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Description

This area was declared closed in December 2016 by Sutherland Shire Council and Dept Enviroment and Heritage as the cave is considered an aboriginal occupation site.

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

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Routes

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The left most route. Start at roof flake, then finish out rightwards with a series of bizarre mantles.

FA: Paul Westwood, 2000

Fantastic steep climbing on flakes through steep wall. Funky and cruxy. Same lower off as Jack.

FA: Paul Westwood, 2000

Through roof then climb right to crimpy crux then nice to top. 'Fantastic' quality.

Start: right of jill

FA: Paul Westwood, 2000

Up IM for one bolt then left into Jill via heinous undercount scoop. A bolt seems to be missing from the crux but you could stick clip next bolt and extend it for the red point. Grade?

Up the center of cave - only half bolted.

Super steep and technical climbing on the right side of the cave. Finish at double rings. Bolted by PW

FA: Cameron Taylor, 2009

The impressive crack. It has only been toproped so free it if you dare!

3m right of the crack, crawl into the back of the black dark cave...no go even further in again...go on, all the way.

FA: Paul Westwood, 2000

10m right of the main cave.

Activity

Check out what is happening in Prices Cave - CLOSED.