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1. Riverina 75 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Mostly Trad

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 Rock 65 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.

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 is closed to all 'Rock Sports', due to breeding Peregrine Falcons.

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

1.2.1. The Towers 41 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 147.072933, -35.267794

Description:

The Towers is the North facing cliff line that is visible from the car park.

Approach:

Take the marked tourist track (Yerong Nature Trail) from the carpark, and turn up the obvious track on the right after about 100 metres. The 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.

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. 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.

1.2.2. 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.

1.2.3. 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.

1.2.4. 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.

1.3. Holbrook 10 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 147.391235, -35.724850