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Bonnet Bay


Crag:NSW
  - 05 Sydney Metropolitan Region
    - 10. The Sutherland Shire (God's Country???)
      - 07. Bonnet Bay (full guide)
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Description:Great sport climbing and one of the more popular spots in The Shire. Has possibly the best 24 and 27 sport route in Sydney. Great spot for the kids, with nice level grassy area, and only minutes from the car. Can be muggy and mosquito ridden in summer. There has been much rebolting in recent years so most climbs are super safe. Keep your noise down as houses are right below the crag.
Location:Park just before the intersection of 188 Washington Drive and Harrison Avenue in Bonnet Bay. Walk back up Washington Road for 40m past the last house to find track entering bush on the right. Hike up this for 20 seconds to arrive at the climbing. This track is located directly opposite the popular boat ramp. Climbs are named from LEFT to RIGHT as you face the Cliff.
Rock:   Walk:   <5 mins
Wet Weather:Damp
Kid friendly:YesAuthor:secretary


Issues

Routes

1 :     Overkilled 10m 18sport
3 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 The far left route with giant U-bolts. Easy start then tricky finish.
FFA: Ed Rutherford?
2 :     Stopping Short     IMG 10m 18sport
2 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 Slopey grit like wall climbing on giant ugly u-bolts. Rap anchor is positioned 1m lower than it should be. Top out for the full tick.
FFA: Ed Rutherford?
3 :     Mildly Bent 11m 17sport
3 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 Another slabby wall with a three FHs. This one is a bit mossy. If you avoid the crack on the right near the end its a few grades harder.
FFA: Ed Rutherford?
4 :     The Easy Root 10m 15trad
Walk-off
Toprope
 Starts on far right of this wall at juggy corner. At top of corner swing up the arĂȘte above. There is currently a large ferny thing hanging down the middle.
5 :     Suburban Crack Fiend 6m 16trad
Walk-off
Toprope
 Wide right facing corner crack. A highball boulder problem or bring some big cams.
6 :     Premature Evacuation 8m 16sport
3 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 Slightly contrived arĂȘte with big u-bolts that has lower-off well below the top of the cliff. Mantle out and walk off for the proper tick.
FFA: Ed Rutherford?
7 :     Tiptoe Ridge 12m 12trad
Walk-off
Toprope
 Classy easy route but protection looks sparse. Just left of the tree and right of the giant u-bolts.
8 :     D     IMGIMG 10m 21sport
2 bolts
Walk-off
Toprope
 The left arete on supa gritstone like rock. Two carrots then a left to jugs and up to top - a tad runout to finish. Belay at the top and scramble down the back.


FA: ?
9 :     C     IMG 10m 17sport
2 bolts
Walk-off
Toprope
 The nice slab in the middle of the wall, with two carrots. Belay at the top on double BRs and scramble down the back.
FA: ?
10 :     The Jungle Book 9m 15trad
Walk-off
Toprope
 On the far right side of this slab, hidden behind the tree. Looks very dirty.
11 :     Project - Mike Law 10m - sport
4 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 Rounded arĂȘte just left of crack. Contrived but funky. Will be 23/24.
12 :     Glorious Manglervision     IMGIMG 13m 18sport
3 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 Left leaning crack in behind the trees. Quite tricky layback moves and an awkward finish. A little bold. Recently retro-bolted.
FFA: Mike Law 1980s
13 :     Between the Lines     IMGIMG 16m 23sport
6 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 Sustained but contrived. Shallow right facing corner to rooflet. Right to flake on left side of corner - up this to arete then left and over roof. To stay on route no stepping on right side of wide crack. If you step over the line then its probably 22.
FFA: Neil Monteith - 2010-00-00
14 :     Bruised and Scratched     IMG 15m 20sport
5 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 A fun bolted wide crack that involves no thrutching. Bomber hand jam to start which almost immediately widens to an off-width corner. Tricky finish through the roof to finish. Retro-bolted but you might need a medium cam for the start or stick-clip the high bolt.
FFA: Mike Law 1980s (all trad)
15 :     Lean Beef     IMGIMGIMG 15m 24sport
6 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 Some of the best rock in Sydney. 6 rings crossing wall from right to left - then big move up final wall to double RB Lower off. Very reachy - or dynoy. There is a large loose block at the last bolt - take care.
FA: Mike Law 1990s
16 :     Heavy Haulage     IMGIMGIMG 15m 27sport
Rap-anchor
 Start as for LB, continue on a direct line to the top (if you can). Either finish direct on DBB (carrots) over the top, or traverse at top to LB Lower off. Recently rebolted. GOLD!!
FA: Giles Bradbury & Mike Law 1990s
17 :     Offalwidth     IMG 16m 18trad
3 bolts
Walk-off
Toprope
 Big wide rounded crack splitting right side of main wall. Clip the 3 bolts on A1 but stay left up the wide crack to top-out. Walk off.
18 :     A1     IMGIMG 15m 23sport
Lower-off
Toprope
 Contrived. Just to the right of big offwidth. Powerfull line of crimpy goodness. Stay out the crack for the real tick. Double BB lower off up high in near the trees.
FA: ?
19 :     Aardvark     IMG 10m 19sport
3 bolts
Rap-anchor
Toprope
 Face just to the right A1 and left of scoopy cave. Big ugly U Bolts that finishes prematurely well below the top of the cliff. Contrived if you avoid the jugs to the right.
20 :     Climb at Own Risk 12m 16sport
Lower-off
Toprope
 Climb overhanging juggy scoops. FHs to double BB.
FFA: Ian and Matt - 2001-00-00
21 :     Lumberjack 12m 17sport
4 bolts
Lower-off
Toprope
 Good warm-up. Right most bolted route starting in a small cave off a rock ledge. 4 u-bolts and giant u-bolt lower-off.
FFA: Neil Monteith

Recent Ascents

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onemiletofreedom Aardvarkonsight2012-09-24
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onemiletofreedom Stopping Shortmehonsight2012-09-24
onemiletofreedom DAwesome. 3 rings now.onsight2012-09-21
onemiletofreedom Chard for grade.flash2012-09-21
Samuel Climb at Own RiskGlue covered expansion bolts ? First move is fun. onsight2012-08-05
matttranter Bruised and Scratc...Nice moves.onsight202012-08-05
matttranter Glorious Manglervi...Trick little number. Hard at the top.onsight192012-08-05
Samuel Premature Evacuationonsight2012-08-05
mattbrooks Lean Beeffree242012-04-14
mattbrooks Consight172012-03-20
mattbrooks A1onsight232012-03-20
mattbrooks Aardvarkonsight192012-03-20
mattbrooks Bruised and Scratc...onsight202012-03-20
mattbrooks Glorious Manglervi...onsight182012-03-20
mattbrooks Between the Linesflash232012-03-20
onemiletofreedom Bruised and Scratc...Awesome! Classic!flash2011-02-26
onemiletofreedom Glorious Manglervi...Hard start, the rest is ok. nothing "glorious" about itflashyuk!202011-02-26
bundybear Consight2011-02-08
bundybear Bruised and Scratc...Shire Classic !!red-point2011-02-08
bundybear Between the LinesTechy up highdog2011-02-08
bundybear Lumberjackonsight2011-02-08
nmonteith Dfree2010-12-21

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