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Crag & Route Beta

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Bald Rock, near Tenterfield, NSW - any routes?
technogeekery
13/10/2012
8:21:03 PM
Anyone know of any routes on this rock? Looks like there should be some good slab climbing...


IdratherbeclimbingM9
13/10/2012
8:43:28 PM
I have not climbed there, but am aware that many routes exist there.

~> Mostly old school run-out affairs, but some worthwhile lines amongst them.

Sorry but I have no links to that information, though have vague memories of Armidale University Climbing Club maybe having original ascent info, plus a thread concerning the location being on Qurank a long time ago??

There was some controversy at one point in time regarding retro-bolting some of them, and I think the result was that the retro's were chopped.
I also read somewhere that the current management plan(?) basically says no new bolts...

This being Chockstone, it is only a matter of time till I am suitably corrected!
;-)
technogeekery
13/10/2012
9:04:24 PM
Thanks - that helped - Qurank had info on what they call Girraween. Looks like a great place for some country adventure climbing, its on my list now :-)
rightarmbad
13/10/2012
9:14:36 PM
It's all too low angle to bother.
Plenty of class climbing in the rest of the park though.

Generally, there is no bolting to the south of Mt Norman road.

There are many lines at South Bald Rock, no bolts.

Generally rumored to be around 1000 lines at Girraween.
Reality is, there is probably more.

But you do have to look for them, or better still, hook up with somebody that knows.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13/10/2012
9:17:13 PM
On 13/10/2012 technogeekery wrote:
>Thanks - that helped - Qurank had info on what they call Girraween. Looks
>like a great place for some country adventure climbing, its on my list
>now :-)
>

It is on my list too; ~> ... one day when I am travelling past in lightweight style on the motorbike, I shall be sure to include a pair of rock-shoes just for it, especially if my climbing-riding mates journey with me, or meet me there!

On 13/10/2012 rightarmbad wrote:
>It's all too low angle to bother.
>Plenty of class climbing in the rest of the park though.
>
>Generally, there is no bolting to the south of Mt Norman road.
>
>There are many lines at South Bald Rock, no bolts.
>
>Generally rumored to be around 1000 lines at Girraween.
>Reality is, there is probably more.
>
>But you do have to look for them, or better still, hook up with somebody
>that knows.

Sounds like excellent sandbag territory! ~> My mates are in for a treat!! Heh, heh, heh.

If you know the place rab, I shall be sure to PM you beforehand...

rightarmbad
13/10/2012
10:31:49 PM
My home stomping ground, I learnt to climb there.........

Muki
13/10/2012
11:26:30 PM
On 13/10/2012 rightarmbad wrote:
>My home stomping ground, I learnt to climb there.........

Have you done "giant pygmy possum fossil" exponential bolting.
Take bolt plates, I love Girraween, good camping, and sandy flat trails.
The big uphill slogs are on the two pyramids, they're the two biggest Tors
The trad is solid as well, just not much of it, have a blast it's awesome.
rightarmbad
14/10/2012
3:16:35 PM
That Gigantic Pygmy Possum Fossil is a well protected climb.
If the little runout in the middle scares you, take gear.

But otherwise it is protected just fine.

Not much trad!!!!!!!!

You missed all the best stuff then!

Muki
14/10/2012
3:26:29 PM
I put, up trad routes at Girraween,and done heaps of bolted stuff,like asana and that arÍte called malice in wonderland but there's not much excellent trad, I've done "Scimitar" and a few
Other things on second pyramid, what else is there that is excellent trad?

shortman
14/10/2012
9:35:46 PM
On 13/10/2012 technogeekery wrote:
>Anyone know of any routes on this rock? Looks like there should be some
>good slab climbing...
>
>

Just rapp in and self belay whilst you have gander to see if u could protect it. Seems to steepen up where the big arse tree filled crack starts to close. Would be a good place to start.
rightarmbad
14/10/2012
10:37:54 PM
There are many more areas than the popular Pyramids/Castle/Turtle rock areas.
That's where you will find the gems.
But you gotta go looking.

Alex in Wonderland 23 at the Sphinx is the climb you speak of.

What trad routes did you put up at Girraween?

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