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Access issues inherited from Statham's Quarry

The gravel road into the quarry runs off Ridge Hill Road and has a combination-locked gate (normally locked), the code to which can be obtained from the Department of Parks and Wildlife on 9290 6100. The quarry is also easily accessible on foot after parking on the closest corner when driving down the Zig Zag road. Don't leave valuables in the car.

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Stick clip first bolt, climb spike hanging out of ground, and gain wall and top on loose rock.

Start 2m left of Real Life Ambition up a series of ledges and a hard crux move. Rap off chains at top.

A link from chain reaction to Munji the Soul Stealer.

Climb Chain Reaction, pull through crux then move right and finish up final moves of Munji the Soul Stealer.

A much more Satisfying finishto CR even if it is harder. Probably adds a grade.

5 bolts plus anchors

FA: Shannon Reid & Brenton Armitage, 5 Sep 2020

Warning Rock: Loose hold

Start at base of chain reaction, head right up the short arete onto face and follow the bolts. Don’t stray too far left at bottom or top. 4 bolts and anchors.

FA: Shannon, 13 Aug 2020

A Perth test piece at the grade. Climb the series of corner flakes to some glorious final moves. Hangers required.

Start as No Ordinary Determination, but traverse left and go up arete to reach anchors.

Maint: 15 Oct 2021

Overhung line 5m right of Real Life Ambition.

Maint: 15 Oct 2021

The only way to deal with the big men of world politics. Start between Boulder Dash and No Ordinary Determination. After 2 bolts cross left over Ordinary determination at big flake (gold cam optional) and follow 2 more bolts leftward. Last bolt is shared with Carbon Dogs. Keep going left to the loweroff on Real Life Ambition with some awkward pump. Fun climbing with a worthwhile amount of new moves/realestate.

Follow the corner 2m right of NOD up and through the roof to DBB

Warning Fixed Gear: Trad

Start up large jugs on to ledge and traverse right to bulge. Find bolt (hard to spot around corner). Difficult climbs leads u\you up and left on slab to anchor.

Much harder than 26. Apparently holds have broken off. Probably harder than 28, possibly much harder...

The line left of “Left Lateral Port-Side Smidgen Winkler” and right of “Chickens”. Start just left of LLPSSW at a fixed hanger with a pleasantly balancy move of some rubble. Use a biner on first fixed hanger to limit fall

Then continue left and up past 6 more bolts with great varied climbing. Be careful not to fall into the oubliette and risk ensnarement by the goblin monkey boy. Classy moves all the way, especially the gaston mantle! The 3rd bolt could be tricky to clip at the grade and some may argue it is superfluous. But a flakey hold fell off after bolting so it changed the holds a bit.

Don't be fooled by the grade. This would make an excellent onsight. Smear like hell to second bolt and continue up big holds in flake and left to anchors.

2nd bolt can be tricky to clip if you are short. A crucial hold has been lost: http://www.climberswa.asn.au/topic/stathams-incident/ making this climb even harder. Anchors on top allow one to rap down to the climb's ancors and establish a top rope.

FA: N. Gledhill, 2007

Thin climbing up grey line. Technical from start to finish. Proper classic!

FA: Roark Muhlen-Schultze, 1990

Start 2m right of Chips 'n' Dips at junction of grey and orange wall. Strenuous climbing up overhang

Top rope only - use Syndrome anchors. Follow left arete up and top out.

Set: G, T Wall & J McMurray, 2014

Start on left boulder, delicately traverse right and up toward anchors, can top out for extra style.

Set: G, T Wall & J McMurray, 2014

FA: JM Gething, 2014

Stasrt 2m right of Bastchain Puller. Good rests after every move but still not soft for the grade. Finishes at anchor for Hammer and Tongs.

Climb up flake system to where it blanks out. Big moves get you to a slopey ledge. Strenuous, delicate moves up sloping blocks, followed by a difficult mantel get you to the anchors where you can finally relax.

FA: Derek Toulalan, 1994

Snuffle up Hammer and Tongs. Grunt like a bogan past the first hard move, then scoot scoot like a bandicoot up and right. Eventually, you’ll make it to the foodbag located at the jug. Wipe the crumbs from your nose and scurry past the last bolt to the lower off.

FFA: K. Swain & N. Gledhill, 2010

Two possible starts – up ‘Short Circuit’ to the 4th bolt, then step left on steep juggy wall and follow bolts up through thin, left tending crack on overhanging face (crux). Join with and finish up the last two bolts and lower-off of ‘Scoot Scoot Bandicoot’. Alternatively start up ‘Shorter Circuit’ and cross over ‘Short Circuit’ at bolt 4, 5 or 6!

FA: J. Hollingworth, 26 Jun 2016

Start as for SC, but then deviate from the original line to the left. Many jugs, couple of cruxes.

FA: R. Weiter, 2011

This is an X-rated climb following the weakness diagonally left. The pro is bad at best

A harder alternate start to ‘Short Circuit Direct’ starting 4m further right. Go up the weakness in the detached mega flake. Move left, then up the thin flakey crack until it intersects with the arete to clip the 5th bolt of ‘Short Circuit Direct’.

FA: J. Hollingworth & N. Mertens, Dec 2014

Warning Rock: Rock fall

Probably unclimbable these days.

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