Sunshine Sunny Side All sport climbing

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Description

A long walk-in protects this impressive cliffline featuring one of the most unique sandstone walls in Australia - a cliff covered in two and three finger pockets in smooth white rock. Just like limestone! Because it bakes in the sun most of the day it's a winter only venue.

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Approach

A lengthy 30 minute walk protects this area from mass development. Directions - drive 2.4km south-west on Turpentine Road (towards Nerriga) from intersection of Braidwood Rd and Turpentine Road. Turn right onto dirt road (quite a sharp ditch to navigate if in a 2WD). Follow this for 550m until you hit power-lines, turn left and follow rough 2WD powerlines road (ignore left turn 100m into this road) for 300m until road ends at first power-line tower (GPS -35.0463, 150.4226). On right side of carpark spot the coloured tape markers. Follow this well marked track cut through thick bush, left down into gully skirting rock wall on the right (5 minutes) , through thick bush, down into creek bed (10 minutes), up the other side, now follow as close as possible the top of the big cliff for ages, past small creek (20 minutes), and eventually the bush gets lighter and lighter. Finally you will reach the amazing lookout point where the cliff takes a sharp left turn (30 minutes). Walk left along the top of the cliff for another 100m (marked with pink tape as well). At the top of the secret descent gully is a big rock cairn consisting of three large flat rocks and lots of tape wrapped around a tree. Squeeze down hole into gully and turn left to find 'Faux Buoux' Wall about 100m along the base. On the return trip it's best to leave an hour before sunset to navigate the thick bush - or carry a GPS and torch. Getting lost out here would be a nightmare. Telstra seems to be the only mobile carrier that works.

© (nmonteith)

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