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1. Adelaide 1,563 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.643501, -35.032993

Description:©

Adelaide residents have plenty to choose from for local climbing.

Adelaide's two most popular crags, Morialta and Onkaparinga, are equipped with bollards above the popular routes, and Adelaide's beginners usually learn to establish topropes long before they learn to lead.

Areas are ordered north to south

1.1. Dry Creek 57 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Boulder and Trad

Long/Lat: 138.637153, -34.842563

1.1.1. Carpet Slabs 11 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport
Description:

During the year of 1999 gazetted the year of the older person by the United Nations, George Adams walked up to a soft slate slab wall in Dry Creek and decided to drill a number of bolt holes with a small pistol drill and hammer in an assortment of carrots and bolts with plates. This would become known as Carpet Slabs. CAUTION: Time hasn't been good to this cliff. The rock is fragile. The hangars have new taken off of the bolts due to the bolts being unsafe. A few climbs with carrots remain however, climb with caution. The rock around some of the carrots have broken off exposing more thread. Chains at top are also questionable. Wooden posts at top of cliff can be used for top rope set ups.

Approach:

Situated along the Dry Creek walking trail. Park in Stockade Park and walk East along the walking trail for 100m. The quarry wall is on your left.

1.1.2. Bee Sting Wall 10 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 138.637972, -34.842033

Description:

Short, sustained, powerful sports routes. Bee Hive in centre of wall but friendly.

Approach:

Park at the end of Hay Ct and walk down bike trail on left hand side of hill. Head left along the walking trail for roughly 100m until wall is reach on left hand side. Alternatively the cliff can be accessed from the top by parking on Bluestone Drive or from Stockade Park and walking along the walking trail.

1.1.3. Sorry Andrea Wall 36 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 138.636340, -34.842921

Description:

A horshoe shape wall that has everything from trad climbing to sports climbing to bouldering. short, powerful sport routes.

Approach:

Park at the top on Hay Ct and walk down bike trail on left hand side. Turn right at walking trail and cliff will be on your left. Alternatively a short walk from Stockade Park via the walking trail can get you here as well.

1.2. Anstey Hill Quarry 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

1.3. Cable Crag 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.741470, -34.863318

1.4. Montacute 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.723689, -34.895965

1.4.1. Left Tit 11 routes in Cliff

Summary:

1.4.2. Right Tit and Armpit 11 routes in Cliff

Summary:

1.5. Over There Crag 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.710369, -34.898595

1.5.1. Clearview Buttress 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:

1.5.2. Desperation Crag 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:

1.5.3. Honeycomb Crag 1 route in Cliff

Summary:

1.6. Morialta 491 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.708194, -34.904279

Description:

Home to the start of many outdoor rock climbing careers, Morialta provides a decent number of routes with grades to suit all levels. Morialta is the most visited rock climbing area in Adelaide. Easy access, a number of quality routes, lovely scenery and the ability to be able to toprope almost everything gets people coming back time and time again.

Approach:

To reach the crag head to Norton Summit Road and follow the winding path up the hill for about 5.5kms until car parking space appears on the right hand side. From the car park head down through the two gates and along the fire track. Boulder Bridge and the Billiard Table can be accessed by taking the first trail on the left. To reach Far Crag follow the fire track down and around the bend to the left were you will see a sign indicating rock climbing zone straight ahead. For access to Thorn Buttress head to Far Crag and scramble down the eastern end of the cliff for an access trail down to the main path. From the main track walk 25m downhill until you can cross the stream, follow this path until you reach the base of the cliff.

Ethic:©

Morialta is primarily a trad climbing and toproping area. Chipping, excessive chalk, litter and new bolts are all frowned upon and/or illegal.

Some routes have good natural gear, some have none (if the first ascensionist soloed it that is a good giveaway.) Most routes can be toproped and there are ring bollards in the more popular areas - use these where available and do not tie off to trees.

