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Black Hill

Melbourne area, AUSTRALIA

Climbs 90 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 605m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
A large collection of granite tors in the forest. Mainly bolted slabs but there are a few trad crack lines. Bolts are generally carrots, so bring hangers.

Guidebooks
Rockclimbs Around Melbourne (2011)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 MUSHROOM ROCK  
2No Sweat18  
3Snakes and Ladders19 * 
4Pull the Ripcord16 * 
5Maximillian Lion Heart28 ** 
6Ultra Violet23 * 
7Los Andes18  
 THE MONOLITH AREA  
9Shredded Evidence17  
10Hard Shit22  
11The New Purgatory20  
12Bolts on Granite Slab21  
13Bolts on Granite Slab II21  
14Go Dog Go16  
15Jaws17  
16Sharks Fin Soup17  
17Three Moves to Glory22  
18Romper Stomper25 * 
19Large Format20  
20Access Crack14  
21Static Relief20 *1
22Porking in Paradise21  
23Penetration21  
24Cruising for Meat17 * 
25Four-eyed and Bumless21 * 
26Four-eyed and Bumless Direct Finish21 * 
 MILAWA AREA  
28Squeal Like a Pig21 * 
29Bolt Like a Bush Pig21 * 
30Work the Meat20 * 
31Fear of a Black Planet20 * 
32Koala Bare17  
33Thin Ice18  
34Milawa17 **1
 Climb nameGradex
35Rough Diamond18 **1
36Greenpiece22  
37Frogs Hollow10 * 
38Touch and Go17  
39Scratch and Sniff20 **2
40Incremental23 * 
41Toxic Shock and Razorblades26 * 
42Gumboot Diplomacy23 * 
43Havoc24 * 
44The Cult Master24  
45Anguish27 ** 
46Acid Rain25  
 EASTERN LOOKOUT AREA  
48Wuss in Boots23 ** 
49Dicky Knees Dihedral21 * 
50The Malmsbury Kid25  
51Panda-monium17  
52Russells Mega Route16  
53Like a Virgin16  
54NO 11 YKK (The BIG Zipper)M6  
55Sticky Fingers18  
56Palpating Palms20  
57Half Man Crack25 * 
58Half Man Half Biscuit17 *1
59Pumping Ugly Muscle25  
60Bon Voyage25 * 
61Ugly Voyage26 * 
62Barefoot and Pregnant18 *1
63Sink the Sausage18 * 
64Long Sausage18  
65Long Neck Stubbies16 *1
66Deceit14 *1
67Castel Vlad18  
Access notes
Taken from http://www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/black-hill

Take the Calder Hwy out of Melbourne. Get off at the Kyneton exit and head into town. Turn R onto the Edgecombe-Eppalock Rd.

Drive about 6km. When the road turns to the R turn R into Ennis Rd. Follow Ennis Rd for 750m and park at the gate and information shelter.

There are two entry points into the reserve. The ‘Front Gate’ entrance is located on the north western side of the reserve, whilst the ‘Back Gate’ is located on the south eastern side of the reserve.

‘Back Gate’ access: Calder Freeway to Kyneton exit and then right at the roundabout and take C326 Heathcote - Kyneton Rd and head towards Edgecombe. Pass Verekers Lane then turn right into Hallorans Lane. Drive to the end of the road and turn left at the T junction onto Black Hill Rd (unsealed) and follow this for 1.7km to a turnaround and gate (Back Gate). Park at the gate and enter the reserve.

Back Gate approach: From the Back Gate car park follow the trail until you hit the Circuit Track and turn right. Follow the Circuit Track until you arrive at the 1st of 2 picnic benches located near eachother. The large boulder on the left is The Monolith Boulder.

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