Boulder Face

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Afternoon sun
Uphill
40 mins

The left-hand section of the Main Face rises up behind the Picnic Boulder. The left-hand side of the face is split by a series of cracks that make a visible swastika, hence some of the route names hereabouts. The routes are generally clean and dry rapidly. Guidebook page 296.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Zig-zag Route
14m. Climb a short flake on the left then traverse the break past Swastika Chimney to the next one, and an awkward finish.
 
Graunchy
D
2
Swastika Chimney
8m. The chimney that forms the upright of the swastika.
 
1 Stars
D
3
Swastika Face
8m. Climb the jutting rib to the big break then move right into the chimney. Finish up its left wall, just right of the arete.
 HVD
4
Swastika Crack
8m. Directly under Swastika Chimney is a short hanging groove. Gain this directly (steep) and continue to a rest in the...
 
1 Stars
S 4a
5
Kyley's Route
8m. Climb the left wall of Boulder Face Chimney until holds lead you leftwards up the face. Runners arrive .... eventually.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
HVS 5a
6
Gaucherie Groove
8m. A shallow groove in the right-hand side of the wall, and immediately left of the chimney is the line.
 VS 4c
7
Boulder Face Chimney
8m. The chimney is straightforward enough.
 M
8
Flying Nun
7m. A crack spits the left-hand side of the flat roof to the right of the chimney. An action packed little pitch.
 
1 Stars
Strong
E1 5a
9
Roth
7m. Start up the right arete and make awkward moves out left to access the ledge on the rib. Finish direct from this.
 VS 5a
10
Overhanging Chimney
6m. The overhanging slot is good value at the grade. Finish up the open groove above.
 
Graunchy
VD
11
Flare Chimney
4m. Just to the right is this short lived rift of awkward width.
 
Graunchy
D
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    Quartz Buttress
    "Good route (except in humid conditions when, like the rest of the climbing here,..." 09/Sep

    Kyley's Route
    "I think this deserves a fluttery hear symbol, as gear comes well after the hard ..." 12/Sep

    Cut Throat
    "Yes the fall potential is far greater than the length of the route!" 03/Sep

    Cut Throat
    "Don't waste your time carrying protection, as you wont find anywhere to place it..." 02/Sep

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