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Darlington Boulders

Perth area, AUSTRALIA

Climbs 64 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 145m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
Located approximately 30km from Perth, Darlington Boulders nestle amongst tall trees in the mouth of a side valley of the Helena River system. Perched high on the hillside overlooking the valley, one gets some splendid views up the valley and across the back of the Kalamunda National Park.

Varied climbing in both style and grade make it ideal, and as most routes are 8 - 15m high, there are no mind-bending exposure problems you may encounter elsewhere. The area now boasts over 60 routes - cracks, faces, and slabs from grades 12 to 25. Fine traditional lines and some excellent modern routes provide something for most tastes.

Guidebooks
Perth Rock Climbing Guide (2002), Perth Rock (1996)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
1Brutus21  
2Ticked23  
3Deception20 ***1
4Cold Start12 1
5Rudi Trains for Makalu16  
6Axial Order23  
7Axial Disorder22 * 
8I Am Spartacus16  
9A Fistful of Friends16 *2
10Enter the Aardvark19  
11Irish Stew17 *1
12Pogue Mahone16 *1
13Fryaway13 ***2
14Andy Pandy17  
15Teddy17 *1
 Climb nameGradex
16P.L.F.25 * 
17Face to Face18 * 
18Helter Swelter24 *** 
19Lincensed to Drill22  
20The Skate Ramp21  
21Born of Boredom16 1
22The Rack17  
23Short Time22 **1
24Solstice21 ***1
25Ryobi Dreaming22 * 
26Short 'n Sweet16 1
27Slot Machine19 **2
28Blur19  
29Prism16  
30Bustagut19  
Access notes
The Darlington Boulders area is located approximately 30km east of Perth in a side valley of the Helena River. Follow your street directory to the junction of Mills Rd and Nelson Rd in Darlington. From here follow Nelson Rd for 500m south (No Through Road) towards Darlington Winery. Park in the large bay on R, just before the winery entry gate, taking care not to block the firebreak access.

Walk 30m toward the winery and when the road turns L to the entrance, continue straight ahead and around a pole gate. The total walk in to the main area takes 25 minutes.

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