Pox Crag Mostly Trad climbing10 routes in cliff
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A small crag area on a North-East facing, just below and unseen from the Mount Keira lookout. Features a stunning pocketed sandstone roof and other wall types. No useful development, trad or toprope required.
In 1994 - "Good in the morning sun, and worthwhile for bouldering and top-roping, and not much else. "
Access issues inherited from Mount Keira
The Mount Keira summit park is an easy 15 minute drive from the Wollongong CBD. The park is surrounded by the Illawarra Escarpment State Conversation area and is covered in thick sub-tropical rainforest and eucalypt forest, and is open to the public all year round.
Be aware the vehicle gate to the summit park is closed and locked after hours.
Due to rockfalls in recent years some parts of the area are closed, though the West Face and connecting path (Dave Walsh Track) are declared open by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. See http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/illawarra-escarpment-state-conservation-area/local-alerts for details.
Start at the Mount Keira North lookout (the big lookout spot off the carpark), from here jump the fence East and head down the well worn ridge spur path to the East for a few minutes till you can walk around to your left (North) and reach the base of the cliffs below the North lookout.
Ethic inherited from Wollongong
Retro-bolting of established trad routes is frowned upon. There has been some controversy in recent years about new routes being bolted above tourist tracks. Please don't do this.
Chunder, Hill, Prehn, Ogle, Burton. Some original descriptions from ViBeS & Tucker
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