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South West Rocks

  • Grade context: AU
  • Photos: 11
  • Ascents: 83
  • Aka: Arakoon (Trial Bay)

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Summary

Quality granite bouldering in a stunning setting by the ocean with hundreds of problems.

Description

South West Rocks is a small tourist town with a historic gaol on the headland at nearby Arakoon (Trial Bay). Surfing, boating, fishing, scuba diving and spear fishing are some of the activities that are popular in the region. Some great hiking can also be found along the headlands. The best time to visit for climbing is winter when it's not so hot and busy, plus this brings income to the town in the off season.

Access issues

The area is part of the Arakoon National Park and should be treated as such - respect the rules of the park.

Approach

South West Rocks is roughly halfway between Sydney and Brisbane just off the Pacific Hwy. From South West Rocks follow signs to Arakoon and Trial Bay Goal.

Where to stay

South West Rocks is mostly a retirement and tourist town. There are a large number of holiday rentals on offer and a few campgrounds at SWR and Arakoon. Can be very busy in peak holiday times!

Ethic

Minimal chalk usage and no tick marks. Remember you are sharing park with other users. Be respectful. Clean up after yourself and other!

History

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Climbing here started in August 1995 when a few trad lines were done by Anthony Alexander. This was shortly followed by Bouldering which is now the more dominate type of climbing done here.

Areas

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Style
Routes
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Height
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Arakoon Area
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83
5m
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5m
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Hat Head Area
7
0
15m

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