Melton Creek is seriously scrapping the bottom of the Victorian "crag" barrel. There are routes documented as long as 15 metres, but in reality they'd be lucky to break five and some are barely two moves. Leave the rope at home. The area offers more of a place to boulder than to climb, despite the occasional dodgy bit of fixed protection in the form of manky bolts and homemade pitons. Even boulderers will probably be put off by the loose and dirty climbs, graffiti, broken glass. (Update Jan 2007: According to a local, this area has undergone a clean up since the photos below were taken).
If you have to travel more than 15 minutes to get here, you'll be sorely disappointed. On the other hand, if Melton is "just down the road", or perhaps on the way home from a road trip, it might be worth stopping for a quick boulder.
Melton is about half an hour west of Melbourne. Enter town via Coburns road, turn left into First avenue, cross over Station street and into Macdonald, then follow it to the end. Park at the T intersection, and you'll find the "crag", such as it is, down beside the creek. For the transportation-ally challenged, it's within walking distance of the train station.
Above Right: Melton Creek? Not the sort of thing you'd want to swim in, unless you like plastic bags and broken glass. Below: Various shots of the "crag".
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