Deep Creek

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Scattered boulders on the hill to the east of Deep Creek.

Access issues inherited from Narrabeen

NOTE: When accessing 'Steep Side', please use the newly installed stile and do not damage the fence where it attaches to the rock. There was a recent encounter with Northern Beaches Council, so please exercise respect and discretion.

And don't park contrary to the signs in the RMS inspection bay.



The approach info is in the description of the different areas below.

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Walk up the fire trail close to the Wakehurst Parkway entrance for approximately 100m. The track ends abruptly after 80m, but keep going straight for another 20m. To your left, head up hill for 25m until you get to the boulder. It's near a large tree and the boulder has a distinctive pocket near the arete.

Start left hand side of cave in lie down position, left hand undercling back of cave right hand crimp, match crimps & head right into "Defcon 1". Ledge is in.

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FA: Damien Alexander, 6 Feb 2015

Start as for "Apocalypse" & head right all the way to the start of "Jimmy's 5" & climb this. Ledge is in.

Stephen Rawls

FA: Damien Alexander, 6 Feb 2015

Start at "Jimmy's 5" in lie down position on right hand side of cave & head left to arete & up & keep going & mantle. Save something for the second crux & no traversing right into "Jimmy's 5".

FA: Damien Alexander, 6 Feb 2015

Right hand side of cave lie down position, a few big moves on crimps to a highball mantle straight up face.

3 meters to the right of Jimmy's 5. Powerful moves through lower face on good left hand sidepull with bad feet. Balancy move to the Grinning Reaper jug and carefully mantle the top.

FA: Roman Rosen, 12 Dec 2015

The following routes can be found by walking up the same fire trail as for Apocalypse but almost immediately turning left to follow the mountain bike track for about 100m.

Start on the pockets as for Heel Hole and move to the arete and up

FA: Tom Osborne, 26 May 2018

Start on the 2 pockets. Straight up.

FA: Martijn van Eijkelenborg, 26 May 2018

Sitstart and up the blunt arete.

FA: Tom Osborne, 26 May 2018

Start as for Poppy Long Socks, move right and up.

FA: Martijn van Eijkelenborg, 2 Jun 2018

The next routes are 5m to the right, under the small roof and on the slab to the right.

Start with both hands on the low rail. Smear with your feet and throw high for some decent crimps around a round plate. Easy moves to the roof. Take a deep breath and calm your nerves for the mantle move. Easy V1 escape to the right hand side. The tree on the left is off but if you push the mantle through the middle its "Scrambled Eggs" for you.

FA: Roman Rosen, 29 Sep 2018

Stand start in the break, head to the top via the pocket.

FA: Jack Folkes, 15 Aug 2019

Climb the arete of the fishface: start on jugs and match on the good vertical break. Reach high for slobers and carefully exit the slab. Bring some good spoters for this introduction to slab bouldering.

FA: Roman Rosen, 29 Sep 2018

Follow the path past the bike track boulders, take the first turn on the left, and after about 140m (at the top where the path starts going down again), you see the boulder on the right about 20m away.

Sit start

FA: Tom Osborne, 1 Aug 2018

Start on the juggy rail in the cave just like the Lizard Lip. Move right and throw for a good rail, match and bring your feet across, that is the "lunging" part of the lounge lizards done. Now get ready for the sickest mantle move. Match your hands high on descent slobers, throw high again to a hidden crimp for the final mantle. Very rewarding and can be done with a right heel-hock instead.

FA: Roman Rosen, 29 Sep 2018

Start on the jug under the roof and move through the slopers along the lip to the topout.

FA: Martijn van Eijkelenborg, 2 Jun 2018

Another 50m along the bike track beyond Lizard's Lip turn left down a gully, and either turn left towards the following scriblly rock with easy boulders, or turn right under some roofs to a triangular pinnacle.

Straight up on edges. With some high v0 options left of it

Up the ridge on the side of the boulder with If Only

Boulders on the right side of the grassy oval at the end of the Parking


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