Grade: 5.7 / 5a
Distance: 15 meters / 48 feet
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 Direct section is located on the formation on the left hand side of the quarry. The formation is lined with trees and vegatation and the Direct section appears between the large break in the trees. There are five routes in this section and the route named Direct is only bolted route.
The route Direct is a bolted route that has 7 Bolts and the length of the route is 15 meters or 48 feet. It is rated as a 5.7 or 5a route, depending on the grading system you prefer. This route can also be climbed as a trad route using nuts and small cams. The bolts on this route were exhibiting signs of rust, but were very solid. There is a fixed anchor at the top and two very sturdy living trees. This rock is smooth granite and extremely slippery with even a slight bit of rain.
1. 60 Meter Rope.
2. Seven four inch quick draws are sufficent.
3. Couple of locking biners for anchor or slings if using trees.
4. Helmet ( a few rocks said hello on there way down)
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!