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Description

A shorter area with 8-20 m routes starting at grade 12. The short climbs are great for beginner & intermediate climbers with some exciting parts for all as well as some low-20 climbs

Access issues inherited from Sewer Wall

Rock climbing and abseiling are permitted only outside the period 01 June to 31 December when raptors are breeding.

Development of the ACT's Second Electricity Supply substation began in 2019 and has cut-off the 4WD access that was previously listed in the 2014 guidebook PDF. The only current approach is a 20 minute hike (see below).

Approach

As for sewer wall. The tree by the cliff is right by Hung Like A Sewer Rat. Follow the faint trail left (facing the water) down dirt and rocks to reach the start of the first climbs (& a good place to swim) or scramble right and around to get to the base of HLASR.

Access to Blinky & The Problem With Poop are access by walking right from the tree, near the bottom of the ramp heading in the direction of Sewer Wall.

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Established 2013-14 by Chris Bennetts-Cash and Andrew Stevenson

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I went back to bolt this & couldn't find it again.

Maybe it only comes out in Summer. Or maybe it was too hard for me when I tried to free it on a microtraxion rather than using ascenders to pick the line.

My earlier notes wete: Essentially a V1/2 boulder problem on rope. Get established on the wall, throw for the good left sloper, stabilise on the right pocket then find a better pocket around the corner. A balancey reach up the arete leads to an easy scramble to the top.

Warning Fixed Gear: Bolt/block removed

What looks like an interesting bouldery start is actually very easy but has some fun eliminates. Up the pocketed face trending left, traverse right (exciting) & up to ledge. From there directly up with a short layback (more exciting) & crack climb to DBB.

15/12/2019 - block with last bolt before anchor removed with bolt in situ, first bolt tagged with red tape.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, Feb 2014

Warning Fixed Gear: Direct/extension DBB: Missing maillons; dangerous dead tree

Named because no matter where you look you'll find something to hold on to. Nevertheless quite a fun climb, particularly above the ledge.

Shares 2nd bolt & DBB with TPWP.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, Feb 2014

Slightly overhanging and pumpy start on good jugs. Nice climbing through the low crux (well-protected) to an easy finish.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, Feb 2014

FFA: Mick "Dr. Dirt" Hughes, 21 Feb 2014

Up easily to start & slightly left. Find a right hand crimpy side pull on the otherwise blank face to make the ledge. Up from there through the rooflet then some awkward moves to the chains.

FA: Andrew Stevenson, Feb 2014

Project.

Not bolted.

A boulder at the top of the wall has 2 bolts for TR access.

An easy 5m crack for quick free solo (or trad, if falling in the water isn't your thing) access to Shit Line, Prairie Dog & Hung Like A Sewer Rat.

Easier than scrambling back up, around, and down the cliff.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, Jan 2014

Up to ledge on good (but reachy) holds then move right for a couple of moves before reaching the crack. Up the crack and arete for a tricky finish.

Named because it was first climbed on trad & there is zero protection for the first 2/3 of the climb.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, Feb 2014

A great link up following the 3 bolts of Skid Marks, delicately right to 3rd bolt of Uber Skid, more delicately right (find the side pull) to the 3rd bolt of Long Drop, then up to Long Drop anchors

FA: Cameron Lindsay, 4 May 2014

Start at left side of ledge for a direct start to Skid Marks. Up the right side of the arete moving left to meet 2nd bolt of Skid Marks.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, Feb 2014

A direct line from the start of Super Skid using the face and flake, topping out at the ledge to the left of Long Drop. After the difficult crossover at bolt 1 position your feet for a good hold in the higher horizontal crack below bolt 2. Left crack & right pocket to layback until you're high enough to get good right holds on the flake. Clip bolt 3 & continue up the flake, using the big pocket at the top to move left to DBB or heelhook to ledge.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, 18 Apr 2014

Up the right side of the first ledge, moving left around the rooflet (slightly exposed) and then up to ledge & DBB.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, Feb 2014

Up the right side of the first ledge, sharing 1st bolt with Long Drop, then directly up to second ledge. Think about dinner as you wander up the grassy gully (unprotected) for a few metres to the 2nd bolt & up for an enjoyable finish.

FA: Chris Bennetts-Cash, Feb 2014

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