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Grade Route Gear style Quality Difficulty Climber
Sun 26th Jun 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Cascade boulders Riverside Boulder
V0- Easy Mantle

Powerful start with an interesting balancey finish

- with Ned
Boulder 2m Very Good
Andrew Woolley
V1 Broken glass

Seems easier than the grade to me?

- with ned
Boulder 1m Very Good
Andrew Woolley
Sun 26th Jun 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Cascade boulders Moonscape area
V0 Easy target

Think we made our own route by combining a harder sit start to this

- with Ned
Boulder 3m Good
Andrew Woolley
Sun 26th Jun 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Pseudoephedrine Boulders
V2 Echidna flake Boulder 4m Very Good
Andrew Woolley
Sun 26th Jun 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Tank Boulder
V0 Layback - with Ned Boulder 2m Classic
Andrew Woolley
Tue 21st Jun 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
21 Possum Magic

Repeat for good measure

- with Benji Dutaillis
Trad 13m Classic
Michael Moore
21 Possum Magic

Fuaaaaken lovely

- with Benji Dutaillis
Trad 13m Classic
Michael Moore
Sun 19th Jun 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Tank Boulder
V0 Layback Boulder 2m Very Good
Danni Powell
Sun 12th Jun 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
23 Green Jam

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! Couldn't be bothered cleaning each attempt so we'll settle for the ol pink point. With a few more bodies on this route it'll clean up very nice.

- with Evan, Brendan Heywood, Volodymyr K
Trad 13m Classic
Michael Moore
23 Green Jam

Got to about 2/3 and pumped out. Finished with 3 hangs. All the moves are there but it is deceptively steep. A truly superb route and its crazy that routes were done either side decades ago and this gem was just left untouched

- with Michael Moore, Volodymyr K
Trad 13m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Fri 10th Jun 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
27 Chicks Dig Scars

Biiiig links and progress and finally figured out the bulge courtesy of Evan

- with Evan
Trad 25m Mega Classic
Michael Moore
Sat 28th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Hilltop Boulder
V0 1 Boulder 3m Good
Ash Powell
Sat 21st May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
20 Bootleg

really fun climb!!

- with Bryn Norris, Volodymyr K
Trad 15m Very Good
Laura Price
25 Picnic at Hanging Rock

Insanely hard crux, definitely worth a revisit!

- with Laura Price, Volodymyr K
Mixed trad 10m, 3 Classic
Bryn Norris
20 Bootleg

Awesome climb! Sat on my gear once for a confidence boost.

- with Laura Price, Volodymyr K
Trad 15m Classic
Bryn Norris
20 Bootleg

Awesome climb! Sat on my gear once for a confidence boost.

- with Laura Price, Volodymyr K
Trad 15m Classic
Bryn Norris
Mon 9th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Hope Buttress
16 Hope - with Simon Porter, Georgie Trad 25m Very Good
Andrew Woolley
Sun 8th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Big boulder bend The Blacksmith's alcove
V6 The Blacksmith

...had to relive it.

- with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 3m Mega Classic
Ben Vincent
Sun 8th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Eastern Boulders Catacombs
V5 V4 Catacomb Roof

Not my finest performance. Awesome problem though

- with Ben Vincent, Brendan Heywood, Clive, Volodymyr K
Boulder 3m Classic
Michael Moore
Sun 8th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Big boulder bend The Blacksmith's alcove
V6 The Blacksmith

Such a classic. I tried this so many damn times but by the time it was figured out there was no more beans in the tank.

- with Ben Vincent, Brendan Heywood, Clive, Volodymyr K
Boulder 3m Classic
Michael Moore
Sun 8th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Powers creek junction Humpty Dumpty area
V3 Inevitable web

Very noice

- with Ben Vincent, Brendan Heywood, Clive, Volodymyr K
Boulder 5m Classic
Michael Moore
V1 huge rail

Warmin up. Although I did break a hold and went for a bit of a ride. Top notch spotters tho!

- with Ben Vincent, Brendan Heywood, Clive, Volodymyr K
Boulder 5m Very Good
Michael Moore
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Eastern Boulders Catacombs
V6 The horseshoe

Nope. A little too optimistic for this time of the night. Needed Nathan at hand to recall how this went.

