Lost World Mostly sport climbing22 routes in crag
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One of the taller and better sport cliffs in The Shire, and shady for most of the day as it faces south. Routes are generally quite sustained, with superb rock quality and interesting sloping pocket features. The downside is the vegetation and the small amount of routes. Seepage can be a problem after heavy rain. Recent rebolting and rebrushing has brought this cliff back to it's former 80s glory. Top-roping is very easy to setup, most routes you can reach over the edge to ring bolt anchors. This cliff requires traffic to stay clean - so get out there! Better guide and topos on:- http://routes.sydneyrockies.org.au/confluence/display/nswrock/Lost+World
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, find Koorabar Road in Bangor and park at the southern end of the street. Walk to right edge (west) of little cleared park (through a gate) to fire track behind houses. Walk west along this track for about 60m to a locked gate (on your right) to a diagonal access lane, walk down the hillside (left) to the edge of the cliff. Locate a small corner about 20m west (R facing downhill) with a cairn atop, descend down ramps (Screaming Pretty is halfway down) and turn right at the base and walk 30m to main cliff.
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Halfway down descent on East facing wall. Up to weird finish (added during 2014 rebolt)
ABout 6m left of Screaming Pretty at the base of the descent. Thin corner and roof with fiddly but bomber gear. funky topout. Seeps a bit but ok (there's a rock to stand on and keep your boots dry if the ledge is wet). a long nut key is very useful for placing gear off the ledge.
FA: mikl, 2014
Lost World Main Wall
30m left of the White Corner is the most impressive chunk of rock at Lost World. It's tall for Shire standards and has a couple of ringbolted classics. There is also an assortment of other unloved and weird routes on the edges. All these routes are suitable for top-roping, with good trees and ringbolts accessible from above.