Koorabar Mostly Sport climbing21 routes in crag
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Fun little cliff and cave on the far eastern end of the cliff-line south of Bangor. Good cracks, roofs and general thuggery.
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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0KxtU2nUQB9cjhHUWE4cE5HWnM/view?usp=sharing
Park at southern end of Koorabar Road in Bangor (same carpark at Lost World). Walk directly south to powerlines that run down to river far below. Find well-worn walking track heading downhill between boulders under the powerlines and follow this down and left. After 50m or so if turns R and goes down a small set of steps. Continue for about 20m after this then leave the track and head uphill to cliff, skirt R along base of mini cliff to arrive at 10m high cave with painted route name initials at the base of some short steep cracks.
Like many of the cliffs in the Shire, this one has been climbed on sometime in the past. Did they lead these routes or top-rope them? Who knows. There are two rusty carrots on top.
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