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Crag & Route Beta

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Kanangra-Boyd Climbing (Kanangra Deep)
PThomson
4/06/2012
11:13:31 PM
G'day all,

Does anyone have any info on the climbing routes out at Kanangra-Boyd National Park (I think the specific area is called the Kanangra Deep).

I noticed on Dave Nobel's websites he's got a trip report of about 5 different "Adventure" routes, supposedly with pretty good rock. But I can't find any REAL details about the routes.

I think when I first started climbing a few years ago I found some details online, but no luck at the moment.

Thanks.

-Paul
oldtraddad
5/06/2012
11:58:26 AM
Tom Williams and Ian Brown have done quite a few routes out there. I've been out there with Tom a few times. The routes are good the rock hard. Sorry I don't remember much more, ... but thats why it's called adventure climbing.
maxdacat
5/06/2012
1:52:36 PM
The Walls themselves look pretty crumbly....has anyone done anything up there?
PThomson
5/06/2012
4:08:29 PM
These were some photos from Dave Nobel's website:

http://www.david-noble.net/climbing/2009/Kanangra/KanangraDeep.html

http://www.david-noble.net/climbing/2007/SkullRidge/SkullRidge.html
dalai
5/06/2012
4:14:36 PM
On 5/06/2012 oldtraddad wrote:
> The routes are good the rock hard.

and

On 5/06/2012 maxdacat wrote:
>The Walls themselves look pretty crumbly....has anyone done anything up
>there?

Do I smell a sandbag? ;-)
DaveN
5/06/2012
5:17:55 PM
Yep - I've been out that way with Tom Williams a few times. Tom has done a lot of long routes out there. Mostly with Ian Brown. One, near Kanangra Falls (called the White Tower of something) was written up in "Rock" many years ago. The rock is surprisingly good, but there can be loose blocks and its not uncommon to use the odd orchid or two as handholds. Tom has names for all the climbs but I don't know if he has written them up anywhere. Some would better be described as "scrambles"

Dave

nmonteith
5/06/2012
5:25:18 PM
Great looking rock! Looks a lot like Mt Rosea - super fine grained sandstone in blocks.
dfinnecy
5/06/2012
6:49:15 PM
When I first moved to Aus I tagged along on a bushwalking trip out there, I hadn't climbed in Australia at that point. I remember being pretty amazed looking at the walls there and realizing they were all but unknown being less than 3 hours from Sydney CBD. I remember the small amount of rock I saw up close was interesting and looked very different from Bluies sandstone.
oldtraddad
6/06/2012
2:51:52 PM
The climbs are all on the older more metamorphosed rock in the deep, not the younger horizontal bedded and arguably chossy sandstones and conglomerates of Kanangra walls themselves. The experiences are more akin to alpine rockclimbing /mountaineering than cragging. The rock is pretty compact though it can dislodge in blocks and protection is sparser than at Araps :)

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