Blackwall Rock climbing77 routes in crag
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This is a pleasant small South facing summer crag with a few moderately graded classic sporty routes with the bonus of a glorious view over Broken Bay.
Park at the end of Mulbong Road, Orange Grove, and take the well defined walking track (the old billycart track as known when we were kids) on the left just past the last house, not the gated track! Walk uphill for about 200 metres where you will pass a large boulder in the middle of the track. Continue up, veering L up a steep track to a blocky outcrop of sandstone. From the platform you reach you can access the top of the cliff to the right or descend the tight squeeze to the cliff’s base. Follow the base of the cliff for access to Kit Kit wall, Red Head wall, Offspring wall, and Underworld. Underworld is 70m further L of Offspring Wall. It is an marked by a collapsed roof after-which is a great little 5mt long horizontal bouldering roof. If you ferret around there is another mini area on the lower tier with three mini-sport routes
Most of the routes at this crag were developed in 1996 in a frenzy by Richard Jeffrey. Several large boulders perched above the crag offer some good bouldering which was popularised by Gary Hamilton who developed most of the problems around 2000 - 2001. In 2015 the area has received some newer lines and rebolting to rejuvenate some great little lines on superb rock, albeit a bit damp at times.
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