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Thompson's Point

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Description

The best crag in the region for both the variety of routes and the scenery. Generally excellent climbing with something for all climbers... roofs, walls and slabs. New Guide book for Nowra and surrounding areas published 2016.

Access issues

NO CAMPING AT THIS CRAG PLEASE - including the two carparks or any cave at the crag. Council Rangers have been patrolling the area (2019) and telling campers it is not legal to camp here. Rubbish and unattended campfires are also a major trigger point for bad relations with land managers. Council has received complaints from the public and is forced to follow them up. Continued access to these areas is at stake. Also, respect closures of areas of Aboriginal heritage value - the small wall under Cowboy Junkies is closed. Let's not see mass crag closures like what has happened in the Grampians happen at Nowra.

Approach

Follow Yalwal Road out West of Nowra following signs for the University. After a couple of kms, turn into George Evans Road signposted for the Uni. Straight through the first roundabout and again at the second. Follow the dirt road for less than a kilometre and take a right into Jonsson Road. Follow to the very end under the powerlines.

Where to stay

The Shoalhaven Ski Park offers a variety of paid camping and caravanning options directly across the river from Thompson's Point, otherwise accommodation can be found in Nowra, or camping further afield such as the Berry Showground (Camping at Thompson's Point and some other bush areas is banned!).

Ethic inherited from Illawarra and Shoalhaven

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

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Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
11
654
10m
3
Closed Mini Wall Area
4
391
6m
2
Orca Area Area
14
3,484
20m
5
12
1,774
17m
3
Warning The Pocketed Wall Area
25
2,784
15m
4
Vine Wall Area
20
321
15m
1
21
3,213
19m
5

Routes

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Grade Route

A bunch of roofy things. Generally fine climbing swiped off Fat Mark after he gave up.

Start: Left side of the cliff

FA: G Hill, 2004

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