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Description

Routes are described in order from bayside to the seaside - that is, from right to left when looking out to sea.

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Access issues inherited from Point Perpendicular

Point Perp is located within a Navy Weapons Range. It is generally open during weekends and NSW school holidays though it is best to ring the rangers (02 4448 3411) to check first.

Ethic inherited from Point Perpendicular

Point Perp is predominantly a trad crag. There has been more bolting recently but this is a particularly contentious topic. A lot of the bolts are the traditional Aussie carrot and it would be a good idea to have at least half a dozen keyhole hangers before going to the Point for the first time.

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Routes

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1
19 Under The Fence Trad 5m

Ascends the short face half a metre right of the western fence. Abseil down either side of the fence to a sloping ledge, use the abseil rope as a belay. The line goes up the flake passing a bolt at the top.

FA: Werner Steyer / Robert Dun, 2003

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19 *** Superliner Trad 35m

The first arête right of the lighthouse fence. Excellent protection. Find the 2 carrot bolts at the top and abseil down the middle of the face until you reach a small ledge about 5 metres above the half way ledge. There is a 2 carrot bolt belay at this ledge. Climb the arête past cam breaks and 7 carrot bolts. Go left around the arête at the difficult sections near the bottom and top. Clip the last bolt from around the arête. Take a long sling for the thread runner near the top.

FA: 2003

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15 Two Ounces Trad 30m
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19 Anchovy Express Mixed 30m, 7

Up groove passing carrots.

Nice wall take lots of small cams and wires.

Double carrot belay

Start: Start on Halfway ledge as for 'Coleridge'

FA: G. James, P. Bridges, 1998

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20 Guiding Light Trad 40m

Many cams!

Up white corner grove to block, step right. Continue crack to the right end of a big roof. Step right and up to break, up then left to big orange headwall.

Start: Same as for banksia and coleridge.

FA: Ian Brown, Tom Williams, 1988

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16 Coleridge Trad 40m

Start: Start on same ledge.

FA: Peter Blunt, Ian Brown, 1988

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17 Sunset Strip Trad 20m

The broken twin cracks 2m left of Hollywood Boulevard. Rap down the corner to the grassy ledge. Step left and up the cracks with good protection.

FA: Ivan Valenta / Robert Dun

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There is a west facing orange wall about 10m right of Coleridge. Hollywood Boulevard is the corner crack at the left side of this wall. Rap down the corner to the grassy ledge. Up the corner cracks.

FA: 2002

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20 * Battle Cruiser Trad 15m

A nice clean crack with excellent easy to place protection. The next corner crack right of Hollywood Boulevard. Rap down the corner to the grassy ledge (as per Hollywood Boulevard). Walk around the corner (stay on the abseil rope) and set up a belay. Up the corner crack.

FA: Robert Dun / Ivan Valenta

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20 ** Seahawk (Top Pitch only) Sport 35m, 13

The top pitch of Seahawk from DBB. Carefully up the brittle undercut start then march up and slightly right through band after band of different rock types. This pitch is quite overhung but juggy most of the way.

FA: Neil Monteith & Matt Brooks, 2013

11

Undercut start to (shock horror) short bolted corner crack. When this ends pick your way up pumpy pocketed headwall until blistering crimpy crux at smooth orange section. Finish up long section of large sandy pockets. Retire. 13 bolts.

FA: Neil Monteith & Matt Brooks, 2013

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21 Destroyer Trad 15m

Atmospheric. The next crack left of Voyager. Rap down Voyager and set up a belay on the step about 1m below the main ledge, use the rap rope to backup the belay. Traverse left along the break and up the crack. Good protection once you are in the crack.

FA: 2003

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16 Voyager Trad 15m

On February 10th 1964 the navy destroyer Voyager was sunk off Jervis Bay when it collided with the aircraft carrier Melbourne. 82 men died in the incident. Left of Centurion is a section of vertical plates jutting out. After this section there is a small embayment. Left of the embayment there are a couple of cracks in the cliff top. The Right crack is Voyager and the Left crack is Destroyer. Find the 2 carrot bolts at the top and Abseil down the line to a good ledge in an embayment. Up the left corner crack.

FA: Robert Dun / James Hardy

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19 James Hardy 1000 Trad 15m

Put up the weekend of the Bathurst car races, and named accordingly to annoy James. Abseil down and set up a belay in Voyager. Step right and head up the right corner crack. The crack is fused at the top. Put up the weekend of the Bathurst car races, and named accordingly to annoy James. Abseil down and set up a belay in Voyager. Step right and head up the right corner crack. The crack is fused at the top.

FA: 2002

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18 Typhoon Trad 15m

Left of Centurion is a section of vertical plates jutting out. After this section there is a small embayment. Typhoon is the crack in the right corner of the embayment. Abseil down the middle of the embayment until you get to a small ledge with a 2 carrot bolt belay. The belay is at the base of a seam in the slabby wall. Start up the slabby wall past 2 carrot bolts trending right. Then up the right corner crack.

FA: Ivan Valenta, Robert Dun, 2003

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21 Rapt in Rubber Mixed 15m, 3

Exposed - Travers left near arete past bolt, up past more.

