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Kootingal TSR is the land ajoining the old kooty tip (now kooty transfer centre).

Access issues

Some of the gates are locked and others not. The recent one that i have seen unlocked, is the one opposite the old planetarium (pyramid building on the opposite side of the road) you can't miss it.I have also been told recently that the one on the corner of sandy road and the new england highway is open. Be careful of the tiger pear if you are taking dogs. Now i have included climbs in the tip compound for historic value and because well there is some dam good climbs there. That been said Council probably wouldn't give out right permission. Might be an idea to say away from the compound during opening hours The fences are hardly high security too, basically crappy stock fences.


15km north of Tamworth on the New England highway.


As for all TSR's keep the gates closed, even though i have never seen stock in there. Take your rubbish with you, even though there is plenty already there.


View historical timeline

As far back as 1988 through to the mid/late ninties Kevin Moore, Bob Murison, Dave Worthington,. John Wilde, and even the then barley teenage Anthony Moore (Kevins son). Set routes on the large bouldery granite. Back then to add to the fun the tip was constantly smouldering and the air was always smelly. These days we fortunately don't have to deal with that. Big thanks to Kevin for sharing his guide ( A Rockclimbers Guide To Moonbi & Environs

1999 Edition by Kevin Moore and Al Stephens)

and for allowing me to share it!


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Up the flake on good runners

FA: Dave Worthington & Kevin Moore, 1992

Three climbs in one; chimney, layback or slab

FA: Kevin Moore, 1989

Back up the road on the opposite side to 'Dumpling'. Harder than it looks

FA: Kevin Moore & Dave Worthington, 1992

The obvious hand crack which splits the boulder 60m right of 'Scalpel'

FA: Kevin Moore, 1991

The Undercling traverse below 'Wasted Time'

FA: Kevin Moore, 1991

The short overhang on the boulders north of 'Wasted Time'

FA: Kevin Moore, 1991

obvious crackline 25m up the hill and right of "Greeta Garbo'

FA: Kevin Moore & Anthony Moore, 1992


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