Crank Shaft Boulders Guide

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Tim Haasnoot Simon Jon Ash Paul Thomson Jason Nguyen Jason Smith

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Table of contents

1. Crank Shaft Boulders 18 routes in Field



All Bouldering

Lat / Long: -30.477245, 150.942736


Head over the main creek and after 150m at the base of the boulder hill, a boulder with a small tree growing against it. Aprox 6m in height.

access issues

Access to Beulah is closed.

inherited from Beulah


From the car park go through the gate and head left up the hill slightly veering right at the top. You should then walk over some boulders in the first creek bed the come to another sandy creek bed, usually has standing water in it. On the other side of this is a flat grassy section with a few boulders at the base of the hill.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Step on it

High step up the easy slab.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 2011

V0 Boulder 5m
2 Rev it up

Sit start then up some bad holds to mantle over to top.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 2011

V1 Boulder 5m
3 No brakes

Sit start on small boulder, up to good underclings then trend right to top.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 25 Apr 2011

V2 Boulder 5m
4 Piston Grip

Sit start at the base of the right diagonal crack. Some great moves!

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 25 Apr 2011

V2 Boulder 5m
5 Pumpin it

Sit start then up on slope to some good crimps.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 25 Apr 2011

V2 Boulder 5m
6 Team roll over

Great problem, stand start on the small crimps then up to the big hold to easy top out.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 25 Apr 2011

V3 Boulder 5m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
7 Crisp

Thin holds near the top. Stand start 2m right of the easy smooth slab. Up on crimps following the super thin wiggly flake.

FA: Chris Bentham, Apr 2012

V2 Boulder
8 High Roller

2m right of Crisp. Tough start followed by an enjoyable high ball. Follows the diagonal featured section of rock, holds feel like they are facing the wrong way at start.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, Apr 2012

V2 Boulder 8m
9 Roulette

Sit start on the lower flake, up on some slopey holds, then follow the crimps just right of the arete.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 8 Apr 2012

V3 Boulder 7m
10 Crimpery

The crimpy thin slab. 1m left of the corner.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 8 Apr 2012

V2 Boulder 6m
11 Running on Empty

Stand start on small holds, 2m left of Rough Ride.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 8 Apr 2012

V0 Boulder 4m
12 Rough Ride

Thin moves moving left near the top.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 8 Apr 2012

V0 Boulder 4m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
13 Baboon Bonaza

Up the crimpy slab face on the creek side of boulder. Stand start.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 1 Apr 2013

V3 Boulder 4m
14 Project

Tough inital moves of diagonal hold to gain a small crimp with left hand.

BoulderProject 5m
15 Meerkat Madness

Nice holds on the face lead to a tricky mantle move over the top. Watch the small boulder underneath the problem when landing.

FA: Tim Haasnoot, 1 Apr 2013

V4 Boulder 5m
16 Traverse

Stand start the traverse on the back side of the boulder.

V1 Boulder 4m
17 Hungry Hippos

Sit start low, up some tricky moves and small crimps.

FA: Michael Tonon, 1 Apr 2013

V4 Boulder 5m
18 Giraffe

Sit start then up past rail to thin top out.

FA: Michael Tonon, 29 Mar 2013

V3 Boulder 5m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Pop
V0 Rough Ride Boulder 4m
Running on Empty Boulder 4m
Step on it Boulder 5m
V1 Rev it up Boulder 5m
Traverse Boulder 4m
V2 Crimpery Boulder 6m
Crisp Boulder
High Roller Boulder 8m
No brakes Boulder 5m
Piston Grip Boulder 5m
Pumpin it Boulder 5m
V3 Baboon Bonaza Boulder 4m
Giraffe Boulder 5m
Roulette Boulder 7m
Team roll over Boulder 5m
V4 Hungry Hippos Boulder 5m
Meerkat Madness Boulder 5m
? Project BoulderProject 5m
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