Any bolt repairs should be done in conjunction with the Climbing Club of South Australia.

History:

The gully has been climbed on for decades so there are very few unclimbed lines left.

1.6.1. The Lost Walls 22 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.714459, -34.908407

1.6.2. Thorn Buttress 47 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.715499, -34.908570

Description:©

A pleasant place to spent a summer morning as the cliff faces SW and provides shade until midday, and shade most of the day in winter.

Routes are described left to right facing the cliff.

Approach:©

From the Eastern end of 'Far Crag', descend the steep eroded track to the walking track along the creek. Head downstream for 50m and then cross the creek. The track goes up a gully and crosses some scree before arriving at the cliff.

Descent Notes:©

Popular routes have lower offs.

1.6.3. Far Crag 72 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.715134, -34.909982

Description:©

Far crag is so named as it is the furthest up the gorge (climbers progressively exploring their way up the gorge started at the bottom.)

Approach:©

From Norton Summit Road Gate 17, follow the 4wd track for 5 minutes and up a rise. Where the 4wd track swings west continue straight over the meadow and 100m down a track and some steps to the top of the cliff.

Descent Notes:©

Descent can be made at either end of the cliff. The North-West end (directly in front of the track as it reaches the top of the crag) is easier and causes less erosion.

A steep eroded track below the South Eastern end (furthest from the descent track) of the cliff meets the walking trail along the bottom of the gorge. This can be used to access 'Thorn Buttress'

1.6.4. The Throne Room 27 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.714041, -34.909869

1.6.5. The Boulder Bridge 61 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.712460, -34.909881

Description:©

The Boulder Bridge is named for the natural rock bridge and magically suspended rock arch at the western end of the cliff. The best wall at the cliff features some of the classics of Adelaide Hills climbing - Muesli, Extra G, Extra G Connection and 'Geronimo's Cadillac'

The area is also extremely popular with beginners and commercial groups due to its relatively easy descent track and high concentration of easy routes.

Early morning shade. The Muesli Wall has shade until midday.

Approach:©

From Norton Summit Road Gate 17, follow the 4wd track for 2 minutes and then turn downhill to the left past a group briefing area. Follow the zigzags in the track (they are here to reduce track erosion - please do not cut corners!)

Descent Notes:©

The easiest descent is at the eastern end of the cliff, but descent can also be made at the western end or beneath the bridge itself.

1.6.6. The Billiard Table 50 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.711263, -34.909823

1.6.7. The Nether Regions 5 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 138.711721, -34.909552

Description:

Small face with lower grade sport climbing, great for an aspiring leader just be safe and bring your helmet!

Approach:

Head down to The Billiard Table from the top of Marialta, when you get down to the base of cliff rather than heading along the cliff line continue down a track towards the creek. About halfway down turn right to find a new track that will take you to the base of the cliff.

1.6.8. Shiprock 25 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.6.9. The Buttress 30 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.709390, -34.909033

Approach:©

Park 300m towards town from the main gate to Boulder Bridge, Far Crag etc. There is a small car park (1-2 cars) on the S side of the road beneath the power lines.

Step over the guard rail at the yellow post and descend the very steep track to the cliff. The track can be treacherous when wet.

The cliff can also be approached from below, starting above Second Falls.

Descent Notes:©

Descent can be made on the right side (looking out)

History:©

The AUMC were exploring Morialta starting at the bottom, so this area was explored in the early 1960s before the areas further upstream. The Buttress (13) features what is probably the oldest bolt in the Adelaide hills.

1.6.10. Mirror Wall 15 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad
Description:

Access the top of the cliff via the delicate gully on the climber's left.

There is a single old rusty carrot bolt above Future Crack.

