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Boome Crag

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 80

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Summary

A short intense orange wall, capped by an overhang to keep it dry.

Description

Quite short routes on very good rock. The left half of the crag could be climbed as boulder problems with a good crash pad.

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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Approach

Continue walking up river past "Steeper Wall" for about 80 meters

Ethic inherited from Illawarra and Shoalhaven

Lots of bolts in this region. Most development has been done after the 1980s.

History

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One of the first areas bolted at Nowra. The first generation carrot bolts can still be seen rotting away in the brilliant orange rock. All of the worthwhile routes have been re-bolted in stainless steel. Some of the grades have been pumped up to get traction into the area.

Routes

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Grade Route

The short slab on the very left of the cliff.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1983

Start 2m right of BaC. Single carrot bolt to top out.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1983

Start 3m right of the corner. Light coloured wall with single carrot bolt.

FA: S Bullen, 1983

First climb on the wall with stainless steel rings.

FA: Graeme Hill & S Bullen, 1983

Start 2m right of BL. Great rock thin moves.

FA: Graeme Hill & S Bullen, 1983

Marked BB. Shares the same start as BBB but heads straight up.

FA: Graeme Hill & S Bullen, 1983

Start 4m right of BB. Was once graded 22 so may be a softy for its grade. Thin diagonal leading leftwards.

FA: Graeme Hill & S Bullen, 1983

Central route up the main wall right of AB.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1983

Start 1m right of V, straight up. The crag classic. Keep left of the bolts to enjoy the cooler grade appropriate sequence. RH variant route makes it more like an 18 (even though the super hold has been half pulled off).

Route name changed at the request of the first ascentionist.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1983

Start at renamed 'To Death' (Previously LBD), then traverse diagonally right past little cave to Feckless Mutt anchors.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1983

Start 3m right of LBD. Straight up to shared anchors with Messi Dog

FA: Graeme Hill, 1983

The right most route up the black slab.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1983

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