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This short and easily accessible cliffline is at the west end of the Canyon Picnic Area. Climbs are described from west to east.

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14 * Short and Sweet Trad 15m

Corner (slabby start) at W end of cliff.

FA: Phil Draper, Dan Croft & Greg Croft, 1991

20 *** Ripples in Time Trad 15m

The cliff splitting hand and off fingers crack 4m right of Short and Sweet . Hard to believe it hasn't been climbed before ?? If no other name exisits, this name comes from the impressive fossilised sand ripples in the cave to the left.

FA: simon opper, 2014

18 ** Guns 'n' Roses Trad 35m

Best line on cliff. Start at shelf 15m L of Descent/Ascent 'Gully'. Crack through slight overhang (poor pro); beautiful climbing above.

FA: Graeme Bowden & John McKenna, 1991

17 ** So and So Trad 35m

A pleasant and interesting climb up the black wall immediately right of G n R. Traverse in from right side of ledge on good breaks. ( note: this is also a much nicer and better protected start to G n R) Pull over bulge and cruise on funky great rock trending slightly right towards the top to follow groove back left. Excellent protection, med cams to start then small and medium cams and wires to top.

FA: simon opper (onsight lead) & steve opper (Dad), 2014

11 * Prologue Trad 25m

Arete L of Descent/'Abseil Gully'

FA: John McKenna & Phil Draper, 1991


Obvious gully

FA: unknown

14 * On the Sunny Side Trad 35m

V-crack just R of DAG with small fig at three-quarters height; overhang at top.

FA: Phil Draper & John McKenna, 1991

19 ** Is This Love? Trad 35m

Good, well-protected climb. Finger/hand-crack in middle of wall to shrub and ledge. Move 3m R, then crack and wall.

FA: Greg Croft, Graeme Bowden & John McKenna, 1991

19 * Testing The Waters Sport 17m

Follow the bolts.

Start: R of Is This Love?

FA: Neil Monteith, 2006

13 Slege Trad 35m


FA: Greg CRoft & Coonabarabran Bushwalking Club members, 1991

15 Back in Black Trad 30m

Up to shelf, then through blocky, overhanging weakness (poor rock).

Start: Start 10m round R of Siege.

FA: Graeme Bowden & Greg Croft, 1991

19 Justice Trad 35m

Up to big ledge (poor pro, rock). Over blocks, then L to twin cracks in wall. L crack, past fig.

Start: Start 10m R of 'Back in Black'

FA: Greg Croft & Jeremy Judd, 1991

21 * Chi Trad 10m

Start: Start in alcove in middle of short wall leading to corner (past gully and broken, rocky area). Through small overhang, then up very thin crack.

FA: Greg Croft & Phil Draper, 1991

19 Life Energy Trad 10m

Nice crack up wall near corner which blanks out towards top.

FA: Jeremy Judd & Greg Croft, 1991

10 * Magnum Trad 10m

Obvious corner, fist-crack.

FA: John McKenna & Phil Draper, 1991

8 Swimmer's Retreat Trad 20m

Start: Start 50m E of 'Magnum', past cave. Gully with blocky start.

FA: Richard Savage & Coonabarabran Bushwalking Club members, 1991

10 Tombstone Trad 20m

Start: Start R of another, smaller cave.

Cracks and slabs to arete, then blocks at top.

FA: John McKenna & Graeme Bowden, 1991

17 * Handicapped Trad 20m

Start 25m R of 'Tombstone'.

Up snaking crack-line with broken tree at top.

FA: Greg Croft & Graeme Bowden, 1991

12 Lazy Days Trad 15m

Start: Start 20m R of 'Handicapped'.

Broken crack-line leading to big, detached block with fist-crack behind.

FA: Phil Draper, Dan Croft & Greg Croft, 1991

20 Tango Spotted Trad 20m

Start: 10m R of 'Handicapped'

Up orange slab (reachy) using pockets for gear to 2nd pebbly break, then technical traverse R for 5m (micro cams) to obvious vertical crack with good gear to top.

FA: Heath Washbrook, 2009


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