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Free Bird Wall

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Summary

Mix of easy routes of varying lengths

Description

Mostly slabby routes.

Access issues inherited from Tianjara Falls

BOLTING IS BANNED to the left (south) of the lookout and 100m right of the lookout as this is National Park land. Please avoid climbing on the cliff directly under the lookout, not only will you probably get a rock or beer bottle thrown at you from the tourists, you'll also attract unwanted attention from the authorities! Do not build new rock cairns - apparently there is an $11,000 fine if you do.

Approach

Top is accessed by walking east out to the cliff edge from the very top of Chunders Glen. There are rap anchors above Free Bird. Extend these with slings if you want to pull your rope. Warning the rap is near the 30m mark so tie knots if doubles and rap to the upper part of the base.

To access the base head down past Chunders Upper but turn left and down before Chunders Lower. Head back south along cliff line for 30m. The routes start Just before you pass under the big chockstone and continue from there.

Ethic inherited from Illawarra and Shoalhaven

Lots of bolts in this region. Most development has been done after the 1980s.

Routes

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Sustained up to and over the bulge then cruise to the top

FA: Simon Vaughan, 21 Jan 2019

FA: Rick Phillips, 6 Oct 2018

Hardish start to some reasonable holds. Don't pull on the flake thing with the two white crosses on it near the 4th bolt

FA: Simon Vaughan, 19 Oct 2018

Up nice grey wall, at thin crack. Belay from the chimney walk through. Bridge up Eiger Sanction style or go straight up the wall. Slightly finicky start to jugs.

FA: Simon Vaughan, 17 Oct 2018

Up silly easy slab to start onto perfect featured rock, negotiate tricky bulges to anchors.

FA: 26 Nov

FA: Simon Vaughan, 26 Nov

Left end of main wall. Easily up slab to ledge then through more vertical terrain. DBB on generous ledge if you want to practice multi-pitch. Double bolt lower offs.

FFA: Ken McKeon, 31 Mar 2019

Start at small crack towards north end of wall. Up grey streak to double bolt belay. From belay head more steeply to groove and top out to double bolt belay.

Best done in two pitches to reduce rope drag and make use of the great belay ledge. Possible to rap to ground on a 60m doubled rope but extend the rap anchors so you can pull the rope.

FFA: Ken McKeon & Troy Bartlet, 2 Sep 2018

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