Orange Crush Ledge





One of the proudest positions on the whole of Bare Rock.

Access issues inherited from Bare Rock

Bare Rock is situated on private land.

Due to increased traffic major repairs to the access road are occuring over the next few weeks. This work started today (16/05/2019).

Part of the process is that the material used needs to get quite wet and then dry for a number of days before it properly 'sets'. To use it before then will result in heaps of damage / erosion and us then needing to redo the whole thing. This will be quite a pricey project, please do not make the kind people undertaking it do it twice!

Please can any parties coming to Bare Rock over the next few weeks park at the very bottom of the driveway (just before the steep 'pinch' bit; about 200m from the white gate) and walk up the remainder of the way. Alternatively, you can drive to the top from Avoca or from West of Fingal at the roadwork site office.

Please also be sure to keep the neighbours road access clear at all times. This is essential.


Walk to the top of the cliff and through the meadow until you see the little wooden sign that says Orange Crush. Head down the hill here and rap in off chains.


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Grade Route

The "easy exit" from the Orange Crush ledge can be used as a way of climbing Black Fire to the top of the cliff (at a similar grade), as a way of exiting Orange Crush Ledge, or as a fun single pitch in its own right.

From the belay, move left and up, following incipient crack to bulge. Left at bulge and up onto ledge. Hard moves off ledge, then easier climbing up and right to a final punchy finish on small crimps.

Can JUST lower back to the belay on a 60m rope (tie a knot in the end!)

Set: Paul Thomson, 16 Mar 2016

FA: Paul Thomson, 30 Mar 2016

Climbs Amber Allure to the 6th bolt, then heads directly up the steep, thin face (where AA traverses left through the bulge) via punchy moves, the join Amber Allure just before it's top headwall.

FA: Garry Phillips

Set: Garry Phillips, 31 Mar 2016

Up Obsidian Obsession for 4 bolts, then head left and up to bulge. Extremely tough moves past 3 bolts, then easier -but engaging- slabbing to rejoin Obsidian Obsession at the last bolt.

CLOSED PROJECT - The line of bolts up the black streak left of Orange Crush, starting from the same small belay ledge.

FA: Ingvar Lidman

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