Hylands Lookout

Climbs 52 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 308m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
Five minute access, accessible by 2 Wheel Drive and in a quiet wilderness setting, the Hylands is a sandstone cliff comprising 3 sections, the north-western and south-western cliffs and the "middle ground" area in between. The rock quality varies from loose flaky scabs and conglomerate, to slightly sandy, to clean and compact. The south-western side has continuous vertical walls up to 30m high, whereas the northwestern side is more broken up but has some interesting short walls, prows, corners, and ledges. The cliffline on which Hylands is situated is extensive and there is the potential for further development, both at Hylands, and further along the cliffline (Utopia Crag). There may also be some bouldering potential.

Access notes
Hylands Lookout is on Deans Gap Road located off Braidwood road about south-west of Nowra. From Nowra, take the Braidwood Road past the air force base, continuing along the newly sealed road. Around 20 klms from Nowra a major intersection will appear with Turpentine Road joining from the left. 50 metres past this intersection, is a dirt road on the right with some chunky blue-metal gravel at the start. This is Deans Gap Road and is marked as such on many maps.

From Canberra, Deans Gap Road is about 100m on the left past the first ‘Turpentine Rd’ sign.

Zero your odometer when you turn onto Deans Gap Rd – it passes under some power lines (turn left here for Panther crga access) after about 3km; at 3.5km from Braidwood Rd take a road on the left which appears on a right-hand bend; Hylands Lookout is a further 700m along at the end of this road. If your car can negotiate the last rocky section of the road, you will be deposited directly on top of the cliff. There is a great view down the valley, carved out by Boolijong Creek. The road goes left for another 50m which takes you directly to the top of the south-western cliff.

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 SOUTH-WESTERN SIDE  
2Fancy That!19 *1
3Liquidity21 * 
4Birds Over Burnouts22 ** 
5Peugeot: French for Lemon!18 *1
6Crackling Rosie18 **1
7Four Nil24 * 
8Freeloader Varient24 ** 
9Wait till Winter24 *** 
10Alien Crack16 **2
11An Easy Day for a Lady18  
12A Loose Lady That's Easy19 *1
13An Easy Lady on the Loose17 *1
14Dirtbike Wankers18  
15Loose Oranges21 * 
16Dark Energy23 ** 
17Nazomi22 * 
18Mon Zombie21 * 
19Testeagles20 * 
 MYSTERY WALL  
21Unleash The Bitch24 *** 
22Alien Invasion22 * 
23Alien Anal Academy24 ** 
24King of Pop23 ** 
25Piggy in the Middle23 ** 
26Heat Rush21 * 
 PILLAR ENVIRONS  
28Learn to Swim16 1
29Terror Australis21  
30Remember22 * 
31Coffee Powered Shit Box21 ** 
32September20 ** 
33Organ Pipe Chocolate Cream23 * 
34Black Mamba24 * 
35Black Member22 ** 
36Weenie (Member)22 ** 
37Red Member22 ** 
38Busted-arse Ol' Coot21 *** 
39Pucker Up21 * 
40Kiss This!21 * 
41Whistling Sphincter17 1
 NORTH-WESTERN SIDE  
43Two up19  
 MIDDLE GROUND - UPPER  
45Come in Spinner19 * 
46Sunset Boulevard19 **1
47Shenanigans22 * 
48The Establishment21 ** 
49Bloodsport For All21 ** 
50Marmion24 ** 
51Long Dong Silver24 * 
52Lap Dance for Lazy Libidos25 *** 
53Lesbian Liberator26 ** 
54Seaman Staynes22 ** 
55Eric Shaun19  
56Rubics Cube16 *1
57Work is Such a Wank14 *1
 MIDDLE GROUND LOWER  
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