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1. Australia 55,725 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Trad, Boulder 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 15,053 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 144.384125, -36.973754

1.1.1. North West 10,518 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 142.427950, -35.866651

Description:

Mt Cole

1.1.2. Granite Highlands 197 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 145.153557, -36.600427

1.1.3. North East 1,282 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 147.150036, -36.682385

1.1.4. Melbourne and Surrounds 2,810 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 144.703679, -37.796807

1.1.5. Gippsland 224 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 23,951 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 147.126996, -32.174898

1.2.1. Northern Rivers 248 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 153.073030, -28.963259

1.2.2. Mid North Coast 542 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 152.568243, -31.149465

1.2.3. Hunter Valley 1,607 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.416130, -32.246689

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 1,893 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.689201, -29.857782

1.2.5. Central Coast 1,124 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.103603, -33.254192

Description:

1.2.6. Sydney Metropolitan 5,296 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 150.977600, -33.814431

1.2.7. Illawarra 2,903 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 150.610345, -34.772557

Unique Features And Strengths:

A major destination south of Sydney, centered mostly on the popular single pitch sport crags of Nowra and the epic sea cliffs of Point Perpendicular.

Description:

This is sandstone country. This is a large area with numerous crags. Up north you have the popular Mt Kiera above Wollongong and the jungle adventures at Scarface and Coalcliff. Further south are the basalt quarrys at Bombo. The best climbing in the area however is around Nowra where sport climbing rules and convenience is key. Thousands of routes near shops, swimming and coffee. If you want to scare yourself then don't miss the world class sea cliffs of Point Perpendicular.

Where To Stay:

Nowra and Wollongong have good caravan parks.

Ethic:

Lots of bolts in this region. Most development has been done after the 1980s.

1.2.8. South Coast 93 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.934651, -36.360813

Description:© (nmonteith)

Sandstone sea-cliff climbing a long way from anywhere.

1.2.9. Central Tablelands 5,752 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.895747, -33.069365

1.2.10. Southern Tablelands 1,124 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.560756, -34.821083

1.2.11. Australian Capital Territory 2,543 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Trad 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

1.2.12. Snowy Mountains 91 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 148.866281, -36.358254

1.2.13. Northwest Slopes and plains 417 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.833172, -30.167224

1.2.14. Central Western Slope and Plains 237 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 147.888469, -32.350568

1.2.15. South West Slopes 0 routes in Region

1.2.16. Riverina 81 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 145.663287, -34.746873

1.2.17. Lower Western 0 routes in Region

1.2.18. Upper Western 0 routes in Region

1.2.19. Western NSW 0 routes in Region

1.3. Western Australia 2,507 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 121.400342, -25.008599

1.3.1. Perth 930 routes in Region

Summary:
Sport, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 116.055322, -32.091363

1.3.2. South West 321 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 115.368875, -33.882119

1.3.3. North 432 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 121.477912, -22.791356

1.3.4. Wheatbelt 146 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 119.332827, -31.982704

1.3.5. South Coast 678 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 119.890420, -34.446141

1.4. Queensland 5,836 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 4,318 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.771223, -26.747659

1.4.2. Central 194 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 149.136785, -22.905261

1.4.3. North 1,245 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 143.987280, -15.143974

1.4.4. West 79 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 142.260316, -22.243794

1.5. South Australia 3,325 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 1,057 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

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 1,444 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 270 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:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 139.412270, -35.207141

1.5.7. Fleurieu Peninsula 232 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown 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

Access Issues:

112km south-west of Adelaide. Obviously it is an island thus: www.sealink.com.au and most of the climbable areas are within National Parks.

1.6. Northern Territory 657 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 133.517380, -18.376369

1.6.1. Top End 293 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 131.679120, -13.391347

1.6.2. Central Australia 364 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 133.406794, -24.374884

Description:

Indeed there is good climbing in Central Australia, and that it is not just a vast flat desert as commonly imagined.

The whole MacDonnell Range has some fantastic crags, often in beautiful and unique locations, and while little of the climbing is world class, it's a fun place to climb, with constant sunshine. If you are climbing in the summer (it's often over 40 degrees Celsius!), then there is often a crag in the shade, with a cooling waterhole on the way home.

1.7. Tasmania 4,396 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 146.360403, -41.377043

1.7.1. South East 2,113 routes in Region

Summary:
Boulder, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 147.328888, -42.758537

1.7.2. East 936 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 148.174127, -41.911348

1.7.3. North East 965 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 147.467753, -41.286829

1.7.4. North West 168 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 145.526801, -41.333763

1.7.5. West 148 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 145.949578, -42.756263

1.7.6. Flinders Island 66 routes in Region

Summary:
Unknown, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 148.077169, -40.109216