Approach:

From the bottom of The Buttress, wander downstream through light scrub for 100m

1.6.11. Deja Vu Buttress 8 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.6.12. Wedge Wall 16 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.6.13. Rare Earth Buttress 15 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.6.14. Western Wall 15 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.6.15. The Outcrops 30 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.706222, -34.907199

1.6.16. Milestone Buttress 31 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.6.17. First Falls Area 13 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.707845, -34.906340

1.6.18. Giant's Cave 9 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.705774, -34.903581

History:

The Giant's Cave is now closed to all types of climbing. Penalties apply.

1.7. Norton Summit 177 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Sport and Trad

Long/Lat: 138.712686, -34.922305

Description:© (boardlord)

A detailed guide to this area is available on the following link:

http://www.climbingclubsouthaustralia.asn.au/guides.html

1.7.1. The Far Left Wing 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.712900, -34.922422

1.7.2. The Cave 66 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport, Trad and Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.712911, -34.922323

Description:© (boardlord)

Routes are described left to right.

Access Issues:© (boardlord)

Private land with climbing club of SA arrangements. No climbing before sunrise or after sunset. No climbing on total fire ban days for Mt Lofty ranges. CCSA sticker visible on climbers cars. No climbing above cave lip or outside designated areas.

1.7.3. The Hole 44 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder and Sport

Long/Lat: 138.712030, -34.922164

Description:© (boardlord)

Intro Adelaide’s premier (only) sport climbing venue The Summit is a site to behold. Carpeted, in situ couch and mats it is a place to sit back, relax and wait for someone else to put the draws in for you! But The Summit is not for the faint hearted, the climbing is powerful and steep. Christ even the slabs are steep! The routes are predominantly bolted with either stainless expansion or glue in rings and are in good condition (at the time of writing) with most routes finishing with lower offs.

Access Issues:© (boardlord)

The Access issue with the Norton summit cliff has been an ongoing one. The mining company which owns the land has allowed climbers access out of their own goodwill. There are however a few conditions which were agreed upon in order for climbers to maintain access. Most of these conditions are simple and straightforward and usually adhered to. The majority of these condi - tions are written on the sign at the base of the track. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE SIGN if you haven’t done so already. If climbers do not follow the rules agreed to, the mining company can simply ban us from climbing on their land, no questions asked. It is in our best interests to follow the rules, tread lightly and maintain diplomatic relations with the mining company and the neighbours in the area. It is a privilege for us to be able to climb at Norton Summit, not a right, so let’s do the right thing and maintain access for all climbers. It is really that simple. Here is a brief overview of the conditions for climbing at Norton Summit.

No climbing on the upper cliffs during the peregrine nesting season (1st July - 31st November). Climbing near actual nesting sites is forbidden at all times of the year. ‘Please refer to the detailed topo regarding peregrine nesting sites and avoid these areas. Peregrines are as rare as good steep rock in the Adelaide area - so let’s preserve both. Climbing in the Lower Cave and Hole is allowed all year. Do not enter the quarry under any circumstances.

No New bolts are to be added to the cliff (only replacements).

If planning on climbing on the upper cliffs (i.e. Not the Cave or the Hole), please inform Manfred Heide (83901851)

Approach:© (boardlord)

The Summit is located on The Old Norton Summit Road, in the next valley south of Morialta. To get there drive east out of the city and head up Magill Road. Continue straight onto The Old Norton Summit Road for 2.7km, the parking is on the right hand side. The easiest place to turn around is a small pull out 100m past the car park on the right. Once you have turned around, facing back towards town, park on the left hand side being considerate of others as there is limited space. Walk down the hill, west, and the track to the crag is on the left. Walk up the steep track taking the time to read the sign on the right. Refer to ACCESS CONSIDERATIONS for further important information regarding this topic. After the big steps the track levels off and branches, the left path to the Cave 1 min, and the right heads up the Hole, 12 secs.

Ethic:© (boardlord)

Noise levels

This is a public area so please be considerate of others by keeping noise, music and swearing to a minimum. Think about taking a rubbish bag with you to help keep the place clean.

