Alford Point Main Area Mostly sport climbing39 routes in area
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A major Shire destination crag, with a heap of quality sport routes now that everything has been retrobolted. Great on a cold winter's morning
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.
The carpark 12 seconds from the clifftop is now for emergency vehicles only, so park at the end of Maxwell Cres, walk down the path towards the freeway, turn R (N) and walk 50m till you're between the carpark and the cliff.
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Start on left side of short orange wall. Traverse right wards along the break then up the big flake. Continue to move right to anchors below big tree.
FA: Jason & Wade Stewart, 2014
As per M, but continue to traverse along the break for another bolt then up the tricky moves on NA.
FA: Wade Stewart & Jason Lammers, 2014
Start: Below orange streak, left of main wall. Thin and bulgy. 2 FHs and 1 RB to shared lower off with M
FA: Chris Wallace, 1993
Nice wall with a hard thin start and easy finish. Start at big pockets on left side of tall wall. Cruxy thin moves for three bolts to ledge. Up to steep flake with cool, easy moves, then right and up to lower-off anchor.
FA: David Barnes, 1993
Start 1m right of S. Stickclip first ring and boulder the bulge at the start to pockets. Trend right for a few bolts then straight up the middle of wall above to shared lower-off with S.
FA: Chris Wallace, 1993
A great wall route with excellent features. Juggy pockets to start, then a few tricky moves to gain big left facing flake. Also makes quite a nice trad route, throw a few extra cams in to protect the start..
FA: Unknown, 2000
2m right of BS. Crag classic up the highest part of this crag. A long featured wall climb with lots of stainless.
For the grade 20 version start over R in Cherry, then at 2nd bolt go way left and up. A bit run out but easier.
Burly start right of SM, with a bit of a move to start.
FA: Jason Lammers, Paul Thomson & Neil Monteith, 2013
Start: small corner at right end of wall, up and leftwards up scooped arete to double rings. 5 rings.
FA: Shae Constantine, 1994
Roof in cave up and right of FMS. 3 new Ubolts to lower off. Belay well, the ground is close. Has this been climbed?