Root Wall All Bouldering10 routes in crag
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Old-fashioned Pyrmont: a short wall of varying quality rock surrounded by blocks hewn from the same sandstone.
Pyrmont grit, sandy in places, invaded by old fig roots and two inch drill holes, and capped with blocks, but not without its moments.
Good top-rope access and top-out from railing fence. Use of giant metal fixtures bolted to the wall is out. Climbs described left to right.
The acme of urbanity being the antithesis of wilderness, this short wall more than makes up for it in adjacent services: a cafe (when it re-opens), children's playground, and public toilet all within 10m, for which reason it is probably best climbed when there are fewer people about, lest the lone climber be accused of loitering.
Otherwise sit back with your partner and sip your cold-pressed single origin while watching the kids play under the fountain with the French Bulldog pups, or walk another 25m and throw some pulled pork and quinoa patties on the BBQ.
Find where the very end of Harris St disappears into the harbour by bike, walk or 389 bus, then turn right and back past the cafe. The wall is below the iron railings on Pirrama Rd, between the toilet and playground.
Urban: cool, grunge or hip. Choose you clique and matching footwear.
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