The Lair Mostly sport climbing44 routes in area
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The Lair is a sandstone cliffline up to 20m in height. It faces west so is good on a winters afternoon or early on a summer morning. The sun hits some of the faces from 10am in winter and you can find summer shade until 1pm. Protected from wind also. It has a variety of generally well protected easy to mid grade climbs. Established as a sport climbing crag with glue-in stainless steel ringbolts and double ringbolt lower-offs.
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The climbs are described from left to right as you are facing the cliff. 'Access' track is very uneven with a lot of forest debris.
Bring insect repellant, as there can be some mozzies around.
It is an excellent area for beginners and kids as it is generally child-friendly and has many bolted easy to moderate routes.© (gavin lyon)
If you are approaching from Sydney follow the Princes 'Highway' to 'Nowra'. After crossing the Shoalhaven River continue past 'Nowra' Fair shopping centre on the left. Turn right at the Kalandar Street lights. Follow the signs to HMAS 'Albatross'. When you see the airbase. Turn right onto Braidwood Road and follow this past 'Nowra' Motorcycle Club. Just after the motorcycle club take the next turn right onto a gravel road (Yerriyong Vale Road - no sign, but marked on Google Maps). Set your odometer. You will pass a fire trail on the right before the road drops down to a creek line and past a couple of properties(right) . At 3.3km you will notice an obvious 4WD track on the right (used to have sign 'Wattle Fire Trail' at its entrance, missing 2013) and carparking on the left. The road ends at a locked gate a few hundred metres past the carpark.
If approaching from the south follow the signs to HMAS 'Albatross', turn left onto Braidwood Road and continue from there.
On Yerriyong Vale Road there are 3 car spaces located opposite the 4WD track (10m up the road on the left from the 'Wattle Fire Trail' wooden sign). 10m south from the larger carpark there is a thin tree stump marked track (also ribbon on tree 2013) leading up to the cliff line (5 mins walk). Heading up the hill on this track brings you up to a gully between 'Sundeck' and 'Berlin Wall'.
Parking at the next carpark along and heading straight up through the bush will lead you to the 'Titanic' area.
Do not leave any valuables in your cars and keep the road clear as it is access to farms.© (gavin lyon)
Ethic inherited from Illawarra
Lots of bolts in this region. Most development has been done after the 1980s.
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