Imports/exports (rubbish/mats/tape)

Normal rules apply, take everything with you, this includes finger tape and cigarette butts. Help keep rubbish to a minimum by removing any badly damaged mats before they create an unsightly mess.

1.7.4. The Right Wing 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.712523, -34.922470

1.7.5. The Bachelor Pad 57 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.705346, -34.923248

Description:

Intro

The densest area of boulder routes in the Adelaide region.

NOTE:
The same regulations apply here as to the main area of Norton Summit (i.e. no climbing after sunset or on fire-ban days). Try to keep noise pollution to a minimum, stick to the walking trails and take your rubbish with you.
Approach:

General Location

The Pad is located on The Old Norton Summit Road, about 1km down hill from The Summit. (The climbing area not the actual summit!) To get there drive east out of the city and head up Magill Road. Continue straight onto The Old Norton Summit Road for 1.5km, there is a small pullout for parking left hand side opposite a large stand of bamboo.

There isn’t much parking here so be courteous of others, there are a few extra parking spaces further up the hill. The track up to The Pad is located on the otherside of the road (south) just next to the bamboo (downhill) Cross the guardrail and you will see the track heading across the creek and up the hill. It take about 10 minutes of up hill slog to reach the cliff.

The location marked on the map has the point of the triangle at the beginning of the trail on the Old Norton Summit Road. The base of the triangle is at the cave itself.

Ethic:

Noise levels

This is a public area so please be considerate of others by keeping noise, music and swearing to a minimum. Think about taking a rubbish bag with you to help keep the place clean.

Imports/exports (rubbish/mats/tape)

Normal rules apply, take everything with you, this includes finger tape and cigarette butts. Take only foam mats to leave at the pad, no coil mattresses. Help keep rubbish to a minimum by removing any badly damaged mats before they create an unsightly mess.

Track maintenance

Track maintenance is the responsibility of any climber that chooses to frequent the Pad. The track becomes virtually impossible to use in periods of rain (see below) and in its current state will only get worse (hard to imagine). Voluntary work by CCSA members and other climbers that visit this site is welcomed.

History:

On first acquaintance with this place you could be forgiven for thinking that the 40+ problems listed in this guide must be an error, for the place known as The Bachelor Pad doesn’t exactly look like a bouldering ‘mecca’. Shorter than the length of Sissy Crag (NSW), not as high as Lindfield, The Fear Factory or Akuna Bay (NSW), and less inspiring than Trackside or Anderson’s (Vic) – it is nevertheless home to the hardest problems in South Australia.

Not only that, but it is also less than 20 minutes drive from the city, 3 minutes drive from a pub, and stays dry in the rain. What more could you want? Difficulty ranges from V0-V13, with just under half of the problems sub-V6, and all the rest being mainly in the V6-V10 bracket. Topping the scale are the problems of Austria’s Klem Loskot (Madball sit start – V13) and ex-local boy Sharik Walker (Tao and Butchers – both V12).

1.8. Slapes Gully 31 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.686793, -34.948992

Description:

Moving around at the top of the cliff is very difficult and requires care. It is steep and loose. The main part of the cliff contains some nice rock and a few worthwhile climbs.

Approach:

Heinous slide down extremely steep slope featuring old rubbish including a lot of rusty metal and some broken glass. Most vegetation is too unstable to be relied upon. The top of the gully used to reach the crag is marked with a small piece of pink flagging tape, close to a rusty gate.

1.9. Cleland 50 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.694380, -34.968233

1.9.1. Woolshed Gully 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.690159, -34.963408

1.9.2. Elephant Rock 16 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.682059, -34.968596

Approach:

Follow the main Mount Lofty trail for approx 300m then take your first immediate back-tracking left (now decommissioned so quite difficult to see/find/use) along that eventually will become the ETSA access spur track.