Start: Same belay as 'Centurian'

FA: Greg James, Steve Burns, 2000

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16 * Centurian Trad 10m

Left hand edge of ledge, up corner.

Start: Same start as RIR

FA: Ian Brown, Bob McMillan, 1989

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25 Plunging Testicles Mixed 10m, 2

Up wall past bolts and small cam placements on sharp holds.

Start: 'Centurian' ledge

FA: Greg James, Steve Burns, Escaba, 2000

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15 * Impact Zone Trad 10m

Up the corner crack.

Same belay as WCF.

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FA: Ian Brown, Bob McMillan, 1989

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24 * Delusions of Grandeur Mixed 20m, 3

Overhung and very very exposed - even for Point Perp standards. This is a mixed route - only 3 bolts in the lower half - the rest is cams in horizontals - try not to pump off placing them! Rap in down the finish corner of Women and Children first - clipping into gear/bolts on the way down to stay connected to the rock to ridiculous hanging belay on lip of roof. Climb up and right through short chossy section to rooflet, over this (reachy) then straight up face and steepness above. Cams from finger to wide fist size required.

FA: Neil Monteith, 2013

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22 *** Titan I Am Mixed 25m, 10

The Point's first route bolted with titanium. Rap from carrots to reach semi-hanging belay with foot ledge (double rings). Long, pumpy and well-protected climbing with 10 bolts and one or two obvious medium cam placements, or run it out (safe).

FA: Lee Cujes, Sam Cujes, 2013

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17 Oarsome Trad 20m
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Great steep climbing with some tough to read moves. Rap in to find two hard-to-see carrots placed directly into a horizontal ledge. Slabby start on polished rock (cams in horizontals) to high BR when the rock steepens. Continue up overhung face above past FH and a a couple more BRs.

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22 ** Whale order bride Sport 15m

Rap off carrots located in middle of embankment, to two carrots located at good stance 15 mtrs down. Climbing line of bolts to the right hand line of rings

FA: Will Watkins & Nick le Frenchie, 2012

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18 Wolf Trad 15m

Steep wall 2m left of arete with not a lot of pro.

Start: Left side of arete, exposed stance.

FA: Roy Fryer, Owen McMahon, Cerin McMillan., 2000

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A much longer and better version of the original - starting from double bolt belay on small ledge on right side of arete, below the Levee Breaks terrace. Left and up quartz infused face (lots of FHs) to eventually join into original route at 15m at crack section (medium cams). Finish up original arete past bolt and cams.

FA: Rick Phillips, 2013

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17 *** Little Red Riding Hood Mixed 25m, 1

Traverse out left and up, aiming for the nose. Up this to the top. There is one carrot at the fairly blank section on the arete. Double carrot belay on top.

Start: Rap into the embankment just to the right of the lowest point in the lighthouse fence.

FA: Steve Burns, Greg James, Bede Harrington, 2000

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20 Greg's Crack Trad 20m

The major crack line between When the Levee Breaks and Red Riding Hood. Start as for Red Riding Hood. Follow the hairline crack up the wall until the ledge. Climb the short pedestal and move right into the crack. Up the crack passing two bolts (on the right of the crack).

FA: Greg James

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19 Czech Mate Trad 20m
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Start just right of LRRH. Up the line with four brackets and pockets for cams.

FA: Greg James, 2000

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23 ** Big Bad Wolf Sport 20m

Starts under the line of rings 3m left of "When the Levee Breaks". Hard crux and will be desperate if you are a little short.

FA: Will Watkins, 2012

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The corner between Proudly Penguin and When the Levee Breaks. Bridge up the corner and chimney with good protection. Take a sling for the big thread near the top.

FA: Ivan Valenta / Jane Montgomery

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21 R ** Proudly Penguin Mixed 20m, 1

Start: Start 2m right of corner. Up wall to flake then bolt to top. Watch the runouts!

FA: Neil Plant, Robyn Cleland, 2000

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21 ** Destructive Wombats Mixed 20m, 2

Start: Start 4m right of corner. Straight up the wall past many cam placements and a BOMBER sling at half height!

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21 Struggle Streets Trad 25m

Thin flake with 3 FHs right of Destructive Wombats.

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18 Trade Wind Trad 15m

The broken crack line left of Fat Man's Misery and R of Destructive Wombats. Rap down to the big ledge. Climb the right curving flake to a ledge. Either belay on the ledge or continue up the crack in one pitch.

FA: Ivan Valenta, Robert Dun

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16 Fat Man's Misery Trad 15m

The wide crack / chimney left of the Krill a Whale buttress. Rap down to the big ledge. Climb the right curving flake to a ledge. Either belay on the ledge or continue up the crack in one pitch.

FA: Robert Dun / Ivan Valenta

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18 Krill-A-Whale Mixed 30m, 2

Start down to the left of the arete.

