The Hood Area





This sector offers a very impressive hanging 15m high sheer face which overhangs by about 20-30 degrees.


Unfortunately the wall is undercut by a blank roof which mandates a 5m batman start to the good climbs, but this is soon forgotten once you pull on to the brilliant climbing. Both 27s are excellent but receive relatively few ascents by Nowra standards. The 29s and 30 are very neglected but of excellent quality. Anyone willing to scrub off a few cobwebs won't be disappointed.

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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Ethic inherited from Illawarra

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

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Start just left of Girls in the Hood. Climb the crack feature, step right then back left to anchors.

FA: Rick Phillips, 2000

Climbs the middle of the short overhanging wall just up and left of The Hood wall.

Slick holds and a couple of punchy moves.

FA: Tara Sutherland & Richard Watts, 1993

Start as per GITH then go right.

FA: Robbie LeB

This is the left arete of the awesome hanging wall. Climb from the ground to a sustained boulder problem past the last 2 bolts.

FA: George Fieg, 1996

Batman Start 4m left of Evil E. A Pumper! Awesome!

FA: Carlie LeBreton, 2008

An old project dispatched. Stick clip and batman to the start jug of Evil E, then head left and up to join Funky Gripsta. Excellent boulder problem and then pump to the top. About as hard as Evil E.

FA: Pete Tosen, 2006

Start 5m R of the flake of Funky Gripsta. Stick clip & batman to start. Excellent bouldery moves most of the way, with possible heartbreak high and an inspired runout to finish.

FA: George Fieg, 1995

Batman to start of Evil E. Move left and do the crux of Insane in the Brain then left at the 4th bolt into the undercling crux of Funky Gripsta. Under the rooflet, move right a metre and finish up Evil E through its crux. Classic link up.

Make sure you traverse right into Evil E directly after the crux of Funky - if you find yourself at the kneebar rest, you've gone much too far. Give yourself 28 if you do it this way.

Start 4m R of Evil E, stick clip and batman to start. The climbing is barely any harder than Evil E but is more sustained, and just as brilliant. It's easy to place the draws while lowering off Evil E if you want the soft option.

FA: George Fieg, 1996


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