Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop

DMM: Viper Size L (2013 model as shown) Padded Adjustable Harness, 5 Gear Loops Fits: Waist 87-104cm Legs: 55-70cm   $89.00
26% Off

Chockstone Photography Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - Crag & Route Beta

Crag & Route Beta

 Page 1 of 2. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 22
Area Location Sub Location Crag Links
All NSW (General) (General) (General)  

Author
climbing near wagga wagga?
fingernailsarepretty
28/03/2011
4:04:24 PM
Hi Guys

Just trying to find out if there is any climbing near Wagga Wagga? Family responsibilites require that I head there.

Yours hopefully
fingernails

Superstu
28/03/2011
4:09:01 PM
You can't go wrong with "THE ROCK" !

http://routes.sydneyrockies.org.au/display/nswrock/The+Rock

Track down either the Rock mini guide or the VCC Eastern Vic guide. Worth a day or two of climbing, pretty good for a micro crag.

climbau
28/03/2011
4:38:37 PM
Morgans Lookout is fine for a bit of adventure bouldering.

Paulie
28/03/2011
5:21:55 PM
Geez mate, you must've been desperate to go bouldering there! We were sussing it out for freeride MTB, not climbing!

The Rock is where it's at around Wagga. Perfect rock, great routes at all grades, interesting and challenging trad climbing, great views, Peregrine Falcons, it gets 2 very enthusiastic thumbs up from me :-)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
28/03/2011
9:04:15 PM
On 28/03/2011 climbau wrote:
>Morgans Lookout is fine for a bit of adventure bouldering.

It is that, but also has about two half-decent free climb routes too!

I agree with Paulie, after one day there it would be more of a desperation effort than anything else.



I also endorse Paulie's assessment of The Rock, and just so you know that we are not 'having you on', the township of The Rock (adjacent to The Rock), is about 45 minutes east of Wagga Wagga.
bl@ke
28/03/2011
9:47:44 PM
The rock is rather loose, slanty, hollow and just plain boring. But it is ok for a few trips.
jacq
28/03/2011
10:42:11 PM
You've just got spoilt because you live at the Pines and only have to stagger a few metres to spectacular rock! The Rock is a bit of a walk up to the crag itself, but the views are great and the climbs are just fine. Blake is just spoilt. ;P
Wendy
29/03/2011
8:07:22 AM
I'm with Blake. i stopped there once on the way to the blueys and wouldn't bother again. And given the Rock was once almost his local, and people tend to be a bit sentimental about their local, I think that's quite a telling assessment from him.

Climboholic
29/03/2011
9:20:23 AM
"The Rock" is quite a generous name. It would be more aptly named "The Choss Pile".

gordoste
29/03/2011
1:48:04 PM
As long as you're not expecting a world-class crag you can definitely entertain yourself for a couple of days at the Rock and you can find a couple of projects to work. Choss-pile is definitely not justified, the main climbing area (The Towers) is pretty solid if you stay on the orange rock.


Superstu
29/03/2011
2:33:19 PM
Yeah, stop dissin' the Rock, there are some neat routes up there and nobody has caught ross river fever from climbing there yet so I reckon it poos over araps at the moment.

Paulie
29/03/2011
5:36:12 PM
On 29/03/2011 Wendy wrote:
>I'm with Blake. i stopped there once on the way to the blueys and wouldn't
>bother again. And given the Rock was once almost his local, and people
>tend to be a bit sentimental about their local, I think that's quite a
>telling assessment from him.

Tenneriffe would be more local to Bl@ke, The Rock is a really long way away from Benalla! Jacq's right, living at Araps has spoilt him.

The Rock has some brilliant routes that are soild 2-3 star testpieces (by Araps standards) for the grade; routes like Wall Flower (17), Instant Religion (20), The Staircase (21), Chaos (23) and Space Junk (24) are all on great hard quartzite, always committing, located in exciting positions and solid at the grade trad routes, anyone who says any different has either never tried them or likes bolts too much :-P

nmonteith
29/03/2011
6:23:52 PM
One more positive vote for The Rock from me. I enjoyed the couple of routes I did there - and its a handy stop-over between Brisbane and Melbourne. The rock quality pisses all over most of the Blue Mountains.

Pat
30/03/2011
9:16:11 AM
There's also a big bit of rock south of the Rock on the Olympic Way. It overlooks the Hume just a bit north of Albury. Has anyone ever got over to it?
Wendy
30/03/2011
9:59:11 AM
I did some supposed *** 20 there. I didn't rate it. I was still living in Blackheath at the time, so you can't even blame my being an arapiles coddled baby.

The Good Dr
30/03/2011
10:39:53 AM
On 30/03/2011 Pat wrote:
>There's also a big bit of rock south of the Rock on the Olympic Way. It
>overlooks the Hume just a bit north of Albury. Has anyone ever got over
>to it?

It is called Tabletop and is conglomerate munge. I lived slightly west of it when I worked in Albury and got the permission of the local landholder to have a look around. Basically it is stones held together with mud and is unclimbable without crampons and ice axes.

As for The Rock. OK for a day or two (maybe 3), with some good routes, though not the 2-3 * classics that Paulie reckons. Other than that it is pretty barren out Wagga way..

nmonteith
30/03/2011
11:18:32 AM
I'm amazed how little there is to climb in central and western NSW. Compare it to the desert country of the USA or anywhere in Europe and its the home of the flat earth society.
Jacq
30/03/2011
1:36:07 PM
On 30/03/2011 nmonteith wrote:
>I'm amazed how little there is to climb in central and western NSW. Compare
>it to the desert country of the USA or anywhere in Europe and its the home
>of the flat earth society.

...in more ways than one!

Paulie
31/03/2011
7:53:45 AM
Yep, Tabletop is complete choss. Amazing for bush walking though, there's some wonderful cool gullies and because it's virtually an oasis in a desert of agricultural land, there is absolutely stacks of bird and animal life in there, fantastic walking and very highly recommended.

Bob Cowan and some others (JS and MR?) put up a couple of routes there in the central area a long time ago (15+ yrs ago?), I've climbed them and they're crap.

There is however, potential for bouldering amongst the caves and water worn boulders in the lower gullies, I did a couple of short problems in caves there that were pretty good, all the water has eroded the crappy rock and left decent solid stuff with pockets where the conglomerate has pulled out.

Re 2-3 star routes at The Rock. I reckon that if you plonked Staircase or Chaos at Araps, they'd both get at least 2 stars.
hero
31/03/2011
8:29:59 AM
I'm out at Leeton at the moment and there's quite a bit of rock here. A lot seems to be on private land and I haven't had a chance to check out much. Griffith has urban bouldering which I hope to check out today.

But Neil, don't be amazed, it is quite simply explained by geology. We're a much older country. Warn down and tired.

 Page 1 of 2. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 22
There are 22 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints