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Access issues inherited from Point Perpendicular

Point Perp is located within a Navy Weapons Range. It is generally open during weekends and NSW school holidays though it is best to ring the rangers (02 4448 3411) to check first.

Ethic inherited from Point Perpendicular

Point Perp is predominantly a trad crag. There has been more bolting recently but this is a particularly contentious topic. A lot of the bolts are the traditional Aussie carrot and it would be a good idea to have at least half a dozen keyhole hangers before going to the Point for the first time.


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The following routes are on a slightly slabby grey wall just around the corner from Thunderbird Wall. There are hidden double ringbolts to rap from in a circular depression above East Coast Choppers - near the remains of three old bolts from the military era. The belay for the first four routes is a chossy ledge/break about 15m down the cliff - two ringbolts, one on the lip of the roof and one under it.

The first three routes share the same start - a left facing layback flake above an undercut roof. This route takes the left line, splitting after the 2nd bolt and climbing a subtle right facing flake in the middle and jumbo pockets at the end. It's a mixed route so take a couple of wires for the start, some medium cams and a long sling for excellent thread in the jumbo pockets in the last section.

Set by Neil Monteith, Mar 2013

FA: Neil Monteith, Matt Brooks & Marak, 23 Mar 2013

Best of the routes on this section of wall, with excellent slabby crimping on bomber rock. It's the middle line starting as for Reel Men and finishing up the juggy central groove directly below the rap rings. Single set of cams/wires to fist size supplements the bolts.

Set by Neil Monteith, Mar 2013

FA: Neil Monteith, Matt Brooks & Marak, 23 Mar 2013

Technical thought provoking crimping on slightly slabby rock. Climb the start layback flake of Reel Men then blast directly up the wall above, with a slight right trend. Finishes up easy but hard to protect giant pockets. Two finger sized cams, plus single set of cams from hand to fist supplement the spaced bolts.

Set by Neil Monteith, Mar 2013

FA: Neil Monteith, Matt Brooks & Marak, 23 Mar 2013

The right most route utilizing the flake start of East Coast Choppers. Halfway up the flake traverse right onto face (ring) and up face above past a couple of rings and lots of bomber medium cam slots. Bring some larger cams for the giant finish pockets or just run it out.

FA: Neil Monteith, Marek & Louie, 31 Mar 2013

Small burly pitch on superb orange rock below the belay for East Coast Choppers (ie starts on the vegetated ledge). Left trending line on pumpy slimps. Grade 25?

An easier alternative trad start up shallow left facing flake crack 2m left of the 'face start'. Belay off single RB.

FA: Neil Monteith & Marak, 28 Apr 2013

A long climb with variety! Find top of Pinochio - fix rope and rap 25m down to vegetated ledge with single bolt anchor below orange face sprouting ringbolts. Up gorgeous orange face on slopers, through a juggy bulge then left out rooflet on gnarly pockets and onto grey slab (bolts end here). Finish up reachy horizontal features and crimps with bomber cam slots just left of Pinochio.

FA: Neil Monteith & Marak, 28 Apr 2013

Rap into high ledge (anchor off rap rope). This route climbs the left trending crack line off the left.


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