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Nitro Wall

  - 06 Illawarra (inc Nowra & Point Perpendicular)
    - Mt Keira (please move inside Wollongong Sub Region)
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Description:Home to the unrepeated Redline (V11) - one of Steve Bullen's testpieces of the 90's. A freestanding boulder with some interesting top outs, it faces west and is in the shade 'til about lunchtime. Be warned, some holds have been 'enhanced'.
Location:Take Mt Keira Rd all the way to the top and turn right into Queen Elizabeth Drive. Follow this to the top, turn right after the cafe and park at the far end of the car park. Follow the fire trail down for about 50m 'til you get to a track on your right. Follow this faint track west until you get to the top of the cliff line (west face of Mt Keira). Go down the gully and when you get to the bottom of the cliff line, keeping going under a massive tree which is lying over the track. Keep going for another 15m and the Nitro Wall boulder will appear on your right. Some easy warm up's are available on a large block up the hill.
Rock:   Walk:   5-15 mins
Kid friendly:NoAuthor:Johan


Map One



    Untitled Route     IMGIMG V5
 From big hueco/meg pocket, move left and up, top out.
FA: Steve Bullen
    Double Blower     IMGIMG V9
 Goes straight up the middle of the overhanging wall and tops out. Tough mantle.
Sit start, from big hueco/pocket, move up the face to the lip, mantle and top out. The key is doing a pop move from the pocket/crimp to the side pull and get a toe cam in the big hueco.Spotter advised for topping as a fall from here will see you tumble down the hill.
FA: Steve Bullen
    Redline     IMGIMG V11
 As scene on "comin at ya hyper" - climbing vid of the late 90's. Unrepeated, with some of the strongest climbers/boulderers over the past 10 years being repelled.
Sit start from the big Hueco, move right via small pockets (chipped) up the face/arete 'til you gain to micro crimpers, feet up and funky mantle. Fingers of steel required!
FA: Steve Bullen

Recent Ascents

onemiletofreedom free2009-11-30
Brettus Nice move to start, cool mantlefree52009-08-14
thomas free32009-07-01
Johan Double Blowerfree92000-10-01
Johan free52000-00-01

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