The Wastelands Rock climbing73 routes in crag
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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.
The Sydney climbing website has a good map of the sub areas, http://www.sydneyclimbing.com/confluence/display/nswrock/The+Wastelands
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
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".
Subsections and climbs are described right to left facing the cliff.© (bundybear)
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