Matt and I travelled to the dacks last Saturday to checkout the Barkeater Cliff. I'm not really motivated to write a trip report at the moment so here is a point form version.
Self portrait while climbing Big Bertha
We parked in the Rock and River guide service parking lot as in the guidebook.
Approach took about 40 to 50 minutes, 35 minutes on the way out -- guidebook states 25 minutes.
It was a super hot day, the base is mostly shaded but by afternoon we cooked on the wall.
The dacks version of G can vary.
Most hardware looked reasonable although there are a number of spinners
Mr Clean, 5.9, 60 feet, gear : When we arrived there was a group on Big Bertha so I gave Mr. Clean a go as the warm up. It was pretty pumpy as a warm up and I ended up resting on a cam. For me the crack provided solid hand jams and good gear. I climbed straight in for the most part with a bit of liebacking to get over the crux.
Mr Clean runs up the corner
Big Bertha, 5.6, 60 feet, gear: An easy onsight with lots of good stances to place gear.
Matt on Big Bertha
Fun CiTy, 5.7, 100 feet, gear: Has some wide sections. You can jam straight in or milk the near by parallel crack for hands and feet near the bottom. I ended up doing a lieback near the top to finish.
Fun CiTy on the left | Fun Country on the right
Fun Country, 5.10, 100 feet, gear: We TRed this climb. A hard crux through a bulge with a flared out crack.
Yakapodu, 5.6, 90 feet, gear: I have a story that goes with climb but I'm too sleepy to write about it. It does involve down climbing to the ground from with 20 feet of the top.