The Original Boulder

  • Grade context: AU

Access issues inherited from Mt Stuart

Do not park too close to the gate else your car may be moved. During the year, the car club holds races on the mountain road; during this time road access is closed.


Walk to The Playground. Walk 20m back from The Playground cliffline to the boulder.

Ethic inherited from Mt Stuart

  • Take all rubbish home with you.
  • Be aware of loose rocks and other climbers who could be below you.


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The first evidence of climbing at Mt Stuart was the rusty carrot in this rock which was done pre-1980.


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Possibly the first bolted climb at Mt Stuart. Could have originally been done as an aid climb.

Rumour has it that there was climbing done on Mt Stuart in the 1970s. The only evidence was this large boulder that contained 4 rusty bolts, which stands 20m back from the playground cliffline. The Playground at that time still had a lot of loose rock and vegetation on the cliff so it was thought that there was no climbing on the cliff face until 1981.



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