Cohiba East




A small group of boulders east of Cohiba main area.


A small area with several boulders. These climbs may have been climbed in Canberra's past pre/post fires. Feel free to change the names if you claimed the rightful FA.

Access issues inherited from Western Area

This is part of the Lower Cotter water catchment area. There are a number of rehabilitation projects underway to manage run off and erosion.


Park at the rock retaining wall in the gully about 150m before the main Cohiba turn off. Walk 100m up the east side of the gully to nearby boulders. Most of the problems are on the uphill side of the first boulder you come to.

Ethic inherited from Pierce's Creek

Pierces Creek is primarily a bouldering area however a number of naturally protected lines have been established over the years. No bolting of routes is accepted. Instead, ascentionists use natural protection on the higher problems, or where that is not available, rely on mats, spotters, and gumption.



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A nice warm-up located on the small boulder behind the shlop/shlap boulder. Sit start using obvious flake/rail, then straight up. Make sure to check for any lizards living in the cracks.

An easy warm-up. Sit start using obvious good LH flat edge and RH on side-pull to the right. Straight up on good holds.

Sit start on ledge then climb up and top out.

FA: Bevan Ashby, 19 Sep

Sit start on low jiggy rail, some delicate moves with bad holds and good feet lead to a slopey, committing top out.

FA: Johnny, Sep 2020

Stand start with left hand on the rounded arete/right hand on a edge. Pull on then climb up and top out.

FA: Bevan Ashby, 10 Sep

Sit start with a hand on each of the good edges at the left side of the block, make a big move straight up and top out.

FA: Stephen

Start as for Shlop, move right through some small edges, and make a big move up.

FA: Stephen

Start as for Shlop, traverse right and finish as for Fishery

FA: Zoe R

Start as for Fishery, climb left and finish through the obvious horizontal pinch flake.

This finish can also be done starting from Shlap at about V6.


FA: Nick White, 23 Aug

Start as for Fishery climb left to finish as for Shlap.

FA: Zoe R

Sit start on the large sidepull feature in the middle of the block, do a hard gaston move and top out straight up.

FA: Zoe R

Sit start on small crimps and head directly up. The huge foothold far to the right is out.

FA: Nick White, 1 Aug

Start as for Couch Slouch and traverse left on low line of holds to finish up Fishery.


FA: Stephen

Start as for Couch Slouch, traverse left through Couch Fisher and carry on to finish as for Medica.

Sit start on the good underclings on the right side of the block, climb straight up.

FA: Stephen

Sit start low with one hand on the obvious undercling and the other hand wherever you can find something. Climb over the bulge and mantle.

Sit start on good compression holds and go straight up. This is on the back side of the boulder maybe 15m behind the main overhang boulder.

FA: Jonny L F Will & BigBabyBoiBizn3$$

Stand start on good crimps and go straight up. A bit reachy and maybe harder for shorties. This boulder is maybe 20m behind and 10m to the left of the main overhanging boulder.

FA: Shaybo Hine, 18 Jun

Up the flake. Lots of easy variants possible on this wall for warming up, beginners or kids.

Climbs the part of the wall with the fused seam. Stand start to the left of the seam with small holds and feet, then straight up.

Stand start and up the arete, with good sidepulls.

Straight up the left/middle side of the face, past good high crimp rails. On the opposite side of the boulder to Baby Centipede.

FA: Pete, 2020

Straight up to the faded right hand end of the seam, then up via the small scoop feature (shared finish with The Hideout).

FA: Pete, 2020

Start on the left side of the face. Traverse right along the break till it fades, then up via small scoop feature.

FA: Michael Y, 2020

Stand start just right of Two Before Ten, and up trending rightwards.

Starting on the large flake, move up the arete. On the backside of the group of boulders about 20m behind the main/first overhanging face.

In the gap between boulders to the right of Bouldrewood Dreaming, chimney your way up between the two faces.

On the slab on the boulder to the right of Bouldrewood Dreaming. Stand start with a good high RH crimp and low sharp crimp for LH. Balance up the crimps to the top. Block behind you is out.

Sit start on the left side of the arete, then straight up.

FA: Pete, 2020

Sit start at jugs at the lowest, most left point of the face - traverse right to join Boldrewood Arete and finish up that.

FA: Pete, 2020

Classic line up the face to the left of Boldrewood Arete.

The wall with the obvious seam, just around left from the start of Boldrewood Brew.

Up the obvious and easy ramp, around the arete to the left of the seam project.

600mts south of East Cohiba following the deepest creek channel (as seen with geo Maps) a few large Boulders lay hidden with some potential for highballs with bad landings!

Up offwidth crack

Sit start up the back of Solar Pass - a fun one to practice jamming


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