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Third Kid
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Third Kid

 

Page Type: Route

Location: Singapore, Asia

Lat/Lon: 1.35470°N / 103.77640°E

Object Title: Third Kid

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: 5.11a / 6b+

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Page By: Rockopotamus

Created/Edited: Feb 11, 2004 / Feb 11, 2004

Object ID: 160050

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The Numbers


Route: Sport
Grade: 5.11a / 6b+
Distance: 26 meters / 85 feet

Approach


Dairy Farm Quarry is located at the very Northern part of the Bukit Timah nature preserve. You can take the same public transportation but continue until you reach the the Dairy Farms Estate area. There is a bus stop about 100 meters before the intersection and the drivers were always willing to let us know where to depart the bus. Use the pedestrian overpass and head to the intersection of Upper Bukit Timah Expressway and Dairy Farm Road. Turn right and head up the road about 200 meters. There are two small asphalt roads, take the one that runs perpendicular to the Dairy Farm Road. The asphalt road eventually turns into a dirt road and narrows a bit. The quarry is between a 1,000 and 1500 meters off the main road. You are surrounded by thick forest and vegatation along the path and it is not wise to venture off the path (big snakes) as one of our climbers found out. As you enter the quarry it is split into two separate formations. The formation on the left hand side has is line with thick vegatation and trees. There is the large break in the trees and the section of rock protruding through is the Direct section. Follow the path between the tree/vegations and the rock to the right about thirty meters and keep an eye out for the nice shiny new bolts and anchor. There are two sport routes very close together the route the highest anchor is Third Kid and the second route is Devil's hand.


Route Description


The route Third Kid is a sport route that has 8 Bolts and covers 26 meters or 85 feet of smooth granite. This route is rated as a 5.11a or 6b+ route, depending on the grading system you prefer. There is a fixed anchor. The bolts and anchor were recently replaced and in excellent condition. The was also a bit of vegatation in a strategic place that must have migrated over from the Devil's Hand route. This rock becomes extremely slippery with even a slight bit of rain.



Essential Gear


1. 50 or 60 Meter Rope.
2. Eight four inch quick draws are sufficent.
3. Couple of locking biners for anchor.
4. Helmet ( a few rocks said hello on there way down)




Miscellaneous Info


There are no restroom facilities or running water of any type in or near this quarry. There is a trash recepticle by the bus stop. Please take all your trash with you when you leave. Climb On!