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Flora and Fauna: South Face - Large bird nest

A bird nest of considerable size has been made near the base of 'Radioactive Banana' above head height. Haven't seen the bird (falcon?) but watch out walking the base in case you get startled and incidentally fall down the cliff.

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Created 10 weeks ago

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Top rope from double rings: Start from the track in the corner (left of the arrow in the tree) for a harder start or walk up to the break for an easier accent.

NPWS are reviewing this route - May 2013

Route history

21 Jul 2012First ascent: Allison Hooper

1st female ascent of a MtK route in 25+ years !

30 May 2013Route setter:

Warnings

7 Mar 2021 Warning Flora and Fauna: South Face - Large bird nest

Location

Lat/Lon: -34.40355, 150.85357

Grade citation

16 to 18 Assigned grade
16 Chris Allen
17 [16 - 18] grAId
18 private

ethic

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.

Please try to use available natural gear where possible, and do not bolt cracks or potential trad climbs. If you do the bolts may be removed.

If you do need to top rope, please do it through your own gear as the wear on the anchors is both difficult and expensive to maintain.

It would be appreciated if brushing of holds becomes part of your climbing routine - do it with a soft bristled brush and never a steel brush!

The removal of vegetation - both from the cliff bases and the climbs - is not seen as beneficial to aesthetics of the environment nor to our access to it.

Consider bolting single lines rather than many link ups and eliminates, where there are established lines also consider the need to add bolts to establish link ups. It can often create an eyesore.

It is a privilege to climb in the Illawarra to maintain access our best approach is to 'Respect Native Habitat, Tread Softly and Leave No Trace'. Do not cut flora and keep any tracks and infrastructure as minimal as possible or risk possible closures.

inherited from Wollongong

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Overall quality 50 from 9 ratings.

Tick Types

Attempt 1
Solo 1
Top rope 7
Tick 5
Onsight 1

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