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Just booked a trip!!! 15-Nov-2011 At 8:42:00 PM One Day Hero
Hey, hows it going? Don't listen too much to clowns who offer you beta on crappola, half-day crags........I suspect they've never been on an overseas climbing trip.

Here's the heirarchy of crags in oz. How you divide your time between them would depend on whether you prefer to really get to know a place, or sample a lot of different stuff.

AAA crags (worth flying over from seppo-land for)
-Tassie (I know its an island and not a crag, but if you go all the way down there, you'll want to check out lots of shit to make it worthwhile........its worthwhile!)

AA crags (worth spending serious time, once you've flown over here anyway)

A crags (worth checking out as you drive between the other stuff....if its not chewing into your time at the AAA crags)
-Pt Perp (if you value amazing setting and scenery enough to put up with intermittent choss, this place is AA)
-Nowra (if you like steep sport climbing, this might also be in a higher catagory)
-Bungonia (if you like 4-7 pitch routes on ok limestone, with probably no one else around, this gets bumped up too)
-Bungles (like all the others in this catagory, its heavily dependent on taste......long, easy, alpinish routes up mega lines with nothing but loose blocks? If you like that stuff, this is a prime destination)

B crags (pretty bloody good climbing areas for locals, but not up to the standards you're expecting on an overseas trip)
-Mt Buffalo
-Any mainland granite crag, its just not very good rock compared to west coast N.A. granite

F crags (shit climbing and a total waste of time, even if you live just down the road)
- "New Nowra"
- Wingello
- Any crag closer to Melbourne than the Gramps is
- Pretty much anything anyone suggests to you as 'a good half-day crag'

Enjoy, your timing is impeccable

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