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Description

This crag has some great suburban climbing and Rainbow Wall remains a great place to test your skills. I really like routes on the Vertex but they may need some cleaning these days. My favourite climb here remains, Plummit Earth Eats Worms.

Approach

To get there:

  1. Turn off Princes Hwy at Anzac Ave, Engadine.

  2. Continue along Anzac Ave and turn right into Woronora Road

  3. Turn left at Buckle Ave

  4. Continue along into Mountain St

  5. Turn left into Ardua Place and park near the end.

  6. There is a lane way between the houses, walk down this and then head left and decend down the hill

  7. Scamble down the cliff in the corner near big tree and "Year 7 Girl".

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Routes

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20 Kon Bon Wa Unknown 8m
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16 * Asking for Action Sport 8m
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14 King Kong's Bum Unknown 10m
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20 * Breathless Unknown 15m
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21 Cringing Dinosaurs Unknown 15m
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20 * Stormy Rocks Sport 15m

A good climb that needs some traffic. After some thin moves at the start you get to do some great moves in the middle with the bolts just where you need them. DBB

FA: David Barnes

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24 Slabathon Unknown 15m

FA: Dave Barnes

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24 * Jeopardy Unknown 14m
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12 Pandora's Pillar Sport 6m
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17 No Wasted Space Unknown 15m
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20 Alley Boys Unknown 15m
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16 Ocean of Wind Sport 15m
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17 Dodging the Elements Sport 15m
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17 Weirding Way Unknown 15m
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FA: Dave Barnes

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19 * Avian Avarice Unknown 8m
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20 A Unknown 5m
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19 To Catch a Thief Unknown 6m
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20 * Eat More Onions Sport 6m
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17 El Crapo Unknown 6m
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16 Sabrina Unknown 7m
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18 * Vengeance Unknown 7m
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15 * Highway Neanderthal Unknown 7m

FA: David Barnes

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13 Faith Unknown 9m
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14 Psychedelic Nightmare Unknown 7m
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18 Ordinary People Unknown 7m
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14 Temporary Insanity Unknown 7m
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6 NFI Crack Unknown 6m
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25 * Slave to the Crank Sport 7m
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19 * Cranky Jaws Unknown 7m
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12 Galactic Crack Unknown 6m
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12 Dildo Comes Again Unknown 5m
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16 I'm On Fire Sport 7m
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15 Pyro Monkey Unknown 7m
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18 * Dancing With Dolphins Unknown 9m
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20 Wicked Ticket Unknown 9m
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15 Pot of Gold Trad 9m

At far right end of Rainbow Wall, at ramp. A bit runout.

FA: Peter Monks, 1997

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22 Sweet Red Wine Unknown 8m
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23 * Fatboy Thin Sport 10m

Same as 'Fatboy', but without using the chipped hold for hands or feet.

FA: Same as Fatboy but aviods the Chipped hold.

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20 * Fatboy Sport 10m

Up crack then blast straight up past RBs to chain lower off. It has a chipped hold than can be avioided. Tricky between 1st and 2nd bolts. Rebolted 2006

FA: David Barnes, 1991

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17 Get It On Sport 8m

4m to the right of DT, climb up face, without using any of the holds on DT. At 2nd RB move to the right and up to shared chain with 'Fatboy'. Rebolted 2006

FA: M. Fonda, 1993

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17 * Dave's Toaster Trad 8m

The obvious corner system, with bomber gear - was originally marked DT. The first completed climb at Rainbow.

FFA:

FA: Hardy Bros, 1980

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20 Contrived Pate Trad 8m

Start below flakes left of DT. 2 bolts, and topout.

FA: Chris Wallace, 1993

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24 * Bolting Blues Sport 8m

A young Graham Fairburn put htos up in June, 1990. There was a TCU in the first and last break which made it more exciting than now but still, a great technical bit of face climbing.

FA: Graham Fairburn, 1990

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22 ** Room With a View Sport 8m

Just to the right of COtC. A ripper of all wall climb with a stingy tail. 3 Us to DBB lower off shared with BB. Rebolted 2006

FA: David Barnes

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Start: 2m right of BE. Straight up wall under flake. 4 bolts to shared chain with BE. Rebolted 2006

FA: David Barnes, 1990

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23 ** Billy's England Sport 8m

Just to the right of H&HR, Balancey start leads to reachy moves upto break. Then up to big reach move, to chain lower off shared with COtC. Classic climbing with new bolts.

FA: Dave Barnes

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Start: 2m left of BE. Blast straight up wall past

3 FHs to chain and U bolt lower off.

FA: Ben Pearce, 1994

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25 ** Sick Cows on Acid Sport 8m

Start: Behind block.

Superb rock. 4 BRs and positive ape factor.

FA: Ben Pearce, 1994

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Start: Behind the block 2m left of SCoA.

Up the offwidth and flake above. The block is off limits. Place gear in top from block before you start to protect fall onto block. Ugly.

FA: Adrian Ridgley, 1993

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20 * Love Mission Trad 7m

Start: Just right of big gum tree.

2 BRs and mid size cam. Great Climbing.

FA: David Barnes, 1991

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23 * Poetic Licence Trad 7m

This route is more of a boulder problem with a couple of BR;s. However it is on very nice rock and has one of the greatest dino's to reach the top break, around. If ypou are down this way have a go, I would love to know what you think? It deserves some traffic.

FA:

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20 Year Seven Girl Trad 6m

Up flakes with no pro (top rope recommended).

FA: Gary Hardy, Mark Hardy, 1980

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?(S) B Sport 10m
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17 Mulch Mattress Unknown 10m
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21 * Flight of the Fanciful Unknown 10m
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17 * Yosemite Sam Unknown 10m
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20 * Finger Lickin' Good Sport 10m
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15 Snowbound Unknown 9m
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21 * Direct Door Unknown 9m
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22 * Emma Loves Artichokes Unknown 8m
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20 Mortal Sin Unknown 8m
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7 Spasticosis Unknown 7m
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18 Nancyboy Sport 7m
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19 * Cream Sport 8m
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18 * Who's the Joker Sport 8m
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15 Cowboy Caviar Sport 6m
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22 * Billy McDougall Sport 9m

As for for BE, but pike out of last direct move and move right and clip the last bolt on COtC and up to anchors.

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The 'Steep' climb between Bumbly Buttress 'Right Side' and 'Rainbow Wall' 'Main Area'. Up corner wall past FH to Bolt, then over buldge and up steep head wall past chips to chain.

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