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1. Mt Crawford Area 246 routes in Region

Summary:
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Mostly Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.918127, -34.746320

Description:©

A collection of crags north-east of Adelaide. All are in areas managed by ForestrySA or adjacent parks and reserves.

Crags are ordered north to south

1.1. The Enchanted Forest 178 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 139.000302, -34.598745

Description:

Intro:

North of Adelaide in the Kaiserstuhl Native Forest.

Access Issues:

Note:

This area is closed on days of extreme fire danger. Do not drive your vehicle into the Native Forest Reserve if gate is unlocked. Park outside the gate, ensuring the road and gate are not blocked to Forestry SA traffic. Overnight camping and campfires are not permitted at any time. The Reserve is open from sunrise to sunset every day. Do not feed the wildlife and stick to marked trails as much as is possible. Scrub off all tick marks before leaving and pack out all rubbish.

Approach:

General Location:

You can park your car in two places, the east carpark - small dirt road on corner of Brownes Rd and Heggies Rd, and the south carpark - on Brownes Rd. Park off to the side of the road and dont obstruct the gates.

Where To Stay:

In Tanunda there is a caravan park you can use if you are staying for a while, alternatively there is many other locations around Angaston which is also within close proximity

History:

Developed by Hung Nguyen, Petey Pete, and Stephen Grant.

1.1.1. The Outpost 6 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 138.999632, -34.586815

Description:

North area of the Kaiserstuhl Native Forest

Approach:

Park at the East carpark and head north up the track on foot. Park off to the side of the road, don't block the road or gate.

1.1.2. Emerald City 10 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.002894, -34.592362

Description:

Park at the East carpark and head north up the track on foot about 25 minutes. Park off to the side of the road at the gate, don't block the road or gate.

Approach:

Heading north it is the forth dirt track on your left.

1.1.3. Wonderland 74 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.004363, -34.598951

Description:

Park at the East carpark and head north up the track on foot about 20 minutes. Park off to the side of the road at the gate, don't block the road or gate.

Approach:

Heading north from the east gate it is the second dirt track on the left about 20 minutes north.

1.1.4. Froggies 32 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.004082, -34.603251

Description:

Park at the East carpark and head north up the track on foot about 10 minutes. Park off to the side of the road at the gate, don't block the road or gate.

Approach:

Head up the track from the east gate shortly after you can either follow the first dirt track left which will take you south west then back north to the area or cut through the trees directly west off the main track.

1.1.5. The Roost 6 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.005575, -34.607118

Description:

Park at the East carpark and head south down the track on foot. Park off to the side of the road, don't block the road or gate.

Approach:

Head south from the east gate and off to the west about 15 minutes

1.1.6. Eden 48 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.007279, -34.611583

Description:

Park at the East carpark and head south down the track on foot. Park off to the side of the road, don't block the road or gate.

Approach:

Heading south from the east gate the area will be directly west about 15 minutes walk.

1.1.7. Trotters Bottom 2 routes in Field

Summary:

Long/Lat: 139.003125, -34.617077

Description:

The southern most area of the Enchanted Forest.

1.2. The Devil's Nose 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.819851, -34.669486

Description:

Information; Rockclimbing Around Adelaide, P. Badenoch, L. Adams 2011.

Access Issues:

Vehicle entry fee $10 to enter Pirra Wirra Recreation Area.

Approach:

Collect a park map at the entrance. Park at Knob Lookout, walk down the Quarry Track until you hit the South Para River, then left 200m downstream.

History:

Discovery by Nick Neagle

1.3. Hale Conservation Park 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.909526, -34.686194

1.4. Rocky Paddock Camp Ground 45 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 138.941214, -34.717779

Description:

Intro:

Mount Crawford Forest is situated in the Northern Mount Lofty Ranges, 1 hours drive from Adelaide, about 7 kilometres from Williamstown.

Access Issues:

Total Fire Bans & Forest Closures

forest reserves are closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days and in areas where forest operations such as harvesting are being undertaken. Visitors should keep clear of logging operations and pay attention to all signage. It is recommended that visitors contact the Forest Ranger before visiting to obtain information.

Camping Notes

Camping is prohibited from 1 December to 31 March. The main access gate to the campgrounds will be closed at 4pm every day during this period.

Campfires & BBQs

Wood fires are prohibited within the forest from 1 November until 30 April each year. Gas fires are permitted during November and April, but not from 1 December until 31 March.

Wood for campfires may be collected from the forest floor only. It is an offence to cut down or damage standing trees or plants. Campfires are restricted to fires places located in campgrounds, picnic areas and at huts. Please conserve wood supplies by keeping fires small.

Approach:

General Location:

8km south-east of Williamstown. From waypoint, 350m south-east of Forest information Centre on Warren Road, turn south-west onto Forties Road (the Tower Road entrance is now permanently closed). Follow signage to Rocky Paddock camp ground. 5 minutes walk to the Boulders..

Where To Stay:

Camping:

Campers must always use designated areas in the forest and must require a permit from the Mount Crawford Information Centre on Warren Rd. Campers must also be very conscious of lighting fires, there are responsibilities to put camp fires out and for fires to be distant from flammable materials as well as keeping fires to a minimal size.

At your campsite, wood for fires can be collected from the ground, any small pieces may be used but it is an offence to take from standing trees and shrubbery, if in need of more firewood you can obtain a permit. It is also an offence to remove any firewood from the native reserve areas of the forest. One of these areas is next to the Rocky Paddock camp area so exercise caution around where you collect wood.

History:

Area was established by Seth Fortune and Co.

1.4.1. Slight Attack Boulder 3 routes in Boulder

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Long/Lat: 138.939988, -34.715570

1.4.2. WMD Boulder 2 routes in Boulder

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Long/Lat: 138.939253, -34.716231

1.4.3. Ryker Boulder 4 routes in Boulder

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Long/Lat: 138.939365, -34.716397

1.4.4. Hunch Boulder 1 route in Boulder

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1.4.5. Sandy Boulder 2 routes in Boulder

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Long/Lat: 138.939563, -34.716560

1.4.6. Dinosaur Boulder 2 routes in Boulder

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1.4.7. Reynolds Boulder 8 routes in Boulder

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Long/Lat: 138.939400, -34.718903

1.4.8. Saddle Horse Boulder 3 routes in Boulder

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1.4.9. Sanskrit Boulder 8 routes in Boulder

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1.4.10. Orbital Boulder 2 routes in Boulder

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Long/Lat: 138.939448, -34.716253

1.4.11. Conspiracy Boulder 10 routes in Boulder

Summary:

Long/Lat: 138.940225, -34.719490

1.5. Warren Conservation Park 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.915086, -34.726416

1.6. Pine Falls Crag 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.792091, -34.882363

1.7. Blackberry Falls 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 138.789504, -34.913499