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Bass and Flinder's Point

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Description

With a constant breeze and climbing in shade offered for most of the day. This crag offers good conditions all year round. Not rain protected.

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

Park at Gowrie Street and find the marker. Walk on the path down hill towards salmon haul reserve. Turn left and walk down the stairs towards hungry point, at the base of the stairs head left and on trail to graffiti covered boulder.

Ethic

Sports climbing, stick clip would be helpful.

Routes

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First route on the approach. Start on horn feature to the right of graffiti "high". Up on slopers and traverse right. Slab finish to anchors.

Fun link up. Start as for FF. Traverse low at 3rd bolt(instead of finish for FF) Take 3rd bolt of AARD. Continue right and slightly down as for TML, finish up TML or KC (for an extra bolt) Same grade.

FA: nathanual hebbard & Jason Green

Start on pod feature right of FF. Flexible movement to establish yourself on the slab, take 2nd and 3rd bolt of FF and finish at the same anchors. Boulder is out for the start.

3m right of FF. White marker AARD at base (to the right of 260 graffiti) Up 2 bolts on pockets and edges, take left 3rd bolt. Same finish as FF. Spotted boulder to your left is out for the start.

Start up AARD for 2 bolts then head right and tackle the mantle, slab to finish at anchors for KC.

Starts 2m right of AARD. Up horizontal breaks via some dynamic moves for 2 bolts, slab finish to anchor.

White marker BMM at the base. Boulder to the left is out. Interesting slab boulder gets you established for moves on good edges. Anchors under rooflet (same finish as DF).

Starts at white square 3m right of BMM. Potentially a height dependent climb. Establish yourself on the slab and up to pocket, finish at anchors under the rooflet.

Start up DF for 2 bolts, traverse right at the break clipping 2nd bolt of MM and finishing at anchors.

Closed Project, Stay Off

Worthwhile. Start on ledge 3m right of MM, dynamic move to good pocket. Up and traverse left to shared anchors of MM.

FA: nathanual hebbard & Jason Green

Start as for UT, extended draw on the anchor and traverse the low break to finish at anchors of BMM/DF.

closed project stay off

closed project stay off

closed project stay off

Closed Project, Stay Off

Dyno off the block and up to jug, short draw recommended. Traverse left with thought provoking movement and up to anchors.

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