The Temple of Doom

Crag faces east



An excellent bouldering area located in the bushland east of the F1.


Originally discovered by Gavin Portier and David James in 1996, but it was dismissed as another "almost crag". Revisitted again in winter 1997 and suddenly some lines had appeared. They thought it would be good for some easy high-ball problems and maybe the odd 5 or 6. They soon discovered they were wrong with problems ranging from V0 to V9 being added, with harder lines yet to come.


Head north on the F1 towards Newcastle. Take the Berowra exit ramp, and at the top of the ramp turn right and go around the big loop (so you end up heading back south on the F1). A couple of hundred metres down the freeway is a small dirt track on the left (just before the second small cutting). Park here. If stopping on the freeway sounds freaky, you could probably just park at the layaway in the middle of the big loop and walk the 500m. Follow the track east for about 1km, trending left at every track junction. Eventually you will reach a collection of boulders and buttresses. There are also some slabby bits of rock further to the north.

3 Slap Area

Three Slap Arete V6
Sit-start. Grab crimp and pocket on arete and work your way up.
Unnamed 1 V0
Sit-start on jugs and go up.
Unnamed 2 V5
Sit-start on sloping edge and crimp at lip of roof with feet underneath.
Silly Hands Free V0
Good for balance and laugh.
La Dalle Pour Moi V1
Gaston RH and sidepull LH, high step to high side pull then top.
Project 3
Possibly been done by now?
Crack line V0
Fun if you're in to that sort of thing.

Slab Wall

Slab 1 V2
1m left of arete. Up to good stance then long move to big jug on top.
Slab 2 V2
Start on obvious slot, up to good stance then jump to glory.
Slab 3 V3
Scary. Same as above but jump even higher. V3 for the scare factor.

Sweetest Thing Boulder

Toby's Problem V4
Sit-start under arete, right to scoop then top.
The Sweetest Thing (aka Avulsion) V9
Sit-start, LH on 2 finger pocket, RH on edge, slap to top and keep slapping up and over.
Unnamed 4 V4
Sit-start right of The Sweetest Thing in flake, straight up and beack left for the same finishing mantle.
Project 5
Beserka V8
Sit-start. Follow holds up bulging arete to finish under the high bulge.
New Map of Tassie Project
Unnamed 6 V4
Sit-start. Straight up wall.
Unnamed 7 V2
Straight up wall.
Unnamed 8 V6
Sit-start. Straight up wall.
Unnamed 9 V6
Variant Start to previous problem. Traverse left from underclings.
Mantle Madness V0
Sit-start. Not a consumer classic.
Big Ben V0
Straight up to summit.

Lindfield Wall

Unnamed 10 V0
Straight up wall.
Unnamed 11 V2
Straight up wall.
Unnamed 12 V0
Straight up wall.
Unnamed 13 V0
Straight up wall.

The Cave

Heel-toe V1
Sit-start, and slide, slide, slide ... LH side pull and match near with RH. Out to sloping pinch with RH then to big jug at lip. Finish standing on the big jug at the lip of the roof.
Unnamed V5
Sit-start in-between [A] and [C], joins [C] at slopy pinch as a LH gaston then finish as per [C].
L'Araignee Dans Le Plafond V4
Sit-start. Tiny undercling at right end of cave and sloper RH. Out through roof to big jug then finish as per [A].
Unnamed 14
Has been done.
Unnamed 15
Has been done.