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The Deep Hole

Granite of varying quality

Crystal Castle

Boulder outcrop in the paddock between the deep hole and watsons creek road. The granite here is under trees so covered in moss, can be crumbly and has distinct large crystal qualities. These crystals are super sharp and brittle. An inspiring and deflating place to climb.

Crystal Castle
Pantera

Finger shredding boulder north west of yogi

Crystal Castle Pantera
V2 Dimebag

North west side of boulder, avoid the crumbly stuff on the north side.The high crystals can be trusted.

Crystal Castle
Yogi

Boulder on the west side of the cluster, has a hole that a small animal lives in.

Crystal Castle Yogi
V0 yogi traverse

On the western face up the left side and across the top.

V0 Yogi crimp

Up just to the left of animal hole

Crystal Castle
Crystal land

First log shaped boulder next to the yogi

Crystal Castle Crystal land
V0 First send

Eastern end of the boulder

V0 and again

Sit start added by James vilimaa makes a more worth while fun little climb.

V0+ Crystal surfer

south western corner of boulder next to tree. Avoid using the tree and boulder next to it. undercling, up and over. western corner is your way off.

V1 Twist and shout

Between the two boulders on the south side, Use the nice side pull, in the middle of the face. Avoid using boulder behind you, as tempting as it is..

Crystal Castle
The log

One of three long boulders just south of the yogi boulder

Crystal Castle The log
V1 Vague familiarity

On the western face. Sit start, use the low jug and up..

V0+ In the crystals we trust

North side of boulder, just to the right of tree and vertical crack. up using the crystals.

Crystal Castle
Sweet Diamond

This boulder is sharp and brittle but fun as! On the south side of the log

Crystal Castle Sweet Diamond
V1 Pockets of razor blades

Western face, super sharp and crumbly. The face itself is slightly overhung and prone to breaking off.

Crystal Castle
Grip het als een Vulkan

Roughly translated from dutch as 'Grip it like a Vulcan' you will need to apply all your strength and logic for this boulder. It stands alone, south west of the main cluster and boasts both good quality and crumbly terrible granite. Has enough to keep Human, Vulcan and all comers happy.

Crystal Castle Grip het als een Vulkan
V1 Whoever you are

High foot start with chimney like crux, very physical start. straight up.

V1 Whip it

Same start as who ever you are but traverse right and up, no harder just less blackberry.

V2 Milkshake

Look for the sharp crystal up high and high left foot.

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Is via private property, please shut the gate if you access via the north end. Owner has given permission to climb the boulders in his paddock off the the river and access the river from the watsons creek road side. Owner on the opposite side (east) of the river prefers that no one access his property. There is a fence on that side, all boulders along the river are public access and available to anyone.

V0 Wild strawberries

The rock is soft but climb is still palatable

V0 Theophilus Thistler

Left of wild strawberries and more awkward. High feet start with reasonable but crumbly holds, will keep you on the move like a prick from a thistle.

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Is via private property, please shut the gate if you access via the north end. Owner has given permission to climb the boulders in his paddock off the the river and access the river from the watsons creek road side. Owner on the opposite side (east) of the river prefers that no one access his property. There is a fence on that side, all boulders along the river are public access and available to anyone.

V6 VengaBus

Sit start, up using two glorious side pulls and a sharp crimpy top section. Top out to the right of upper boulder.

V6 mmmbop

Same start as VengaBus but with mantle finish on upper boulder.

Crystal Castle
un montón de musgo

Small Boulder just south of the center of the cluster. Boulder has lots of features

Crystal Castle un montón de musgo
VB Stick fight

South face of the boulder, sit start avoiding using mantle too much.

VB the lobsters claw

On the north side of the boulder easy slab face

VB Free range crustacean

Traverse from the start of the lobsters claw right to the base of the crack and up

VB Free range crustacean alterniative

Same traverse start but use feet only on left hand side of crack on the way up.

Crystal Castle
Diamond in the moss

Right in the center of cluster and top of the incline. Just west of the crystal tower, boulder is long and split in two(length ways), with another small boulder on the east end.

Crystal Castle Diamond in the moss
VB two step

Super easy little line with plenty of features, sit start if you want.

V0+ grab a hold son!

Sit start on the corner of the main boulder, up using the corner and undercling

V0+ Lichen eater

Just to the right of the tree on the main face. Tricky little sharp crimp start then up to those gorgeous features.

V0 Crystal detective

Right of Lichen eater, tuff start using some crystals to pull on.

Crystal detective variation

Start the same as Crystal detective but traverse across face to Lichen eater.

VB Beginners revenge

South side of boulder, sit start.

Crystal Castle
The Draw Bridge

Boulder to the west of Crystal tower that is leaning on it.

Crystal Castle The Draw Bridge
VB Front door

Easy slab face with plenty of features, also the easiest point of existing the boulder.

V0+ The secret ladder

High foot start, don't use small boulder underneath. Up onto the sloped mantle and then leg over onto the slab face.

V1 The secret ladder variation

Same start but after mantle continue straight up the face.

Ladder traverse

Start the same as Front door but traverse right to secret ladder alternative and up.

V0 Raspberry runner

Launch onto the mantle then up the slabby face to the raspberry runners.

