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As the old saying goes "Friends don't let friends climb slab". Wrong! Slab is amazing to climb on and with only one other slab bouldering crag in Sydney (Pearl Bay) this crag will certainly rival it!
Whether you want the balancing pinches and smears of "The First Cuts The Deepest" or some serious core strength and laybacking in "Oh Man, Oh Man, Oh Man", Harbour Side Slabs can give you a satisfying experience!
Once an old quarry the rock is reasonable quality as long as it has traffic.
All Climbs are open with no access problems (just inquisitive locals).
Driving down Kurraba Rd it becomes one way (a giant loop). After Baden Rd head off to the left and park by the lookout that faces towards the Harbour.
Walk to the left of where you parked, down the gravel/tar path towards the water.
With the water on your left and a cliff line developing on your right you'll come to slab city before you know it.
All routes are described from right to left facing the cliff line.
Respecting the enviroment and keeping crags clean will maintain a healthy and important relationship between the climbing community, local councils and National Parks. Carry out what you take in and enjoy what the North Shore has to offer.
If you come across an area that is being developed or you think could be under development, please show all due respect to the developers and do not climb the projects listed on thecrag.com.
Developed and Documented in June 2013 but no doubt this area has been crawled all over for years, though there are no records of routes, grades or descriptions.
The first documented climbs here were done on a drizzly day equipped with Steel Cap Boots - true to the history of this Sandstone Quarry!
Cleaned, gardened and documented by Ranger Dave and Brendon Flanagan during the Great Bouldering Boom!
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