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Summary

This crag consists of face, overhang and slab so it has a bit of everything. Most certainly the choice crag out of the lot in this area so well worth the effort put into the walk in and hike out.

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Description

An extensive area of around 200m of broken cliff lines 8-20m high. A gully come down near the middle, by Flash the Ugly Pony.

Amazing views of the river below, brilliant climbs and well bolted, steeps to slabs, it has it all!

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Approach

2017: Mt Kur-ing-gai recently underwent significant back burning with the the majority of the Lost and Found trails vanishing. All cairns however remain marking the way so keep your eyes open for them. Please be mindful of all the new growth and avoid stepping on as much as you can.

Following the fire trail past Motocross wall access gully continue around the right hand bend for 5 meters where you'll see a left hand trail blocked by a felled gum tree. Step through the gum tree and continue through the rocky path. Follow the ridge line down looking for cairns as you go. Turn off main walkway and follow cairns to broken cliff. Scramble down broken cliff using the rope. Continue along ridge line following cairns to a rock shelf overlooking river. Scramble down the break behind shelf to via ferrata. Put your harness on and clip into rope! You're now at Lost & Found Wall. Turn right for the first 13 climbs or left for the remaining 34 with Flash the Ugly Pony being the first climb on your left.

Lost and Found can also be accessed from 'Faraway Wall', from the top turning right (instead of left) along cliff top through a gap to a big cave, then down the hill.

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Routes

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Crawl up through hole then up good hand crack to ledge.

Start: At far left end of Furnace Environs in little cave under block.

Note Shoe Lizard to The Welsh Route are all at the Furnace Environs which is around 50m past lactose free slightly up the hill.

FA: Colin Larter, 2008

Up pocketed face down low following flake at the top.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2007

Sharp edgy face to bigger holds and ledge, up thru orange top section

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2007

Up cracks on left side of gully

Start: At the right end of Furnace Environs.

FA: Bryony Ruscoe, 2007

Scramble up short chimney to top of block. Up seam to top.

Start: At base of big block 3m left of 'Goblin Horde'.

FA: Colin Larter, 2007

Start: Chimney 1m left of Lactose Free.

FA: Colin Larter, 2007

Straight up featured face.

FA: Rod Wills, 2005

2m right of Lactose Free, up juggy wall.

FA: Kevin Van tilburg, 2005

Start: 15m right of project past cave around corner. Trad route up nice looking crack with bomber pro.

FA: Dale Tweedie, 2004

Start: 3m right of PS, up steep scoops over bulge.

FA: Rod Wills, 2005

Start just right of Bummagedon and left of the crack. Directly up the wall.

FA: Bundy, 2008

Trad route up a nice looking crack

FA: Elliot Braham, 2004

Start: 2m right of gully. Up corner, across mossy slab, rest in cave, then mount the pony. Awkward moves past 2 bolts to tree (or rap from last bolt). Probably best to place long sling oon second last bolt on rappel before starting this route.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2006

Start: left side of cave step left at 2nd bolt then up to ledge, step right to shared anchors

FA: V Wills, 2006

Start: As for Dog Beta, then straight up past left of smaller higher cave to lower offs

FA: V Wills

Start: as for IADL, then left at 1st bolt. Straight up above cave to shared lower off with DLO.

FA: Tony Tang, 2006

Up middle of face just right of small cave, over ledge to slab.

FA: Rod wills, 2006

Start 2m right of IADL, up past thin flake to arête.

FA: V Wills, 2006

Start 2m right of F. Up obvious crack tending left to finish up arête of Foundlings. 4 meter run out scramble to arete.

FA: V Wills & T Tang, 2006

Start: Scramble up hill and exit L of big cave. Up steep wall with an ass clenching first clip.

FA: Rod Wills, 2006

Up steep terain over small roof to lower offs. 3 RB's to lower offs.

Start: 3m right of WF

FA: Andrew Fell, 2007

Start: On slab wall just right of big cave and left of Scorpion. Up slab to short steep headwall.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2006

Start: The route in the middle of the slab right of big cave. Slab to short steep headwall.

FA: Rod Wills, 2006

Start: 2m right of Scorpion. Slab to short steep headwall. Clipping the rings is rather hard for a 14.

FA: rod wills, 2006

Next lot of routes found around the corner up the hill above previous climbs.Obvious off width roof crack. Not the most glorious of routes, but fun little moves and surprisingly easy.

Start: 20m left of Bill.

FA: Greg Hislop, 2008

Wide Flared Crack. mmmm, sounds great !

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2006

Start: 2m right of B. Up crack with a steepish start.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2006

Steepish bouldery start onto much easier slab up right side of cave.

FFA: Rod Wills, 2016

Mantle start, straight up blunt arête. Shared lower offs with Evolution.

FA: Rod wills, 2006

Start: 2m right of arête. Tending left to shared anchors. (staying off arête until3rd bolt)

FA: Rod wills, 2006

Straight up middle of slab.

FA: Rod Wills, 2006

Right side of slab, following edge tending left to shared anchors with TMOL

FA: 2015

FFA: rod, 2015

Around corner at same level on next wall. Up slab onto short face to lip and anchors.

FFA: rod, 2015

Up short slab though flakes with mantle to anchors.

FFA: rod, 2015

Next climbs found past big cave, do not head up hill to Evolution wall just continue along track. Best protected by placing a long sling from the 3rd bolt after doing FTF. Takes the low traverse via tiny holds and pockets then thinly up to rejoin FTF at prominent horizontal break

Start: Off block as for 'Dendrobium'

FA: V Wills, 2009

Start: up on ledge right of big cave. Step left at 2nd bolt traversing left then up arête.

FA: V Wills, 2006

Start: for as FTF. Bridging up orange face to airy headwall. 6Rb's to lowers offs. (Do not use higher second set of lower offs as rock there could be unstable.)

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2006

Start: Up easy corner right of Dendrobium. Sounds like another classic !!

FA: Vanessa Wills (solo), 2006

Start: Right of F on main face Up past balancy flake following orange streak. Jugs above anchors.

FA: Vnessa Wills, 2006

Start: 5m right of S. Up thin face onto sharp arête and continue up to the top.

FA: V Wills, 2007

Start: 5m right of CC. Middle of wall following obvious ramp. 8 RB's to DRB.

FA: Rod Wills, 2006

Start: 5m right of SWMBO. Hard start up through shallow cave to head wall.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2006

Start: 2m right of Tickfest. Straight up faint arête tending left at the top. Slightly run out at the top. 5BR's to lower offs.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2006

Start: 2m right of Aerospace, straight up the face.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2007

Start: 2m right of BB, straight up the face on big holds. 4 RB's to shared lower offs.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2007

Start: 100m right of WC, past big cave, Up obvious right leaning orange crack to top.

FA: Vanessa Wills & Anthony Geogheghan, 2007

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