Mt Keira Rock climbing220 routes in crag
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As at Nov. 2012 - over 50 re-bolted routes. With 210+ climbs. Many trad and mixed routes. Home of the moderate climb and popular with beginners and intermediates.
Four faces. Popular West Face with loads of easier/shorter routes, South Face is less often visited and more exposed and the North Face is even more so. East face is becoming very overgrown and had a 2nd big rock slide recently (Jan. 2012).. so be warned !
The West has some has many varied short climbs, with easy access. It is the most popular area.
The South has some good climbing, degenerating into total choss heading further around to the northern areas, where the cliff rises to 40m. Narrow access track above steep bush Hot in the summer, great in the winter.
There is a cafe (currently closed for reno. @ Nov.2012) in the Mt Keira car park.
NOTE: * MT KEIRA ROAD CLOSURE (council road works) * @ 13/3/14 update - Mount Keira Road will remain closed (till Oct 2014) WCC recently completed road works but geotechnical staff has found that another section of road has subsided - access only will be via Clive Bissel Drive or Picton Road (north access routes)
Mt Keira Summit is 1.2 hr drive south of Sydney CBD. The summit overlooks the city of Wollongong (9th largest city in Australia) and has superb views up the southern coastline.
Drive to the Mt Keira lookout. Via either Mt Ousley -> Picton Rd -> MtK Rd or up from Wollongong via the MtK rd. From the MtKeira car park the crags are only 5 minutes walk away.
Where to stay
Wollongong and environs.
"The Big K" is worthwhile for a day trip from Sydney and a very good local cliff for those that live around the Illawarra - R.Young
.. and if all else fails, remember ... The Law of Gravity is STRICTLY Enforced
Bill James in the mid-60's followed by the prolific Graeme Hill mid-70's and his side kick Chunder (Russell Chudleigh). Contributions from Jon Muir (from 1977) , Ian Anger(ferret) , Dave Thomas, Ant Prehn (from 1978) , Rod Young(from 1981) Original descriptions by Ant. Penh/Tucker/ViBeS/Rod Young/TJ
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