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Climbing Day – The Cloisters, Orroral Ridge

May 4

Orroral Ridge boulders

The Cloisters is a jumble of granite boulders on the Orroral Ridge, in Namadji National Park, ACT.  There are good climbs at all grades (see descriptions below), and most of the day’s activities will take place around The Hello Boulder and Simple Simon Slabs, where there are some excellent, moderately-graded crack and wall/slab climbs.


This event is for current CCA members only. You cannot join CCA on the day of the event.

Note about CCA membership: you can only join CCA via our website, and it takes about a month to receive your member’s card after you submit the membership application form on-line and pay the membership fee.

What to bring

You will need to bring your personal climbing gear (climbing shoes, chalk bag, harness and helmet) plus food, water and sunscreen for the day.

Meeting time and location

Meet at the car park on the Orroral Ridge at 9am (see map at the bottom of this page). To get to the car park, drive up Apollo Road to the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station then turn onto the gravel road near the shelter/toilets and follow this to the end, about 4 km uphill.

Climbing routes

thecrag.com describes The Cloisters as having “a wide range of grades and styles on boulders nestled among the trees” and lists 68 individual routes.

The Hello Boulder

The Hello Boulder (15m boulder with 8 trad climbing routes, grades 9 – 23)


May 4
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Janice Ho
0410 988 803


Orroral Ridge
Orroral Ridge ACT Australia + Google Map