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Cafe Cruiser Wall

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 1 min
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 310
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Description

This impressive bulging white wall contains some of the best mid grade routes in the Nowra region. At 30m high, the routes here are long and sustained on excellent quality rock. Get ready to get pumped! A single set of rungs gets you up onto the start ledge of the middle routes. WARNING - a 60m rope is required!

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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Approach

The wall is 20m west of the carpark - rap in.

Descent notes

All routes have lower-offs. 60m rope required.

Ethic inherited from Illawarra

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

Routes

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As per Bromance, and keep moving left to obvious belay ledge. Camp out and battle the tougue and steepness on the second pitch.

FA: Jason Lammers & Rick Phillips, 16 Jul 2011

Don't get offended with the name - it's a type of tree (Eucalyptus pilularis). Direct start to 'Bromance' starting about 6m left of the rungs. Stick clip first bolt and batman up so you don't get your feet wet in the muddy start (climbable in dry conditions). Bouldery on pockets then jam up the hand crack to join into 'Bromance'.

Alternatively, (for a more strenuous finish), head left and do the 2nd pitch of 'Drop Tongue'.

FA: @nmonteith, 2011

Up CC for a few bolts and then move left and up thru the bulges to top

FA: Jason Lammers, 3 Apr 2011

Probably the best 20 in Nowra. Obvious start then up to the flake and jug your way to the top.

FA: Greg Wilson, 2006

Off belay ledge, trend left two bolts then straight up on flakes till the over laps

FA: John Lattanzio, 9 Apr 2011

The best route on this wall, and one of the best at the grade at Nowra. Long and pumpy. Off belay ledge and up unlikely white face on pockets and small flakes. Swing through bulge and pump to the top.

FA: Rick Phillips, 18 Mar 2011

Off belay ledge the Right hand line of bolts nearly straight up, climbs the large flake and up thru the roof

FA: Rick Phillips, 3 Apr 2011

Back down on the ground, furthest most right line of bolts up wall using underclings and small pockets, hard thru overhangs.

FA: Rick Phillips, Apr 2011

Fern Free variant of BP. Up BP, till it gets easy then trend left up to crimps past 3 more RB's. Finish on FS anchor.

FA: Jason Lammers, 9 Jul 2011

Start 2m right of ST. Bouldery to gain the flake, then up the slabby stuff and into the steeper stuff to finish with a jug haul.

FA: John Lattanzio, 14 Apr 2011

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