One of the better crags in the New Nowra region. This is mostly shorter routes on compact rock with best routes in the low 20s. It also faces south - i.e. shade all day!
The crag has been developed as a well protected sport area, with closely spaced good bolts and lower-offs. The access is quite easy - a 10 minute flat walk and walk-down gully.
No access issue - bolt away!
On the same cliff line as The Gold Mine.
The easiest approach is towards the right hand end of the cliff. A five minute flat walk through the bush to get to the top of the cliff, take the obvious tagged track heading thru the bush to the cliff edge, then turn left and walk across the top of the cliff (tagged) to the descent gully. There is a fixed rope and rungs to help you get down. You'll pop out between Easy Pickings and Mullock Heap sectors.
There is also an access gully/ramp at the left hand end of the crag (Sluice Box sector), which is roped and has rungs. It's a little harder to negotiate as it is more exposed and steeper and probably better as and exit from the crag than an approach. From the main track, locate a little gully on your right about 40m before you get to the cliff edge, follow the tagged track for about 100m to the next obvious little gully. Rope and rungs at the base of this gully.
Drive in as per the Goldmine.
Reset your speedo at the intersection of Turpentine and Braidwood Roads.
1km: Continue on and the 620 sign will be 1km on your right.
1.2km: Take the next dirt road left (Yarran Rd). Drive thru open gate. From this point on it is recommened you have either a 4WD or a car with good clearance. Sections of road can be very muddy and sometimes entirely water covered. A Forester or Rav4 is fine, a low slung sports coupe is not.
As at 1/7/16, the road down to Lasseter's & The Goldmine is /very/ muddy, and has deep wheel ruts in the mud. Exercise caution.
3.8km: Turn down the second road on right (Butterbrush Track) it should have a small "fire trail sign"
4.5km: Continue along this road until the road swings around to the left (just before big puddle). Look for the obvious Parking on the side of the road.
Free bush-camping is available anywhere along the dirt approach roads.
Sport Climbing Crag
Discovered by Rod Young in 2011.
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