The Fossil Cave



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 and Shoalhaven

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

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FA: Sue Young, 1998

Start: Just left of rabbit trap on small pockets and edges.

FA: Little Graham, 2000

FA: Mark Woodard, 1999

The roof of roofs this end of nowra. Jugs the whole way but getting between them is the trick. Finish out left at the the chain not the new anchors.

FA: Colin Berry, 1998

Another punchy roof classic. Take care back jumping. As of May 2017 its still missing a hanger around the 5th bolt. It can still be climbed safely but ensure your belayer is awake.

FA: Rod Young, 1998

A rap in affair above JP. Sweet easy exposed climbing :

FA: Rick Phillips & Patricia Nutter, 15 Jun 2013

Route name changed at the request of the first ascentionist.

FA: G Hill

Start in the corner on the flake, step up to the crack and powerfully traverse your way back out to the arete, grovel your way around the roof and blast up the main face to the top.

FA: Rod Young & Alistair Fogg, 1999

FA: Rod Young, 1999

Grade 21 seems doubtful.

Start: Direct start to 'Mungo'.

FA: Graeme Hill

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