Bee Vee Face

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 1
  • Content Quality: Emerging




Climbing at Bee Vee will make climbing anywhere else seem great.


An old slate quarry of mostly loose, chalky and thinly-bedded rock. The wall is close to vertical. There are no fixed anchors at the top and the nearest useful tree, bush or boulder is at least 100m from the edge. Star droppers may be useful but the ground is rocky.

Access issues

It would be council land. There is an ancient "Keep Out" sign near the road.


Driving north through Burra, look for the obvious cutting through the hill on your right before the golf course turn off. 3 minute walk to climbs.

Where to stay



The fixed protection is either rusty old carrots or huge metal spikes (presumably used for aid).


View historical timeline

The climbs were 'established' by 'Dave Jennings' which may be a nom de plume to save someone's climbing career.


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Start behind the old big pepper tree and amble up to the L end of the halfway ledge. Now climb the narrow, slightly recessed wall above past 8 bolts( WARNING RUSTY OLD BOLTS) and you need hangers

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

The wall just R of DH with one big spike

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

Apparently this take the middle of the slab.

FA: Dave Jennings, 1988

Start 1m L of Ianitiation and climb directly up the 'bulging

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

A diagonal line starting at Ianitiation and finishing at the top of DH

FA: Dave Jennings

The corner L of Timidity is hardest near the top

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

It takes the line above SF climb past a rusty hunks of steel ( WARNING DONT FALL AS THE HUNK OF STEEEL WILL OPEN YOU RIGHT UP) follow up to the top

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

FFA: Nick Neagle, Neil Teasdale & Peter Blackburn, 1988

The coner R side of timidity with a loose and dirty exit

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

The chimney in the center of the lower half of the wall

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

The corner on the R side of the face leads to the halfway legde

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

Begin as for DA but you leave this at the broad sloping ledge. Step R to a deep niche and climb vertical cracks to a steep finish

FA: Dave Jennings, 1987

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