The Wastelands Rock climbing73 routes in area
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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.
Access issues inherited from Sutherland
There is easy access to all the sites with an average walking time from car to cliff being under five minutes! To get the Shire drive south towards Wollongong from the Sydney CDB or take the Heathcote Road if coming from the South West. West Sydney climbers can approach aiming for Menai. Alternatively, take the train. Some areas in national parks are off limits and permission may be sought for crags such as the Wok, Heathcote Bridge and Alford's Point.
To get there:
Turn off Princes Hwy at Anzac Ave, Engadine.
Continue along Anzac Ave and turn right into Woronora Road
Turn left at Buckle Ave
Continue along into Mountain St
Turn left into Ardua Place and park near the end.
There is a lane way between the houses, walk down this and then head left and decend down the hill
Scamble down the cliff in the corner near big tree and "Year 7 Girl".
Ethic inherited from Sutherland
There are no real ethics in Sydney, ethics were surrended to the Riobi and Hilti crews in the 1990's. It is common that people retro-bolt. Places like Bonnet Bay, Wastelands and Heathcote being good examples. In recent times, old routes have been repeated and renamed at places which is a little dissapointing. It would be sad to see the crags grid locked with rings.
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