The Wastelands Rock climbing27 routes in crag
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Kootingal TSR is the land ajoining the old kooty tip (now kooty transfer centre).
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 http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/Waste/Rural-Waste-Management-Facilities/Rural-Waste-Operating-Hours/default.aspx. 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.
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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