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Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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Approach

Park on the Wakehurst Parkway in Frenchs Forest where there are a few white posts to mark a drain and where a power line access track goes up the hill to the east. It is about 500m before the intersection with Dreadnought Rd, Oxford Falls. Follow the power lines up towards the big cave that you can't miss.

Ethic

The most obscene graffiti from the local kids has been cleaned off by Dave and Mike Kellermann and Tim O'Neill but why not have a go cleaning some more off yourself.

History

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Rumour has it that Chris Whiting (NZ) bolted a route here years ago but it was independently discovered by Dave and Mike Kellermann and then developed with the help of Tim O'Neill.

Routes

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Wide sit start (not on the jug), head up to the slopers and head left until you're stood on the ledge.

Low start to Romper Stomper.

FA: Matt Tait

FA: Matt Tait

Same start as Tyler Derdan then head left and up via slot and break to finish up on sloper break.

Big first move to finish straight up the ramp.

FA: James Scarborough, 2002

The original, before James Scarborough linked Fight Club into it. Stand start and up the rail.

Sit start on the hueco/sidepull. Finish on the sloper.

FA: Marc Edwards, 2006

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