Has a very easy walk-in approach and excellent red rock. Basically a northerly continuation of the Chippendale cliffs, but the access ledge along the bottom doesn't connect so you have to approach from the north.

This area has recently undergone bolting by Phatty Phillips and his Merry Men, but due to being useless had to call in team Stretch and Ape index to clean up what mere mortals can't.

Access issues inherited from Point Perpendicular

Point Perp is located within a Navy Weapons Range and is closed on most weekdays for live fire exercises. It is generally open only on weekends and during NSW school holidays, but even at these times access can be restricted due to crowding and the limited amount of car parking within the range. In peak season the entrance gates can therefore be closed for hours at a time until the range empties out again; at these times consider starting early to beat the rush. At all times of the year, it is best to ring the rangers to check accessibility before you go (02 4448 3411), to avoid the risk of being turned away.

If the range is closed you can always go to the Town Cliffs, accessed from Currarong.


Contrary to the print guide the walk-in trails are exceedingly obvious as at 2020, perhaps due to fishermen. Approach along the firetrail which starts at 30 Crookhaven Pde, Currarong. This is good for mountain bikes if you'd rather not walk. Follow the firetrail east for 300m to the water reservoir, and continue another 500-600m to a sharp left turn in the firetrail. Follow the firetrail around the left turn, passing a fork after 80m (don't go L to trig station here). About 300-400m past the fork the trail drops into a subtle broad flat gully where the vegetation forms a tunnel over the track. In the middle of the gully/tunnel an obvious superhighway track heads east beneath the canopy ( -35.016540, 150.843260 ). Follow this for about 50m to the top of the ravine, then follow the path about three quarters of the way down the ravine towards the ocean, to where a big black cave appears on the R (south) side of the gully. The base of this cave is the start of the access ledge; walk easily through the cave and around onto the sea-facing cliffs, where the very generous ledge continues south for 100m under choss walls to reach the gorgeous red walls of good rock.

Ethic inherited from Point Perpendicular

Point Perp is predominantly a trad crag. There has been more bolting recently but this is a particularly contentious topic. A lot of the bolts are the traditional Aussie carrot and some routes require you to bring up to a dozen keyhole hangers.



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King line of the crag. Up the stunning face you see on the walk in. Stick clip high first bolt. Hold on tight!

FA: Alec Landstra & Mitchell Stewart, 26 Sep 2020

Climbs a nice black streak under the legde. Could be used as an access pitch

FA: Mitchell Stewart & Joshua Yang, 30 Sep 2020

Start 1m right of Sofa King, Bring a couple of medium-sized cams (#1-4), Mostly rings.

FA: Mitchell Stewart & davedave, 6 Oct 2020

From anchors above Cry Freedom trend left and upwards to exciting finish

FA: Troy Clifton, 26 Sep 2020

Climbs the brilliant looking black streak up high via some hard moves.

Lovely technical climbing up great rock! Grade needs confirmation. Get on it!! Starts off the legde, 2m left of the corner crack

Starts from the higher ledge that is accessed by either rapping in or climbing Dettol from the bottom area..

Great techo moves all the way

Starts 2m right of glen 20. Climbs up through the lovely rock. Stay on the face at the end for an exciting finish!

FA: Alec Landstra, 2 Oct 2020

Harder than it should be... 2m right of Rosetta Stoned. Loads of bolts at the crux to keep you safe.

FA: Alec Landstra, 2 Oct 2020

Please stay off until Ricky drags himself up it

Rick says its 20 but Alec is not convinced. Fun moves on great rock. Starts 2m left of dettol at shared start.

FA: Rick Phillips & Shifty Clifty, 5 Oct 2020

The climb to access the top ledge.. Straight up to an exciting mantle.. Higher belay bolts roughly 3 mtrs back from ledge

Starts 3m right of Dettol. Nice techo moves

FA: Nick Odri, 2 Oct 2020

3m right of Southbound. Named after Ricky told Simon he was putting his designer sunnies on a rock. Simon promptly sat on them and destroyed them.

FA: Rick Phillips & Simon Vaughan, 4 Oct 2020

looks dope!

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Author(s): Robert Dunn

Date: 2011

ISBN: 9780646561417

Featuring 466 routes with updated access information, the latest Perpendicular climbing guide has easy to use, full colour topos and photographs.

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