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Table of contents

1. The Great North Cliff 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 151.063379, -33.713832

Description:

A west facing crag which will be better for summer mornings or winter afternoons. The Great North Cliff is located in a shady gully which could make it cold in winter. Sections of The Great North Cliff tends to seep but this doesn't affect all the routes. This cliff line has seen very little traffic and due to this the local vegetation has started to reclaim what was once an impressive local crag. The protection for the sports routes are in excellent condition.

Approach:

Park at the northern end of Elouera Road in Westleigh where it dog legs and you'll see the wooden sign for The Great North Walk. Grab your gear and head on into the park where the cyclone wire fence is. Walk to the left of this enclosed area where you'll find a well defined trail. Continue along this trail for approximately 6 minutes where it meets up with the Great North Walk (there's a sign to your right). If you wish to rap in, jump the fence here to find DBBs in excellent condition. CAUTION! Set up a safety line before setting up for the rap in as the DDBs are right on the edge. Walk in access is at both the right and left hand sides of the crag. The left hand approach is the easiest. When using the left hand access make your way along the Great North Walk passing 2 individual fence lines. Continue along until you start to zig zag downhill. When you reach the stone steps cut into the side of a big boulder on your left with a little wooden 'Great North Walk" sign immediately after it you know you've reached the left side entry point. Turn to your right and follow the high rock line. The walk in from here takes approximately 2 minutes with some mild bush bashing. The bolts for Lust Object will appear on your right.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Lust Object 22Sport 9m, 3
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
2 PS 11Trad 5m
3 Geckoville (Open Project) 25Sport 10m
4 J ?Trad
5 * How's it Hanging? A Bit to the Right 22 M1Aid 20m
6 How's it Hanging? A Bit to the Left 19 M1Aid 22m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
7 ** Thin Lizzy 23Sport
8 JG ?Trad
9 The Lizard King

Mixed route

24Trad 12m
10 SV ?Trad
11 * George of the Jungle 24Sport 20m
12 Rampant 23Sport 12m
13 The Brown Hornet

FA: Adam Cavanough

21Unknown 19m
14 * Super Friends 19Unknown 23m
15 Monkey 1 18Unknown 20m
16 Monkey 2 15Unknown 20m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents

Sporting Cave Following routes are located in a large cave at the northern end of the cliff. Descend from the walking trail and bush bash down the right side of the cave. Probably an area worth a visit if your looking for something new in these grades.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
17 A

Furthest route to the right hand side of the cave.

FA: Barry Jones, 1986

24Sport 11m
18 * B

Starts 3 meters left of 'A'. Tend right following RB's.

FA: Barry Jones, 1986

26Sport 13m
19 * B (LHV)

From the start of B, head right following RB's. Middle crux seeps after rain.

FA: Barry Jones, 1986

25Sport 13m
20 * C

4 meters to the left of 'B'.

FA: Barry Jones, 1986

25Sport 13m
21 * D

Furthest left route of the cave. Up slab, lean out to juggy arete and up.

FA: Barry Jones, 1986

22Sport 9m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
11 PS Trad 5m
15 Monkey 2 Unknown 20m
18 Monkey 1 Unknown 20m
19 * Super Friends Unknown 23m
19 M1 How's it Hanging? A Bit to the Left Aid 22m
21 The Brown Hornet Unknown 19m
22 * D Sport 9m
* Lust Object Sport 9m, 3
22 M1 * How's it Hanging? A Bit to the Right Aid 20m
23 Rampant Sport 12m
** Thin Lizzy Sport
24 A Sport 11m
* George of the Jungle Sport 20m
The Lizard King Trad 12m
25 * B (LHV) Sport 13m
* C Sport 13m
Geckoville (Open Project) Sport 10m
26 * B Sport 13m
? J Trad
JG Trad
SV Trad