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Second Quarry

  • 28 - Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Grade: 6a | First Ascent: -1987
    Rating: 2

    Although the Second Quarry is not the most impressive of places, the leaning tower at the left side gives a worthwhile climb with the crux near the top. At the left side of the bay is a wall with a niche at half-height. Scramble up to a belay beside a large block. Climb up into the niche and take the crack above to the horizontal handrail, traverse left for a couple of metres, then, using a small sloping ledge, go up the wall trending slightly right.

  • 28a - Picnic Hamper

    Grade: 5b | First Ascent:
    Rating: 1

    Hand-traverse the break rightwards from the horizontal handrail to a dynamic swing-up which enables the arĂȘte to be gained. Continue more easily to the top.

  • 29 - Teddy`s Boy

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: -1987
    Rating: 0

    The leaning wall to the right, bounded on the left by a grassy rake. The route takes the overhanging wall and crack to a small tree near the top. Start below the top crack, climb up and left of a thin crack, to a horizontal break. Step right and pull into the flake/crack to finish.