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Description

This side of the cliff is characterised by vertical faces, some are uninterrupted for the entire 30m height of the cliff. It tends to be easier to find your way around here, as all routes start from the bottom of the cliff. The lower half of this cliff tends to be more solid and so there are several climbs that end before the upper half. However some sections are good and climbs on these sections go to the top. Prior to 2003 there were four routes done at this crag by persons unknown - and some of these have been retrobolted by recent climbers. If anyone knows more please get in touch!

The cliff is in the shade in the morning (till about 2pm) and gets the sun in the afternoon (although the bottom half of the cliff is shaded by the trees).

A short scramble is required to get to the bottom of the cliff. Locate a narrow gully with a few trees at the top to the right of the rock platform (marked with a rock cairn). Follow the gully down a chimney on the right, and then follow the line of least resistance down to the water-worn rock to a small ledge with a large tree. Below this tree on the left there is a short wall with big hand and foot holds sculpted out of the rock(another relic left by our alien predecessors). These days there is some nice green steel rungs to help you down as well.

At the bottom of the cliff, walk around to your left (facing out) and you will access the south-western side of the cliff where climbing starts.

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

This side of the cliff is characterised by vertical faces, some are uninterrupted for the entire 30m height of the cliff. It tends to be easier to find your way around here, as all routes start from the bottom of the cliff. The lower half of this cliff tends to be more solid and so there are several climbs that end before the upper half. However some sections are good and climbs on these sections go to the top. Prior to 2005 there were quite a few routes done at this crag by persons unknown - and some of these have been retrobolted by recent climbers. If anyone knows more please get in touch!

The cliff is in the shade in the morning (till about 2pm) and gets the sun in the afternoon (although the bottom half of the cliff is shaded by the trees).

A short scramble is required to get to the bottom of the cliff. Locate a narrow gully with a few trees at the top to the right of the rock platform (marked with a rock cairn). Follow the gully down a chimney on the right, and then follow the line of least resistance down to the water-worn rock to a small ledge with a large tree. Below this tree on the left there is a short wall with big hand and foot holds sculpted out of the rock(another relic left by our alien predecessors). These days there is some nice green steel rungs to help you down as well.

At the bottom of the cliff, walk around to your left (facing out) and you will access the south-western side of the cliff where climbing starts.

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Ethic inherited from Illawarra and Shoalhaven

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

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