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Description

Highest density of harder climbing in the Coffs Area. It features steep roof and overhung bouldery routes. Bring plenty of power and tough skin as the rock is gritty.

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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Approach

Located Directly above the white wall but easiest access is from above. You can top out king brown or ouzo sushi as well. To Access from top: Drive an extra 500m around corner from other car park and park where the road starts to curve to the right again (GPS coordinates for CARPARK access to Thunderbolt cave: -30.084116, 153.031749). A motorbike track comes out on the cliff (South) side of the road. Start walk here. After approx. 20 metres, the motorbike track will intersect with another path to your right. Take this path and then turn left onto a vague path. As of April 2018, bushbashing was necessary. Head straight out toward cliff line. After about 50m there is a short gully/chimney with a black fixed line tied to a burnt tree to scramble down (GPS coordinates of fixed line location: -30.084535, 153.031326). From the gully, follow fixed rope to the right around the small ledge to gain the larger thunderbolt cave ledge. It's best to harness up before decent and clip into fixed line on traverse.

Ethic inherited from Waihoo

A mixed of sport and trad routes but all the routes are well equiped with lower offs and solid bolts

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Routes

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Direct start to proj 2. Thin crimp with big move to start then follow TTK.

Left tending line of pockets on the left side of roof.

FA: Stephen Hawkshaw, Oct 2014

Start as for TTK but at 3rd Bolt head right past one more FH and 1 ring then head back left to share anchor on TTK.

FA: Stephen Hawkshaw, 6 Dec 2014

Start on obvious jug above the end of the large boulder. Thug your way past the steep, blank barrier to rejoin Thunder vision at it's crux.

FA: Alan Ezzy, 6 Dec 2014

Open Project. Crush it if you can

Want to know what the moves on a 27 feel like? Well you can try just about all of the hard moves right of the big boulder! Starts as for Event Horizon but heads right over the boulder. Needs a few more bolts to get to the lip of the cave. Absolute sickness!

Might be 6m of bliss or extended to hard territory above

Start as for arty project, traverse right on hangers then up steep wall tending rightish. Don't forget to breath!

FA: Alan Ezzy, 11 Jan 2015

Start as for Pulmonary Vacuum but break right after first bulge continuing to the anchors on Isometrics via hard block.

FA: Alan Ezzy, 18 Jan 2015

How many (space themed) routes can we fit in here? A worthwhile and pumpy addition. Start on Arty's project and cruise all the way over to Red Dwarf to finish as for that route.

FA: Alan Ezzy, 14 Dec 2014

Direct start is open project. Start as for RD on right for 1 bolt. then step left at break and up steep line. Bring some skin.

On right side of wall and climbs steep overhung arete.

FA: Alan Ezzy & Stephen Hawkshaw, 6 Dec 2014

Boulder traverse. Pull on at left-hand pocket a bit left of the start to Event Horizon. Traverse right through EH and continue low all the way to finish up the start to Arty's Project (on the jug by the first bolt). The flake in the middle can seep, but the wet hole can be avoided by going high and then dropping down to the 'porthole' before the final crux.

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