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Bald Face Point

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Description

An old Crag that originally used to be a sandstone quarry that has some new climbs recently bolted, this is a good little crag for those new to the sport or the indoor climber that wants to experience outdoor rock-climbing for the first time. Bring bolt plates as sets of carrots recently added on top for Rappelling in and are positioned to practice setting up and equalising anchors. Best to bring a brush as it gets a bit sandy after rain

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Access issues inherited from Sutherland

For over 50 years climbers in the Sutherland Shire have enjoyed free access to many fantastic crags and caves. But as of 2014 there have been access problems emerging at several climbing and bouldering areas due to aboriginal art sites and shell middens in caves. Sutherland Shire Council and the Dept of Enviroment and Heritage have announced closures and sign-posted some of these aboriginal sites, with further closures and signs to be added during summer/autumn 2016/2017. Areas of particular problem are ground level overhangs with flat bases, the type of terrain popular at hard bouldering areas. Whilst the details are sorted out keep a low profile, clean up ALL rubbish (inc removing mattresses in bouldering caves) and avoid climbing at closed areas. In particular treat non-climbers you see at crags with the utmost respect as they could be rangers, archeologists, traditional owners or anyone else with a dim view of climbers and the ability to shut us out. Climbing in Royal National Park has been officially banned for many years - probably due mostly to the Wattamolla 'don't jump off rocks' cliff-diving-into-water ban. For more information about aboriginal sites and rockclimbing please read this link from Sutherland Council: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0KxtU2nUQB9cjhHUWE4cE5HWnM/view?usp=sharing

Approach

Bald Face Point Reserve is at the end of Stuart St in Blakehurst. The cliff is directly below the lookout after the carpark. Walk down the track to the left leading down to the sandstone steps.

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Start at the high side at the base of the wall

Set by George Paulides & Sam K

Start at left side of Arête

Set by George Paulides & Sam K

FA: Timy

Slabby start then keep to the left

Set by George Paulides & Sam K

FA: Sam K

Start at Time spent taken needing small and offset protection up and over the overhang and finish up on TST's anchors

Set by George Paulides & Sam K

FA: George Paulides

Loose and blocky. Start on left side of face, 2m right of arete. Up slab to steeper wall with easy finish. Glue in BRs to DBB.

Climb as you like straight up or to the left or right of the climb

Set by Sam K

FA: Sam K

Grade 23/24? Start below large roof crack in middle of weathered wall. Up and out the roof crack. The manky old bolts need replacing. (Note Not recommend to climb water now continues to seep from crack slippery and loose

Start strait up face veering left to small overhang overhang makes it hard to see last bolt up and over to anchors above

Set by George Paulides & Sam K

FA: Joel

Start to the right of Shoulder On using its second bolt stay to the right up over the right side of the overhang shares anchors with Shoulder On

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