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Description

Some chossy cliffs set in amongst even worse rock. Blame Covid. (Helmets are strongly recommended). Majority of the routes to date are sport. Rock is pretty soft, but the views are great!! The access is harder than a couple of the climbs.

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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Approach

From the town of Dudley, drive and park near the end of Ocean St before the turning circle(, -32.993529, 151.725557 ) taking care not to block residents access. Walk down the road extension to the fire trail at the end of the street, passing two locked gates.

From the clearing with a large anglophone ( red gum) and a picnic table, you have two options:

  1. Follow a narrow fisherman's track on the left that descends to sea level, passing a dubious safety line. Once on the rocks, head south for around 300m till you come to the first routes. Most of the climbs are on walls of black rock that faces south east.

  2. An alternative (equally long but much more exciting) approach is via a 25-30m abseil (though it feels much higher) from a tree in the corner above the new beginner climbs (currently called unknown and unknown 2). Instead of taking the fisherman's track, continue straight to the end of Ocean View Trail/Bluff Track. You will come to a little clearing. From here, you want to follow Bluff Trail down the slope towards the cliff edge. The start of the trail is overgrown and may be a little hard to see. Once you reach the cliff edge, the abseil tree is 5m left (32°59'51.7"S 151°43'51.5"E), accessible via a small path- be careful here! The path is quite narrow, grassy and right on the edge. Don't forget to enjoy the epic views on the way down and please consider using a tree protectors/padding to keep the tree happy.

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Starts up short rotten arete on low block to ledge passing 2 carrots. Step right from ledge onto wall and trend right up slab to DBB. Mixture of carrots and FHs.

Set: Jason Piper, May 2020

FA: Malin Dvoretsky, 31 May 2020

Inset crack just right of arete.

Traverse to the left on small delicate feet before heading upwards for some big moves.

Set: Jason Piper

FA: Jason Piper

From pedestal up flake trending left then back right to anchors. Can be done direct via pockets

Scramble up to the base of the large crack feature in the corner. Starts to the left, opens wide and heads directly up to a more blank section towards the top of the climb. Lower offs on the right.

Set: Jason Piper

FA: Jason Piper

The arete right of Covid Crack

5 m left of the original routes in guidebook.

Corner crack on the left.

FA: Sharon Mantle

Start 3m right of the corner, up inital wall to good stance on ledge, continue up final wall to lower offs.

FA: Christoph Hornegger

Vague arete to the right of "Stinger". Continue as per "Stinger" after belay ledge.

Crack in the middle of the wall.

FA: Christoph Hornegger, 2013

The thin right hand face. Located 3m to the right of "Missed For 30"

FA: John Wilde, 2013

Designed to introduced fledgling climbers to outdoors

Set: Jason Piper

good beginner climb

Set: Jason Piper

good beginner climb

Set: Jason piper

Starts with big jugs on steep overhang, with strong moves up to preplaced chains through very cool tunnel thing with hands free rest, up around roof to double ring bolt lower off.

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