The Wastelands




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.

Ethic inherited from Illawarra

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

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FA: Rod Young, Mike Law-Smith & Stewart Wyithe, 1991

FA: Rod Young & Mike Law-Smith, 1991

Starts 10m left of Ryobocide. Up crack and then slab.

FA: M Loan & Tim Booth, 2016

FHs up the left hand arete.

FA: Rod Young, 1991

4m right of R. Up, then back lefwards and up to anchors.

FA: Rod Young

Takes the line up the middle of a 20m wide, slabby pillar. Starts climbing the lefthand flakes of a cave. Start is same as MoshPit, but straight up.

FA: Rod Young

The blunt RH arete

FA: Sue Young, 1991

A little sandy and mossy will improve with ascents.

Start: Just right from DITG on wall.

FA: G Hill, 2000

A classic! What more can be said. As you may be aware to attempt this breath taking technical masterpiece you will need to climb solid 20.

Start: Next right line of bolts.

FA: G Hill

Needs none. Where do i get these names from. Climb it for the classic name. Route name changed at the request of the first ascentionist.

Start: To the right of ROTLA.

FA: G Hill

Left of RtD. Great !

FA: Fat Mark

FA: F Mark, 2000

In the gully right of RtC

FA: Fat Mark

FA: F Mark, 2000

Start behind the big tree to the left of the cave. Up through the jugs traversing right. Will improve with traffic.

FA: Matthew Tranter, 22 May 2016

The orginal climb here. Start at the black streak under the cave up high. Move right to the unlikely face climbing on the orange streak, up this to anchors.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1998

FA: Graham Hill, 1998

Hidden gem, up the back of the wastelands. Start at the little overlap 3m right of Alien Probe. Up trending left to blind seam/crack then straight up to anchors. Hard to put the draw on the 3rd bolt. Otherwise Excellent.

FA: Veronique Hill

FA: Veronique Hill

15m right of BC at right hand end of this wall

FA: Hill

R of SM. Hard Start

FA: Hill

The most right route on the wall. Tricky moves, but eases off at 2nd bolt.

FA: Hill

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