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Access: Please DON'T Park Opposite the Houses in Amaroo Ave!!!!!

A number of residents in Amaroo have complained about climbers parking in Amaroo Ave please only park on the house side otherwise PARK UP THE ROAD .

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Summary

A real gem with a tonne of classic sports routes. Bulletproof sandstone with some of the most amazing climbing in Sydney, a urban crag that has a mountains vibe.

Description

The crag faces Southwest, gets all day shade and is always a few degrees cooler than Sydney. Elanora is also a great wet weather option with some climbs remaining bone dry even in heavy rain

Access issues

Access is clear, however please be respectful of residence as there are houses on top of cliff line. Please stay away from the top of the cliff and when cleaning routes try to refrain from shouting loudly.

Approach

Find your way to Amaroo Avenue via either Wakehurst Pkwy, or Powderworks Rd. (Please be considerate of the residents in Amaroo Ave, park on the same side as the residents, or up the hill in the street before).

NO DOGS!!!(National Parks Rules)

Located opposite number 10 there is a dirt track leading down a steep grassy hill, follow the track funnelling down to a rock ledge, a Redgum tree and metal rungs.

Please take care these rungs can be dangerous. (two points of contact on different rungs at all times.)

Climb down the metal rungs, at the base turn right as if facing out from cliff line. Keep Following the base of cliff line to another drop off with a metal rung and fixed wooden ladder.

Left Wing wall is after first waterfall then keep following the track for another 120m to reach the cliff proper.

Ethic

Please don't move boulders or vegetation that aren't directly on a route, leave no trace and take out what ever you bring in.

Try to take care of business before entering the crag and if you must poop please dig a hole as this is on the edge of a National Park.

History

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First developed in the early 90's, this crag was touted as 'the best hard sport crag in Sydney" and was subject to “experimental bolting.”

With recent re-development, new life and new routes have been added to the huge list of routes at the crag. This could not have been possible without the vision and hard work from the original 90's crew. - Peter Martin, Steve Kelly, Jason Rutter, Scott Wilson, Pete James and anyone else who helped out!

Areas

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Style
Routes
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Height
Grades
Feather Wall sector
7
1,560
19m
1
Jungle wall sector
6
261
14m
6
Main Wall sector
13
953
17m
1
Outer Wall sector
10
152
16m
2
Heist Wall sector
9
1,350
11m
3

Routes

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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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