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Table of contents

1. Customs House Rocks 8 routes in Crag

Trad, Boulder and Aid
Description:© (secretary)

A leafy and uncrowded little crag that is probably marginally cooler in summer than Southwest Barrenjoey. Worth a look in if you're feeling intrepid.

Access Issues: inherited from Barrenjoey

There is an Aboriginal midden located underneath the cliff and below Crack of Dawn - please do not disturb the midden. The crag is located within the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, however due to its location (on Barrenjoey Headland), climbing is allowed here.

Approach:© (secretary)

To get there, park as for Southwest Barrenjoey and walk north along Station Beach. From the northern end of Station Beach, head right and onto the lighthouse track. About 4m after the signpost for the old Customs House site, a track heads right off the track and leads to a rotting bolt ladder which marks the start of the crag.

Climbs described left to right, facing the cliff

Ethic: inherited from Barrenjoey

The area is mostly mixed climbing - many climbs are bolted ("carrot" hangar-less bolts for the most part) but also require some trad gear.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 A

Up the manky old bolt ladder.

M1 Aid 15m
2 Remaining Shame

No protection after the ledge.

Start: At crack right of old bold route opposite iron post in rock.

FA: Craig D. Martin, Craig B. Martin, 1982

16 R Trad 20m
3 Thresher's Flail

Up chimney to stance, then up staircase in chimney.

Start: Squeeze chimney left of RS.

FA: Craig D. Martin, Craig B. Martin, 1982

12 Trad 18m
4 Pugnatious Puke

Good jams and protection.

Start: Crack in middle of wall opposite banksia across track right of TF.

FA: Craig D. Martin, Craig B. Martin, 1982

15 Trad 14m
5 Oedipus Complex

Up crack into cave, over lip, up arete.

Start: Right of PP.

FA: Craig D. Martin, 1982

12 Trad 10m
6 Cockroach Crack

Start on ledge right of OC.

Straight up the line.An excellent introduction to climbing.

FA: Martin Jones, A. Montgomery, Craig B. Martin, 1982

9 Trad 8m
7 Septic Enigma

Offwidth right of CC

12 Boulder 4m
8 Half Pipe

Ramp right of SE.

12 Boulder 4m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
9 Cockroach Crack Trad 8m
12 Half Pipe Boulder 4m
Oedipus Complex Trad 10m
Septic Enigma Boulder 4m
Thresher's Flail Trad 18m
15 Pugnatious Puke Trad 14m
16 R Remaining Shame Trad 20m
M1 A Aid 15m