The Block Environs




Access issues inherited from Thompson's Sunrise

There is a private property boundary just meters past the East Access gully (in line with the East cliff face), do not stray past here.

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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Tricky start , then make you way up the wall, move left when you are above the rock scar. Final hard moves on exposed left nose, reach up high above the crack. 4RB's to 2RB anchor

FA: Jason Atkinson, 2003

3RB's to 2RB anchor.

FA: John Koster, 2005

As the name implies be prepared for a battle in order to overcome this imposing line.

Start: Start as for 'Burnum Burnum' but move right and up after the 1st RB.

FA: John Koster, 2005

Climb the wide corner crack at the back of the gully just left of the obvious orange streaked wall. It may be wise to supplement the RB's with natural gear.

FA: Lee Walker / Jason Atkinson, 2003

An unusual climb and well worth doing. After a hard start to get established traverse right along the front edge of the block before mantling to clip the anchors. 4RB's to 2RB anchor.

FA: Jason Atkinson, 2003

Layback the right hand side arête of the block, mantle and finish at the anchors of the 'The Edge'. 3RB's to 2RB anchor.

FA: John Koster, 2000

Climb 'Layback' but instead of mantling to finish , reverse climb 'The Edge'. To make up for not having to clip any anchors, to successfully tick this climb you must dismount the block and place both feet on the ground in an orderly fashion. Jumping off and rolling down the hill does not count. 7RB's.

FA: Alec Landstra, 13 May 2020

Start on the undercut right hand side of the block. It's a very bouldery start to pull on and lunge out left to the flake. Be prepared to fall off. 3RB's to 2RB anchor

FA: John Carvin, 2003


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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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