The Main Face Mostly Trad climbing11 routes in cliff
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Climbing is currently prohibited at The Main Face by NSWP.
Access issues inherited from The Rock
This reserve is 6 km west of The Rock village on Lockhart Road, 35 km east of Lockhart and 40 km south-west of Wagga Wagga off the Olympic Highway.
From 1st July to 31 December The Rock is closed to all 'Rock Sports', due to breeding Peregrine Falcons. A sign is put in place when the birds are nesting in this area. For more information check the NPWS website: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/adventure-sports-experiences/the-towers
Climbing is only permitted at The Towers and is prohibited in other areas of the reserve at this time.
Access to The Main Face is by the Yerong Nature Trail from the car park. Climbs are listed left to right. At the left end of this cliff are five short corners; they are, Running Crack, Solo Crack, January Crack, Carcinogenic Cloud and Greg's Climb. A great climbing area for a hot afternoon. All climbs used to be marked, but markings have begun to wear and can be very difficult to find. All climbs are marked, but markings have begun to wear and can be very difficult to find.
Upper Terrace On the terrace above the Main Face are two tiers. Go to the top tier for Walking Across the Rooftops, Tinsel Town, and Yerong Trail Directissimo.
Ethic inherited from The Rock
Taken from the NPWS signage located at The Towers:
Rockclimbing and abseiling within The Rock Nature Reserve may only be carried out with the consent of the director-General of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Consent is given upon compliance with the Code of Conduct and completion of the Register book located at the base of The Towers.
Code of Coduct *Rock activities are only permitted on the NE rock face known as The Towers
*Parties are to be no larger than 4 people for rock climbing and 8 for abseiling.
*No new climbs are to be established outside of the designated rock activities area.
*Do not mark the location of climbs.
*Do not attach permanent anchor points to rocks, USE REMOVABLE GEAR only.
*Do not chip or glue route, brush or "garden" the rock face and avoid excessive use of chalk.
*Where possible descend via the cliff face to minimise erosion.
*Tread Lightly, keep to rocks, hard ground and established tracks.
*All flora and fauna are protected in The Rock Nature Reserve and must not be picked, harmed or disturbed in any way. Take especial care not to harm the Threatened plant Woolly Ragwort (Senecio gariandii).
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