Perpendicular Rock All trad climbing

35 routes in crag

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Description

A big bluff of diorite looming over the Wollondilly river valley, this unique and obscure crag is guaranteed to provide adventure.

The Sydney Rockies online guide can be found here: http://routes.sydneyrockies.org.au/confluence/display/nswrock/Wollondilly

Access issues

On private property. Permission to climb was apparently granted by the landowners in 1998. The block the crag is located on is completely undeveloped, and you almost certainly will not run into a soul.

Approach

Wombeyan Caves Road, then a big slog up the hill through the bush and up the talus.

Where to stay

Camping in the Wollondilly valley is described in the guide. If you're driving down from Sydney the night before, the Wollondilly Lookout, on your right a short while after you go through the old sandstone tunnel, is a good but exposed bivy spot.

Ethic

Purely trad. Not a single bolt here.

Routes

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12 Butterflies Trad 80m
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14 Surprise Gully Trad 90m
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15 Orchid Route Trad 100m
4
15 Orchgasm Trad 100m
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17 Centrepiont Trad 120m
6
18 Samson Trad 95m
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20 *** Hercules Trad 85m
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20 * Hydra Trad 65m
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15 Close Call Trad 65m
10
12 Jungle Trail Trad 120m
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15 * Acreterion Trad 50m
12
14 Odyssey Trad 110m
13
16 * Hullaballoo Trad 45m
14
18 ** Command Performance Trad 100m
15

Aka "Heart Of Darkness" From the second belay on Odyssey, crawl right and up the ridge and around to the second belay on Command Performance, through horrendous vegetation. Continue up CP.

FA: James Bultitude, Sam May, 2013

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17 Blues Climb Trad 80m
17
14 Easy Terms Trad 80m
18
17 Face Value Trad 35m
19
19 No Cents Trad 30m
20
15 Doopiatsa Trad 85m
21
13 High Interest Trad 25m
22
4 Wanderlust Trad 80m
23
13 * Striptease Trad 35m
24
12 Burlesque Trad 90m
25
12 Goliath Trad 12m
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10 Wisper Trad 15m
27
15 Notadod Trad 20m
28
15 UMB Trad 30m
29
11 Hotchpotch Trad 42m
31
15 Cot Trad 15m
32
14 Footloose Trad 40m
33
11 Fancy Free Trad 30m
34
10 Single Sided Trad 15m
35
8 Strendipity Trad 20m

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