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Crag & Route Beta

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Bombo Quarry, Kiama NSW

nmonteith
12/06/2013
4:19:28 PM
The section of rock in the first and third photos I posted does not appear to be part of the quarry. It's directly next to the ocean (literally has water lapping at the base in hidden slot). The rock is really solid, and the top is clean rock - no dirt. The 'lines' are mainly very fused - there are two bolted lines. The 2nd photo appeared to be quarried stone. Although 'quarry' is a bit of misnomer - it appears they just levered off the large pillars, revealing other pillars underneath it. So the surface of the rock appears to be clean and 'natural'.

grantoss
12/06/2013
4:23:07 PM
I might be tripping but I think somebody once told me that OZ's first 27 resides there.... WW&S can probbaly verify

nmonteith
12/06/2013
4:24:27 PM
On 12/06/2013 grantoss wrote:
>I might be tripping but I think somebody once told me that OZ's first 27
>resides there.... WW&S can probbaly verify

Yep - there were lots of hard routes at Bombo according to legend.

hangdog
12/06/2013
4:31:41 PM
I think back in the Dark ages Geoff Weigand climbed some routes there.

Miguel75
12/06/2013
4:46:39 PM
Looks pretty funky and darn fun.
skegly
12/06/2013
5:09:49 PM
Yes it was great to find it in the early 90s. It saved my arse in art school and I painted it for years. As far as climbing history contact Bob who wrote the piont pep guide book issue before last. There is a few lines left from your first pic. I also liked the face in the middle that is the back wall of the 'castle' that the waves sometimes break over. I have heaps of pics and paintings of the area but haven't sussed attaching pics.
Yes point pep is better but why would that stop someone climbing rock that they haven't yet.


On 12/06/2013 nmonteith wrote:
>
>
>Surely this excites someone? Only an hour from Sydney!
ratt07
12/06/2013
6:11:37 PM
neil contact g hill he probably knows about the climbing there. told me a story once about a climb being protected with a small nut followed by a 20 cent coin bashed in to keep nut in place.he and mark woodard climbed there about 5 or 6 years ago before a trip to buffalo. hope this helps rat

Pat
12/06/2013
6:42:54 PM
During my short stint in W' gong I poked around here and also to the north and also possibly south of the blow hole - (but my memory is a bit foggy - it was in the late eighties). The other areas that I looked at had reasonable lines above about ten feet, but I remember that the starts were horrible. The basalt was overlying a band of lumpy grey smooth choss at ground level that was undercut because it was really soft. Also climbed the blowhole in a rising traverse - heinously sharp rock on the fingers - really hateful.

wallwombat
12/06/2013
7:08:18 PM
Looks like a good spot to learn how to aid climb, if you live in Sydney or the Gong.
skegly
12/06/2013
7:54:28 PM
Also as far as the treatment plant goes bob told me that when they heard that the back wall was the best lines if they had known then they would have built it elsewhere as its a huge site. This must of happenend after 90 as none of my old photos show it?
kieranl
12/06/2013
9:56:28 PM
On 12/06/2013 hangdog wrote:
>I think back in the Dark ages Geoff Weigand climbed some routes there.
It's worth digging up some early 80's copies of Screamer just to read Hill's news reports from "The Big B" and Geoff's wobbler in the letters section. Maybe there's some copies in the Nati cafe.
skegly
12/06/2013
11:58:07 PM
On 12/06/2013 grantoss wrote:
>I might be tripping but I think somebody once told me that OZ's first 27
>resides there.... WW&S can probbaly verify

y
Yep hangman the first. 27 in nsw. Don't know if first in aust. Dr nick also had some info.on a past thread about the boneyard.

Snacks
13/06/2013
4:40:20 PM
Good (retro) find Neil. Looks like some interesting stemming and bridging action to be had.
One Day Hero
13/06/2013
6:33:24 PM
On 13/06/2013 Snacks wrote:
>Good (retro) find Neil.

Really? I have trouble with the idea that something which has been looked at by a couple of waves of developers but left alone because their standards were higher, can suddenly become a "discovery" when a person with suitably low standards arrives on the scene.

But showing up to a crag 20mins from a city, mistaking all the routes which were established 30yrs ago for unclimbed lines, then spraying it all over the internet as a major discovery (despite not even rapping in and checking things out on toprope)............this is a "good retro find"???

nmonteith
13/06/2013
7:02:49 PM
On 13/06/2013 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 13/06/2013 Snacks wrote:
>>Good (retro) find Neil.
>
>Really? I have trouble with the idea that something which has been looked
>at by a couple of waves of developers but left alone because their standards
>were higher, can suddenly become a "discovery" when a person with suitably
>low standards arrives on the scene.
>
>But showing up to a crag 20mins from a city, mistaking all the routes
>which were established 30yrs ago for unclimbed lines, then spraying it
>all over the internet as a major discovery (despite not even rapping in
>and checking things out on toprope)............this is a "good retro find"???

So I'm confused - you say all the lines have been done and they have also all been left alone. Which is it? All I was asking for was any info as the place looked interesting and I have read and talked to many older climbers who said the place was alright. Feel free to ignore this topic Damo if it gets you so heated under the collar! Next time I'll be sure you get your approval before asking any questions on this forum.
simone
13/06/2013
7:11:25 PM
Get over it you lot. It's only 15m and wouldn't be there if not originally a quarry for gods sake!

stugang
13/06/2013
8:31:00 PM
On 13/06/2013 nmonteith wrote:

>
>So I'm confused -

say that again.

Dr Stu says chill out and try rereading the post....and if you dont get it try rerereading the post....and if you dont get it try rerererereading the post etc.


Pat
13/06/2013
9:37:19 PM
On 13/06/2013 I wrote the book. wrote:
>Get over it you lot. It's only 15m and wouldn't be there if not originally
>a quarry for gods sake!

Just a little more clarification on my earlier post : the cliffs that I was talking about are natural features on the rock platforms in the area.
Dave C
13/06/2013
9:59:21 PM
On 12/06/2013 kieranl wrote:

>It's worth digging up some early 80's copies of Screamer just to read
>Hill's news reports from "The Big B" and Geoff's wobbler in the letters
>section.

I seem to remember that letter finishing with something like "...MY NAMES NOT F**KING RALPH!!!"
Priceless.


nmonteith
13/06/2013
10:40:14 PM
I sent you a PM this morning Glen! Check your in box.

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