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Rope Rd

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 5min-20min
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 183

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Summary

Provides some of the best sandstone crack climbing in the Watagans across a wide range of grades and crack widths.

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

If you have benefited from climbing infrastructure in NSW, please consider making a donation towards maintenance costs. The Sydney Rockclimbing Club Rebolting Fund finances the replacement of old bolts on existing climbs and the maintenance of other hardware such as fixed ropes and anchors. The SRC purchases hardware, such as bolts and glue, and distributes them to volunteer rebolters across the state of New South Wales. For more information, including donation details, visit https://sydneyrockies.org.au/rebolting/

History

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First visited in 1982 by Lou Zamberlan. The area was revisited in early 1989 by Darrin Gray, Jenny Anderson and James Cowmeadow, establishing the "Keyhole" access. They returned soon after, with Daniel Danuser, to establish the first climbs, "Blind Chook" and "Grunting Bitch". A surge of activity in 1989 and the early 1990's saw many of the major features climbed with the initial activists being joined by John Wilde, George Feig, Dan Rodgers, Brett Arnott and others. In 2013, Jason Piper and Tim Haasnoot climbed some of the remaining off-width including "Sadistical Tendencies" (24) and "The Shuffler" (23M1).

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