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Cania Gorge

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 1 hr app
  • Photos: 31
  • Ascents: 462

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Summary

Caution, this is not a "Sports Crag" The area is remote, mobile phone coverage is patchy at best. In the event of an accident the logistics of raising a rescue are immense.

Description

Cliffs are sand stone with some later hardening from volcanic actions.

Access issues

There are significant sensitive cultural areas in the south of the park. Do NOT climb near the tourist tracks, picnic areas, on private land or any where you may make a bad impression. If you are unsure don't do it till you gain more knowledge ie. use some common sense

Approach

Follow the signs from the turn off 12 km north of Monto. Use a map if you have trouble. Almost all areas are accessed from the Fish Hatchery road - drive 100m past the Shamrock Mine site towards the dam wall and turn right down the dirt road. Bring Gaiters!!

Where to stay

There are 2 caravan parks in the area or you can stay in Monto and drive in daily. 25 km one way.

Ethic

Trad climbers have been active at Cania since the 70's. Rob Staszewski claims to have climbed ~100 routes and Brisbane Rockies are rumoured to have have established a similar number. No doubt others have been busy there too. (Of course, all are encouraged to post their routes here.) It's likely that some routes currently being claimed have been climbed before. Please keep this in mind when bolting. There are plenty of unprotected walls ripe for bolting but please leave naturally protected lines to those able to climb them in trad style. That way everybody gets to live their dream and we hopefully avoid conflict with the old guard. - JL

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Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
The North Sector
10
15
21m
7
Castle Cliff
28
89
28m
8
Back Country Sector
26
47
28m
33
Holly Cow Cliff
38
82
26m
10
Cow Tracks Cliff
14
27
35m
6
Milky Way Cliff
26
82
15m
7
Lazy Ledges Sector
28
35
18m
13
Lost Cow Cliff
22
33
23m
2
Big Scary Cliff
17
13
43m
11
ARNI SECTOR Sector
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