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1. Australia 52,821 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 134.181050, -25.589891

Description:

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains,

Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.

I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea,

Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!

1.1. Victoria 14,462 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 144.384125, -36.973754

1.1.1. North West 10,244 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 142.427950, -35.866651

Description:

Mt Cole

1.1.2. Granite Highlands 197 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 145.153557, -36.600427

1.1.3. North East 1,276 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 147.150036, -36.682385

1.1.4. Melbourne and Surrounds 2,518 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 144.703679, -37.796807

1.1.5. Gippsland 205 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 147.407567, -37.924849

1.1.6. South West 22 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: 142.445193, -38.024027

1.2. New South Wales and ACT 22,728 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 147.126996, -32.174898

1.2.1. Northern Rivers 195 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 153.073030, -28.963259

1.2.2. Mid North Coast 504 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 152.568243, -31.149465

1.2.3. Hunter Valley 2,670 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.367763, -32.402613

Description:

Whether it's bouldering, sport, trad or DWS climbing the Hunter Region has something for everyone. The region covers the Watagans to the west, Central Coast to the south, Bulahdelah to the north and Port Stephens to the East. The Watagans is made up of numerous sandstone cliffs in a National park. Port Stephens has some fantastic sea cliff climbing on quality granite like rock. Bulahdelah is made up of an alum/rhyolite rock. This rock is very stong and lends itself to some interesting featured climbing, inclucing the famous cave. The Central Coast has fine, compacted sandstone with some great sport climbing caves and bouldering areas. Also has some great trad spots along the Hawksbury. For more information see the Hunter Valley Rockclimbing guidebook.

1.2.4. Northern Tablelands 1,862 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.765129, -29.951277

1.2.5. Sydney Metropolitan 4,630 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 150.986010, -33.799653

1.2.6. Illawarra 2,839 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 150.610345, -34.772557

Description:

Sandstone ranging from rock hard at Mt Alex to slightly sandy else where.

1.2.7. South Coast 76 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 149.934651, -36.360813

Description:© (nmonteith)

Sandstone sea-cliff climbing a long way from anywhere.

1.2.8. Central Tablelands 5,610 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.895747, -33.069365

1.2.9. Southern Tablelands 1,113 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.560756, -34.821083

1.2.10. Snowy Mountains 80 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 148.866281, -36.358254

1.2.11. Northwest Slopes and plains 389 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.902545, -30.107391

1.2.12. Central Western Slope and Plains 237 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 147.888469, -32.350568

1.2.13. South West Slopes 0 routes in Region

1.2.14. Riverina 75 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 145.663287, -34.746873

1.2.15. Lower Western 0 routes in Region

1.2.16. Upper Western 0 routes in Region

1.2.17. Australian Capital Territory 2,448 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.021442, -35.466148

Description:

Generally - must love granite. The ACT is ringed with a large number of cliffs - for such a small geographical area - the majority of which are granite. Trad and mixed climbing is a focus, with Booroomba Rocks, Gibraltar Peak, Orroral Ridge and other such granite areas presenting opportunities for single and multi-pitch climbing up to hundreds of metres tall. Many of them also present interesting opportunities to test the mental faculties above large runouts as well!

However, don't be fooled by the name of the local guide (ACT Granite), sport climbing on other types of rock is by no means unrepresented in the area with a number of crags such as Red Rocks and those to be found in the Mount Coree area providing opportunities for late teen to late grade twenty climbing on river-style rhyolite rock. The ACT currently has climbs of grades up to 28/29, with the opportunity to free some (very) old aid climbs and move the route grades into the 30s. Bouldering is up to V11/12. Climbers new to granite, slab and/or crack climbing are encouraged to jump on a few lower grade climbs before throwing themselves headlong into an epic!

Climbing is fairly accessible in the ACT, with both Kambah Rocks and Red Rocks within easy reach of the city itself. A number of other crags close to the city have either seen access closed (Ginninderra Falls, Michelago) or have fallen off the radar of current climbers in favour of the established granite cliffs and tors.

Bouldering in the area is mostly on granite and generally quite accessible, particularly Cooleman Ridge. For a break from small granite crimps, a reasonable number of boulder problems can also be found at Red Rocks. There is reasonable potential for new problems in a number of areas around the ACT.

If you are having difficulty finding the areas - and some can be very difficult to find, the following link may be of use:

http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=p&msa=0&msid=202220939889529959331.0004614316914ba5e0cf2&ll=-35.469618,149.136658&spn=1.263842,2.103882&z=9

1.2.18. Western NSW 0 routes in Region

1.3. Western Australia 2,234 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 121.400342, -25.008599

1.3.1. Perth 850 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.651534, -32.116053

1.3.2. Margaret River 271 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.147665, -33.984339

1.3.3. Albany 302 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 117.868381, -35.033829

1.3.4. West Cape Howe 258 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 117.600702, -35.095454

Unique Features And Strengths:

West Cape Howe has some of the greatest sea cliff climbing in Australia

Approach:

4WD access along a sandy track, or a 1.5 to 2 hour walk from Shelly Beach.

Where To Stay:

Either camp at West Cape Howe or at Shelly Beach

1.3.5. Denmark 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 117.365889, -34.968561

1.3.6. Walpole 62 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.725051, -34.987445

Unique Features And Strengths:

Awesome climbing in beautiful locations

Description:

There are two climbing areas around Walpole. Mt Franklin, the larger of the two is very easy to access and sports some of the best slab climbing in WA. Thompsons Cove is a 2 hour walk in to some of the most beautiful sea cliffs in WA.

