Pilkington St Reserve

  • Grade context: AU


A forgotten crag located in an old quarry, walls are mostly vertical to slab up to 8m tall. Would make for a decent afternoon of easy bouldering, with beautiful flat grassy landings and dogs allowed!


The park would make for a relaxing afternoon of easy bouldering, with beautiful flat grassy landings and expect to be approached by many a friendly dog as this is a popular dog walking spot!

Looks like a great place to bring families and introduce beginners/kids to bouldering and top rope outdoors.

There are bolts for lead/toprope on most of the lines in the park. Bolt quality is a mixed bag at current so please inspect before use. Alternatively, there are sturdy trees atop many of the walls to anchor from as well.

If anyone has route history and/or topos please feel free to share them here as they would be much appreciated.

Access issues

Not sure how the council feels about climbing here at the moment, so please be cautious and respectful as any climbing will be highly visible to the general public.


Located on the corner of Pilkington and Henry St


Please be respectful of the locals who also use this park.


History timeline chart

A few lines were put up in the 1980s and most of the obvious lines in the park was bolted for toprope and lead by Uni students in the early 2000s and the park was briefely used as a training ground. Unfortunately, the walls were not particularly inspiring for roped climbing, so it has since remained largely unused. However, with the advent of modern bouldering mats, this area could have potential once again.

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Author(s): Tim Haasnoot

Date: 2013

ISBN: 9780975129319

An area that has steep sport routes, trad cracks, deep-water-soling, sea cliff climbing and bouldering all within a short drive to some beautiful beaches and national parks is surely worth a look in. The Newcastle and Hunter Rock Climbing guide by Tim Haasnoot is feature packed and includes all the areas worth a day trip from Newcastle. This guide features over 950 routes, 170 boulder problems and 100 DWS with full topo maps and navigation info.

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