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Description

PC for 'Project Crag' or 'Planet C**k'. Whatever the name, this crag contains some of the hardest and most popular (difficult) routes at 'Nowra'. Though the crag is dusty and can sometimes be wet, despite appearances, the routes can be excellent and varied.

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Approach

Opposite and slightly downstream of Thompsons Point.

'Access' by parking near the substation, climbing over the fence and down the iron rungs.

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Ethic inherited from Illawarra

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

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Routes

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FA: George Fieg, 1993

FA: Rob Lebreton, 1993

A classic Nowra name, mostly reclaimed by nature.

FA: Peter Wriggly & Steve Barry, 1991

FA: Graham Fairbairn, 1993

Not particularly good, but probably the best thing to do here if you don't climb hard.

The anchors are set in seeping rock, and completely rusted after 10 years. New stainless glue-ins anchors (and last bolt) were added in 2004.

Start: Start at the left hand end of the main wall, amongst the big fallen boulders. It starts up the very obvious (and greasy looking) corner.

FA: Paul Westwood, 1991

This is actually the first 4/5's of 'White Ladder', and has been left in the guide only out of senitmentality (and for those that are looking for good 32's to do).

FA: Rob Lebreton, 1994

Short but desperately powerful climbing. 'Excellent'. Originally climbed as 'Attack Mode' to the fixed biner and given grade 32.

Start: Start at the huge handlebar jug right of the massive fallen boulder.

FA: Chris Webb

FA: Rob Lebreton, 1991

Super bouldery roof. The original flake in the roof broke and has now been replaced by a drilled pocket.

FA: Stuart Wyithe, 1992

Start with a big throw around the lip heading left past rings. Gather your thoughts, bust through the crux and keep trucking to the end.

FA: Graham Fairbairn, 1991

Bang out the steep start, break right and and keep pumping.

FA: Dave Filan, 1991

FA: Rob Lebreton, 1996

3 bolt boulder problem.. Soft if you can reach the big pocket.

FA: Paul Westwood, 1996

A pocket boulder gem.. Tricky and funky start getting easier leading up to the sand pit. Get a good rest then knuckle down through and couple big moves and a wicked stretchy pocket boulder top.

FA: Steve Bullen, 1991

FA: Rob Lebreton, 1992

Start: The extension to 'S'.

FA: Rob Lebreton, 1997

A bouldery start leads to some excellent moves in steepy, pumpy territory. Save some for the top. If it's all too hard clip the anchors on Bachelor's Ball, but for the full experience tick go all the way.

Set by Luke, 2012

FA: Danny Ewald, 2015

Starts as for Bachelor Busted Bowling Binbo but breaks left at mid height and and finishes above the crux on Shocked. Was 24 for years but most people feel it's fair at 25

FA: Stuart Wyithe, 1992

FA: Paul Westwood, 1996

Excellent steep climbing, and the classic 'Nowra' 25.

Start: Start where the obvious undercut roof touches the ground (at a ring bolt).

FA: Andrew Bull, 1992

Continuing the tradition of excellent 28's at 'Nowra'. Backup anchor added in 2004. Start: Start 2m to the right of 'TN'. The undercling at the crux snapped off around 2012-13, but there's still a sequence.

FA: George Fieg, 1995

Start just right of Brother in a Body Bag. A series of boulder problems that get harder the higher you get. Finish at first anchor, just below rooflet.

FA: Chris Webb

FA: Hooters

FA: Julie Anderson, 1997

FA: Julian Saunders, 1996

FA: Julie Anderson, 1996

FA: Unknown, 2000

FA: Brian Rattenbury, 1997

FA: Stuart Wyithe, 1993

FA: Mark Weiser, 1996

FA: Brian Rattenbury, 1996

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