Access Issues:

All climbing is located within National Parks

Approach:

Walpole is 385 km south of Perth or 115 km west of Albany.

Where To Stay:

There are camp sites near both climbing locations

1.3.7. Jingamia 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3.8. Kalbarri 121 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 114.396980, -27.695140

Unique Features And Strengths:

Steep sport climbing and exciting trad climbing on sandstone walls carved out by the Murchison River.

Description:

Situated on the Murchison River, a long way from anywhere, this beautiful isolated area is probably one of the best-known crags in Western Australia.

Kalbarri offers a variety of climbing styles, from steep bolted sport routes to longer trad routes. The area is probably most famous for the sport climbing area called the Promenade, the routes here have featured in many photos, and probably have led many people into thinking this area is about sport climbing alone. Don't let this fool you though, there is a lot of trad climbing to be done, with the potential for new routes still relatively untouched.

Whilst Kalbarri is a long way to go for a single crag, it is an amazing part of Australia and well worth the trip.

Access Issues:

National Park

Approach:

600km north of Perth.

Where To Stay:

Kalbarri has the full range of accommodation options from resorts to backpackers. It is possible to camp within the National Park, if you want to be a little closer to the climbing, although you will need to let the rangers know.

1.3.9. Mount Augustus 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3.10. Exmouth 30 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 114.040706, -21.971858

Access Issues:

Unfortunately, climbing in Pilgonomen Gorge is prohibited due to the area being a habitat for threatened wallaby population

1.3.11. Newman 106 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 119.678421, -23.368109

1.3.12. Dampier Archipelago 126 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 116.740418, -20.638147

1.3.13. The Kimberley 36 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 125.670034, -16.476812

1.3.14. The Stirling Ranges 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 118.037182, -34.391335

1.3.15. Peak Charles 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 121.167768, -32.896093

1.3.16. Porongurups 15 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Top Rope

Long/Lat: 117.884815, -34.685032

1.3.17. Eaglestone Rocks 23 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 118.241812, -31.083224

Unique Features And Strengths:

An extensively bolted granite boulder in the middle of nowhere

Access Issues:

If you're taking the 94 (Great Eastern Highway) from Perth, when you get to Merredin turn left to cross the railway line on Barrack Street, take your immediate left on Gamenya, then your immediate right onto Nungarin Road. Take that for about 10km then turn right at the railway crossing taking you onto Knungajin Merredin Road. Take that for about 23km until you come to an obvious junction with two dirt roads going straight on and to the right, and a sealed road to the left. Take the sealed road to the left (Chandlor Road) for about 1km before taking your first right onto Cornish Road. Take that for a round about 10km until you see the signed dirt road turn off for Lake Brown on the right. Take that until it takes a sharp left just before the salt lake, and instead of turning left take the smaller dirt trail straight on which will take you straight to the base of the crag.

Approach:

There is a short walk from where you park your car. You can park right at the base of the rock.

Where To Stay:

Camp at base of boulder

1.4. Queensland 5,523 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 144.659069, -20.977083

Description:

Queensland. While not offering the world class crags such as Blue Mountains in NSW or Grampians in Victoria, what it lacks in volume it makes up for in variety. We have more varied rock types and styles within a day trip of Brisbane than any other capital city can boast.

1.4.1. South East 4,132 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.771223, -26.747659

1.4.2. Central 155 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.136785, -22.905261

1.4.3. North 1,221 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 143.987280, -15.143974

1.4.4. West 3 routes in Region

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 142.260316, -22.243794

1.4.5. Coral Beach 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Boulder

1.4.6. Tank Traps 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

1.4.7. Test Area 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.5. South Australia 3,190 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 135.700462, -30.865176

Description:

South Australia has a rich history of rockclimbing. The main text cited and used for this region is:

Badenoch, P.R. and Adams, L.M., 2011, Rockclimbing around Adelaide.

For current South Australian climbing news: http://climbingclubsouthaustralia.asn.au/

1.5.1. Flinders Ranges 1,042 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 138.769981, -31.727421

1.5.2. Eyre Peninsula 68 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 135.790315, -33.428337

1.5.3. Mid North 89 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.727646, -33.795654

1.5.4. Adelaide 1,350 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.643501, -35.032993

Description:©

Adelaide residents have plenty to choose from for local climbing.

Adelaide's two most popular crags, Morialta and Onkaparinga, are equipped with bollards above the popular routes, and Adelaide's beginners usually learn to establish topropes long before they learn to lead.

Areas are ordered north to south

1.5.5. Mt Crawford Area 246 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.918127, -34.746320

Description:©

A collection of crags north-east of Adelaide. All are in areas managed by ForestrySA or adjacent parks and reserves.

Crags are ordered north to south

1.5.6. Murraylands 141 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 139.412270, -35.207141

1.5.7. Fleurieu Peninsula 230 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.399507, -35.528252

Description:©

Crags are ordered north to south

1.5.8. Kangaroo Island 24 routes in Region

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 137.275804, -35.823094

1.6. Northern Territory 664 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 133.517380, -18.376369

1.6.1. Top End 286 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 131.679120, -13.391347

1.6.2. Central Australia 378 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 133.406794, -24.374884

1.7. Tasmania 4,020 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 146.360403, -41.377043

1.7.1. South East 1,938 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 147.328888, -42.758537

1.7.2. East 810 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 148.174127, -41.911348

1.7.3. North East 915 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 147.467753, -41.286829

1.7.4. North West 158 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 145.526801, -41.333763

1.7.5. West 148 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 145.949578, -42.756263

1.7.6. Flinders Island 51 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 148.077169, -40.109216