The Perch

(1 route)

The prominent orange and grey wall to the left of The Den. The upper portions of this wall offer outstanding climbing in a serene position. The mid-lower portion of the wall is guarded by a 3m roof, but there may be an escape from this roof, climbers left. The upper part of the crag promises a number of steep routes on high quality rock.

Walk time: 
10-15 minutes.

As for The Den, but don't go up fixed lines. Follow easy cut track through the bush to the base of Stash, just left of the gully which separates The Den from The Perch.

Reference Title Grade Length Quality Bolts Gone Natural pro Link to edit content
S Stash 18,24 A0,16,19,19 100m
29bolts 2
A quality bolted multi-pitch climb of varying styles, from moderate slabs to roof, to an airy traverse and arete climbing. The pitches are fairly short as the route traverses across the features of the face. A single 60m rope and 11 quick draws is all that's needed. However it may be useful to bring an ascender or prussic to ascend the fixed line at the loop of the roof if the lip of the roof is wet. Make sure the line is hanging where you want it prior to the second leaving the first pitch. Abseil: All belays are on ring bolts and can be abseiled from any belay on a single 60m rope. From the top it is three free hanging abseils. Reaching the middle rings when descending from the top requires a little swing into the wall. The third, final rap is near the west edge of the wall and finishes just up from the start of Stash. Do not try this abseil on a 50m.
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Starts at right end of cliff, left of the gully which seperate The Den from The Perch. Climb past 2 bolts on vegetated ledge, then move right to large fin feature, then back left to a ledge, and continue left to rings.
This pitch provides access to a broad shelf.


Up clean face past 3 or 4 bolts to base of roof. Two bolts through roof, then difficult mantle over lip of roof. Fixed rope is left in place to assist if the lip of the roof is wet or too difficult. Rings on nice belay ledge.


Step across the ledge a few meters right of belay, then up through good face climbing before a nice move back left to good belay ledge and rings.


The money pitch. Up past three bolts, then airy traverse right on orange rock under the roof passing 3 more bolts. Difficult move to anchor; this move has been done high in the cracks or low on the slab, both about grade 19. Rings are placed low for the abseil and there is 2 bolt anchor above the rings for a more comfortable belay.


Hard, high move off the belay. Then right to ledge. From ledge stay left through fractured but solid rock. The final move to rings has a sting in the tail.

Steve Skelton, Keith Brown, Andrew Mills, Ashlee Simpson - First three pitches freed 2019, final 2 pitch freed 2023.