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Summary

The Glenreagh area (about 45 minutes NW of Coffs Harbour) offers an extensive sandstone escarpment with more than ten established crags and a variety of climbs from cracks to steep sport routes.

Description

Although the area is described as 'Coffs Harbour', the majority of the climbing is located near the town of Glenreagh, 45 mins North West of Coffs.

The Glenreagh area offers an extensive sandstone escarpment with more than ten established crags. A summary of the crags is provided in the 'Glenreagh' subsection.

The Coffs Harbour area also includes a climbing area in the Nymboida Gorge, a remote, adventurous, multipitch, granite climbing area that has a challenging walk-in approach or can be accessed by paddling a renowned whitewater river. All of the routes are considered fairly serious undertakings requiring a full rack of traditional gear. The routes are up to 180m in length.

Boambee Headland is near Sawtell. A small cliff offers some bouldering traverses.

Coffs Harbour makes a great destination for combining climbing with a coastal holiday and it is possible to climb in the area year-round (by chasing shaded cliffs). The best temperatures are from about March to October.

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/

Approach

Half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Most of the crags are only about half an hour west of the Pacific Highway.

Where to stay

The nearest bush camping is at the parking lot for Wonderland. Otherwise, the towns of Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga or any of the other coastal villages offer everything from caravan parks and backpackers hostels to five star resorts. The ability to combine a combine climbing with a beach holiday is hard to beat.

Ethic

Climbing ethics in the Coffs Harbour area generally follow those of the rest of Australia. The sandstone often offers solid, natural protection which should be used instead of fixed protection where possible. Tape, ribbon, or something similar tied around a bolt or inserted in the route will indicate an incomplete route. Please respect these routes as projects until the marker is removed.

Areas

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Style
Routes
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Height
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Glenreagh Crag
570
4,492
13m
166
Sawtell Area
27
78
6m
13
Emerald Beach Boulder
7
11
3m
7

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