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Summer School Guide

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Deon Heemskerk

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Table of contents

1. Summer School 9 routes in Area

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: -30.849516, 151.153296

description

Boulders that line both sides of the MacDonald river.

access issues

Public access to the high flood mark, access is from the watsons creek road.

approach

Approximately 2 kilometers from Bendemeer half way to the deep hole where the river gets close to the road.

ethic

Please close all gates that you enter into and out of TSR, please don't spook stock and Above all PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY RUBBISH! This is the easiest way to get locals off side!

inherited from Bendemeer

1.1. Boulder, Swim, Sleep. Repeat 5 routes in Area

Summary:

Lat / Long: -30.849551, 151.152957

description

The central, and most concentrated cluster of boulders in Summer school area.

access issues

Public access, a little overgrown in some areas, with blackberry lurking.. Remember only to stay to the high flood mark on the east side.. It is private land and owner prefers people not to access his place.

approach

Park just off the road on near where you can see the top of the cluster.

1.1.1. Teachers pet 3 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: -30.849766, 151.152807

description

Long and low boulder close to the swimming area.

approach

easy access along the river either way from north or south is right next to the track on the western side of the river.

history

The first river project in 2014 by Anthony Townsend and Deon Heemskerk

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Traverse L to R

Fun and easy little traverse. use the corner and launch up to the top and move across. plenty of holds.

Set by Deon Heemskerk & Anthony Townsend, 17 Feb 2014

FA: Deon Heemskerk & Anothy Townsend, 17 Feb 2014

V0 Boulder 2m
2 Traverse R to L

Same but reverse

Set by Deon Heemskerk & Anthony Townsend, 1 Mar 2014

FA: Deon Heemskerk, 1 Mar 2014

V0 Boulder 2m
3 L to R and R to L

Left to right and right back to left. There is a few spots to have a break pop up on the end on the right. mid point there is a decent little edge.

Set by Deon Heemskerk, 1 Feb 2016

FA: Deon Heemskerk, 1 Feb 2016

V0+ Boulder

1.1.2. The class room 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: -30.849717, 151.152784

description

Boulder with plenty of sharp little crimps, sprinkled over its face. Has great landings, and has much less blackberry under it than other boulders in this area. Needs a lot of cleaning.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Lesson one

About 1m along from the left end you will see a vertical feature. Follow that up to the crimps up top. feet are the crystals.. Top out is a bit awkward due to the boulder on top. To get off down climb and jump on mat or move around to the right where some smaller boulders are to leap off.

Set by Deon Heemskerk, 7 Feb 2016

FA: Deon Heemskerk, 7 Feb 2016

V0 Boulder 3m
2 p1

Set by Deon Heemskerk, 1 Feb 2016

BoulderProject 4m

1.1.3. Story Time 0 routes in Boulder

1.1.4. Toy story 0 routes in Boulder

1.1.5. Head Masters Office 0 routes in Boulder

1.1.6. Head Mistress's Office 0 routes in Unknown

1.1.7. Physical Education 0 routes in Boulder

1.2. The Sly Old Cat 4 routes in Area

Summary:

Lat / Long: -30.849566, 151.153513

description

Boulders on the east side of the river.

access issues

The boulders under the high flood mark are all public access, however i have included some above the high water mark that are gems. I tried to seek permission but due to the owners fear of legal replications, permission will not be given. However that been said there is no fence on that side of the river, no clear line of trespass and as long as the river is in eye shot (not 1km off the river) it was hinted that we would only be asked to return to the river if caught there. But please don't push it! This has taken me a long time to get this small step. Keep the river in eye shot! Its a grey area..

approach

The easiest way to cross the river in normal flow is up river in the exile area, near the high power lines its shallow.

1.2.1. Slabamussy 1 route in Boulder

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: -30.849642, 151.153389

description

Easy slab boulder on the side of the river.

approach

Directly up from the swimming hole at summer school on the east side.

history

One of the first boulders climbed on the MacDonald river around 2013 or earlier by the then Bendemeer boulder patrol members Anthony Townsend and Deon Heemskerk. Many flakes have fallen off during this time, sometimes resulting in spectacular falls.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Slabamussymakemesohappy

Crimpy slab, grade may vary depending on how the flakes have broken. Have fun!

Set by Deon Heemskerk & Anthony Townsend, 2013

FA: Deon Heemskerk, 2013

V0 Boulder 4m

1.2.2. Jug over the cats head 1 route in Boulder

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: -30.849616, 151.153467

approach

Just up hill from slabamussy.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Walk Like An Eygiptian

SDS, side pull and look for the jug on the left. a little awkward but oh so much fun.

Set by Deon Heemskerk, 21 Mar 2016

FA: Deon Heemskerk, 21 Mar 2016

V1 Boulder 3m

1.2.3. Rats For Supper 0 routes in Boulder

description

Over hung boulder along the river

approach

From the swimming hole head up stream for thirty meters, it is distinctive.

1.2.4. The Muffin 0 routes in Boulder

description

Boulder with multiple cracks, mostly slab. Make sure you give it a clean the sheoak (casurina) needles make it slippery.

approach

River side, up stream 15m from Rats for supper.

1.2.5. Timmy Tiptoes 2 routes in Boulder

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: -30.850077, 151.153411

description

Nice size boulder facing the river, with wall like face.

approach

Not far from rivers edge, you can easily see it from the muffin.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 p1

Arete

BoulderProject 4m
2 p2 BoulderProject 3m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Pop Area
V0 Traverse L to R Boulder 2m 1.1.1. Teachers pet
Traverse R to L Boulder 2m 1.1.1. Teachers pet
Lesson one Boulder 3m 1.1.2. The class room
Slabamussymakemesohappy Boulder 4m 1.2.1. Slabamussy
V0+ L to R and R to L Boulder 1.1.1. Teachers pet
V1 Walk Like An Eygiptian Boulder 3m 1.2.2. Jug over the cats head
? p1 BoulderProject 4m 1.1.2. The class room
p1 BoulderProject 4m 1.2.5. Timmy Tiptoes
p2 BoulderProject 3m 1.2.5. Timmy Tiptoes
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