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A fun afternoon's climbing on Hawkesbury sandstone. All climbs equipped with RB's. Grades 16-24


A small crag at top of the hill above Wagstaff shop. Walk in as for Lobster Cave. 8 short sport climbs on reasonable sandstone with grades 16-25

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Park in Mulhall St just beyong the Wagstaff general store. Walk up to Albert St (dirt road) and turn L. Walk a further 200mts until you come to a large boulder on the R side of the road. Take the track from here. Walk up this track for about 200mts until you come to a junction (you are looking over the bay and Umina Beach). Turn R and walk a further 200mts. The track divides here. The L track descends to Lobster Cave. Take the R uphill option. You can see the Wagstaff rocks about 150mts up the hill. Skirt around the L side of these rocks and you will come to Dogface after a further 50mts. Climbs are listed R to L commencing with Plate of the Day


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The western face of the outcrop known as Dog Face, at the top of the hill above Wagstaffe General Store.

FFTRA Will Monks, Peter Monks, Dec 96.

FA: Will Monks & Peter Monks, 1996

The first line on the R side of this wall. Hard move to start if doing direct and up past RB to first (bolt reinforced) flakey plate then move R to 2nd (bolt reinforced) flakey plate and up to anchors

Set by paul

FA: paul, 27 Jan

This line runs up the centre of the wall starting 1mt L of "Plate of the Day". Up to bolt reinforced flake. and easy ground up to anchors

Set by paul

FA: Sean Tehan Paul Riviere, 27 Jan

Starts 4mts L of Blubber Fish. The ramp trending L then up past two artificial holds (bolted and glued). Move R again up to L facing corner then to anchors

Set by paul

FA: Paul Riviere, 27 Jan

Start as for Nauti Buoy up to the artificial holds then straight up to anchors

Set by paul

FA: Paul Riviere, 28 Jan

Starts 3mts L of Nauti Bouy in the alcove. Bridge your way up R passing two RB's in the roof to join Sin Bad. Finish as for SB anchors

FA: Paul Riviere

Starts in the alcove but climbs the overhang opposite the start of WNKoF. Use same first 2 RB's as for WNKoF then hard moves up past the holds on the L side of the wall. Finish at the anchors

Set by paul

FA: Paul Riviere & Nic Bartos, 4 Mar

Next route 2mts L of Ramora (opposite wall to WNKoF). Start at the base of the obvious flake. Past first 2 RB's then R (crux) to gain the same upper section of Ramora.

Set by paul

FA: paul & Nic Bartos, 4 Feb


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