Wingello 177 routes in crag
First time here?
theCrag.com is a free guide for rock climbing areas all over the world, collaboratively edited by keen rock climbers, boulderers and other nice folks.
You can log all your routes, connect and chat with other climbers and much more...
Get directions to here using Google Maps
Wingello has a good variety of climbing combined with fairly easy access and camping which make for a fantastic weekend away. If a day trip is more to your liking, Wingello is only an hour down the freeway from Liverpool in South Western Sydney. So it is well within the 2 hour day trip limit.
The crag is located in a great location over looking beautiful bushland about 20 minutes out of Wingello. The best coffee in Wingello is served at the Wingello Village store, which is located just over the railway tracks in the down town metropolis. They also sell pies, bread and basic lunch supplies. They open early on weekdays, but 8am on Saturdays – closed on Sundays. The walls of Supa Fun Happy and La Paz have some fantastic climbing with amazing almost Grampians like sandstone. Supa Fun Happy is a good wall to start at with a good mix of grades.
Warning! A post was recently put up on Sydney Rockies (March 2013) stating that National Parks have erected a locked gate 200m from the fire fighters memorial and several very large boulders placed on the road at the enterance of the memorial. If this information is true please keep in mind, if you park at the gate there is every chance that another climbing party could park you in resulting in a long stay if you return to your car and don't know where they're climbing. Unless someone does some clearing on the side of the road/track to create some parking you'll have to park on the single lane track also resulting in a long reverse out.
From Sydney: Wingello is about 1 hour from the M7/M5 intersection and the crag itself is about 20 minutes out of Wingello (depending on your car). Wingello is best reached (from Sydney) by busting straight down the Hume Hwy to the turn off just after the Paddy’s River bridge. You can also go through Bundanoon but its probably a bit slower. From Macca’s on the Freeway its 11.5km to the Wingello turn off, and another 8km from there to the Wingello Railway Crossing. Reset your speedo on the railway line or at the shop .
Detailed Directions from Wingello
(0.0km) - Cross the railway track and turn right. Stop at General Store for supplies or lunch. Grab a coffee and a pie.
(0.1km)- Take 1st LEFT onto Forest Road.
(2.8km)- Continue along into Wingello State Forest,, past the state forest sign.
(4.2km)- Turn RIGHT into Running Creek Road at campground ie. The grassy area between the tall trees
(4.4km)- Turn LEFT about 100m later into Gulp Road
(4.8km)- Veer leftish onto smaller looking road (its still Gulp Road) at first intersection
(5.5km)- Veer right at next ‘V’ intersection
(8.6km)- Turn LEFT at big tree in clearing. The track gets a little rough from here but is ok for 2wd with a little care. Please ensure you get someone to check your vehicles ground clearance when going over the sharp rises.
(10.0km) – At rock cairn on left side of road, park here to access La Sancta Wall. Keep driving if you want to get to the other areas more easily.
(11.1km)- Reach fireman’s memorial and park here. Grab your gear and take the LEFT fire trail down the very steep hill.
Walk straight down hill to large rock platform to get to western area access or take an obvious right fork (fire trail) and walk towards the eastern access gully. Tape marks most of the trail but if in doubt just follow the cliff line until you come across the access gully. The walk in to the access gully takes approx 20 mins.
There are no open trips for this crag
Learn about trips.