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Description

The big white and orange cave. Sweet steep stuff on bomber rock. Stays dry in all conditions.

© (bundybear)

Access issues inherited from Wingello

Warning! Recently (March 2013) National Parks have erected a locked gate 200m from the fire fighters memorial and several very large boulders placed on the road at the entrance of the memorial. 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.

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 .

From Canberra:

Reset Speedo at NSW Border on Federal Highway. The BP at Marulan is 110kms or 1hr drive. Wingello turn off is 124.7km or 1hr 10 mins. The railway crossing at Wingello is 131.6km or 1 hr 15mins.

Approach

The site is snuggled away near the edge of the Shoalhaven Gorge and the Morton National Park, in cosy and sheltered forest. The prevailing westerlies

go over the top only impacting the forest canopy.

UDecor though may be a little over the top. With 4 artists contributing to this event along with cosMICKS laser show and Andys, Petes and Andreas(diALMans) lighting, be prepared to be dazzled senselesss. And it is full moon on the monday morning.

We are going all out to make this one a magical affair with music and

mother nature. 2 long nights to go hard and get really f%%ked up for 2 days of pure bliss. Be prepared for sustained mayhem for the 1st 24 hours on the main stage before we shift the 2nd night into darkness and obivion. Not so hard as the 1st night, but if theres any evil lurking in ya soul, watch out! It will be rinsed thoroughly and u will be hung out to dry in the morning heavenly fun madness.

© (bundybear)

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Routes

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1
18 Gello Wrestling Sport 25m

Start in corner 15m left of the actual Rave Cave. Climb corner crack to rest. Continue tentatively up wall passed a number of spaced bolts and a badger or two.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2007

2
17 * Superior Physics Sport 9m

May raise a few eyebrows. A warm up of sorts. The short slab bolted on lead on the very left side of cave. Climbable in all weather.

FA: Steve Hawkshaw, 2007

3
Honey Dicker SportProject 20m

Start on Rope ladder. From big crack step left and up steep face. Traverse left towards cave lip to anchors. You can continue to the top of the cliff via three more bolts if your keen.

Set by Dave Pryor

4
25 ** Hollow Men Sport 20m, 10

Start as for SS, head left at 4th bolt, past project and up big holds to poor rest and crux at top.

FA: Dave Pryor

5

Starts as for SS past the first 4 bolts to break. Traverse left along break then head straight up through bulges and scoops to anchors just under black rock.

Set by Jason Lammers

6
25 *** Shape Shifter Sport 20m

A expatriate Victarctican originally checked this line out. He had the vision but not the commitment and left the bolting for ‘an enthusiasts’. Start up the rope ladder about 5m left of big crack. Mantle onto ledge stance then head straight up steeply through first roof to wall then battle body tension through second roof to scoop and anchors on right (so they stay dry in rain) just under big cave.

FA: Steve Hawkshaw, 2007

7

As for SS, then follow hangers thru thin white wall on right.

FA: David O'Donnell, 2010

8
22 * Lunasphere Sport 20m

A great looking line marred by loose rock in the first 2m. Steep climbing with rests. Start under obvious overhanging seam. Batman up to first bolt then reach up and clip into the second bolt. Pull onto the holds to the left of the seam and head up steep crack. Head right then up to ledge. Head straight out above ledge then follow the line to the right to another rest. Blast the final overhung wall to anchors on the lip. 6FH’s and 3 rings.

FA: Steve Hawkshaw, 2007

9
21 ** Howling at the Moon Sport 16m

Start at right side of cave at small flake and rock cairn. Use rock cairn to gain ledge then head up through steep scooped wall to rest. Blast out the horizontal rooflet to gain the final pocketed headwall. Keeps going all the way.

FA: Bundy, 2007

10
*** Delete2 Sport 20m
11
*** Delete1 Sport 9m

FA: 2008

12
*** Delete Sport 25m, 8

FA: 2008

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