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Olives Don't Like Dust V0-1 4+
Rhino, The V8+ 7B+
Stalker on the Horizon V9 7C
Tiger Claw V4 6B
Type: Boulder, 18 ft
FA: Fred Nicole
Page Views: 830 total, 19/month
Shared By: Michael Sullivan on Apr 21, 2014
Admins: Michael Sullivan

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Description

This is it. Arguably one of the most aesthetically interesting boulders (if you can even call it that) in all of Rocklands, and perhaps even the world. The Rhino, with its mixture of dark grey-black and occasionally visible orange rock, will capture the imagination of all who visit. And visit it you must, even if you have no intention of climbing. It really is that interesting to behold; a true marvel of time and geological processes.

In a fashion reminiscent of climbing the kitchen counter as a child to get the candy on the top shelf, hop up the counter-like feature to attain the base of The Rhino's massive prow. Use a combination of hooks, pushing, pulling, slapping, and compression to move out towards the tip of this beast. As you approach the end of the prow, move out to climbers right, and top it out. Fear not, your weight on the end won't tip it over.

Interestingly, The Rhino is actually quite narrow relative to its length, giving it the appearance of a dagger blade when viewed from certain angles. Remember... you're unlikely to find a more bizarre feature to climb anywhere.

Location

To reach this boulder walk from Cape Nature's parking area at the top of the pass. Walk along the main sandy track heading towards Roadside. Keep your eyes open for The Rhino's unmistakable silhouette 100 or so meters on your left after walking for about 5-10 minutes.

Protection

2-3 pads if your spotter doesn't want to have to follow you with a pad as you progress.

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Josh Beck
  V6
Josh Beck  
  V6
Deservedly one of the most famous boulders in the world. Obviously amazingly aesthetic and the climbing is honestly quite nice. Definitely not 7B+/V8 however. Not even by Rocklands standards! Aug 13, 2017