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Description

The name is abit of a misnomer, as the crag is not at Cottage Point, but it is simply the first developed area along the rock strewn Cottage Point Road. On the plus side, this crag has excellent access, a large number of quality problems on generally good clean high friction rock, and a variety of styles and grades, all in a generally quick drying open natural amphitheatre. However, this last point can be Cottage Point's downside; West facing, the place can become a veritable oven. If the sun is out, even in winter, this place will be baking. If you are after a tan you'll love it, otherwise overcast breezy days are the best. Don't be put off, this is a great bouldering area with some excellent problems and if you pick your days it can be enjoyed year round.

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

3.5km from the pay station is the Cottage Point turnoff (signposted). Follow this and after 1.7km (50m past the crest of a hill), park on the opposite side of the road. You should now be able to see most of the crag. Find a track, preferably higher up the hill rather than lower, and walk about 25m down the embankment. The first section you come across is a 3-4m high right angle cliff with a small scoop taken out of its arete, this is Phil's Wall.

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