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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.

Routes

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18 The Countess Trad 18m

Up Deep Sea Mullet for 8m then traverse left onto the sandy pocketed face.

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17 Deep Sea Mullet Trad 12m

Short crack splitting the wall just left of the corner. Seeps badly down low after heavy rain.

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18 * Miss Penelope Trad 12m

The short dark stemming corner on the left end of Thunderbird Wall, starting on high vegetated ledge. A little fiddly to protect. Seeps after heavy rain.

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At the left end of the main wall, and just right of the dark corner is a seam crack. This route climbs the face just right of the crack. Protection is quite spaced and not great - be warned. Grade is probably a bit of a sandbag as well.

5

The pocketed grey face on the right edge of the higher vegetated ledge. The climb wanders around in a bid to find protection and holds. Be careful - trad gear is spaced. Double ropes or long slings useful.

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21 *** Virgil Trad 20m
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21 Brain Trad 20m
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21 * Dad Trad 20m

A fine sustained wall route. Not as direct as the print guide makes out - unless you add several grades. Start over the bulge just left of the bolted route, then up the face on good horizontals to major horizontal break. Traverse left across this for 2m then up the face, then left again to join into Brain for a move then back right and finish up big sandy pockets. Double ropes useful. Protection is good but spaced. Bring cams to size #4.

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23 *** Fab Mixed 25m, 5

One of the most popular routes on the wall, mainly because it's mostly bolts! Don't be too relaxed though, the bolts are spaced and you need a spot of trad in the middle section (small cams). The moves and rock are fab though. Starts at right end of wall at undercut section. Stickclip first bolt or get a good spot.

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22 *** Thunderbirds Are Bogged Mixed 25m, 5

The best and most popular route on Thunderbird Wall. Exposure, good bolts and lovely polished orange rock all the way. Starts at right end of wall as for "Fab" then traverse right (crossing Aquamarina) and up large heucos. Mostly bolts but a light trad rack is needed.

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21 Aquamarina Trad 20m
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22 Thunderbirds Are Gone Mixed 40m, 1

The right arete of the main wall, starting on ledge system 10m below the main ledge. One bolt and trad.

ROY'S WALL - the following routes are on a slightly slabby grey wall just around the corner from Thunderbird Wall. There are hidden double ringbolts to rap from in a circular depression above East Coast Choppers - near the remains of three old bolts from the military era. The belay for the first four routes is a chossy ledge/break about 15m down the cliff - two ringbolts, one on the lip of the roof and one under it.

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18 ** Reel Men Mixed 15m, 5

The first three routes share the same start - a left facing layback flake above an undercut roof. This route takes the left line, splitting after the 2nd bolt and climbing a subtle right facing flake in the middle and jumbo pockets at the end. It's a mixed route so take a couple of wires for the start, some medium cams and a long sling for excellent thread in the jumbo pockets in the last section.

Set by Neil Monteith, 2013

FA: Neil Monteith, Matt Brooks & Marak, 2013

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19 ** East Coast Choppers Mixed 15m, 4

Best of the routes on this section of wall, with excellent slabby crimping on bomber rock. It's the middle line starting as for Reel Men and finishing up the juggy central groove directly below the rap rings. Single set of cams/wires to fist size supplements the bolts.

Set by Neil Monteith, 2013

FA: Neil Monteith, Matt Brooks & Marak, 2013

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20 * Hero with a Hammer Mixed 16m, 4

Technical thought provoking crimping on slightly slabby rock. Climb the start layback flake of Reel Men then blast directly up the wall above, with a slight right trend. Finishes up easy but hard to protect giant pockets. Two finger sized cams, plus single set of cams from hand to fist supplement the spaced bolts.

Set by Neil Monteith, 2013

FA: Neil Monteith, Matt Brooks & Marak, 2013

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20 * The Angle Grinder Mixed 20m, 5

The right most route utilizing the flake start of East Coast Choppers. Halfway up the flake traverse right onto face (ring) and up face above past a couple of rings and lots of bomber medium cam slots. Bring some larger cams for the giant finish pockets or just run it out.

FA: Neil Monteith, Marek & Louie, 2013

17
Orangina (Neil's Project) Sport Project 10m, 5

Small burly pitch on superb orange rock below the belay for East Coast Choppers (ie starts on the vegetated ledge). Left trending line on pumpy slimps. Grade 25?

18

An easier alternative trad start up shallow left facing flake crack 2m left of the 'face start'. Belay off single RB.

FA: Neil Monteith & Marak, 2013

19

A long climb with variety! Find top of Pinochio - fix rope and rap 25m down to vegetated ledge with single bolt anchor below orange face sprouting ringbolts. Up gorgeous orange face on slopers, through a juggy bulge then left out rooflet on gnarly pockets and onto grey slab (bolts end here). Finish up reachy horizontal features and crimps with bomber cam slots just left of Pinochio.

FA: Neil Monteith & Marak, 2013

20

Rap into high ledge (anchor off rap rope). This route climbs the left trending crack line off the left.

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18 Roy's Route Trad 20m
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15 The Ramp Trad 40m

FISHO'S DESCENT AREA

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20 Blue Stocking Trad 15m
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12 Fisho's Corner Trad 10m

SOLSTICE WALL

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10 The Crack Mixed 15m, 1
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21 * Solstice Pich One Sport 20m, 8

Start directltly 20m below Solstice off the big ledge. A big move off the ground where the rock is a little sandy leads up L into the corner before going diagonally R to the DBB belay.

FA: Matthew Brooks, 2013

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15 * Solstice Sport 15m, 8
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12 * Rock Termite Sport 15m, 9
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15 Over The Moon Mixed 15m, 5
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25 ** Sushi with a view Sport 35m, 13

Start as for ISSF. Abseil 40m from DUB directly above the Fishos cave 20 L of the Tempest. Climb ISSF for the first few bolts then head and up the wall past 9 FH to a single UB lower off. Soon to be doubled.

FA: Matt Brooks, 2013

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26 ** I smell something fishy Sport 40m, 15

Awesome, long and pumpy, a little sandy in spots. Abseil from the DUB anchors directly above the Fishos hut 30 L of the Tempest. Up the wall , over the roof the R and up the wall. The last 5 m is a little sandy but you are well protected.

FA: Matt Brooks, 2013

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17 * The Tempest Trad 20m

Obvious overhung corner crack, bottom seeps a little after rain.