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11. Orchid Alley


Crag:NSW
  - 06 Illawarra (inc Nowra & Point Perpendicular)
    - 4. South-west Nowra - Turpentine Road Region (NEW NOWRA)
      - 11. Tianjara Falls
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Description:A small overhung wall of grey smooth rock in a shady gully. Should contain 4 or 5 routes eventually. There are some spectacular orchids growing on the top of the wall - sadly there were probably a lot more like this closer to the carpark before thieves took them.
Location:The wall is located in the first possible walk down descent gully after Indian Head, about 100m past Black Snake Buttress. It's 50m past a small creek and cascading waterfall. Walk down the easy angled gully for 20m then turn left to see the wall.
Rock:   Walk:   15-30 mins
Wet Weather:Damp
Kid friendly:YesAuthor:nmonteith


Issues

Map One

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Routes

1 :     Big News Day   -   verified     IMGIMG 14m 22sport
6 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 A little steep and a little pumpy. Stick clip first bolt, over bulge and up flake then punchy crux leaving the horizontal break. Traverse right from bolt 5 then back left and up to anchors.
FFA: Neil Monteith - 2011-09-04


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