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The Battlefield

  • Grade context: AU
  • Photos: 7
  • Ascents: 160
  • Aka: The Battleground

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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.

Routes

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Stand start on small blob and sloper on corner. Arete to a balancy, reachy, brilliant top out

FA: Tim Nicholson, 19 Mar 2022

Start off the cheat stone with a left foot by your face and LH laybacking the runnel. Get off the ground and go.

FA: Tim Nicholson, 19 Mar 2022

Nice slabbing. Also the descent route

FA: Tim Nicholson, 19 Mar 2022

Stand start to the left of “Big Angry Ants” on bad hand holds and a high very good footer. Levitate up

FA: Jimmy Blackhall & Jack Kilsby, Jan 2023

30m further up the access track from Elevazione, on the other side of the road. Sit start with RH on arete, LH on sidepull flake under the bulge

Slab directly right of Big Angry Ants. Start with big right footer and not much for hands and balance your way up. Named after a wine tour on a “rest day”, the day before.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Dec 2022

Easy slab right of “Ridgemill Estate”. Stand start with positive holds and balance your way up. Named after a hungover FAist from a “rest day” of wine tours.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Dec 2022

Stand start with low rail, using the force to make a number of very cool moves, to a tall top out.

Kieran Pates

FA: Peter Crane

FFA: Zachary Trembath-Pitham

Up the slab

FA: Rhys Miller & Sean Kennedy

Sit start on the right side of the obvious shark-fin shaped boulder and traverse leftwards and upwards keeping on the left-hand side of the arête. Avoid the temptation to top-out early on the right-hand side.

FA: AJ Amies

Boulder #4 in the Peter Crane guide.

Sit start with Lh in small side pull crack, Rh on good undercling. Slap up the bulge and traverse right to boulders high point and mantle. The detached block to the left is out.

Kieran Pates

FA: Kieran Pates, 25 Oct 2021

Climb the crack to the top

FA: Peter Crane

FA: Peter Crane, 2017

FA: Matthew Cochrane

Duck low to enter then climb the well hidden chimney and off-width crack

FA: Matthew Cochrane

On the boulder beside the Goose chimney, on the Great White side. Boulder 8 in Pinnacle's guide.

FA: Tim Oseckas

On the other side of Vulcan.

FA: Cameron H, 6 Oct 2018

Boulder number 6 in Pinnacle's guide, but round to the right of the pictured face where there are holds in the middle of the boulder. Sit start as low as possible.

FA: Cameron H, 7 Oct 2018

Up the off-width crack

FA: Matthew Cochrane

Stand Start with high LH and foot on rail.

FA: Pat Banda, 2018

FA: Peter Crane

FA: Peter Crane

FA: Pat Banda, 2017

Stand start the striking dark arete. In Kambuwal culture, Millmerran means 'running water’. This problem was first cleaned on a very wet day.

Set: Jimmy Blackhall

FA: Phil Xu

Left side arete/ slab. Stand start on obvious holds and delicately balance up.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Jan 2023

Stand start on the far left side of the Boulder with obvious holds, up and straight across right to the top Right of the Boulder. Use your feet wisely!

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Jan 2023

Stand start in the middle of the slab and dance upwards a mono cruxs awaits you.

FFA: Zachary Trembath-Pitham, Jan 2023

Stand start on the right with crimps, balancing upwards using the arete and a series of crimps.

FFA: Zachary Trembath-Pitham, Jan 2023

Stand start with low RH and LH side pull. A few crimpy lock off’s, to a high and exciting top.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Jan 2023

Stand start with LH “fang” and RH obvious juggy crimp and low rails for feet. Get your squeeze on!

FA: Jack Kilsby, Jan 2023

High ball steep slab. Epic

Large underling stand start and straight up

Stand start with the large flake. Following up

FA: Emily Aimes

Tensiony move off crimps

Sit start with high Lh on knobby crimp and low face level Rh on offset crimp- and work upwards on progressively better holds.

Step off low boulder into thin finger crack (picture #39 in 2018 guide)

FA: Leah Dempsey

FA: Peter Crane, 2014

Stand start on a boulder on the left-hand side, and traverse on great hold to the right hand side, then top out. Also goes in reverse starting up the cracked arête.

FA: AJ Amies

Sit start on undercling

FA: AJ Amies

Up the crack

FA: Alex Mougenot

Start with both hands on the seam, straight up.

Really low sit-start with hands on the rails and head up.

Sit start using the obvious feature. Pump up, right and up again to satisfaction.

FA: Matthew Dawson

Stand start on good holds, pump up.

Up the the slab with just enough crimps to make it possible.

FA: Scott Hailstone, 9 Oct 2018

Located on Repose Boulder. Jump start match on far right side of rail from ground(spotters place pad after established on start hold). mantle and traverse left to vertical runnel, top out to the left.

FA: Kaleb Kennedy, 26 Mar 2022

Located just right of Repose crack route. Jump start to LH sloper RH crimp, right heel hook to left gaston in runnel, match hands, LH to good crimp rail. top out far left. Arete is out

FA: Kaleb Kennedy, 26 Mar 2022

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Selected Guidebooks more Hide

Author(s): Simon Carter

Date: 2018

ISBN: 9780958079068

A few years ago there was basically Frog Buttress and Coolum. Since then there has been more development than Barangaroo and South East Queensland should be on any climbers radar no matter what your style. Except ice climbing, definitely no ice climbing. But over 1250 routes with hard sport, multipitches and quality trad to make a great trip.

Author(s): Jimmy Blackhall & David Jefferson

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9377779499658

Hidden within the ordinary people of Queensland there exists a tight-knit community of scabby knuckles, grazed knees, massive forearms and iron-clad wills. This guidebooks seeks to shed light on this community and blocks of choice with all the information, skills and knowledge to open the door for you to explore all the bouldering that Queensland has to offer.

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