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Access issues inherited from Passchendaele State Forest

HQ Plantations act as land manager for all the bouldering locations listed below. They operate as Plantation Licensee under the terms of the Forestry Act 1959, and are thus obliged to permit, but not necessarily promote, recreational access. However, climbers should understand that the primary purpose of a State Forest is timber extraction rather than recreation, and HQ Plantations have legislative authority to restrict recreational access from time to time where timber harvesting operations presents a hazard to the public. Furthermore, HQ Plantations are required to recognize all roads within the licence area as public roads. However, they have authority to temporarily restrict access for the reasons already given. Please recognize the authority of any signage that restricts access. Please obey the instructions of the Plantation Officers who patrol the area. Should you feel that any restriction is unjust or unwarranted, contact ACAQ, president@climb.org.au, and we will take up the matter for you.

Approach

From Boatfields Rd, head down Simmonds Lane for 150m. The Lane will be on your left.

Routes

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Stand start on crimps and climb up thin face to top out on decent holds.

FFA: Lucy Stirling

Left to right full traverse. Sit-Start on 'Unnamed 2' and traverse lip on small crimps with a powerful drop down move, across to the start of SF, then topping out.

FA: JSBC, Jun 2020

Start well to the left of Spirit Fingers on very obvious jug. Traverse lip rightwards and top out in the middle.

FFA: Lucy Stirling

FA: Matt Cochrane

Same start as Ma Ling Ling, but move left up the flexy flake (be bloody careful- it is small though) and follow the seam up to the top left of the boulder.

FA: JSBC, Jun 2020

Stand start with shallow RH mono and LH pinch or crimp. All of the holds on the left following the seam are out. This line goes straight up on tiny holds and feet.

FA: Peter Crane

Sit start on obvious rail and climb straight up face.

FFA: Eric Straw

Stand start with left hand on crimp to the left of "the egg", then semi-dynamic move up to sharp thumb pinch and ledge. Traverse right onto the second boulder. Top out above "short stop".

FA: James Stewart

FFA: James Stewart, 26 May 2019

Sit start on rail and mantle out. Don't use the 'Egg' boulder behind you.

FFA: AJ Amies

Stand start at left end of boulder and mantle out.

FFA: Rob Saunders

Sit start then up the three pockets to top out.

FA: AJ Amies

Start at the razor sharp thin crack just left of the big vertical crack. Follow the thin crack left, then shoot for the top.

Starting 1.5m left of The Razors Edge, up seam to small holds, then up to jug rail.

Straight up the crack on jams, locks and whatever else you can find

FA: Dwayne McColl

Start on the western side of the boulder and traverse around clockwise.

FA: Emily Amies

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