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  - 06 Illawarra (inc Nowra & Point Perpendicular)
    - 1. Wollongong (inc Helensburgh to Kiama)
      - Stanwell Tops
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Description:Different aspect to the other crags at Stanwell. Cliff here is quite tall, some 25m high. The Chain-Saw buttress, in particular, is great with some nice sports climbs here. Track re-opened oct 2011.

There is also the potential for some more development in this area, so bring your drill and find a nice line for yourself.

Location:Park/Start at the end of the Stonehaven Rd (Stanwells Tops). Walk past the 'tumbling waters' retreat, along its fence line and cross a creek and head up the path. At the 1st T intersection go right (heading away from the Hargraves fenced lookout area). Take the next left path and then again the next left turning (white sandy leafy, not yellow rocky path), head along for 80m. 10m before this path ends at the cliff face, take the right hand 45degree turn off (heading south). You will soon see a large rock outcrop (with views of the beach) move to the right of it down the hill past a mtb "berm". Pass over 3 natural rock steps and 30m on (at right angles to the track you are on, 14m before the end of the track) there is a path heading east - follow this tree marked path to the bolted top of the climb.
Rock:   Walk:   5-15 mins
Wet Weather:Seeps
Kid friendly:NoAuthor:bundybear



    Chain-Saw     IMG 20m 18sport
 Start at the left side of the small cave. Climb up past 5 RB to Double RB lower offs. 1st and 3rd RB tough !
FA: Chris Wilmont, Chris Sykes - 1994-03-16
    Princess Lauren of Stonehaven 20m 18sport
 Hardish start (18) as for C-S past 2 bolts. Then continue to move right on EZer ground (15/6) past another 4 RB to DRB anchor. Some great climbing up high amoungst the trees and beautiful views of Stanwell Park Beach.
FA: Jason Lammers - 2006-12-19
    Handful     IMGIMG 18m 20sport
 Start on arete. Tricky start past 2nd RB then great climbing on left wall, move to arete towards the top. Finish back on left at hidden lower offs. A sweet climb ...
FA: Chris Wilmont - 1993-03-26
    -     IMG 14m 22sport
 Start 1m right of Arete. Up slabby wall to lower offs.
FA: Shaun Martin - 2006-10-11
    Blood     IMG 15m 22sport
 Start about 3m to the right of H, then out to the right and up to lower offs. No change out of 22, could be 23.
FA: Shaun Martin - 2006-00-00
    Syko     IMG 15m 15trad
 The corner crack.
FA: Chris Sykes, Chris Wilmont - 1993-03-29
    Shoulders 5m 10mixed
    Carpeted Green 5m 16mixed
    Bugs 5m 14mixed
    Life's Like That 12m 15mixed
    One Step in the Clouds 23m 21mixed
    Send Down the Clowns 21m 18mixed
    Rocks dont Floss 21m 18mixed
    For the Birds 20m 22mixed
    Unforgiven 17m 17mixed

Recent Ascents

lionelterray Chain-Sawdog192011-07-28
Krispy Chain-Sawfree2011-04-22
D HandfultrickA start.free202010-05-23
Future_Sailor Send Down the ClownsGood climb. Needs lower offs. free182010-04-10
mark Send Down the Clownsfun and run out!free182010-04-08
Future_Sailor Shoulderssolo2010-04-07
mark Chain-Sawfree2010-03-05
mark Bloodred-point2010-03-05
mark Sykofree2010-03-05
bundybear Sykojunkonsight2010-01-21
Future_Sailor -Watch out for crumbly crimp holds red-point222009-10-23
Future_Sailor Princess Lauren of...onsight172009-10-23
Future_Sailor Chain-Sawflash172009-10-17
Future_Sailor Handfulflash192009-10-17
gnex Chain-Sawcrimpy funflash2009-10-16
gnex Handfulmy first outdoor 20flash2009-10-16
bundybear Princess Lauren of...free182007-02-18
bundybear Chain-Sawfree2006-10-15
bundybear Handfulfree2006-10-15
D Chain-Sawfree180000-00-00
danger Chain-Sawfree0000-00-00

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