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Summary

Bouldering, lead and trad on good quality sandstone.

Description

The North Shore has something on offer for all lovers of chalk and rock. There's the Old classic spots like the amazing highballs at Lindfield Rocks, Pumpy much loved problems of Sissy Crag and some brilliant trad at Brown's Road.

New to the Area is the Lindfield-like When Crags Collide, the diverse, unappreciated Blues Point and some Slab-tastic climbing at Harbour Side Slabs.

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/

Ethic

Respecting the enviroment and keeping crags clean will maintain a healthy and important relationship between the climbing community, local councils and National Parks. Carry out what you take in and enjoy what the North Shore has to offer.

If you come across an area that is being developed or you think could be under development, please show all due respect to the developers and do not climb the projects listed on thecrag.com.

History

History timeline chart

The North Shore has seen some amazing climbs and problems put up over time with a slump in its development during the early 2000s.

However that all changed with the turn of the decade seeing the start of the Great Bouldering Boom with the North Shore getting some much needed development attention by a group of enthusiastic lovers of rock.

The word on the street is that this attention will only increase as the years go by, making the North Shore a strong epicenter of climbing in Sydney

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Areas

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Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
55
1,495
5m
13
26
266
5m
9
The Spit area
84
791
5m
27
10
22
4m
4
Balmoral crag
14
108
4m
4
Cremorne region
30
14
4m
16
Cammeray area
36
77
4m
17
 Bouldering,  Sport climbing and other styles
97
1,804
5m
28
 Bouldering,  Sport climbing and other styles
13
74
6m
4
229
9.0k
5m
38
36
172
3m
14
Killara area
88
859
6m
19
294
3,214
4m
73
315
5,981
4m
88
Wahroonga area
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
106
791
8m
50
North Wahroonga unknown area
 Trad climbing,  Top roping and other styles
102
682
8m
37
Lane Cove area
49
254
4m
21
Riverview unknown area
58
486
7m
18
Waverton crag
9
0
4m
2
Belrose area
90
244
4m
47
26
61
4m
28
Closed Balls Head Unavailable
Get Bent boulder
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0
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Selected Guidebooks more Hide

Author(s): Neil Monteith & Simon Carter

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9780645299908

Featuring 1142 climbing routes located at 24 of the best crags in the Sydney area, this A5 size guide book is super user friendly with easy to use colour cliff topos and access maps. Covers sport and trad climbing at a variety of grades, something for everyone.

Author(s): Mike Forward and Peter Balint

Date: 2023

With 2065 bouldering problems ranging from V0-V15 across 57 areas nestled around Sydney, the all new Sydney Bouldering Guide will keep you occupied for years to come. Just because we live in Sydney we'll try not to be biased but honestly this city has some amazing bouldering and usually not more than a few minutes off the road or some even near parks and train stations. There's no need to camp out and trek for hours to get to world class problems, they're right on your door step.

Authors Mike Forward and Peter Balint spent over 7 years putting this guide together and is the first new bouldering guide for Sydney in over 20 years. It's over 350 colour pages including 600+ colour photo tops, crag tops, amazing images and more.

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