Vanderholics Wall





A lovely black wall with a big cave in the middle of it. Contains a number of good route.

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Access issues inherited from Thompson's Point

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.


Just to the left of butterfly wall, or just right aroudn the corner from the Alley wall.

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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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FA: Ant Prehn & Giles Bradbury, 2000

Tricky start just right of arête. Up with a couple of committing moves to jugs. New bolts, new grade 2012.

FA: Graeme Hill & Veronique Hill, 1990

A couple of random carrots that lead to no where.

Route name changed at the request of the first ascentionist.

FA: Graeme Hill & Veronique Hill, 1991

Up small corner for 3 bolts (take care clipping the 2nd) to rooflet. Over the rooflet on small holds. Continue up on easier ground to some funky moves on the arete left of FM.

FA: Jason Lammers, 24 Jun 2012

Very thin start then consistent climbing up and through cave area, second crux is committing. Enjoy!!!!

FA: Rod Young, 1994

Beaut sustained climbing on lovely holds.

Up the wall past delicate slab move to a big rest in the cave. Take a breath and head out the right side up the vertical wall on magic holds.

Start: Directly below the cave, on the left side of the obvious crack.

FA: Ant Prehn, 1999

FA: Derek Morton, 1997

Major crack line splitting the face starting just right of 'Vanderholics' - a great trad route. Up crack for 10m to horizontal break, traverse right across 'Gina Hardface' and continue up corner crack above (ignoring the bolts). Rap off rings above 'Gina Hardface'. Medium to large cams.


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