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Description

An area developed in the main by Justin Ryan and Chris Warner after the Canberra bushfires, Pierce's Creek has hundreds of discrete boulder problems over a wide-ranging area. Unfortunately since the fires the area has seen consistent regrowth of pine and blackberry, rendering climbs difficult to find and the terrain rugged. Only the most intrepid are likely to climb here without a guide (and understandably), but there are still a lot of problems that survive and are good quality.

A note about topos: the darker numbers on topos are those that were checked post the 2003 fires and found to be still in climbable condition.

Approach

Drive towards and then past the Cotter from town. You'll go through a few switchbacks and then continue past the Cotter dam. Look out on your right for Laurel Camp Road. Don't turn at the Pierce's Creek Forest sign - that's too early; continue on a bit further. Directions for individual areas can be found at the area level.

Ethic

Quite a few climbs out here have been chipped, and some are completely chipped. That said, there's enough problems here; please don't chip or drill any more.

History

Pierce's Creek was developed in the main by Chris Warner and Justin Ryan, with Chris developing the excellent guides that have been used as a basis for this guide. A number of other strong Canberra climbers have contributed, including Clinton Szady and Andrew Bull.

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Areas

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Name
Style
Climbs
Ticks
Height
Grades
Narnia Area
-
0
0
1
Tumblers Area
64
31
3m
12
Panu Area
-
0
0
Sushi Row Area
-
0
0
12
0
3m
1
-
0
0
3
1
3m
1
Kazbah Sector
2
5
6m
1
Plieku Sector
12
7
5m
8
Grand Royale Sector
8
6
5m
6
8
0
3m
1
Cohiba Area
39
16
4m
13
Nookie Area
22
8
3m
5
4
4
9m
7
Blackwater Sector
3
3
4m
3
-
0
0

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