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Fern Rd

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 10-15 min
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 274

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Summary

A compact crag with numerous low grade, and a few moderate, bolted climbs, perfect for newcomers to outdoor sport climbing.

Description

A low, mostly slabby granite crag.

Access issues

There are issues concerning the approach - the description in local guidebooks will take you across privately owned land that is indistinguishable from the surrounding national park, and the landowner is not happy about it. However, the approach can be made without encroaching on the private land. See the http://www.climberswa.asn.au entry for Fern Road for more information.

Approach

From Kalamunda, drive 5.6km east along Mundaring Weir Rd, then turn left into Fern Rd. Continue to the end of the bitumen and about 50m further to the signs indicating the Bibbulmun track; park here without obstructing any of the tracks. Walk downhill along fence past the farmhouses and continue along this bearing for another 300m after the fence turned right. (Note: at the end of fence, do NOT descend into the creek to your right, as this is still on private property, although unfenced. This descent is roped off and you should see a sign on a tree marked 'Private Property'.) Instead, keep going straight and you'll pass a tree with a yellow plastic bucket nailed halfway up the trunk. Descend the footpath down the hill leaving it to the right at the broad slab and after 30m you'll come to the creek (same creek which you did not descend) with the crag visible on the far side. The whole walk-in is about 1km or 15 minutes.

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