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1. Hospital Rocks 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
All Sport

Long/Lat: 150.594043, -34.869171

Description:

Hospital Rocks is located opposite the hospital in Nowra. It has easy access and the routes are easy to set top ropes on. This makes it a good beginners area but also has a few harder ones for other climbers too. 2 minute walk in. Hot in summer. Watch for the Nowra Lads!

1.1. Slabby Wall 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Description:

The 1st cliff you encounter from the track. Take the first gully directly opersite the hospital and turn right at the bottom. The rock is a little soft and has been losing flakes for years making some of the climbs rather stiff for the grade.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Mad Dog

2 bolts to chains.

FA: Nathan Bolton

21Sport 6m
2 Hair'o'tha Dog

Graded 17 ... going on 21!

FA: 's, 1980

17Sport 6m
3 Little Boxer Girl

FA: 's, 1980

11Sport 6m
4 Scarlet Dog

FA: 's, 1980

13Sport 8m
5 Scarlet Poodles

uses the lone ringbolt in the middle of the climbs for a linkup!

16Sport 10m
6 Crashing Poodles

FA: 's, 1980

15Sport 9m
7 Final Call

FA: 's, 1980

14Sport 9m
8 Dot The Dashund

FA: 's, 1980

15Sport 9m
9 Jesse Fetch

FA: 's, 1980

13Sport 9m

1.2. Steeper Wall 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Description:

Walk past the Slabby Wall to the next little cliff. 1 minute.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 McFlurry

FA: Rod Young, 1999

22Sport 12m
2 Kwikgrip

FA: Rod Young, 1999

22Sport 13m
3 * Follow The Leader

FA: Rod Young, 1999

23Sport 15m
4 * Unknown Climb marked 'P'

Line of rings going straight up left of TG16 and right of Bamboozled.

FA: GHILL

17Sport 15m
5 * Bamboozled

FA: Alistair Fogg, 1999

18Sport 15m
6 Sword Swallowing Cum Junkies From Hell

Classic sand jug pulling.

Start: Right of TG at line of rings.

FA: G Hill

16Sport 15m, 6
7 TG16

All ring bolted classic

FA: 's, 1980

16Sport 15m
8 Nimrod

FA: Rod Young, 1999

17Sport 15m
9 The Grouch

FA: Rod Young, 1999

17Sport 15m
10 * Uncle Udfuddy

FA: 's, 1980

11Sport 15m

1.3. River Block 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Description:

When you walk over the fence head down and right (instead of left to main area) and there is a tall butress visable.

Approach:© (Ashy)

When you walk over the fence head down and right (instead of left to main area) and there is a tall butress visable.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Dancing Buffalo Man

Up wall for a couple of moves then reachy span to arĂȘte. Up to ledge then cool head wall above.

FA: Stephen Hawkshaw, 2002

18Sport 15m
2 Space Cowboy

Up flake to steep corner and ledge then launch up overhanging arĂȘte to lower offs.

FA: Stephen Hawkshaw, 2003

23Sport 17m
3 Project Sport

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
11 Little Boxer Girl Sport 6m 1.1. Slabby Wall
* Uncle Udfuddy Sport 15m 1.2. Steeper Wall
13 Jesse Fetch Sport 9m 1.1. Slabby Wall
Scarlet Dog Sport 8m 1.1. Slabby Wall
14 Final Call Sport 9m 1.1. Slabby Wall
15 Crashing Poodles Sport 9m 1.1. Slabby Wall
Dot The Dashund Sport 9m 1.1. Slabby Wall
16 Scarlet Poodles Sport 10m 1.1. Slabby Wall
Sword Swallowing Cum Junkies From Hell Sport 15m, 6 1.2. Steeper Wall
TG16 Sport 15m 1.2. Steeper Wall
17 Hair'o'tha Dog Sport 6m 1.1. Slabby Wall
Nimrod Sport 15m 1.2. Steeper Wall
The Grouch Sport 15m 1.2. Steeper Wall
* Unknown Climb marked 'P' Sport 15m 1.2. Steeper Wall
18 * Bamboozled Sport 15m 1.2. Steeper Wall
Dancing Buffalo Man Sport 15m 1.3. River Block
21 Mad Dog Sport 6m 1.1. Slabby Wall
22 Kwikgrip Sport 13m 1.2. Steeper Wall
McFlurry Sport 12m 1.2. Steeper Wall
23 * Follow The Leader Sport 15m 1.2. Steeper Wall
Space Cowboy Sport 17m 1.3. River Block
? Project Sport 1.3. River Block