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The Australian Route Register

The Swampland


Crag:NSW
  - 05 Sydney Metropolitan Region
    - 07. North West (incl. The Hills District)
      - The Balkans [bouldering]
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Description:The Swampland was actually discovered and developed prior to the rest of the Balkans but the developers didn’t explore enough to find the rest. None-the-less this little area has some fun traverses and straight up problems with a lovely sandy landing. This cave is east facing so it stays dry in the rain. The rock is a bit sandy in places but in general it is good quality.
Location:Referring to the location map park 10m into Mill Dr. North Rocks just off Barclay Rd. Walk down the “big dipper” to the bridge and jump over the railing and walk underneath. SwampLand is on the other side of Darling Mills Creek just right of the bridge. Alternatively, walk down to the creek from the Trenches or the Frontline and head south (the way the creek flows) until you see the Swampland on your right.
Rock:   Walk:   <5 mins
Kid friendly:YesAuthor:secretary


Issues

Routes

A1 :     Captain Caveman V0
 Traverse starting 1.5m Lt of small boulder across the lip.
Sit
FA: Kevin van Tillburg
A2 :     Captain Caveman and the Time Machine V1
 Start as for A1 moving down off A1 at end heading Rt using various edges and pockets under A1 to finish at A1’s start.
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FA: Kevin van Tillburg
A3 :     Reversed in Time V2
 Start as for A1 but drop down and go Lt along A2 and back up to go Rt along A1.
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FA: Kevin van Tillburg
A4 :     One Pinch or Two V0
 Start in the middle of section A on the two pinch holds down low. RH up to double pocket pinch, LH up to edge to the left of pinch, then straight up to ledge.
Sit
FA: Rod Wills
B1 :     Anyone seen my Pen V1
 Start in cave 3m to the right of small boulder, heading straight out of cave up the face.
Sit
FA: Rod Wills
B2 :     Use to be about the Music V2
 Start 3m Rt of B1, RH on side pull down low, LH up to arrow head shaped hold, RH to large pocket then dyno to lip of ledge, moving Lt to finish as for B1 using RH on the knob on the face on the way up.
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FA: Rod Wills
B3 :     Quicksand V2
 Start as for B2 except for RH up to arrow head shaped hold. Up LH to flat hold then RH up to crack below ledge. LH to undercling just below and left of crack, then RH further Lt to end of crack. Moving across B1 to finish on slopey holds above B1 to finish on ledge.
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FA: Kevin van Tillburg
B4 :     Devine Inspiration V1
 Start 3m Rt of B3 on 2 pinches down low, moving up through the roof, over the bulge to finish at prongs.
Sit
FA: Rod Wills
B5 :     Around the World V2
 Start with LH on B4 RH pinch start. Up RH to large edge in middle of wall, then LH up to slightly smaller edge above. Then big move RH to large knob on top of crack, LH up to undercling in roof, RH to sloper intermediate on face then pop to large edge then Lt to prongs, descending via B4 to ground.
Sit
FA: Kevin van Tillburg


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