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Description

This short and easily accessible cliffline is at W end of the Canyon Picnic Area

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Routes

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1
14 Short and Sweet Trad 15m

Corner (slabby start) at W end of cliff.

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

2
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

3
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

4
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

5
11 Prologue Trad 25m

Arete L of Descent/'Abseil Gully'

FA: John McKenna, Phil Draper, 1991

6

Obvious gully

FA: unknown, 2000

7
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

8
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

9
19 * Testing The Waters Sport 17m

Follow the bolts.

Start: R of Is This Love?

FA: Neil Monteith, 2006

10
13 Slege Trad 35m

Corner

FA: Greg CRoft and Coonabarabran Bushwalking Club members, 1991

11
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

12
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

14
21 Chi Trad 10m

Through small overhang, then up very thin crack.

Start: Start in alcove in middle of short wall leading to corner (past gully and broken, rocky area).

FA: Greg Croft, Phil Draper, 1991

15
19 Life Energy Trad 10m

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

FA: Jeremy Judd, Greg Croft, 1991

16
10 Magnum Trad 10m

Obvious corner, fist-crack.

FA: John McKenna, Phil Draper, 1991

17
8 Swimmer's Retreat Trad 20m

Gully with blocky start.

Start: Start 50m E of 'Magnum', past cave.

FA: Richard Savage and Coonabarabran Bushwalking Club members, 1991

18
10 Tombstone Trad 20m

Cracks and slabs to arete, then blocks at top.

Start: Start R of another, smaller cave.

FA: John McKenna, Graeme Bowden, 1991

19
17 Handicapped Trad 20m

Start 25m R of 'Tombstone'. Up snaking crack-line with broken tree at top.

FA: Greg Croft, Graeme Bowden, 1991

20
12 Lazy Days Trad 15m

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

Start: Start 20m R of 'Handicapped'.

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

21
20 Tango Spotted Trad 20m

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.

Start: 10m R of 'Handicapped'

FA: Heath Washbrook, 2009