- with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 2m Classic
Ben Vincent
V5 V4 Catacomb Roof - with A nice leg cramp bite pulling through the mantle. Boulder 3m Classic
Ben Vincent
V5 V4 Catacomb Roof - with Sharper than I remember. Forgot beta but managed to sort something out Boulder 3m Classic
Ben Vincent
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Big boulder bend The Blacksmith's alcove
V2 The anvil

Nice head jam

- with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 3m Average
Ben Vincent
Smithy project

Phwoar. Tough. Volo and I may've gotten a little too excited. Meanwhile while Michael and Skippy were discovering a classic.

- with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder Good
Ben Vincent
V2 The tongs

Starts a little chossy but improves a little higher. Shoulda topped it out.... :-/

- with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 4m Good
Ben Vincent
V6 The Blacksmith

Great climb, awesome crew, spectacular setting. I sat down again pretty quickly after trying to pull on to this for the first time. very stepe and not much to hold onto. Funny how these things evolve though. Got up it with some technical toe scumming. Gotta love a good toe scum ;-)

- with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 3m Mega Classic
Ben Vincent
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Powers creek junction Humpty Dumpty area
V3 Inevitable web

Spiders just keeps on giving

- with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 5m Classic
Ben Vincent
V0 left jug rail - with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive Boulder 6m Classic
Ben Vincent
V1 huge rail - with Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive Boulder 5m Classic
Ben Vincent
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Tank Boulder
V0 Easy peasy - with Ash Powell Boulder 2m Good
Danni Powell
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Quickdraw Area
V1 One slap - with Danni Powell Boulder 1m
Ash Powell
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Tank Boulder
V0 Layback - with Danni Powell Boulder 2m
Ash Powell
V0 Easy peasy - with Danni Powell Boulder 2m
Ash Powell
V0 Easy peasy - with Ash Powell Boulder 2m Good
Danni Powell
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Eastern Boulders Catacombs
V4 Catacomb Roof

Got here with headlamps, sweaty from the bash up the hill. Had a few goes, so sharp and so thrashed.

- with Ben Vincent, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 3m Hard V4
Brendan Heywood
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Big boulder bend The Blacksmith's alcove
Smithy project

Volo and Ben had gotten a couple moves on this so gave it ago. The moves feel impossible! It isn't really clear where is would go. Don't think I can do it. Sound familiar?? But was mega spent, so something for next time

- with Ben Vincent, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder
Brendan Heywood
V2 The anvil

I thought this would be easy but the start turned out to be quite hard up the direct line I was expecting as well as sharp. Ben found a hold way round left. I also did the 'head jam' move same as Ben to get the finish

- with Ben Vincent, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 3m Average
Brendan Heywood
V6 The Blacksmith

This is a text book example of everything I love about bouldering. The water level was high and so our original goal of the big nugget was out, as was the king line project. We'd looked at this wall more than once before but it didn't seem that great. Michael started scrubbing and it just got more and more intriguing. But it was completely impossible! I couldn't even pull on! It was totally beyond me. Gradually refined beta and we managed to get unlock it bit by bit and after probably 15 goes got the tick! I haven't pinched, compressed, campus'ed and generally thrashed myself this hard on something in ages and I love it

- with Ben Vincent, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 3m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Big boulder bend The big boulders
V4 A flash of commitment

The water was so high it was more difficult just to get here, only to confirm it was mostly underwater. Volo half jokingly suggested we try the end, and then took off his shirt and did an extremely committing traverse on slopers over the water in his approach shoes. I tried it a couple times and couldn't even do the first move and was totally wigged out. Now that this traverse has been unlocked it is the obvious link up finish to what will be a true king line when finally done (probably next drought)

- with Ben Vincent, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 3m Very Good
Brendan Heywood
Sat 7th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Powers creek junction Humpty Dumpty area
V3 Inevitable web

I thought I was doing the Feeling of Presence but turns out to be a new problem, and yet another high quality problem on this ace little wall

- with Ben Vincent, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Clive
Boulder 5m Classic
Brendan Heywood
V1 huge rail

Got it first go. It is quite delicate, could get a grade bump

- with Ben Vincent, Volodymyr K, Michael Moore, Clive
Boulder 5m Classic
Brendan Heywood
V0 left jug rail

Fun! I remembered it was high, but still gets your heart going

- with Ben Vincent, Volodymyr K, Michael Moore, Clive
Boulder 6m Classic
Brendan Heywood
Fri 6th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
27 Chicks Dig Scars

Trs. Some good little links today

Trad 25m Mega Classic
Michael Moore
Wed 4th May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Little Ayers
V8 M13

Still nails. Can do it in two overlapping parts now which is something I suppose.

