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Description

PC stands for 'Project Crag' or 'Planet C**k'. Whatever the name, this crag contains some of the hardest and most popular (difficult) routes at Nowra, including one of the hardest, White Wedding 34. Though the crag is dusty and can sometimes be damp or seeping the routes are mostly excellent and varied. Avoid altogether in high humidity or after/during rain. Summer is a bad idea in general even though it gets all day shade. Bring a rope tarp - it's a dusty place.

Approach

Park at 240 Yurunga Drive, North Nowra. Walk to the lookout, jump the fence on the left hand side, and descend sketchy rungs and rock ledges for 20m to base of cliff. This descent is not suitable for kids, non-climbers or dogs. Some of the rungs are feeling a bit loose - take care! There is a longer, but much safer descent, further south. Park at 9 Murrell Place, North Nowra and walk down tourist track and follow it aprox 400m north along river bank to base of crag.

Descent notes

All routes have lower-offs and no route is higher than 20m.

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

Impressive roof route in the cave just south of the descent rungs. Has been rebolted recently.

FA: Rob Lebreton, 1993

A classic Nowra name. The route however has been mostly reclaimed by nature.

FA: Peter Wriggly & Steve Barry, 1991

FA: Graham Fairbairn, 1993

The only 'easy' route at the crag, and a good warm-up. This is the well-chalked overhung corner crack at the far left end of the cliff. Some of the bolts on this route are looking worse for wear - best not to lob on them all day. The anchors are a bit of a squeeze to get your rope and a biner through as well.

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 The original flake in the roof broke and has now been replaced by a drilled pocket.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

The hardest of the three 25s in this section. Climb first two bolts of BB, then go direct up the wall just left of Trigga.

FA: Paul Westwood, 1996

Cue 90s era gangsta rap. Easiest of the three 25s on this section of rock. Excellent steep climbing, and the classic Nowra 25. Start where the 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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