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Alfred's monument

  • Grade context: AU
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  • Ascents: 1
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Description

Just to the right of the main project wall is a large split rock perched atop another smaller rock. Rage is the first route here and faces into the crag with more potential for roof routes and hard headwalls.

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

After you have gone down the track and stepped across the ditch on the right, the monument is obvious up on the hill to the right, with the project wall to the left of this.

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A fairly burly but surprisingly technical roof fist crack. There are only a few points where it contracts down enough for a jam, so it's big moves between these. You need to get deep so long sleeves are recommended. Start at base of crack with both feet and hands in crack before first constriction. Stay in crack until rounded flake on top left after lip. Tom Bes FA

FA: Tom Bes, 2021

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