VR Climbing Guidebook for Jerrawangala
This guidebook provides information for: Lassester’s, The The Gold Mine, Moonshine, Sunshine State, Cassia and Belah crag.
Warning: The access to all the areas in Jerrawangala is currently closed due to bushfire damages. Please refrain to access these areas, penalties apply.
Lasseter’s is another good area in Jerrawangala. All the routes are bolted and mostly vertical, with grades ranging from 16 to 26 and up to 25 metres high. Due to the location of the walls (south-west) and the protection of the forest, in most of the areas the sun does not really hit the wall directly, however it can get hot and steamy during summer. I spent a rainy day in Fucktardia and was able to climb there without any issues. Peak season for this area is between Mar-Nov.
Things that caught my attention in this area:
The waterfall at the northern end
The wall where the route “Arab Spring” is located
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The Gold Mine
This area features vertical and overhanging sport routes, climbing grades ranging from 15 to 29 and up to 30 metres high. I would suggest a 70 meters rope for this area. The access could be a bit rough for the cars, but you can always walk. Same as Lasseters the ideal season would be between Mar-Nov. Due to the protection of the trees, the sunlight does not hit the wall directly in the following sectors :
Ugly Duckling Wall
Rock’n Tree Cave
Special things to look for in the Goldmine are:
The views from Sandpaper Wall and the perma-ledges in Rick Roller’s Rap In and Smoke & Mirrors
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Moonshine has two areas, The Dark Side and Lunar Wall. As its name implies, The Dark Side does not get much sun at all, so this could be a good location for summer, although it is hot during that time. Both areas feature sport routes (with some exceptions) that are mostly vertical, with grades ranging from 12 to 24. The climbing here doesn’t exceed 25 meters so a 50 meter rope should be enough. The access to Moonshine is easy. Once you park your car you have a short walk to both Dark side and Lunar locations (no longer than 10 mins).. Again the ideal season here is Mar-Nov.
Things that caught my attention in this place:
The wall containing the routes from N.A.S.A to Big Bang Theory.
The rock formation that with a bit of imagination looks like Arc de Triomphe in France.
The two little waterfalls bounding Lunar Wall
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“Sunshine State” features mostly vertical walls. Climbing grades range from 14 to 26, and scale up to 30 metres high. Access to Sunshine involves a bit of a walk, but nothing too strenuous. The sun hits the wall almost all day so I think this area is more suitable during autumn-winter (Apr-Aug). Take a 60M rope for the longer climbs.
Special things to look for in the Sunshine State:
The creek and little waterfall in the way into the crag
Views from the top of the cliff
The white colour of the rock in the Faux Buoux area, which according to my french friend Gael is very similar to the colors and texture in Buoux, which is a climbing area that is located in Provence, Southern France
Peace and tranquility. Not many people frequent this place
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Cassia is high in comparison to Nowra standards since routes there can go up to 30 metres, so as a minimum bring a 60 metre climbing rope. I would dare to say that you can climb here all year round since most of the walls don’t get sun until 2 pm, making this place a good site to climb even in summer. The climbs range from 16 to 30 and there are some projects that promise to be harder than that.
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This area is still under development, however, the only three sport routes here are really nice. The routes are vertical and climbing grades range from 22 to 25, up to 25 metres high, so a 50 metre rope is enough for this area. The car access and walking track are really easy.
The rock face east, so usually the sun does not hit the rock after lunch time. The ideal season for this area would be between Apr-Nov.
Special thing to look for in Belah Crag:
Walk amongst the trees
The white color of Marble Wall
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