Climbs 100
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 189m a.s.l

Dave Louis working the steep section of Blood Sweat Steel 23** Rare Earth Buttress. Lassiters. New Nowra - Australia. © Matt Tranter

Crag features

One of the better of the New Nowra crags, offering shady south facing climbing with easy ten minute access. It is not as grand as Simples or TJF but has many execellent compact walls that are clustered with routes. It is climbable in both summer and in winter (In winter when there are no southly or westerly winds blowing.) routes generally have excellent quality rock, but the opening first few meters can be damp and undercut, Overcoming this barrier this can be the crux on the easier routes. Easy access along the base of the crag. There will be quite a concentration of routes that will be mostly 15m to 25m high. Expect about a hundred routes in this new area eventually from grade 10 to grade 30. Some great rock here, as well as some ordinary rock

Approach notes

Really just an extension of the Gold Mine cliff. A five minute flat walk through the bush to get to the top of the cliff, then another five minutes along the cliff top to the short descent gully.

As per the Goldmine..

1. Reset your speedo at the intersection of Turpentine and Braidwood Roads.

2. 1km: Continue on and the 620 sign will be 1km on your right.

3. 1.2km: Take the next dirt road left (Yarran Rd). Drive thru open gate. From this point on it is recommened you have either a 4WD or a car with good clearance. Sections of road can be very muddy and sometimes entirely water covered. A Forester or Rav4 is fine, a low slung sports coupe is not.

4. 3.8km: Turn down the second road on right (Butterbrush Track) it should have a small "fire trail sign"

5. 4.5km: Continue along this road until the road swings around to the left (just before big puddle). Look for the obvious Parking on the side of the road.

Look for the tagged track heading thru the bush to the cliff edge, then turn left and walk accross the top of the cliff to the descent gully. There is a fixed rope to help you get down.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2Rough,Raw and Ranting18  
3Wiggle Room
18 * 
4Flight of the Fucktards
21 ** 
5Wicked Ways
6Macmillan Madness
16 1
7Booty Call
 The Mullock Heap 
9Fingers23 ** 
10Knucklehead17 1
11Shoulders on Snowy18 *1
12Duelling Drills
13First World Problem
14Hard Working Hands
21 *** 
16The Darkness18 *1
 Metalloid Wall 
 Rare Earth Buttress 
35Rare Earth21  
36Violently Silence Me
22 ** 
37Lithium Ion Direct
22 * 
38Lithium Ion
22 **1
39Blood Sweat Steel
23 ** 
21 *1
41The Gold Lead
18 **1
42Nickel Metal Hydride
22 * 
43Leper Messiah
22 ** 
 Quality Junk Area 
 Diamond Wall 
 Nugget Wall 
 The Sluice Box 

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