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Table of contents

1. Central Butress 10 routes in Cliff

All Trad

Long/Lat: 147.075253, -35.271477

Access Issues: inherited from The Rock

This reserve is 6 km west of The Rock village on Lockhart Road, 35 km east of Lockhart and 40 km south-west of Wagga Wagga off the Olympic Highway. From 1st July to 31 December The Rock may be closed to all 'Rock Sports', due to breeding Peregrine Falcons. A sign is put in place if the birds are nesting in this area.


Access to Central Buttress is easiest by way of the Yerong Nature Trail from the car park. Follow the track towards the summit, as the track becomes steeper it switches back a few times until the track passes under the The Main Face. Before passing under the The Main Face traverse right to the foot of the Central Buttress. This may require some easy bush bashing as the track is not obvious from the Yerong Nature Trail. Access to the Central Walls is either by traversing left from the base of The Towers cliff line, or by traversing right along the cliff line from the Central Buttress. Climbs are described from left to right; from the Central Buttress towards The Towers along the Central Walls.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Central Buttress Left-hand Crack

Start at L. side of (marked) buttress. L. crack system.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Andrew Hedley, 1973

12 Trad 35m
2 Central Buttress Right-hand Crack

Start at R. side of (marked) buttress. R. crack system.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Andrew Hedley, 1973

12 Trad 35m
3 Zed Crack

Start marked. Zigzag up start, then wall.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Harry Boyton, Greg Smith, 1976

14 Trad 35m
4 Exit Gully

Start marked. Easy gully to top of cliff.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Harry Boyton, 1973

7 Trad 30m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
5 Mr Toad

Start Marked. Up large crack to alcove on L. Follow obvious crack to crux. Reachy move into alcove rest. Step R and up to belay on L.

FA: Damien Brook, Mick Sander & Ange Boyd, 2013

15 Trad 25m
6 Friction Boots

Start marked. Start on high-angled, mossy slab about 60m from Exit Gully. Directly up slab.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Andrew Hedley, 1974

17 Trad 25m
7 Easy Crack

Easy crack just R. of Friction Boots slab.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Andrew Hedley, 1973

8 Trad 25m
8 Slippery Serpent

Start marked. Up crack past bushes, follow layback right past small roof then on to top

FA: Mick Sander, Ange Boyd, Damien Brook, 2013

10 Trad 30m
9 Jeff's Chimney

On the right side of the Central Walls are two large chimneys readily seen from the road when driving to the Rock Nature Reserve from The Rock township. Big L. chimney

FA: Jeff Boyton, Andrew Hedley, 1973

14 Trad 35m
10 Greg's Chimney

On the right side of the Central Walls are two large chimneys readily seen from the road when driving to the Rock Nature Reserve from The Rock township. Big R. chimney

FA: Jeff Boyton, Greg Smith., 1975

14 Trad 35m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
7 Exit Gully Trad 30m
8 Easy Crack Trad 25m
10 Slippery Serpent Trad 30m
12 Central Buttress Left-hand Crack Trad 35m
Central Buttress Right-hand Crack Trad 35m
14 Greg's Chimney Trad 35m
Jeff's Chimney Trad 35m
Zed Crack Trad 35m
15 Mr Toad Trad 25m
17 Friction Boots Trad 25m