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Great rock and friendly grades with lots of bolts will ensure this area is popular with the masses. Most routes stay dry in the light rain.

Ethic inherited from Illawarra

Lots of bolts in this region. Most development has been done after the 1980s.


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17 * Zis is KAOS Sport 15m, 7

The only true easy route at the Gold Mine. Start at the ledgy handcrack at left end of the wall. Jam easily up the crack and pull the scoopy bulge to the anchors.

FA: Jon Porter, 2011

24 ** Snitch Sport 13m, 7

Start 1m right of Zis is KAOS. Thin and technical climbing with a burly finish.

FA: John Lattanzio, 2011

23 ** After the Rapture Sport 15m, 8

This one was done on the day the world was supposed to end.Start 3m left of BotB. Bulging wall which is technical and sustained.

FA: John Lattanzio, 2011

22 * Battle of the Bulge Sport 15m, 6

5m left of DF

FA: Jason Lammers, 2011

22 ** Dragon Fly Sport 15m

2m left of WiW thin climbing at start leads to crux with great steep moves at top.

FA: Rick Phillips, 2011


Just left of WiW, but crosses over mid height and thru the roof and up to jugs.

FA: Rick Phiilips, 2011

18 ** Wasp in the Willows Sport 25m

Up the crack that stops at 5m, climbs the pockets and features left of crack thru the bulges. Way cool !

FA: Tanya Greeves, 2011


Rick named this climb after himself. Stand on big flake, tricky start and then nice crimping to anchors.

FA: Rick Phillips, 2011

16 Foreplay Sport 15m

Choice of 2 starts, then up on nice rock.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2011

20 * Espresso Sport 15m

Right of F, up the crack then into the white streak.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2011

21 * Buckingham Bunga Sport 22m

Start at the crack in the middle of the orange wall, and then up and thru the roof to finish on head wall.

FA: Glenn Jones, 2011

FA: Glenn Jones, 2011


The next crack along. Up crack and up into beaut easy rock to shared lower off with TBBC

FA: Jason Lammers, 2011


Shares 1st bolt with BJ, then up and left on awesome pockets with an iteresting finish.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2011

21 ** Beetle Juice Sport 15m

15m right of WiW near large boulder in corner.

FA: Rick Phiilips, 2011


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