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Langley 197 Bushland Reserve

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Summary

The larger of the two areas at Benloch. Nice problems with very easy access.

Description

Charming highballs and nice low grade problems. The bouldering is clustered within a 200 square meter area. The first problems listed are closest to Feeneys Lane and the last problem listed, 'Pogo's Arete' marks the end of the boulder field, everything else is in between. There is more to develop here if you're keen.

There is poor mobile reception here. Your best bet seems to be near 'Love Slap'.

Approach

The boulders run along the edge of Feeneys Lane, just off Malones Rd. Park on Feeneys Lane (just after reflective street pole #18) and walk 10m up the hill to 'Because Pockets'. Continue uphill to 'Aromatically Challanged'. Assuming you are walking away from the road, head left and a little further uphill to 'Poo-Stain Arrete', 'Grandpa's Crack' and 'The Burrow'. Continue leftward over the hump and you will reach 'Love Slap'. Right of here are 'Cutting Shapes', 'Tough on Crime' and 'Pogo's Arete'.

Routes

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Climb the slab below the Golden Oldie Boulder on unlikely pockets

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Sit start and compress up the bulge

FA: joe tynan, 2017

Stand start and mantle the shelf

FA: joe tynan, 2017

Dyno from the crimp rail to the lip and mantle

From the crimp rail head left through more crimps (will be V9 minimum when it goes)

Sit start

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Sit start and hug your way up the end of the boulder on side-pulls and bulges, nice and high

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Sit start and head straight up the crack system

FA: joe tynan, 2017

Sit start off a hidden undercling and make your way up on nice slopers

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Sit start as for The Burrow then move up and left to the arete, cruising up the delightful juggy sidepulls.

FA: Toby Orchard, 30 Jun 2019

(Not Pictured) Climb up the scoop right of Love Slap

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Stand start on double underclings, then head straight up using slopers and the rib on the bottom of the flake

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Sit start and head up the slab

FA: Kate Campbell, 2017

Climb up the crack

FA: Kate Campbell, 2017

Sit start

FA: Kate Campbell, 2017

FA: Kate Campbell, 2017

Climb the arete

Sit start and hug up. Must finish standing on top with arms over your head.

FA: Kate Campbell

Stand start with a hand on the arete right, make improbable moves to the sloping lip and top out.

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Short face right of the arete. Up via a crimp, pocket with poor feet and mantel avoiding the arete to the left.

FA: , 12 Oct 2018

Sit start on side-pull flakes and pull straight to the crimp up high. Beware of loose flakes. Will clean up over time.

FA: Jamie Ung

Sit start left, finish as for Tough on Crime.

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Stand start at the pockets. Nice powerful climbing.

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Thin slab veering slightly right

FA: 12 Oct 2018

SDS right under vertical arete.

FA: 12 Oct 2018

Gravelly arete. Might eventually clean up.

FA: 12 Oct 2018

Stand start and climb the crimps leftward to top. Great moves and tough at the grade.

FA: Evan.C, 2017

Obvious arete in the cluster close to the road just before light post #19. Sit start in a bear hug then cruise up. Be gentle, don't break off the thin flake!

FA: Toby Orchard, 30 Jun 2019

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