Boulder 4m Classic
Michael Moore
Mon 2nd May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
22 Inertia

Awesome climb, couldn't quite crack the crux

- with Brendan Heywood, Laura Price, Volodymyr K, Michael Moore
Trad 10m Classic
Bryn Norris
Mon 2nd May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
27 Chicks Dig Scars

With some know how from Brendan found the walk in a million times better and quicker. Rapped in and replaced the old rusty anchors. Cleaned up and ready to be worked on over winter, psyched!

Trad 25m Mega Classic
Michael Moore
Mon 2nd May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Pseudoephedrine Boulders
V4 M7 - with Laura Price Boulder 3m Good
Bryn Norris
V3 Echidna flake right variant - with Bryn Norris Boulder 3m
Laura Price
V4 M7

tricky as! super fun trying to figure it out

- with Bryn Norris
Boulder 3m
Laura Price
Mon 2nd May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Tank Boulder
V2 Tank face

Oh so thin!

- with Laura Price
Boulder 2m
Bryn Norris
V0 Layback

Had a fun time down-sliding the crack

- with Laura Price
Boulder 2m Very Good
Bryn Norris
V2 Tank face

very much thin and crimpy!

- with Bryn Norris
Boulder 2m
Laura Price
V0 Layback - with Bryn Norris Boulder 2m
Laura Price
Mon 2nd May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Little Ayers
V1 M10

Harder than it looks!

- with Laura Price
Boulder 4m Good
Bryn Norris
V3 Dynosoar

Awesome! First V3!

- with Laura Price
Boulder 3m Mega Classic
Bryn Norris
V1 M10 - with Bryn Norris Boulder 4m
Laura Price
Sun 1st May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
18 Innocence

After a beautiful walk in over rolling hills, two tree rappels, an adrenaline inspiring run-out, and a walk home in the dark, today was a certified epic!

- with Laura Price, Volodymyr K
Mixed trad 25m, 5 Mega Classic
Bryn Norris
18 Innocence

first time abseiling to get to the start which was SO FUN!

- with Bryn Norris, Volodymyr K
Mixed trad 25m, 5
Laura Price
Sun 1st May 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Cascade boulders Evan Stone area
V0 Easy corner crack

can't remember when but did this when working The West Face

Boulder 3m Very Good
Michael Moore
Sat 30th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
19 Heavy Metal

Awesome climb

- with Laura Price, Volodymyr K, Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore
Sport 18m, 5 Classic
Bryn Norris
20 Heavy Metal - Direct Start - with Laura Price, Volodymyr K, Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore Sport 18m, 4
Bryn Norris
Sat 30th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Little Ayers
V1 The Crack - with Laura Price, Volodymyr K, Brendan Heywood, Michael Moore Boulder 4m Very Good
Bryn Norris
Sat 30th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Pseudoephedrine Boulders
V2 Echidna flake - with Brendan Heywood, Volodymyr K, Laura Price Boulder 4m Classic
Bryn Norris
V3 Echidna flake right variant - with Brendan Heywood, Laura Price, Volodymyr K Boulder 3m Very Good
Bryn Norris
Sat 30th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Illusion Buttress
19 Heavy Metal - with Brendan Heywood, Bryn Norris, Michael Moore, Volodymyr K Sport 18m, 5 Very Good
Laura Price
Sat 30th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Pseudoephedrine Boulders
V2 Echidna flake - with Brendan Heywood, Bryn Norris, Volodymyr K Boulder 4m
Laura Price
Sat 30th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Little Ayers
V1 The Crack

Aproachies , no chalk in the rain point

- with Brendan Heywood
Boulder 4m Very Good
Michael Moore
V1 The Crack

Retick in approach shows. Done this many times, surprised I've never logged it before

- with Michael Moore, Volodymyr K, Laura Price, Bryn Norris
Boulder 4m
Brendan Heywood
Sat 30th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
22 Inertia

First time I've been on the 'real' inertia, always been confused by the bolts. This route is quality. Take care to extend gear over the sharper lips to save your rope. Was lightly raining, the cross through move at the lip shut me down and was a bit rushed to spend time working it.

