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Access issues inherited from Passchendaele State Forest

HQ Plantations act as land manager for all the bouldering locations listed below. They operate as Plantation Licensee under the terms of the Forestry Act 1959, and are thus obliged to permit, but not necessarily promote, recreational access. However, climbers should understand that the primary purpose of a State Forest is timber extraction rather than recreation, and HQ Plantations have legislative authority to restrict recreational access from time to time where timber harvesting operations presents a hazard to the public. Furthermore, HQ Plantations are required to recognize all roads within the licence area as public roads. However, they have authority to temporarily restrict access for the reasons already given. Please recognize the authority of any signage that restricts access. Please obey the instructions of the Plantation Officers who patrol the area. Should you feel that any restriction is unjust or unwarranted, contact ACAQ, president@climb.org.au, and we will take up the matter for you.

Approach

Take the same approach as Middle Sector (driving down the Bush road) but once in front of A Name And A Number Boulder- keep driving past heading into the forest. Drive down the rocky trail (4x4 or high rider needed) for 200-300ms before turning left into another logging trail. Drive down this for 100ms. Engineering sector is on the right.

Routes

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FA: JSBC

Stand start on the right side of the bloc with two crimps and good feet moving left to rail heading up, manteling out.

FA: Cynthia Cormier Coulombe, Aug 2021

Sit start, blasting straight up.

Sit start with low horizontal break. Up to next break and cut left. Find nonexistent holds, slab surfing to the top.

FA: JSBC, Oct 2021

Start as for BAB but when going left keep moving across sandy footers into HTF. Finish as this

FA: Cynthia Cormier Coulombe

Sit start on consumption. Move straight up and left to obvious thumb press and then up crack to mantle finish. Down climb other side of boulder.

FA: 5 May 2019

Alt start to Consumption on the right. Begin in a sit with LH crack and RH crimp. Straight up to finish as Consumption

FA: JSBC, 2021

Stand start (the FAist had pads stacked) with juggy pocket and head up the very thin and technical slab to a high top.

FA: Brenden Fraser

Same crouch start as A.I with jug. Punching hard up to the horizontal crack up left, finishing straight up for a legal high (Project 9 in P.Cranes guide). To get down from this boulder- jump across the death gap to the next large boulder and then fireman slide down the leaning tree- or alternatively stack a lot of pads.

FA: JSBC & Cynthia Cormier Coulombe, Jun 2020

Crouch start on the obvious jug and move straight up on side pulls to a breezy mantle. Great rock! Watch the massive fallen tree on the landing.

FA: Peter Crane

Start 2ms right of AI. Stand start on the bulge with two razor blade crimps in the clumps. Mantle the scoop and figure out a way to escape the big bulge.

This is your initiation into granite edging. Stand start to the right of M.H, with LH “hardly there” edge and RH crimp, just over the lip @ face height, in front of fallen down alive tree. All that lies between you and “glory” jugs are a few fingery moves.

FA: Aug 2021

Stand start with juggy rails and move up to more of the same and out.

FA: Cynthia Cormier Coulombe, Aug 2021

Traverse from the right side of the block to the left, topping out as for M.H - on a line of sharp but incut positive holds. A decent warm up and worth doing

FA: Peter Crane

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