Bunker Wall

General

Cape Collinson’s Bunker Wall is a low grade climbing area located at the bottom of the concrete descent path by the World War II coastal artillery bunkers. The cliff comprises two short walls separated by a vertical cleft on the left hand end above a large raised rock platform. The bunkers provide excellent protection from the sun / rain / wind whilst the platform below the crag is ideal for sunbathing but choose an area away from the base of the climbing in order to avoid hazards from loose rock.

Routes

1 – Step Machine – F4*
F.A. Francis Haden, Grace Lo (05/12/2011)

2 – Bunker Down – F6a*
F.A. Francis Haden (05/12/2010)

3 – Amazing Grace – F5
F.A. Francis Haden, Grace Lo (05/12/2010)

4 – Ocean of Decay F6b+**
Technical headwall and a pumpy finish. Bolts are closely spaced on the headwall but be careful to manage the amount of slack rope when belaying the leader above the mid height ledge. Use a long sling on the 3rd bolt.
F.A. Francis Haden, Nia Cooper, Donna Kwok (06/03/2011)

5 – Parting Shot – F6b
A final route to complete development of the wall and a committing groove above the half height ledge. Swing left to join and clip the last bolt runner on Ocean of Decay. Long slings are required on several bolts to reduce rope drag.
F.A. Francis Haden, Donna Kwok (11/12/2011)

6 – Frontal Assault – F6a+**
Steep climbing on great holds. Use a long sling on the 3rd bolt. From the half height ledge, climb the blunt arête to the left of the bolts.
F.A. Francis Haden, Donna Kwok (20/02/2011)

7 – Surprise Attack – F6a*
F.A. Francis Haden, Donna Kwok, Jonathan Landesman (28/02/2011)

8 – Retreat to Stanley – F6b+
Pass the 2nd bolt on the right and save some energy for the finish.
F.A. Francis Haden, Nia Cooper, Donna Kwok (30/01/2011)

9 – Still Waters Run Deep – F6a*
F.A. Francis Haden (30/01/2011)

10 – Missing In Action – F6b
Straightforward ramble leads to a technical finish.
F.A. Francis Haden, Donna Kwok (20/02/2011)

The following three routes are located at the far right hand end of Bunker Wall when facing the cliff.

11 – Fire and Forget – F6a*
Fun, bouldery moves over the second bulge.
F.A. Francis Haden, Donna Kwok (06/11/2011)

12 – Special Bolt Service – F5*
Very enjoyable climbing up the obvious corner.
F.A. Francis Haden, Donna Kwok (06/11/2011)

13 – Sidewinder – F5*
F.A. Francis Haden, Sophia Mendelsohn, Donna Kwok (13/11/2011)

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