History:

Discovered in '65 but ascents only put up post '78 (Badenoch, Adams)

1.9.3. Chambers Gully 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.687246, -34.953550

Description:

Small path side crag in Cleland Conservation Park. Routes are top ropeable with natural anchors yet ascent and decent can be difficult.

Approach:

Enter the Kilto Fire Track then take three immediate rights until you see the cliff on your left.

Descent Notes:

Free solo the easier routes to the sides of the crag, or scramble around the back, as with most Adelaide metro crags look out for blackberries!

1.9.4. The Urban Goat Crag 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.683294, -34.971706

1.9.5. Tode Hall 7 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.9.6. Bandicoot Buttress 17 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.702212, -34.963301

Description:©

Rarely visited, this crag offers exceptional morning shade and some short, intermediate routes. The rock is sandstone.

Most of the routes include some vegetation.

Approach:©

Park at the junction of Mt Lofty Summit Drive and Sprigg Rd. Walk down the Yerang Track keeping right at any junctions. Walk along the track for 1km from the car to the most westerly point on the track. At this point, leave the track and follow the broad spur due west.

Follow the spur down for 300m following a very faint pad, keeping to the top of the spur until the incline steepens and you are overlooking power lines.

Turn 90 deg L to the top of the crag, or to access the base continue ahead down a short scree before turning hard L.

Apparently you can also approach from below.

Descent Notes:©

Descent can be made at the northern end of the cliff.

History:©

Discovered by David Paull who was conducting bandicoot surveys in the area in 1989. He didn't write up the routes until Grant Tode claimed some first ascents here in 1992.

First documented in Nick Neagle's 1997 guide

1.10. Glen Osmond Quarries 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.652027, -34.973723

1.10.1. The Oasis 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:

1.10.2. The Main Quarry 1 route in Cliff

Summary:

1.11. Belair 109 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport, Trad and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.641322, -35.002925

1.11.1. Car Crash Quarry 62 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 138.624363, -34.988841

Unique Features And Strengths:

Easy access, short sport routes, nice sunny aspect

Description:

A good crag for those wishing to access the easier sport climbing on offer in Adelaide with fairly well placed bolts - just don't expect much below grade 20, this IS South Australia

Approach:© (boardlord)

Located in disused quarry. Travelling up Old 'Belair' rd park in gravel layby (both sides of the road). Follow steep track at S end of car park to overgrown dirt road, continue SW 50m to the crag.

1.11.2. Brownhill Creek 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 138.627521, -34.990694

1.11.3. Tom's Quarry 11 routes in Crag

Summary:
Top Rope, Sport and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.618990, -34.991985

Ethic:

take out what you bring in

1.11.4. Tusmore Towers 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 138.606371, -34.999288

1.11.5. Workanda Creek 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.667377, -35.008288

Description:© (boardlord)

Routes are described right to left. Located within Belair National Park thus follow the usual eco-friendly regulations of the national parks.

Now known as the highball capital of Adelaide but still used for both trad and top rope.

Approach:© (boardlord)

Enter via Gate 11.

1.11.6. Amphitheatre Rock 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.670165, -35.021739

1.12. Blackwood 55 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

1.12.1. Paul's Roof 45 routes in Crag

Summary:
Description:

A woody style overhung bouldering wall. Lots of eliminate boulder problems.

Ethic:

Take out everything you bring in. Leave no rubbish. Don't vandalise the rock or surrounds. If you use the mats roll them back up and put them back where you found them! Keep noise to a minimum.

1.12.2. Magpie Gully 10 routes in Crag

Summary:

1.12.3. Smoke Cave 0 routes in Crag

1.12.4. Limmo's Roof 0 routes in Crag

1.13. Aldgate Super Crag 17 routes in Crag

Summary:
Boulder, Top Rope and other styles

Long/Lat: 138.749779, -35.033821

Description:

A tiny roadside cliff that has less than ideal rock for most part, however some solid bands do exist. Only worth visiting if you are in the area and have nothing better to do. Certainly not a destination crag! No loweroffs exist for the routes, and mostly dead trees provide the alternative (quite a way back from the rim). Bolt plates required for the 'I Hate' wall. No fixed gear and loose rock on the other routes. The bouldering wall is unique fun for Adelaide (steep slab), but don't expect much!

