The Monastery All Bouldering81 routes in crag
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Compact collection of sandstone boulders with mostly good landings. The boulders are generally sandy and often covered in the ubiquitous red moss - bring a soft-bristled brush!
The Monastery is a compact collection of sandstone boulders and walls along the base of a small cliff beside the reclaimed site of the old Penrose rubbish dump. There is a lot of rock in the area and no doubt many more fantastic bouldering areas are awaiting discovery nearby.
The dirt track mentioned in the approach section is 2WD accessible but often covered in fallen branches. If your vehicle has low clearance, the turn off onto the dirt track from Teudts road may be difficult.
The get here just get yourself to the town of Bundanoon (great for a morning coffee and breakfast before a day at the crag) and head towards the town of Penrose on Penrose Road. A couple of kilometres out of Bundanoon turn left onto Teudts Road. Just 400 metres down Teudts Road you will see a small dirt track turning off on your left. Turn in here and follow it along just past the old site of the rubbish dump (now a grass field) just on your left.
It first saw climbers visit in the early 1990’s with Adam Herdman and Pat Butler nabbing a few of the classic roadside face climbs but then more recently saw extensive development by Chas Ruffles, Ian Phillips, Ryan Winn, the Zuchetto Brothers, Phil Staples and more.
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