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Chockstone Forum - Crag & Route Beta

Crag & Route Beta

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Wombeyan Caves
bobic
19/01/2012
10:32:09 AM
Has anyone climbed at any of the crags at Wombeyan Caves? Are they worth the effort? Any advice? Cheers.

Sonic
19/01/2012
11:50:37 AM
My understanding is that climbing is a no-no in the Karst Conservation Reserve.

If there are any developed crags around there where are they? (Aside from Lanagan's, Wollondilly River crags, etc)

Superstu
19/01/2012
12:50:25 PM
Climbing in the karst conservo area might be a nono but would bouldering be OK?

http://routes.sydneyrockies.org.au/display/nswrock/Wombeyan+Caves

Developed crags in the region:

http://routes.sydneyrockies.org.au/display/nswrock/Wollondilly

Would love to hear if anybody has been down there recently.

Dr Nick
19/01/2012
6:29:59 PM
I've chatted informally with the head ranger there years ago and was told it's officially no go on the limestone (marble really, but near enough in this case). That said, there is some OK bouldering around, a fun little 20ish toprope underneath the balcony in Tinted Cave, and presumably some awesome DWS in the gorge. Don't use chalk, don't leave any obvious traces, and do it when it's quiet.
widewetandslippery
19/01/2012
7:01:36 PM
Lanagans creek is awesome
mikllaw
19/01/2012
7:02:56 PM
On 19/01/2012 widewetandslippery wrote:
>Lanagans creek is awesome
You're right, it's the best chance you'll have of meeting Milats.
widewetandslippery
19/01/2012
7:34:58 PM
Mike dont knock the FIRM.
mikllaw
19/01/2012
7:49:43 PM
seriously,
I went to Wombeyan caves back when the only things I responded to were testosterone, adrenalin, and unclimbed rock, and can't remember anything special about the place.

Giles said lanagan's is good but small, but the walk in is scrubby,

Perpendicular rock looks amazing, but is either a stiff walk up from the valley below, or a bit of negotiation to get through a bunch of farms on top of the plateau to appraoch the cliff from the top
widewetandslippery
19/01/2012
9:08:37 PM
There are some other threads on this topic, wollondilly (sp) may be the way to go. No matter what great country and a great place to go.

Sonic
19/01/2012
10:52:11 PM
On 19/01/2012 superstu wrote:
>Climbing in the karst conservo area might be a nono but would bouldering
>be OK?
>
>http://routes.sydneyrockies.org.au/display/nswrock/Wombeyan+Caves

I was at the caves last month and I spoke to the ranger quite extensively (mostly as I'm trying to get into NPWS) and the answer I got was climbing anywhere in the Conservation Area is off-limits. There may be some opportunity upstream however the access seemed terrible!

Superstu
19/01/2012
10:55:55 PM
People clambour all over the rocks at the swimming hole, why is that any different to doing it with your sticky boots on over a deep pool? It's a good fun walk for a hot day to follow the creek upstream (or was it downstream?) for about an hour. You have to swim sections. The rock looks great, many deep pools to crash into.

sonic
20/01/2012
2:30:32 AM
Maybe thats ok then. Ive never ventured that far up myself tbh - but maybe it is worth a look!

Superstu
20/01/2012
7:35:29 AM
maybe go chalkless so not to leave any trace?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
20/01/2012
9:15:21 PM
On 19/01/2012 mikllaw wrote:
>On 19/01/2012 widewetandslippery wrote:
>>Lanagans creek is awesome
>You're right, it's the best chance you'll have of meeting Milats.

I thought one had to go to gaol to do that these days!
;-)

rodw
20/01/2012
10:50:09 PM
You'd be wrong

IdratherbeclimbingM9
22/01/2012
3:49:05 PM
On 20/01/2012 rodw wrote:
>You'd be wrong

...~> except for a couple of instances!
Heh, heh, heh.
widewetandslippery
22/01/2012
4:59:24 PM
M9 one thing working with kids at risk down that way another being on the train saturday night with youth gone wild. The current millat murder doesn't really surprise me and genetics may have nothing to do with it. To misquote redgum "I've been to bargo to".

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23/01/2012
3:32:26 PM
On 22/01/2012 widewetandslippery wrote:
>M9 one thing working with kids at risk down that way another being on the
>train saturday night with youth gone wild. The current millat murder doesn't
>really surprise me and genetics may have nothing to do with it. To misquote
>redgum "I've been to bargo to".

Bigtime respect for your adventuring tendencies ww&s! Mixing it with the Bargo boys on weekend night public transport is something that makes the brown snakes at Wingello seem tame by comparison!
;-)

PS, I am also a Redgum fan from way back (love their anti-establishment stance), so can identify with your sentiment!

Pat
Online Now
23/01/2012
8:48:27 PM
On 22/01/2012 widewetandslippery wrote:
. . . .The current millat murder doesn't really surprise me . . .


Has there been another Millat murder?
widewetandslippery
23/01/2012
9:24:11 PM
Ivans nephew. Axe. Shallow grave. Belangalo. I,ve been to belangalo to.

Yerrinbool and menangle kids are the tough ones. Not. As tough as nangar ants though.

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