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Summary

A major destination south of Sydney, centered mostly on the popular single pitch sport crags of Nowra and the epic sea cliffs of Point Perpendicular.

Description

This is sandstone country. This is a large area with numerous crags. Up north you have the popular Mt Kiera above Wollongong and the jungle adventures at Scarface and Coalcliff. Further south are the basalt quarrys at Bombo. The best climbing in the area however is around Nowra where sport climbing rules and convenience is key. Thousands of routes near shops, swimming and coffee. If you want to scare yourself then don't miss the world class sea cliffs of Point Perpendicular.

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

If you have benefited from climbing infrastructure in NSW, please consider making a donation towards maintenance costs. The Sydney Rockclimbing Club Rebolting Fund finances the replacement of old bolts on existing climbs and the maintenance of other hardware such as fixed ropes and anchors. The SRC purchases hardware, such as bolts and glue, and distributes them to volunteer rebolters across the state of New South Wales. For more information, including donation details, visit https://sydneyrockies.org.au/rebolting/

Where to stay

Nowra and Wollongong have good caravan parks.

Ethic

Lots of bolts in this region. Most development has been done after the 1980s.

Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
Appin Crag
21
22
5
Wollongong Region
562
12.5k
12m
217
Kiama Area
 Trad climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
91
108
12m
23
Nowra Crag
 Sport climbing,  Bouldering and other styles
1,319
59.6k
13m
300
743
8,647
26m
72
84
182
3m
35
-
0
0
Lee's Road Cliff
 Rock climbing,  Top roping and other styles
13
11
20m
8

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