1.14. Coro Crag 30 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.632114, -35.047096

Access Issues:

Private Land - Landowner does not permit access.

Approach:

Off Sittella Ct, Coromandel Valley.

1.15. Bald Wall (O'Halloran Hill) 7 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad
Unique Features And Strengths:

Featured delicate climbing on loose sheets of slate.

Description:

Bald Wall was an old slate quarry in a gully west of the parking area/lookout half way up Main South Road at O'Halloran Hill. It was probably buried during construction of the Southern Expressway.

Access Issues:

The quarry has probably been buried.

History:

Discovered by Paul Francis and Mark Witham.

1.16. Black's Rocks 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.497195, -35.070967

1.16.1. Glacier Cove 3 routes in Crag

Summary:

1.16.2. Glacier Slabs 0 routes in Crag

1.16.3. Travesty Slab 0 routes in Crag

1.17. Mount Barker 57 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad and Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.921464, -35.064530

Unique Features And Strengths:

Easy access, solid rock, nice view, tiny climbs, good problems.

Description:

The main area comprises short outcrops on a ridgetop. People have been scrambling over them for decades without bothering with write-ups. Route names and descriptions have appeared recently although it's accepted these are somewhat arbitrary. The climbs are listed L to R below. A 'secret' bouldering area has also been established.

Access Issues:

The main area on the ridgetop is council land.

Approach:

Drive up the signposted summit road on the east of the Mount. There's a 3 minute walk to the summit from the carpark. The main area faces west and is just down to the R of the summit marker (looking out).

1.18. Onkaparinga 276 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Deep Water

Long/Lat: 138.566442, -35.162307

Approach:

On Chapel Hill road, between Blewitt Springs Road and Schuller Road, park at gate 15 of Onkaparinga River National Park then follow track 50 meters. At fork, follow 4wd track with sign "No Through Road" you will pass a small marker indicating rock climbing ahead after about 200m. Continue on track until you reach Top Cliff

1.18.1. Top Cliff 115 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.593947, -35.144844

Access Issues:©

Officially closed 2012-2014 for rebuilding the stairs. Reopened to climbers Dec 2014.

1.18.2. Snakelands 24 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.594682, -35.143721

1.18.3. Waterloo Wall 11 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.592755, -35.144968

1.18.4. Turkey Wall 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.590459, -35.145464

1.18.5. Hidden Wall 3 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.590156, -35.145340

1.18.6. Top Wall 5 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

1.18.7. Spider Slabs 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 138.590414, -35.146570

1.18.8. Red Cliff 41 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 138.589914, -35.146546

Description:©

One of the newer sport climbing areas in Adelaide. Picturesque setting by the river, nice sunny aspect (although you'll melt in summer.) You can expect the occasional loose or wobbly block - bring your helmet.

Approach:©

From the picnic table at top cliff, follow fence line down the hill to the left, past a gate and a further 300 meters down hill along well defined path.

Descent Notes:©

Most routes have lower-offs.

History:©

Still under development. If you see bolts and it’s not in the guide it’s probably a closed project.

1.18.9. Western Crag 8 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.587523, -35.146329

1.18.10. Arapiles Crag 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.586819, -35.145038

1.18.11. Doom Wall 22 routes in Cliff

Summary:
Trad, Sport and Deep Water

Long/Lat: 138.586410, -35.146227

1.18.12. The Punchbowl 13 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.568309, -35.158079

1.18.13. Echo Bend 19 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 138.602449, -35.133631

Unique Features And Strengths:

CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO PEREGRINES NESTING

Description:

A north facing cliff face, with a nice open area at the bottom to relax whilst waiting to climb. Real close to the river so watch for mossies.

