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Description

A great climbing area for a hot afternoon.

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 is closed to all 'Rock Sports', due to breeding Peregrine Falcons.

Approach

Access to The Main Face is by the Yerong Nature Trail from the car park. Climbs are listed left to right. At the left end of this cliff are five short corners; they are, Running Crack, Solo Crack, January Crack, Carcinogenic Cloud and Greg's Climb. A great climbing area for a hot afternoon. All climbs used to be marked, but markings have begun to wear and can be very difficult to find. All climbs are marked, but markings have begun to wear and can be very difficult to find.

Upper Terrace On the terrace above the Main Face are two tiers. Go to the top tier for Walking Across the Rooftops, Tinsel Town, and Yerong Trail Directissimo.

Routes

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1
8 Running Crack Trad 10m

First corner-crack on L. side of cliff.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Greg Smith, 1976

2
13 Maherie Trad 10m

'There are routes and there are routes - but this is not one of them. It will surely land on the packs in years to come'. Loose. Start about 2m R. of RC. Move up L. and scale loose rock to perch yourself on person-sized, loose flake. Continue up even looser line above.

FA: Wayne Maher, Glen Donohue, Iain Sedgman, Andrew Webb, 1984

3
10 Solo Crack Trad 15m

Corner R. of Running Crack.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Greg Smith, 1976

4
10 January Crack Trad 20m

Corner R. of Solo Crack.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Greg Smith, 1976

5
14 Mossy, Too Trad 30m

Start in crack system just R. of arête between January Crack and Carcinogenic Cloud. Crack until arête can be gained.

FA: Derek Rempe, Robert Cowan, 1996

6
10 Carcinogenic Cloud Trad 30m

Corner R. of January Crack.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Greg Smith, 1976

7
16 Greg's Climb Trad 40m

Start marked. Corner R. of Carcinogenic Cloud. Crack and wall above.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Greg Smith, 1976

8
19 Falcon's Lair Trad 40m

3m R. of Greg's Climb is ledge 3m off ground. Boulder to ledge and climb corner to roof. Step R. to gain beautiful finger crack. Wall.

FA: Robert Cowan, Derek Rempe, 1996

9
15 The Rock Face Route Trad 120m

A classic climb and the first done at The Rock. Start marked.

  1. Scramble to corner crack which give access to R. sloping ramp. Climb ramp which runs to large ledge. Belay on ledge.

  2. Traverse L. along ledge and round buttresses to reach exposed eagles-nest-like stance where ledge terminates.

  3. From stance climb crack, then veer slightly R. to escape wall and face (crux).

Exposure is grade 15 on its own.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Shane Burkett, 1971

10
15 M3 The Rock Face Direct Aid 65m

The Rock's original 'big wall' climb. Start marked.

  1. Cracks to ledge

  2. Aid thin crack which arches L. to join main crack/chimney line.

  3. Chimney-crack.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Andrew Hedley, 1974

11
13 Mossy Trad 40m

Start marked. Line of least resistance up mossy slab on R. side of face.

FA: Jeff Boyton, Andrew Hedley, 1974