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1. Riverina 86 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Trad, Unknown and other styles

Long/Lat: 145.663287, -34.746873

1.1. Hermits Cave 0 routes in Crag

Unique Features And Strengths:

Bouldering on great solid sandstone

Description:

Suburban bouldering in the middle of Griffith. Loads of problems on the orange boulders below the Hermits Lookout. At the top of the cliffs the rock appears to be quite conglomerate, but the rock quality on the boulders is similar to Gramps sandstone.

Access Issues:

From the Griffith CBD follow the signs to Scenis Hill Reserve, turning right at the top of the hill towards the Hermits Cave tourist walk on Scenic Drive. From the car park/lookout go down the stairs on the left and follow the multiple tracks around the base of the boulders to the right.

The area can also be reached from the Lawford Cres, next to the Ted Scobie Oval. There is a rough track that you can drive your car on to get to the boulders if you are to lazy to walk.

1.2. The Cemetry 5 routes in Field

Summary:
All Boulder
Description:

The Cemetry is is small bunch of granite boulders directly above the Wagga Wagga Cemetry in East Wagga Wagga. The rock can be a bit flaky but there are a variety of problems and different shaped boulders. Enough for a few afternoons fun and training. Bring a brush, clean and create some problems.

Approach:

Drive into the Wagga Wagga Cemetry on Kooringal Rd East Wagga Wagga. Park near the clear area on the top road (runs parallel to Kooringal Rd) just below a gate in the Cemetry rear fence. Go through this gate go R or L up onto the hillside above depending on the boulders you are headed for.

History:

One Boulder shows signs of a possible prior visit but history is unknown. Unearthed by Matt Brooks in 2015.

1.2.1. The Graves 5 routes in Boulder

Summary:
Description:

A set of small boulders on the southern end of the hillside with some short and spicy problems. Beware some holds can be a little flaky.

Approach:

From the gate in the fence go L along the track about 50m then diagonally up the hill about 100m

History:

Cleaning and recorded by Matt in 2015

1.3. The Rock 71 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 147.074419, -35.283397

Description:

Know as Kengal to the local Wiradjuri people, The Rock towers 250 metres over the surrounding countryside, and is thought to have been a site for initiation ceremonies. The reserve is an island of natural habitat for native animals, including the turquoise parrot and glossy black cockatoo.

The Rock Nature Reserve is in the southern Riverina of New South Wales, and lies on the boundary of two major physiographic regions: the Riverine Plain and the western slopes of the Eastern Highlands.

On a clear day, you can see Mount Kosciuszko and the Victorian Alps from the top of the three kilometre Yerong nature track.

The Rock is comprised of a hard quartzite like stone laid down in a diagonal like strata. This leads to some beautiful and technical corner, crack and face climbing with lots of diagonally facing holds. Traditional gear is the go to on many of the routes with many good technical placements being found.

Access Issues:

This reserve is 6 km west of The Rock village on Lockhart Road, 35 km east of Lockhart and 40 km south-west of Wagga Wagga off the Olympic Highway. From 1st July to 31 December The Rock may be closed to all 'Rock Sports', due to breeding Peregrine Falcons. A sign is put in place if the birds are nesting in this area.

Approach:

Approach time to The Towers is 20 Minutes, Central Buttress is 25 Minutes, and The Main Face is 35 Minutes

Where To Stay:

There is no camping within The Rock Nature Reserve, visitors can stay the night at The Rock Village, or find other accommodation options in neighbouring towns including Wagga Wagga

1.3.1. The Towers 47 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 147.072933, -35.267794

Description:

The Towers is the North facing cliff line that is visible from the car park and contains the majority of the routes at The Rock.

Approach:

Take the track that leads directly up the hill from the top L corner of the carpark. This track is not marked. This leads you up a fairly easy trail to the base of the cliff line and should take about twenty minutes.

Descent Notes:

Climbers should, where possible, descend using the very adequate rappelling points, the position of which are marked by a small cairn at the top of the climbs (Top of Mrs Fairy, Angie, Virgins Crack). Note that a 50m rope will only just touch the ground from these points if it is slung half way. A 60m rope would be more appropriate. If a 50m rope is used you will have to rappel to a ledge that is about 2m above the ground, then downclimb. A knot in the end of the rope is highly recommended.

1.3.2. Central Butress 10 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 147.075253, -35.271477

Approach:

Access to Central Buttress is easiest by way of the Yerong Nature Trail from the car park. Follow the track towards the summit, as the track becomes steeper it switches back a few times until the track passes under the The Main Face. Before passing under the The Main Face traverse right to the foot of the Central Buttress. This may require some easy bush bashing as the track is not obvious from the Yerong Nature Trail. Access to the Central Walls is either by traversing left from the base of The Towers cliff line, or by traversing right along the cliff line from the Central Buttress. Climbs are described from left to right; from the Central Buttress towards The Towers along the Central Walls.

1.3.3. The Main Face 11 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 147.074213, -35.274819

Description:

A great climbing area for a hot afternoon.

Approach:

Access to The Main Face is by the Yerong Nature Trail from the car park. Climbs are listed left to right. At the left end of this cliff are five short corners; they are, Running Crack, Solo Crack, January Crack, Carcinogenic Cloud and Greg's Climb. A great climbing area for a hot afternoon. All climbs used to be marked, but markings have begun to wear and can be very difficult to find. All climbs are marked, but markings have begun to wear and can be very difficult to find.

Upper Terrace On the terrace above the Main Face are two tiers. Go to the top tier for Walking Across the Rooftops, Tinsel Town, and Yerong Trail Directissimo.

1.3.4. Upper Terrace 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 147.073319, -35.274762

Approach:

Continue up the Yerong Nature Trail towards the summit, on the terrace above The Main Face are two tiers, go to the top tier.

1.4. Holbrook 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 147.391235, -35.724850