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The Lair

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 5-10 minutes
  • Photos: 2
  • Ascents: 1,345

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Description

The Lair is a sandstone cliffline up to 20m in height. It faces west so is good on a winters afternoon or early on a summer morning. The sun hits some of the faces from 10am in winter and you can find summer shade until 1pm. Protected from wind also. It has a variety of generally well protected easy to mid grade climbs. Established as a sport climbing crag with glue-in stainless steel ringbolts and double ringbolt lower-offs.

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The climbs are described from left to right as you are facing the cliff. 'Access' track is very uneven, but the way is clear as of the 2019 fire.

Bring insect repellant, as there can be some mozzies around.

It is an excellent area for beginners and kids as it is generally child-friendly and has many bolted easy to moderate routes.

© (gavin lyon)

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

If you have benefited from climbing infrastructure in NSW, please consider making a donation towards maintenance costs. The Sydney Rockclimbing Club Rebolting Fund finances the replacement of old bolts on existing climbs and the maintenance of other hardware such as fixed ropes and anchors. The SRC purchases hardware, such as bolts and glue, and distributes them to volunteer rebolters across the state of New South Wales. For more information, including donation details, visit https://sydneyrockies.org.au/rebolting/

Approach

If you are approaching from Sydney follow the Princes Highway to Nowra. After crossing the Shoalhaven River continue past Nowra Fair shopping centre on the left. Turn right at the Kalandar Street lights. Follow the signs to HMAS Albatross. When you see the airbase, turn right onto Braidwood Road and follow this past Nowra Motorcycle Club. Just after the motorcycle club take the next turn right onto a gravel road - Yerriyong Road.

Set your odometer. You will pass a fire trail on the right before the road drops down to a creek line and past a couple of properties. At 3.3km you will notice an obvious 4WD track on the right, signposted "Wattle Fire Trail".

There is a little pull-in about 10m past it on the left, with room for about 3 vehicles. (The road ends at a locked gate a few hundred metres past the carpark.)

Approximately 10m south from this carpark there is a faint track leading up to the cliff line (5 mins walk). It's a bit indistinct as of the 2019 fire. Heading up the hill on this track brings you up to a gully between 'Sundeck' and 'Berlin Wall'.

Parking at the next carpark along and heading straight up through the bush will lead you to the 'Titanic' area.

Do not leave any valuables in your cars and keep the road clear as it is access to farms.

© (gavin lyon)

Ethic inherited from Illawarra

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

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