The Junkyard Cave Mostly Sport climbing45 routes in crag
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This steep cave offers shady, powerful sport climbing on the best quality sandstone in Sydney.
Known to locals as Devil's Dropoff and to climbers as The Junkyard Cave, this recently developed sport climbing cave offers amazingly hard solid sandstone (reminiscent of the Grampians) varying from 10 - 35m high with potential for some really hard routes in close proximity to Sydney. Watch you rope length on lower off of some of these routes as you lower off into space. Crag stay dry in light rain, but can seep after extended period of rain, ie 3 - 4 days
Make sure not to leave anything of value in your car as the parking is a bit suss. No break ins have been recorded yet despite many visits but best to be cautious. Don't leave quickdraws or gear stashed at the crag - the locals will steal it or throw it randomly into the bush!!!.
For The Junkyard cave jump the initial gate take the first R after 100m, then an immediate L at the fork. In a 100m go left on a vague track and follow the rutted track down the hill to a lookout at the top of the crack with a couple of car wrecks. Go R facing out down the gully/track and then back L to the base of the caves.
Bolt, bolt and more ring bolts.
Discovered by Matt Brooks in winter 2012 in a random search for some bouldering and after a tip off from the old Sydney Surf and Sandstone guide.
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