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    jason
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    g’day im going camping on the collie river and since the dam quarry is shut down does anyone know of any other climbing areas around collie?

    cheers

    #8215 Reply
    Peter Buzzacott
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    Hi mate

    There is a little quarry just west of the Wellington Dam turnoff on Coalfields Highway. I’m heading up there this morning for some bouldering practice, probably 10am till 2pm. Stop by if you get this and you’re free.

    The GPS Coordinates for the quarry are 33 deg, 15′ 56.91″S, 115 deg, 57’47.33″E. Basically, head from Collie on the Coalfields Road. About halfway through the forest section after the Wellington Dam turnoff there is a turnoff to the right and a sign on the left saying “Beela Road”. Turn right there and follow the gravel road down to the bottom, probably about 3kms and park in the clearing on the left, just off the road. Walk west through the bush till you find a fence, or hit the old road, then turn right and follow it downhill till you find the quarry.

    I’ve pinned a GoogleEarth placemark but am unsure if that’s freely accessible. It’s not a popular spot but we have had a couple of visitors whilst we’ve been there so be wary of what you leave visible in your car for people to steal.

    Peter

    Bunbury

    #8216 Reply
    jason
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    thanks mate. i will be down there mid-may

    #8217 Reply
    Peter Buzzacott
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    Great

    Let me know when if you don’t mind me joining you. It’s a bit crumbly but we were abseiling and jumaring so not too worried.

    I’ve heard of a good face at Mount Leonard, south of Welly Dam. I’ll head up there on the weekend to scope it out and let you know. Anyone else been to Mount Leonard?

    Peter

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    Rhys James
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    hey guys! wow! i never knew that there was so much around collie! im in bunbury and were looking for some new places to climb, seeing as welly dam has been shut down for two years….. would love to get some more info and check things out!

    #8219 Reply
    jason
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    you guys are more than welcome to join us!

    yeah peter it would be great to look into that other area. im always up fpr an explore.

    keep us posted on what you find

    i am actually in canada until end of april. maybe when i get home i can give yo a buzz and we can talk in some more detail

    cheers

    #8220 Reply
    Krish
    Member

    Sounds like the same quarry we’ve been too. It isn’t much fun for leading, have done several routes there and they were all scary and extremely loose. Probably very similar to the quarry up the hill behind Berekup.

    Not heard about Mount Leonard but keen to hear more on that one.

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    jason
    Member

    any word on mount lendard peter?? you are still more than welcome to join us. 19-24 may. staying at honeymoon pool

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