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The Frontyard

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Summary

Great all-day crag with quick access and some classic high balls.

Description

Although rock quality can be a little poor, there are a lot of really good problems at The Frontyard. The stand out lines have to be “Stevie I Wonder” (V9), “Running on Empty" (V7) and "Clobbering Time" (V8). The climbing is varied ranging from slabs to overhung faces and grades vary from V2 to V12. There are still a few projects yet to be done at the 'Strong Mans Wall'. Bring a good set of brushes as some problems can be quite sandy and/or covered in moss, especially those slopey top outs...

Access issues

Please be mindfull of and courteous with MTB riders.

Approach

Park at the corner of Rangers Retreat Rd and Yarraman Rd. Follow the fenceline west to the obvious clearing near where the houses stop, just beyond the tree stump and 'creek' (term used loosely; read a trickle of water with two stones placed atop, resembling a 'bridge' (again, term used loosely)). Turning left at the obvious clearing you will come to a T intersection of sorts. This is the mountain bike trail. Choose carefully. 'Left' may lead to a wealth of treasures but many a punter has found this choice beset with its fair share of horrors. May I suggest heading right and following the mountain bike trail down to Sector 1. Further along the track is 'Ashtray Wall'. Down through the bush and then left is "Soft Mans Area". Even further down (or South) are 'Delicate Lady' and "Strong Mans Wall".

Ethic inherited from North Shore

Respecting the enviroment and keeping crags clean will maintain a healthy and important relationship between the climbing community, local councils and National Parks. Carry out what you take in and enjoy what the North Shore has to offer.

If you come across an area that is being developed or you think could be under development, please show all due respect to the developers and do not climb the projects listed on thecrag.com.

History

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"The Frontyard was discovered shortly after the Backyard in early 2010. At the time our crew were getting bored of bouldering at the same old spots and were super psyched to discover new areas to develop. Normally when we went on boulder hunts we would search for hours and come back empty handed, surprisingly the Frontyard was really easy to find. One day I was procrastinating at work and was looking on Google maps and found a large rocky area close to the Backyard. That weekend my wife Karina and I went to check it out. Initially, we thought it was a little too high and were put off by all of the bongs and broken beer bottles. We came back a couple of days later with our friend Brad Le and he went mental. He was instantly drawn to all of the high balls at the “Ashtray Wall” and “Strong Mans Wall” and so the development of the Frontyard began. The members of our crew consisted of myself, Karina Lim, Brad Le, Denise Yik, Jason Lam, Leigh Mackie, Cassie King, Neil Wallace, Steve Tai, Joanne Low, and little Tara. We must have spent around 4 months developing the crag." Alistair Choie.

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