Sleaze cave

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 24




Two small caves with few problems.

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:


Park at the end of Manniken drive, Worronora heights. Walk through fire trail and turn left behind house, turn right after 10 metres then walk diagonally down to the left for 100 metres to the cave.


History timeline chart

Luke.W & Grant.S found this place on a dedicated sick day back in 2007.


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Grade Route

Start on the far left of cave 1 and traverse around to toilet sprayed on the rock.

Climb the spine a few meters then up black wall.

Sit start along roof arête to top out in choss cave.

FA: Grant Stewart, 2007

Directly below the FUCK spray paint on the rock. Start on the two big pockets far back and with out the back wall move out to more pockets and top out inside choss cave.

FA: Luke, 2007

Stand start on the obvious jug, head out left via good pocket to top up the corner.

From the back wall out right in the roof to mantle up on ledge.

FA: Luke.W

Crouch start on LH pinch at the far right in the cave through roof to jug and top out.

FA: Joe.H 2007, 2007

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