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The Hide Away

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Summary

Single pitch sandstone sport-climbing with almost all day shade and lush rainforest surroundings. Five minute approach. A good local alternate to a day at Nowra for those with a shortage of time.

Description

South West Sydney keeps on giving. Another wall of water washed sandstone with 10-20m high sport routes.

Access issues

UPDATE - the descent gully rungs have been replaced and the old holes patched. The chopped bolts are slowly being replaced or patched if not needed. History - In mid 2015 someone has chopped several of the ground level bolts, and the access rungs. If you know who did this, or saw anything suspicious please contact nsw [at] safercliffs.org Climbers have removed a lot of bogan rubbish from the base of this crag, including hundreds of bottles and cans. Please keep the place clean! Don't throw orange peels into the bush, they don't rot. If you see any trash left by others please take it out with you.

There are two large Tarps in the Main cave to keep gear and boots clean - please leave these!

Approach

Park at the corner of Bensley and Mercedes Rds in Ingleburn. Head through the locked gate until the end of Mercedes Rd. Turn left over the gate and down the closed bitumen road for about 80 metres till you see a foot track on the R. Turn R down this and follow it for about 150 metres to another faint track on the R and the top of the cliff about 15 metres down this. The descent rungs are about 15 metres L of here (facing out).

A short scramble down a series of rungs here on the northern end of the cliff (the left end facing out). This descent access is not suitable for small children or non-climbers, but it is possible to go 100m further L (facing out) and come down a track and traverse back R.

Ethic

None - it is Sydney style sport routes on ring bolts. Please keep off any tagged closed projects.

History

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Early recorded history is minimal. Locals call this area Greengate (apparently named after the color of the gate on the main road that was once painted green). Two weird old carrot bolts have been found on this cliffline - one at the base of the Descent Gully Wall and one on the arete on the far right end of Easy Street. Some old faded slings and biners were found in the bush. As a densely developed sport crag the history begins with the discovery by local Matt Brooks after some extensive bush bashing in early 2014.

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