DMM "Bug". (Assorted Anodised colours. I have some Red and Grey as pictured...) Great all-rounder with exceptional friction. IMO)
NB NEW lighter model. For a short time only and while stocks last...
Because of ongoing problems with the various methods climbers use to access these popular areas - a NEW track has been created. This trail has been negotiated with the 2 landowners whose private property we had previously been crossing (via the rail corridor).
Park at end of Donald Road, Clarence (as per the old carpark).
Instead of walking down the roads leading south-west (past the Buddhist Retreat), find a set of rock cairns on right side at the carpark marking the start of a climbers trail leading directly south and downhill (on the east side of the Buddhist retreat). There are also fluro orange tape markers and fluro orange reflectors attached to trees. The trail heads steeply downhill for about 10 minutes until it reaches a road - it is insanely well marked with tape/reflectors. Turn right and follow road for a couple of hundred metres until you reach the 5 Ways Big Tree and the continuation of the original trail. See Google Map for details...
If you see or hear about ANYONE using the old access track past the Buddhist retreat please let them know about the new track! Especially anyone from interstate or overseas or is using the old guidebook. Our access to these crags depends on us using this new track. And FFS, don't trash any private property / keep out signs!