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Description

The best crag in the region for both the variety of routes and the scenery. Generally excellent climbing with something for all climbers... roofs, walls and slabs.

Access issues

RESPECT ABORIGINAL CULTURAL HERITAGE CLOSURES - there are two closed areas at Thompson's Point containing art - The Mini Wall (under Cowboy Junkies) and the right side of The Pocketed Wall. Respect anyone who is visiting these areas - keep the noise down and give them space to appreciate these important sites. This is an evolving access issue so please keep informed via ACANSW website and Facebook group.

NO CAMPING AT THIS CRAG PLEASE - including the two carparks or any cave at the crag. Council Rangers have been patrolling the area (2019) and telling campers it is not legal to camp here. Rubbish and unattended campfires are also a major trigger point for bad relations with land managers. Council has received complaints from the public and is forced to follow them up. Continued access to these areas is at stake.

Approach

Follow Yalwal Road out West of Nowra following signs for the University. After a couple of kms, turn into George Evans Road signposted for the Uni. Straight through the first roundabout and again at the second. Follow the dirt road for less than a kilometre and take a right into Jonsson Road. Follow to the very end under the powerlines.

Where to stay

The Shoalhaven Ski Park offers a variety of paid camping and caravanning options directly across the river from Thompson's Point, otherwise accommodation can be found in Nowra, or camping further afield such as the Berry Showground (Camping at Thompson's Point and some other bush areas is banned!).

Ethic inherited from Illawarra and Shoalhaven

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

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Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
11
666
10m
3
Closed Mini Wall area
4
390
6m
2
Orca Area area
14
3,910
20m
6
12
1,907
17m
3
Warning The Pocketed Wall area
25
2,947
15m
4
Vine Wall area
20
333
15m
1
21
3,403
19m
5
Carpark Canyon unknown area
14
120
11m
2

Routes

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A bunch of roofy things. Generally fine climbing swiped off Fat Mark after he gave up.

Start: Left side of the cliff

FA: G Hill, 2004

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