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Access issues inherited from Monkey Face

Access to the crag is an easy 10min walk from either the Monkey Face or Gap Creek Falls carpark. You can also access the crag via the top car park and head down Central Gully.


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Boulder buttress between Lacolite Onion & Daniel’s Climb past 1 bolt.

FA: James Cowmeadow & John Wilde, 1987

Buttress past 1 bolt.

FA: James Cowmeadow & John Wilde, 1987

On the left arete of the 'Sex is an Advantage' block, Iron stone streaks past 2 bolts.

FA: Daniel Wilde & John Wilde, 1985

Arete past 2 bolts.

FA: James Cowmeadow & John Wilde, 1985

Climb the sickle crack and wall to finish.

FA: 18M2, David Gray & Robert Stow, 1982

FFA: Paul Riviere, 1990

Two bolts and an interesting mantle shelf move, lead up the curving arete.

FA: John Wilde & James Cowmeadow, 1985

Climb the thin corner left of arete to a cave then finish via 2 bolts and a letter-box slot

FA: John Wilde, David Gray, George Feig & Jim Gilbert, 1988

Climb the right side of the arete past 2 BR to a very bold finish via a seam on the arete. Has been rebolted. Sling tree to finish.

FA: John Wilde & David Gray, 1983

The chimney / corner right of Drop the Pilot. In 2017 someone retro bolted this route, on expansion bolts. The hangers have been removed. Do Not Retrobolt. This route has been led by many scouts over the years and does not need bolts. Expansion bolts should never be used in Watagans sandstone for climbing.

FA: David Gray (solo), 1981

The obvious steep crack, 2m right of Escape Corner past several welcome holes. Gear from C3s for the thin crack, bomber wires in the pods (gear to #0.75)

FA: 15M1, Rob Wallace & David Gray, 1980

FFA: David Gray & Dan Rogers, 1983

Named because "the higher your bracket, the more you're taxed". No brackets required now after the re-bolt with rings. Sustained climbing starts at 'From Here to Eternity' then traverses right at half height then up on thin edges to very balancy crux, up to chains.

FFA: David Gray, 1984

FA: 22M0 David Gray, John Wilde, Dan Rogers & Chris Crane, 1984

Climb the right hand crack, from where a lower level traverse line leads past a bolt to the crux of Progressive Taxation.

A hard friable overhung start to Progressive Taxation. A difficult bridging start to surmount the overhang leads to a sustained wall, joining Progressive Taxation at it’s crux.

FA: John Wilde & George Fieg, 1990

Bouldery start to a UB then a big move to "feel the pinch" before continuing up the wall past FH in hole and cam break at roof. Traverse right to UB lower off.

FA: John Wilde

Follow the shattered crack above the sentry box, past a ring to lower off.

FA: TopRope, Paul Smith & Bruce Donaldson, 1981

FFA: David Gray, 1982

Climb the wall right of 'So' past 2 bolts to a long reach over a roof. Shared lower off with 'So'.

FA: Dave Fowler & Dave Britain, 1992

A good introductory laybacking up the left side of the pillar to a tree. Exit from the left side of the cave.

FA: Paul Smith (solo), 1981

The arete of the pillar right of 'So'.

FA: Dave Gray (solo), 1983

Easy crack just right of EZ arete.

FA: Dave Gray (solo), 1981

Up the root infested crack to a lower off root.

FA: Adrian Kladnig, 28 May 2016

The first climb you hit on the walk up the track from Monkey Face campground. Crimp hard up the blunt arete past 2 carrots, then bush bash your way to the lower off tree.


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