Lower Kororoit Creek bouldering cliff


Modest natural and clean basalt bouldering cliff 3m tall offering a few interesting crack and face climbs. Rock is clean and generally strong, though some small edges have broken off while climbing (good sign others haven't visited it). The space for a bouldering mat is limited.

If keen for more, there are two other cliffs about 200m upstream from here. One is by the creek and the second away from the creek in the fenced off grassland reserve (possible an old quarry). Both require considerable gardening and there are not obvious nice lines.

Access issues

Park at eastern end of Dohertys Rd, Altona, at the entrance to the Kororoit Creek Nature Reserve.


Enter the reserve and take the middle of the three gravel walking paths. Walk along path to the third electricity pole from the park entrance then step off the path and walk towards the creek to reach the cliff. It is at 37°49'57.6"S 144°50'07.3"E and


No bolting and no chipping.

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This cliff was discovered during the Melbourne 2021 covid lockdowns when movement was restricted to within 15km of home. Tim Peterson found it by searching the banks of every creek and river within the 15km from his home in Footscray. Thanks covid! That said, if you climber here before Tim then comment on the relevant routes etc.


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Start at the left of the face, ascend at 1 o'clock to three finger pocket near top, then continue to peak.

FFA: Tim Peterson, 6 Feb 2022

Up deep off width to top

FFA: Tim Peterson, 6 Feb 2022

Hand jam up LH steepening hand crack to an exciting exit at top.

FFA: Tim Peterson, 6 Feb 2022

Straight over overhang to mantel finish. Start in large horizontal break. Avoid vertical cracks either side.

FFA: Tim Peterson, 30 Nov 2022

Hand jam RH crack to top.

FFA: Tim Peterson, 6 Feb 2022

Up steep slap to highest point, avoiding aretes.

FFA: Tim Peterson, 6 Feb 2022

Start right of Travelator at large horizontal hold. Traverse left and low around the arete to bottom of face. Up the centre of the face avoiding the crack to the left.

FFA: Tim Peterson, 30 Nov 2022


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Author(s): Chris Baxter & Glenn Tempest

Date: 1994

ISBN: 0646167308

A Guide to selected rockclimbs at Mt Arapiles,the Grampians and Mt Buffalo

Author(s): Lindorff, Goding & Hodgson

Date: 2011

ISBN: 9780646529387

Get ready to fully experience the rock climbing scene in Victoria with Sublime Climbs, a comprehensive guidebook authored by Kevin Lindorff, Josef Goding, and Jarrod Hodgson. This full-color, 380-page book covers the best climbing locations in the region, including Mt Arapiles, Mt Buffalo, and the Grampians. It features descriptions of over 700 routes, topographic maps, and breathtaking images. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the sport, Sublime Climbs has everything you need to make the most of your climbing experience in Victoria and experience all of it's classic routes.

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