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A great little overhang made of hard Sydney sandstone plus a couple of slabs in a nice bushland setting overlooking the Woronora River. 'Problems' here are long, pumpy with some interesting top outs, power endurance fitness required here. Home of 'Love Gun' (V10) - one of the best roof problems in Sydney. Recently featured on the bouldering DVD 24-8. The crag gets the morning shade.

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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.


Location: Find Stringybark Place in Alford's Point, and after about 50m park on the left near a group of boulders. Go down the hill with this feature on the left, after about 25m find a faint track that goes left and down, another 35m and a forked tree at a rough cliff line appears, go left along the cliff line and the sexy cave will appear.

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V3 Me Boulder 2m

1st problem in the cave.

V5 * Wet Pants Boulder 6m

Same start as Me

V6 ** Jetski Jerks Boulder 5m

Start under the roof slighty left of the arete. Make a couple of big moves out past jug at the lip to base of the arete and then straight up where an amazingly huge 'thread' jug awaits.

V10 Atrocity Boulder

Start Jetski Jerks & staying below the break & holds on break until into Love Gun & finish same as Love Gun. Pumpy.

FA: Damien Alexander, 2014

V7 *** Stringybark Massacre Boulder 6m

Crag Classic! Start on a jug at the back wall and move out the roof, along the sloping shelf and powerfully into the broken corner before heading left and straight up the groove to a thought provoking top-out.

V10 *** Love Gun Boulder

Probably the best route of its grade in Sydney! Start right of Stringybark on little shelf left of the corner. crux at start using a undercling then climb through a variety of holds to a hard drive-by moving rightwards and then up into the back-breaking press into the roof and a quick campus through to top-out glory.

V7 ** Love Gun Stand Start Boulder 5m

Standing start, straight into the back breaking press.

V9 *** String 'Em Up Boulder

Excellent! Link the start of 'Love Gun' into the finish of 'Stringybark Massacre'. Good moves.

V8 ** Strung Out Boulder

Link the Start of Stringybark into the 'Love Gun' finish. Hard!

V7 * Humpathon Boulder

Start on the shelf low and just right of the corner and make powerful move straight up to gain a good hold before taversing left and finishing up either 'Love Gun' or Stringybark. Pumpy and hard for the grade.

V5 R * Humpathon Direct Boulder

Same start as 'Humpathon' but from the good hold in the corner, traverse right to finish up backslam. Worthwhile.

V5 * Back Slam Boulder 3m

Start in front of the black tree. Left then up.

V2 Lift Off Boulder 4m

Start right of the tree and climb the chossy wall on crimps and sidepulls.

V2 Reward Boulder 4m

Start 1m or so right of 'Lift Off' and climb the wall using the obvious pocket. Mossy and chossy.


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