The Board Walk




A selection of boulder problems on the small cliff faces directly below the Bluff Lookout. This is one of the Old School Areas, people have been bouldering here since before the 90's.

Access issues inherited from White Rock Conservation Area

Be aware that there is a rare plant that calls the boulders we climb home. It is in our interest to accommodate it. More details can be found on the ACAQ web site:


Follow the Six Mile Creek Track south from the carpark. Take the first turn to the right, follow the boardwalk and you'll soon see the cliffs of the Bluff Lookout.

Ethic inherited from White Rock Conservation Area

Redbank is home to some extremely rare plants that call the top of some of our boulders home. If there are logs defining top outs please respect these and avoid trampling anything that isn't grass. For more information check out .

Be mindful of other users, don't leave rubbish or disturb any vegetation. Stick to the established tracks where possible. Do not use steel wire brushes as these will take away the holds.


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Improbably worthwhile slab opposite Chicken, Brie, and Avacado on the other side of the track. Do it with no hands (not even pressing against the rock!) to add a grade or two and get an awesome lesson in balance!

VE Stand start on the left hand side of the small boulder, just to the left of Grovel Train. Short easy warm-up

FA: Kate Reid

Start in middle of small face, then head right into wide crack and grovel your way to victory.

Sit-start at the bottom of the crack using obvious block. Head up left, following the crack and making use of good features on the face.

Stand-start using big flake, head up and left using more big flakes to finish at the break half-way up.

The Sit start to Reach, Flex, Repeat. Start sitted with RH on arete pinch/sidepull and LH on incut pinch and obvious feet. Two big moves into the flake. This sit start breaks the sandbag of Reach, Flex, Repeat. Finish matched on large obvious crimp. Should top out but it’s way too dirty above.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Jan 2019

Start as per Hockey Stick. As you round the corner, stay low instead. Move left to small feature pinch with a low shouldery crossover crux to good hold at low on crack (rock on ground is out for feet). Move diagonally up (left of crack) using small left sidepulls and right slopers to finish.

FA: Samson Reynolds / Jeremy Ullmann, 13 Apr 2014

Next to the Crack, a nice long slabby line. Start inside, next to the crack, moving left, get onto the shelf with your feet, and tuck yourself inside the overhang. Follow the line around on the shelf on good holds, heading up and across after you move around the corner, then continue across, with the traverse ending about where the tree is.


Stand start the base and balance up the arete to jugs, make your way towards lip building courage as you go. Hidden holds lead to mantle. Top inspection and a clear head recommended.

FFA: Cal, 20 Nov 2015

Stand-start using the right leaning crack, head straight-up to finish with a big move to the hold under the roof. One of the classic problems of the area.

Continue left at the end of crack via the pockets beneath the roof. Keep going till your standing on top of Gaston the Grey.

Start as The Crack but carry on up obvious line to finish. Technical and very sloppered crimps define this face climb. Unrepeated

Stand start with positive crimps in the break 2m left of “Gaston The Grey” and good RF. A long lock off to crimps straight up. Either dyno to the lip for V6 or cut right into GTG for V5.

Stand start on the grey streak with good holds wide spread and large foot rail. A hard gaston move or dyno to the good rail, mantle onto ledge and out.

FFA: michael garraghy, 2011

Up the obvious wide crack in the corner, bridging on some nice percussive rock.

Stand-start using flake, then straight up with some nice footless sections.

Stand-start on small iron-stone edges and ok feet, straight up.

This techno, crimp-ladder begins as a sit-start on TTA. Pull on and move up, stepping left, finishing up ISCT.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, 15 Apr 2020

Sit-start on the arete and finish right.

FA: Dan gordon & Sam Bowman, Feb 2013

Stand start on good edge, head straight up on decent holds.

Sit start at base of obvious flake, up flake trending left to top out.

Sit-start of “ELABB”. Commencing right on the obvious honeycomb pocket and sidepull crack (same as Hotel Rwanda). Move up and then crimp across left to gain the large edges of ELABB, finish as per that. All of the crack and boulder to the right are out.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Jun 2019

A direct version of European man cave, sit starting left on a good RH sidepull and cool LH pockets. Joins EMC at the massive jug flake 3/4 of the way up.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Jan 2019

Stand start up crack then head right to mantle obvious overhanging shelf. The boulder and wall to the right are out.

FFA: Johnny, 29 Mar 2015

Squat start on jugs either side. Use the cool arete and then up to a break. The crux is the mantle, slapping the right hand side of the bloc; compression. The slab/wall on the right is all out.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Dec 2018

Stand-start on the left hand side of slab, straight up in a test of your single-leg strength. The wall to your left is not in.

Stand-start on right hand side of slab using obvious foot, straight-up.

Start up And Better sit start, traversing left without stepping in the cave into Tree Fall. This boulder combines the three most difficult lines of the wall.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, Jul 2022

Crouch start using high RH side pull and LH undercling moving up to a break then into a very powerful crux. Classic of the area

Start as for "Tree Fall" and traverse delicately to top out above "It Gets Better". A plethora of feet prevent you from stepping in the cave without contriving the problem. Unsuspectingly compelling and technical movement.

Stand-start using good edges and big foot above the left hand side of the small cave. Trend up and a little right.

Sit start to “And Better”, starting direct under AB on the sloping rail LH and RH on right positive slopper- with heel hook above the small cave.

Stand-start on the right side of the small cave- left of The Downfallen. Head up and slightly right on good holds.

Sit start as for The Downfallen. Climb straight up until reaching a line of crimps below the lip. From here, make a technical traverse left to top out as for And Better.

Sit start on the right side of the little cave. LH on slopper pinch jug- right on sidepull crack- feet start on dish underneath the RH crack. Ascend

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, 2018

VE Squat start with hands on good edge, up and mantle. Easy, somehow fun

Sit start at the bottom of the left leaning crack, then head up and left.

VE Stand start, straight up the middle of the slab

VE Stand start in the shallow corner on the right hand side of the slab.

Sit-Start with the pocket LH. Move up to the cool rail and enjoy.

FA: Jimmy Blackhall, 2019

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