Roughly in the middle of the crag is a nice big shady cave - on a hot day you won't want to leave its sanctuary. It also makes a good spot to escape occasional showers while waiting for the rock to dry. The cave has some beautiful pieces of rock, unfortunately not really climbable besides the odd traverse. Admire these perfect bands of rock, this is what Sissy Crag was like before the chalky hordes.

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


Add route(s) Add topo Reorder Bulk edit Convert grades
Grade Route

A pretty pocketty wall, but a desperate and unpleasant start.

Step on the boulder and grab the highest possible holds on the arete, then follow the leaning arete to the top. Bad landing.

Step off the boulder with your hands in a thin break. Move left over the rooflet and up. Very nice, but get a good spot.

Huge! Start on the overhead little pockets 3m left of the weeping roof crack. Up into a big hold, then traverse right to the other side of the crack, before tackling the headwall. Take a cut lunch for this big adventure. What could it be, but good fun.

Very nice indeed. Starts 4m right of the corner on the overhead pocketty break above a little roof. Up on small, but positive pockets. Check out the optimistic sit start - be warned that the mono is a physiotherapist's dream.

Sit start with your hands on the low ledge, then up the line of pockets and edges. Excellent.

Up pockets left of the corner.

Stand on the small rock to reach the jugs at the lip of the roof, then up on large pockets to tree.


First time here? is a free guide for rock climbing areas all over the world, collaboratively edited by keen rock climbers, boulderers and other nice folks.

You can log all your routes, connect and chat with other climbers and much more...

» go exploring, » learn more or » ask us a question


Check out what is happening in The Big Cave.

Deutsch English Español Français Italiano 한국어 中文