Raspberry runner variation

same start but once on the mantle veer left up the larger slab.

Crystal Castle
Crystal Tower

One of largest boulders, in the center of the cluster.

Crystal Castle Crystal Tower
Rapunzel Rapunzel!

Highball! Up the 2m crack and then up the obvious line on east side of boulder. Need plenty of pads and spotters

V1 Rapunzel traverse

Left to right, starting left of the vertical crack.

V1 Rapunzel traverse reverse

Right to left

V0+ Jacks cracken highball

up the obvious feature on north side of boulder, ordinary landing.

VB Easy step

Corner of the boulder, easy up and easy down climb from other routes.

V1 Love thy nature

On south west corner of boulder, plenty of crystals to use on this one.

Crystal Castle
Playtime

Small obelisk shaped boulder west of the crystal tower and east of yogi and crystal land boulders

Crystal Castle Playtime
V0 Leg up

On the face facing east (river side) use obvious low jug. avoid moving right onto the slab face.

Crystal Castle
Princess boulder

Small boulder just north of the Crystal tower. Great warm up, walk off boulder.

Crystal Castle Princess boulder
V0- Quick step

Right of the tree on the north face

V0 slow waltz

left of the tree on the north face

Crystal Castle
Poetic Tragedy

Large boulder just east of the Crystal tower, covered in features with skin ripping big crystals common to the boulders here.

Crystal Castle Poetic Tragedy
VB Jabberwocky traverse L-R

Sit start on the little boulder in front, move along the to the obvious step like feature.

VB Jabberwocky traverse R-L

Use the obvious step up and move along to a sit finish on the small boulder infront

V0 spall tourture

easy start up low features then onto the mossy slab. Crystals prone to breaking, pads and spotters recommended.

Crystal Castle
Little warm up

Stand alone boulder between the south east corner of Crystal castle outcrop and the Macdonald river.

Crystal Castle Little warm up
V0- warm1

easy peasy up the river side face

V0- warm2

West side of the boulder sit start

Deep hole island

Group of boulders next to the deep hole. The island is divided by a stagnate pool, dry creek bed on one side and the Macdonald river the other.

Deep hole island
Acacia Boulder

Boulder on the north side of the cluster with a wattle growing out of it.

Deep hole island Acacia Boulder
V0- Hayfever

north face next to the wattle with many features

V0 Slabby crystals

East side of the boulder under the large sheoak

Deep hole island
Shake ya rump

Large boulder just south east of the acacia, use a ladder or help of a friend to get off this one.

Deep hole island Shake ya rump
V0 Mantle king

launch up the mantle, then the slippery slab.

V1 Rump shaking slap

Is via private property, please shut the gate if you access via the north end. Owner has given permission to climb the boulders in his paddock off the the river and access the river from the watsons creek road side. Owner on the opposite side (east) of the river prefers that no one access his property. There is a fence on that side, all boulders along the river are public access and available to anyone.

Deep hole island
Little frog

Small boulder just south west of the acacia boulder.

Deep hole island Little frog
V0 Froggylegs

Harder than it looks, involves a high foot and a bit of trust.

Deep hole island
Who needs skin

Unusual shaped boulder on the south side of cluster Be prepared to have to chimney off, not an easy descend.

Deep hole island Who needs skin
V2 Hand exfoliator

Big and bold, no feet down low, use any crystal you can find. Decent holds high.

Deep hole island
Buddhas belly

Large boulder on the river (east) side of cluster between shake ya rump and who needs skin.

Deep hole island Buddhas belly
buddhi

Is via private property, please shut the gate if you access via the north end. Owner has given permission to climb the boulders in his paddock off the the river and access the river from the watsons creek road side. Owner on the opposite side (east) of the river prefers that no one access his property. There is a fence on that side, all boulders along the river are public access and available to anyone.

Deep hole island
Mozzie Bait

Small boulder next to river north east of main cluster. Right next to the deep hole.

Deep hole island Mozzie Bait
VB Fern feet 1

Easy little crimpy slab problem right next to the river.

VB Fern feet 2

Avoid the crack to the left and just use features on slab face.

Deep hole east side

Boulders on the east side of the river.

Deep hole east side
Mario Brothers

Small overhung boulder on river side, near the bend of the river

Deep hole east side Mario Brothers
V0 Blood Donation

Sit start, straight up on the generous jugs.Core work out and plenty of opportunity to draw blood on the sharp crystals.

V3 Camel back hump junior

Sit start with low big move and slightly to the right and finish the same as Camel back hump

V1 Cutting loose

Sit start same as Blood Donation but move to the right avoiding the highest main jug on Blood Donation and onto the higher face.

V0+ Freddie's Traverse

Sit start. Then traverse left to right across the face

V3 Camel back hump

The traverse and then the hardest overhung face.

The Terrace

Small outcrop just north and down stream from the deep hole. Very mossy, sharp mostly slab granite.

The Terrace
Brier rose wall

A group of boulders next to each other that for a wall facing the river. Keep an eye out for brier rose and blackberry they will rip you and your pads apart.

Features plus

Stand alone boulder right next to a tree, has plenty of features and good landings.

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