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Summary

Beautiful location, short boulders and DWS in summer

Description

A popular spot for walkers, fishermen and apparently litterers. Lots of new route potential as the rock keeps on going down the waters edge. Beware lots of broken glass, and other litter, around. If we all bring a plastic bag to fill with rubbish we can have a positive impact on this beautiful spot.

A video of almost all of the first ascents of the original 17 climbs can be found here almost in the order listed here: Tom Bes FAs

Access issues

Be mindful of other non climbers who also use the area for leisure activities of all kinds.

Approach

Park on henry lawsons drive here (Parking-33.978526, 151.003931). head a few metres into the bush onto the rock platform and behold.

Ethic

We acknowledge the Bidjigal nation as the Traditional Owners of this unceded land and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. Treat it like it's sacred as it is.

History

History timeline chart

Developed during 2021 lockdown by Tom Bes

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Routes

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start on mid height crimps. Use the arete and face to move up and out.

FA: Tom Beswetherick, 2021

start on two side pulls and slabby foot. Get established then pop up to crimpy rail and head up. Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Beswetherick, 2021

Start with both hands on the big sidepull. use tiny edge to stand and then straight up.

FA: Jesse P

Set: Tom Bes

start with one hand on higher sidepull and high foot. head up the slopey arete

FA: Tom Bes, 2021

Sidepull match on slopey arete to start then straight up. Whats with all the sidepull slabs?

FA: Tom Bes, 2021

Start on low left jug and gaston crimp out on right. pop up to rail and then out. Funky First Move Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Bes, 2021

Sit start layback on arete slopers. Feet on other face and layback to victory. Burly Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Bes

Start on thin crimps and slopey feet. go up (not down as a rule)

FA: Tom Bes

Start on low crimps, toe hook down to left to move up.

FA: Tom Bes

Start on low wide sidepulls on either side of arete. Hug the fridge and climb it. Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Bes

Anyone know the difference? either way do it up the blackened flaring crack and have fun.

FA: Tom Bes, 2021

sit start with both hands on low edge and feet way out left. Heave up and lock of to gain crimps and top out directly up the overhanging block. Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Bes

Straight up to the left of Side pull Sally. Sit start in small crimps.

Sit start on with two hands on sidepull pinch. Go right into finish of Heel Toe Tommy.

Sit start directly under low roof on crimps. Use toe hook to gain good break then use heels and toes on right side to gain top of bulge. Then straight up. Burly Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Bes, 2021

Sit start in overhung featured block, move straight up face on good holds and top out over lip. Watch the landing, dont fall in the river

FA: Tom Beswetherick

Drop down to the area with big square block. Start on arete and obvious jug for right hand. Climb that arete my friend! Tom Bes FA

FA: 2021

start in lowest break just in front of pointy rock to right of wattle bush. Move up through the slight corner feature with slightly exciting top out. Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Bes, 2021

edge out on rocks above mud line to the right side of the wattle bush. get on wall and stay low and head out right using break. one you reach the right hand arete head round it a bit and top out. Easyish and beautiful climb but basically unprotectable due to the mud, river and rocks directly below. Climb at own risk. Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Beswetherick, 2021

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Author(s): Neil Monteith & Simon Carter

Date: 2021

ISBN: 9780645299908

Featuring 1142 climbing routes located at 24 of the best crags in the Sydney area, this A5 size guide book is super user friendly with easy to use colour cliff topos and access maps. Covers sport and trad climbing at a variety of grades, something for everyone.

Author(s): Mike Forward and Peter Balint

Date: 2023

With 2065 bouldering problems ranging from V0-V15 across 57 areas nestled around Sydney, the all new Sydney Bouldering Guide will keep you occupied for years to come. Just because we live in Sydney we'll try not to be biased but honestly this city has some amazing bouldering and usually not more than a few minutes off the road or some even near parks and train stations. There's no need to camp out and trek for hours to get to world class problems, they're right on your door step.

Authors Mike Forward and Peter Balint spent over 7 years putting this guide together and is the first new bouldering guide for Sydney in over 20 years. It's over 350 colour pages including 600+ colour photo tops, crag tops, amazing images and more.

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