Donutland Leftside



Access issues inherited from Nowra

This climbing area has recently become a focus spot for tension between climbers and the local Aboriginal community. Be informed and respect closures. Clean up chalk and rethink adding additional new routes to crags with access issues.

Ethic inherited from Nowra

Mostly developed as a sport climbing and bouldering area. Some trad climbing exists, mainly the pure cracks. If developing new areas keep an eye and and ear out for Aboriginal cultural heritage, including cave art.

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FA: Graeme Hill, 1990

FA: Veronique Hill, 1990

2 chain anchor.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1990

FA: Rod Young, 2002

FA: Rod Young, 1999

FA: Rod Young, 1999

FA: Rod Young & Alistair Fogg, 1999

Two carrot bolts up a slab, then up and left to the steeper flake with three more carrots to a single U anchor. The relatively easy middle bit can be optionally protected with a few cams from camalot .3-3

Warning: Large flake near the last bolt is broken and loose in the crack.

FA: Veronique Hill, 1990

FA: Graeme Hill, 1990

Warning: Fixed protection need replacing.

Warning: Massive beehive 2m right of the route. Beesuit is advised when climbing.

Route name changed at the request of the first ascentionist.

FA: Graeme Hill, 1990

FA: Veronique Hill & Graeme Hill, 1990

FA: Veronique Hill & Graeme Hill, 1990

The steep arête & hanging lip starting just R of Jammer, with heaps of fixed nonsense.

Fully ringbolted as of 2011. A striking splitter handcrack through one of the biggest, chossiest caves in Nowra, but amazingly the rock in the crack itself actually looks sorta ok.

FA: Rod Young, 2000

FA: Andy, 1997

FA: Rod Young, 1989

Hard little move off the deck then it gives up.

Start: At little corner crack right of S.

FA: G Hill

Only goes up to the same level as where there's Pork. Rope drag (and ability)prevented continuation.

FA: G Hill

The first climb i bolted with the petrol drill and carrots, then later filled it with rings. Really good climbing after the slightly flaky lower section.

Start: At the bottom of the slot right of the arete.

FA: G Hill, 1989

Up scoop then over to the crack at the top of this traverse to the left and onto the wall above.

Start: Same as POTRM.

FA: Doddy will give it a burn.., 2000

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Author(s): Simon Carter, Carlie LeBreton, Rob LeBreton, Neil Monteith, Rod Young

Date: 2016

ISBN: 9780994278449

The new Nowra guide is the most comprehensive guide to one of Australias largest sport climbing destinations. Coincidently it also includes New Nowra or Braidwood Park as it is now known which contains 650 routes in itself. With over 1500 routes all up it will be impossible to run out of projects to get yourself spanked on ever again.

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