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A small number of climbs in amongst a large amount of choss at Careel Head, about 5kms south of Barrenjoey. This is more a warning than a guide - the fixed protection is almost all rotten, and the rock is too poor for natural protection in most places. There may be some potential for enjoyable climbing if the existing fixed protection is replaced, but there are far better spots around.

That said, the zawn at the far southern end of the climbing is pretty impressive, and might offer some good DWS opportunities.


From the end of Rayner Rd Whale Beach, walk south along the path to a small lookout area. Head down the obvious path to the left (the path continuing straight past the danger sign ends up on the same track, but is more roundabout).

After heading down to below the small upper cliff line, continue south along the large ledge and past a jumble of fallen blocks. At the far end of the ledge is a line of chipped holds heading down with a large steel bolt at the top (this may have hand lines tied to it - fisherman also use this approach to access the rock platform).

The climbs are to the right and left of this descent, though most are to the right, facing out.


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Located on the upper cliffline.

Located in the zawn.


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