- with Volodymyr K, Michael Moore, Laura Price, Bryn Norris
Trad 10m Very Good
Brendan Heywood
25 Picnic at Hanging Rock

Woooooo! Dude, absolutely classic. Bomber rock, number of different styles of climbing in the one route, crazy top out, loved it. Tell ya what I had to fight for it though, heel hook popped on the bulge crux and had to squeeze with all my might to stay on, spicy. Gear: #4, #0.75, 2x#0.5, 2x long extenders and three draws 🤙

- with Brendan Heywood
Mixed trad 10m, 3 Classic
Michael Moore
Fri 29th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
20 Bootleg

Steeper than it looks, no jambs just laybacking. Flash pumped and hung, but once you figure out the sweet spots the crux is over way too soon. I got onto the top of the roof after some gardening and there is a big dead tree before you can get to savage amusement. SA needs some big cleanup to finish. Ended up back climbing and I think I did it in better style than the ascent

- with Michael Moore
Trad 15m Good
Brendan Heywood
25 Picnic at Hanging Rock

Glad Michael made me get back on this, super stoked to get the 3rd bolt on the first go. Worked the top a bit and got the second crux, didn't do the top slab.

- with Michael Moore
Mixed trad 10m, 3 Classic
Brendan Heywood
Tue 26th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Bonsai Boulder
Open Project Boulder 2m Good
Keiron Sames
Open Project

V1, maybe 2 as a guess. Multiple shots but out of skin and juice. possible high left foot opposing the sidepull jug but younger/better knee required! I'll be back with some skin and some juice but go for it if you like folks.

Boulder 2m Good
Keiron Sames
Sun 24th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Sloper Boulder
V0- Sloper Fin

can stay on the fin the whole way but felt more interesting as described.

Boulder 2m Good
Keiron Sames
Sun 24th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Hilltop Boulder
V0 1 Boulder 3m
Keiron Sames
V0 1 Boulder 3m
Keiron Sames
Sun 24th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Sloper Boulder
V0 Fun fin Boulder 2m Good
Keiron Sames
Sun 24th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
Central Boulders Red Lichen Boulders
V1 R4 Boulder 2m
Keiron Sames
V1 R4 Boulder 2m
Keiron Sames
V0 R5 Boulder 2m
Keiron Sames
V0 R1 Boulder 2m
Keiron Sames
V1 R2 Boulder 2m
Keiron Sames
Sun 24th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Quickdraw Area
V2 Quickdraw traverse

Skipped the sds

Boulder 3m Very Good
Keiron Sames
V2 Quickdraw traverse

Sds hardest part I reckon.

Boulder 3m Very Good
Keiron Sames
V0 Quickdraw direct Boulder 1m Very Good
Keiron Sames
V0 Quickdraw direct Boulder 1m Very Good
Keiron Sames
V0 Quickdraw direct Boulder 1m Very Good
Keiron Sames
V0 Quickdraw direct Boulder 1m Very Good
Keiron Sames
V0 Quickdraw direct Boulder 1m Very Good
Keiron Sames
V0 Quickdraw direct

Finally put thinking cap on and got some decent beta figured out!

Boulder 1m Very Good
Keiron Sames
Sun 24th Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Bonsai Boulder
V0 Backfoot Bear Hugger Boulder 3m Good
Keiron Sames
V0 Backfoot Bear Hugger Boulder 3m Good
Keiron Sames
V0 Crystal Bonsai Boulder 3m Good
Keiron Sames
Sat 23rd Apr 2022 - Upper Gara Gorge
South-Western Boulders Tank Boulder
V2 Tank face

Lol!

Boulder 2m
Keiron Sames
V0 Layback Boulder 2m
Keiron Sames
V0 Layback

Wetness equals foot slippage!

Boulder 2m
Keiron Sames

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