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Scout Crag

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Summary

Poor climbing, but ok bouldering. Lost since the 90s It was found in an old issue of "Gripped Off Me Scone" and is recorded here for completionism

Description

Mostly bouldering, including a few high-balls, the cliffs are up to 25m high, and provide a poor imitation of Kambah

Access issues

The wall is on a river corridor block, making it nature reserve and just off the trail kindly maintained by Parks.

Approach

Park at the pump house and head up the trail on the left of the river for ~2km

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Written up in Gripped Off Me Scone No. 9 by Ben Jones

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The following lines are on the left cliff, it's ~10m high, and is used for abseiling by the scouts and ha a few bolted climbs. It can be found at the top of a track marked with green tape just after the sign showing 2km to Casuarina Sands

Easily up wall on moss covered jugs

Open corner 2 meters right of A

Leftward slanting crack

up left side of brushed strip one meter right of C

up right side of brushed strip two meters right of D

Up the blunt arete passing to the left of the flake. Then up the moss above

Over the broken rock past two good jugs and onto the moss

Easy ascent/descent route

crack below the lower roof 3 meters right of H. Move left with difficulty then up wall just to the right of the crack. Hard moves past top roof and up arete

start as for I. Straight up lower roof with difficulty then up mossy wall. Move left and finish up the crack or straight up

Down and to the right of I between the cliff and boulder. Up the grass infested blocks veering right. Nice moves onto juggy slab

through the roof onto the slab above just to the right of the crack

hard move up onto slab

Hard move up onto slab pushing aside the blackberries

Nice thin climbing up brushed wall down from main cliff

20m further up river there is another face

Dismally up wall to right of main crack

Easily up arete

Up thin crack watching patches of moss

Up brushed wall however you see fit

Further to the right is another broken cliff face

Horrible cranking

Much the same as T

Nice easy cranking over roof, watch out for loose holds

Up the short mossy wall in whatever way you please

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