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18 ** Hooray for Hippies Sport 28m

Best to rap off carrots for Sieze The Day access, and stop on good size ledge (enough for 3) belay off two rings, start looks intimidating but its fairly easy crux at mid height and the very top

FA: Rick, Paul, Gilles, Big G & Jonesy, 2012

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The wide crack / chimney right of the Krill-a-Whale buttress. Rap down the line to a 2 carrot bolt belay at a small ledge halfway down the left wall. Up the line passing two carrot bolts on the wide part at the top.

FA: Ivan Valenta, Robert Dun

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FA: Greg James

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23 * Sieze The Day Sport Project 28m

Rap off carrots, clipping some bolts on way down otherwise your stranded in space. Belay off double rings at small stance..Climbs switches on at halfway mark, if you don't like mono's you won't like this

FA: Rick Phillips & Paul Devine, 2012

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21 Schrapnel In My Backyard Mixed 15m, 4

Line of ringbolts left of the Mister Bean arete. Abseil down to small ledge with 2 glue-in carrot bolts as belay. Up past 4 rings and a mid-sized cam.

FA: Lee Cujes, Erik Smits, Chris Trengove, 2007

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24 ** Mister Bean Sport 30m, 10

Clip first bolt of FL, then make way to arete passing another bolt. Follow arete passing 8 more bolts with one hidden around the left. Apparently grade 26 if you don't use the holds on the left of arete (but given one of the bolts is around there... :).

FA: Greg James, 2000

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23 *** Fuzzy Logic Trad 25m

Climb off the block staying out of the corner passing a few FHs and many medium cams. Is slightly run out at the top, but is easier and you can put in some big cams if you really want.

Start: Rap in to an exposed triangular block with 2 FH for belay.

FA: Greg JAmes, 2000

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17 ** Neptune Trad 15m

FA: Werner Steyer / Robert Dun / Kate Wright, 2004

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22 Grandmas ta Flash Sport 15m

Ring bolts a couple of metres right of Neptune.

FFA: Mike

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23 * Unorthodox Liasons Sport 15m, 5

Climb direct up the wall to the left of the arete past 5 ring bolts. Challenging moves low down leads to pleasant upper section.

FA: Will Watkins, Rick fatty fillips, 2012

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Start: As for 'Liquid Insanity' but dont traverse back right, continue up arete.

FA: Greg James, Adrian Kladnig, 2000

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23 *** Liquid Insanity Trad 35m

Up corner, then left passing bolts to arete, up arete with cams. Near top, traverse back right and up final bolt line.

Start: Start as for 'Liquid Daze'

FA: Greg James, Adrian Kladnig, 1992

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23 *** Liquid Daze Trad 30m

Up small corner (bolt) to wall, then tending right slightly past more bolts.

Named in honour of the second who had a hangover and had recently been listening to a Philip Glass song "Liquid Days"

FA: Greg James, Adrian Kladnig, 1992

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22 Fight or Flight Sport 15m

Line of carrot bolts to the right of Liquid Daze. Great moves on great rock. Starts off the vegitated block ledge.

FA: R.Dunn, Matt Scoles, 2006

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19 Melody Lines Trad 15m
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15 Test Trad 15m

FA: Phil Georgeff, 1998

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16 Whistle Trad 15m
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16 Grey Trad 15m

FA: Phil Georgeff, 1988

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22 ** Just Technical Sport 15m
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22 * We Are Amphibious Sport 10m

FA: Neil Monteith & Chris Trengove, 2007

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A super classic - and probably the best route around this grade on the sea cliffs. Do it!

Start: Abseil in from carrot and cams for backup. Start on the left hand side of the wall below the rings. Take some trad gear as well to supplement the bolts.

FA: Greg James, 2000

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22 *** Northern Exposure Trad 30m

Start: 2m right of RHLC. Straight up the wall - small to medium cams help in the middle.

FA: Greg James, 2000

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20 *** Bad Luck Streak Trad 30m

Start: Start at the thin crack. Climb the thin crack until it ends at half height, step left to continue crack and up into the jams to top.

FA: Joe Lynch Mike Law-Smith Phil Georgeff, 1988

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18 Moving Targets Trad 30m
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26 ** Eviction Order Mixed 15m, 3

Low in the grade. Great climbing past 3 fixed brackets to a hard techy finnish on edges and monos.

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19 Froffwidth Trad 15m
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23 *** Two Minute Hate Sport 12m
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FFA: R Sonnerdale

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Not in current guidebook but it was there last time I was. --Lee.

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19 Natural Selection Trad 20m
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(Ivan's Project) Sport Project

Bolted seam.

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(Zac's Project) Sport Project

2m R.

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28 High Society Sport 25m

FA: Zac Vertress

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26 Bung Eye Sport 20m

Bolts, but marked with trad symbol in the guide. Is there any gear on this? Was once on the cover of ROCK so it can't be that bad?

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16 Peristalsis Trad 40m
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26 ** The Whip Mixed 25m, 3

Start as for mind the gap. After placing cam in big pocket, traverse right past one ring bolt to the arete (cams in pocket and in flakes- make sure you have a #2 C3 to protect final crux). Enjoy the view then punch up the arete. Great exposure!

FA: George Broadfoot, 2013

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22 ** Mind the Gap Mixed 40m, 3

Great position and cool climbing.