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Dog Wall is the dog's bollocks. It has some lovely routes on well protected slabby walls. If you step back, you might even see the dog!

Access issues inherited from The Dark Side

There are no known access issues, but the area is relatively untouched, so treat it with respect. Try and avoid damaging vegetation, and set up an abseil after the first climb, to avoid trampling vegetation on top of the cliff.

Ethic inherited from The Dark Side

All climbs are traditional, and bolting is strongly discouraged.


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A couple of metres left of 'The Nose'. Take the obvious corner all the way.

FFA: Garth Wimbush & Jack Mattinson, 2015

Start 3m R of K9 Stroll, up a crack, delicate moves on face to 1st ledge of K9 Stroll. Up corner and mantle ledge. From here, place good gear and blast up face on small holds to the 'nose of the dog', mantle onto ledge. From here straight up to the top.

FA: Kelly Thorpe, Garth Wimbush & Jack Mattinson, Oct 2015

Locate the furthest and last major face/wall along the Darkside. This is 'Dog Wall', with a large flake/crack system that forms the shape of a dog's head.

An adventurous jaunt along the 'mouth and nose' of the dog. Double ropes help. Start at the crack + flake system on the L end of the wall. Up this, mantle ledge, traverse R along ledge. Up crack corner, wildly traverse out L on good holds, up and mantle ledge to stand on top of the 'dogs nose'. Traverse R to the end of the ledge, up crack and jugs to top. Super fun!

FFA: Kelly Thorpe & Jack Mattinson, Oct 2015

Start a few metres left of the right-hand side of Dog Wall, climb up to a loose-looking (but solid) block at 4m. Climb a couple of metres to the ledge, then climb up the back of the Dog, trending left to the crack near the top. On the first ascent the route climbed between the roof-corner 3/4 of the way up and the arete. Good pro.

FFA: Garth Wimbush & Kelly Thorpe, 4 Oct 2015


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