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Soft sandstone cliffs, generally cooler than Nowra, and far less crowded. It sees less traffic, so take a brush, and keep an eye out for loose holds.
The crag is located in Morton National Park, so the usual rules apply.
The climbing areas are split by the Braidwood road. There are two parking spots depending on which side of the road you wish to climb on.
From Canberra/Nerriga, drive 6.8KM east of Nerriga on the Braidwood Road. Cliffs will rise from the roadside as the road steepens. The main area parking is on the left (North) side of the road after a large embankment and immediately below some cliffs before a large rising road bridge.
From Nowra, drive along the Braidwood road passing Tianjara falls and Sasafrass. At the edge of the escarpment the road will drop as you see the cliff line. Parking is on the right just after crossing a descending road bridge.
The main parking area is immediately next to the road, it has recently been asphalted making it more obvious and is suitable for all vehicle’s. See individual areas for best access from here. It is also possible to park out of sight across the road.
The less popular “The Gym and environs” are on the south side of the road can be accessed by walking along a power line access road from the top of the hill. Park on the top of the rise 400m uphill from the main parking area. From here cross the road, jump up the rock ledge and follow the phone line markers along the rocky area to the power line access road. Follow this to just before the power lines. Leave the path and find the steep decent gully between Meat Slab and Mexico Wall. The gully uses a tree and rungs down low.
Standard Nowra, bolts everywhere but make sure you know how to place them and always use glue-ins
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