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Description

A mix of minor cliffs and large block boulders hidden deep in the forest on the Illawarra Escarpment. A variety of bouldering types - roof, verticals, caves and off-width.

Access issues inherited from Rat's Crag

The crag is located on the Illawarra Escarpment plateau, East of the Motorway, which for some time has been semi-tolerated for public access.

The area is full of well developed bike tracks and walking paths (e.g. to the popular Brokers Nose lookout).

Depending on which maps you use though the area may be classed as private property or part of the Metropolitan Special Area (catchment area). Be warned, be discrete!

Approach

Similar parking situation to Rat's Crag. From the Picton Road East offtramp follow a power line access trail South-East about 350m until you hit a well established mountain bike trail heading North-East. Follow this for a while till the track bisects two of the crag cliffs on either side. (Refer to OSM if lost).

Ethic inherited from Wollongong

Retro-bolting of established trad routes is frowned upon. There has been some controversy in recent years about new routes being bolted above tourist tracks. Please don't do this.

Routes

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Mixed bouldery cliffs on the South Side of the bike track.

Delicate start then easy up.

Massive flake, strenuous and tenuous with sandy feet. Hard top out. Needs cleaning!

Surprisingly tricky and tough chimney cum off-width.

Welcome to the epic roof! Big powerful jug moves, punctuated by a delicate finger crack in the middle.

A classic fun roof problem. Big, powerful and straightforward moves.

Under the roof up left across some crimp rails.

From low down work your feet up then launch a sweet dynamic move to the top of the ledge.

Distinctive flat wall on the North side of the bike track

The steep and ever shrinking ledge. Commitment.

The crack. Runs out. Commitment.

Further out East, small escarpment outcrop near the transmission line corridor.

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