Jannali Reserve

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 5 min
  • Photos: 5
  • Circuits: 2
  • Ascents: 440




Nice cool spot for an summer arvo session. Faces east and catches the breeze. Great place for beginners with some nice high warm ups with good landings.

Access issues inherited from Sutherland

For over 50 years climbers in the Sutherland Shire have enjoyed free access to many fantastic crags and caves. But as of 2014 there have been access problems emerging at several climbing and bouldering areas due to aboriginal art sites and shell middens in caves. Sutherland Shire Council and the Dept of Enviroment and Heritage have announced closures and sign-posted some of these aboriginal sites, with further closures and signs to be added during summer/autumn 2016/2017. Areas of particular problem are ground level overhangs with flat bases, the type of terrain popular at hard bouldering areas. Whilst the details are sorted out keep a low profile, clean up ALL rubbish (inc removing mattresses in bouldering caves) and avoid climbing at closed areas. In particular treat non-climbers you see at crags with the utmost respect as they could be rangers, archeologists, traditional owners or anyone else with a dim view of climbers and the ability to shut us out. Climbing in Royal National Park has been officially banned for many years - probably due mostly to the Wattamolla 'don't jump off rocks' cliff-diving-into-water ban. For more information about aboriginal sites and rockclimbing please read this link from Sutherland Council:


Park at the Bonnet Bay sign on Tudar Road and walk about 80m into the bush and follow The ledge walking track. After another 100m the cliffline is on the left.


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Sit start below the hole. Dyno from the hole to the sidepull out to the right.

FA: Joe Hodgson

Sit start on sidepull/undercling. Big moves straight up to top out.

FA: Joe Hodgson

Sit start 2 metres right of Triple Bypass, and off the undercling, use the pocket to gain the break. Then traverse left to finish up triple bypass.

FA: Joe Hodgson

Sit start at obvious jug, move right and up.

FA: Jason Lammers, 8 Jun

Sit start right of WYWH. Head up the thin arete/tufa to top out. Despite the hollowness, the rock is solid.

FA: Patrick Reynolds, 4 Nov 2018

Obvious crag classic!

Sit start on the right side of the cave. Head left via some funkiness to top out up the ramp.

Sit start at left of cave. Make your way out via underclings to join the ramp finish of Wish You Were Here. Back wall/ledge is in.

Sit start at left of cave. Head straight out to the face and then head right to finish up the ramp. Back wall/ledge is in.

Stephen Rawls

FA: Joe Hodgson

Sit start at left of cave. Head out to the face and head up and left to top out as for Joe's Traverse. Formerly known as the "Unnamed Jannali 10"

Sit start as for the juggy warm up, traverse right to finish up the weakness 2m left of Wish You Were Here finish..

FA: Joe Hodgson

Sit start, hard to to established. Then up the left chute on mega pockets.

FA: Jason Lammers, 8 Jun

Options abound.

Trend right to top out.

Start low and crimp left up the wall to a slopey and committing top out.

Easy warm up, traverse right then up the crack.

sit start on under cling structure (left side is jug, right side edge), then up sidepulls to top out directly.

sit start on under cling shared by unknown warm up (sit) v1, left hand to non in cut sidepull directly above and slap to the right after adjusting body position. continue up the v0 slab to the right.

Note on FA. its so dam contrived, I am convinced I am the one who would do it.

FA: Bill Zhou, 22 Dec 2019


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