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Description

Possibly the worst crag in Sydney. A loose uninviting quarry with an assortment of rubbish at the base. In 'Melbourne' it would be popular - but in Sydney it should be forgotten.

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Access issues inherited from Sutherland

For over 50 years climbers in the Sutherland Shire have enjoyed free access to many fantastic crags and caves. But as of 2014 there have been access problems emerging at several climbing and bouldering areas due to aboriginal art sites and shell middens in caves. Sutherland Shire Council and the Dept of Enviroment and Heritage have announced closures and sign-posted some of these aboriginal sites, with further closures and signs to be added during summer/autumn 2016/2017. Areas of particular problem are ground level overhangs with flat bases, the type of terrain popular at hard bouldering areas. Whilst the details are sorted out keep a low profile, clean up ALL rubbish (inc removing mattresses in bouldering caves) and avoid climbing at closed areas. In particular treat non-climbers you see at crags with the utmost respect as they could be rangers, archeologists, traditional owners or anyone else with a dim view of climbers and the ability to shut us out. Climbing in Royal National Park has been officially banned for many years - probably due mostly to the Wattamolla 'don't jump off rocks' cliff-diving-into-water ban. For more information about aboriginal sites and rockclimbing please read this link from Sutherland Council: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0KxtU2nUQB9cjhHUWE4cE5HWnM/view?usp=sharing

Approach

Bald Face Point Reserve at the southern end of Stuart St in Blakehurst. The cliff is directly below the lookout. Scramble down the left side.

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Routes

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Grade Route

Grade 23/24? Start below large roof crack in middle of weathered wall. Up and out the roof crack. The manky old bolts need replacing.

Loose and blocky. Start on left side of face, 2m right of arete. Up slab to steeper wall with easy finish. Glue in BRs to DBB.

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