of loose rock from the overhanging face to provide a stable foothold.

Climb the slab on the backside of the highball boulder where Project 2 is located.

FA: David Jefferson, 4 May

High step on jib and pebble to gain slab then delicately up.

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2016

Start as for Earth Leakage but then traverse L delicately across slab then up L face of boulder

FA: Benji Bartholomew, 2017

A cheese grater compression problem up the arete

Located just to the right of the Earth Leakage boulder. Start in the horizontal crack and ascend on good holds. Mind the general looseness.

FA: David Jefferson, 4 May

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