Access Issues:

CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO PEREGRINES NESTING

Approach:

Park at Gate 13 Onkaparinga National Park. Leave the Carpark and follow the fence left. Approach the crag at the top and descend to the left of the crag. It's a gnarly descent but not too long.

Where To Stay:

Cannot stay in the National Park.

1.18.14. The Wall 4 routes in Cliff

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.603983, -35.131584

1.19. Sandy Caves 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder
Description:

A large boulder and a small stretch of low laying sandy cliff. More problems to go up on boulder and all along cliff if you like rock hard sand.

Approach:

Park on the Esplanade and walk south along the beach until you get to the boulder and area.

Ethic:

the use of chalk is not allowed in this area. Keep brushing of the rock to a minimum,

1.20. Vertical Reality 43 routes in Gym

Summary:
Sport and Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.658343, -34.856049

Description:

If you climb at Vertical Reality you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

Approach:

560 NE Rd, Holden Hill SA 5088

1.20.1. Climbing routes 26 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: 138.658353, -34.856367

1.20.2. Bouldering problems 17 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

1.21. Adelaide's Bouldering Club 39 routes in Gym

Summary:
Sport and Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.566940, -34.913573

Description:

If you climb at Adelaide's Bouldering Club you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

Approach:

10 Ware St, Thebarton SA 5031

1.21.1. Climbing routes 23 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

1.21.2. Bouldering problems 16 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

1.22. Gulls Rock 36 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.462294, -35.246027

Description:

A little cove known as Blanche Point between Maslins Beach and Port Willunga with nice bouldering.

Access Issues:

The main wall is tidal dependant as it can't be accessed on the incoming tide. Access is at low tide. You need to make sure you're out before the tide starts rising. Leave it too late and you'll be swimming out! The smaller walls are accessible all day long. This includes walls with climbs such as 'Heel Hook That Wave', 'Heart Shaped Wave' & 'Soul Surfer'.

Approach:

Park at Blanche Point Car Park. Follow the trail down the dunes to the beach and head right around the corner until you reach the point. During low tide you will be able to rock jump to get to the wall.

Where To Stay:

BIG 4 Port Willunga Tourist Park is around the corner.

Ethic:

Anything you take in you take out with you. Don't leave rubbish behind and clean off all tick marks. Be friendly to the onlookers and surfers.

History:

Established by Petey Pete & Will Morphett.

1.23. O'Sullivan Beach 24 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder
Description:

Sandstone and quartzite boulders along the sea.

Access Issues:

A lot of the boulders are tidal dependant. As high tide approaches boulders will begin to get surrounded by water.

Approach:

Park at O'Sullivans Beach boat ramp. The boulders are just right of the boat ramp. Kiosk and toilets close by.

Ethic:

Family friendly area so try not to swear.

1.23.1. Boat Ramp Boulder 5 routes in Boulder

Summary:

1.23.2. Baby Bella Boulder 0 routes in Boulder

Approach:

Roughly 40 metres right of the boat ramp next to the trail.

1.23.3. Foremast Boulders 2 routes in Sector

Summary:
Description:

Boulders nearest to the boat ramp.

1.23.4. Kafka's Boulders 6 routes in Boulder

Summary:
Description:

Sandstone boulders by the shore. Tide dependant, lots more development potential

1.23.5. Crows Nest Boulders 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
Description:

Three boulders located on the far side of O'Sullivans on the walk down to the beach.

Approach:

Park at the boat ramp and follow the path until it climbs the hill. Follow up the hill. Boulders are located on right hand side towards the top. Alternatively park at the top of the hill

1.23.6. Poop Deck Boulders 7 routes in Sector

Summary:
Description:

The area nearest to the fence line of the desalination plant. Note that the plant is off limits and access isn't allowed to the general public.