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Kangaroo valley trad routes?
brendane
25/09/2007
1:17:36 PM
Apologies if this has been discussed before but has anyone looked at establishing some trad routes on the valley walls of Kangaroo valley (near nowra)?

From a distance it looks impressive but these types of walls tend to be chossy at closer inspection....

I'm thinking of doing a scouting mission out there from canberra this weekend to look at some possible lines so if anyone has any good info or reasons not to do it, any advice would be appreciated. Also, i am currently looking into access details so if anyone is aware of this spill the beans!

BundyBear
25/09/2007
1:28:15 PM
I have had a look. Manning lookout has good access...

brendane
25/09/2007
1:53:56 PM
cool....there is a good starting point...how did the walls look up close?

cruze
25/09/2007
1:58:58 PM
A few years ago a few friends of mine went to some of the better looking cliffs around kangaroo valley. They recounted their day saying that it consisted of a five hour walk-in, one hand and one foot on the rock, two holds on the ground then a five hour walk out. Ahhh adventure...

wombly
25/09/2007
2:01:27 PM
>a five hour walk-in, one hand and one foot on the rock, two holds on the ground then a five hour >walk out. Ahhh adventure...

had a very similar adventue up there a couple of years ago - nice walk though!

BundyBear
25/09/2007
2:42:20 PM
Manning Lookout access takes about 30 seconds from the car. Noice big aretes. Dont know much about doing it trad, you might need a few bolts...

Look at the topo maps, google earth, dept lands site, etc, etc.

You want top access, you cant be walking up from the valley....
brendane
25/09/2007
2:59:33 PM
yeh i think top access is the go...less walking the better.

From the comments above it sounds like a bit of a waste of time but i think i will check it out anyways and see if there is anything to do there....might be a few solid gems around

thanks all!
grangrump
26/09/2007
11:27:57 AM
I think that Brogan Bunt et al. established some routes around there a decade or so ago (and Andrew Bull had his accident?).
I never got down there (prefer Pt Perp) but I recall an access issue arose due to reports of rare rock wallabies at one or some crags.

Hawkman
26/09/2007
11:33:22 AM
that was at the babylon/gaza strip areas which are 10km west of nowra. Not quite in the kangaroo valley.

some friends of mine did a route on mount carrialoo in the mid 90's but it inolved a massiv uphill slog and loose rock.

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