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climbing near wagga wagga? 12-Nov-2015 At 3:01:57 PM mattbrooks
Rock around Wagga.

There is a surprising amount of rock out this way within the Golden hour (or a little more) of Wagga that I have found in my wanderings. The reasons for it not being developped or known about;
1. Not many climbers out this way,
2. Its a long way from the capital cities.

But there is;

The Rock - 20 min drive from Wagga, The Towers is the most developed area faces north and is good quality layered quartzite with the odd loose flake or block. Towers is the best area at The Rock with mostly trad and some recent new routes and anchors eliminate the need to climb metres of choss to the top. The big main cliff (visible from the road) is death choss stacked fridge and microwave blocks but a nice walk and view. Some potential exists on the central buttress but its a fair walk and scrub bash in.

Holbrook - 40 mins, has a large granite cliff on the East side of the Hume Fwy with some routes on it. Yet to have the time to explore this and you have to cross private land to get to the reserve.

Blowering Reservoir - 1 hr 15 mins has a bunch of very large cliffs directly above it. Any one know of any docuemented routes here???

Talbingo Mountain - 1 hr 30 mins has some very large crags on its western side, 4WD access off the Snowy mountains Hwy

Yarrangobilly - Limestone Gorge off the Snowy River.

Morgans Lookut - 1 hr ish On the Walla Walla Rd, granite boulders, sharp and crumbly.

Scenic Hill Griffith - 1.5 hrs bouldering quartzite.

Cocoparra National Park - 1.5hrs lots of quartzite, yet to be explored but heaps of boulder potential and maybe routes.

Black Perry/Unamed Cliff - 2 hrs plus, if you feel like some adventure, these are 2 very big cliff cliffs on the northern sude of Caves Creek in the Bogong Peaks Wilderness north of the Snowy mountains Highway south east of Tumut.

Wagga Cemetry - some average granite boulders above the Kooringal Rd cemetry make for a fun afternoon or two of bouldering.

Adelong Falls - has some bouldering on water washed granite and possibly a few small routes at the bottom but nothing significant.

There is more out there but I cant tell you about them not because they are secret but because I have yet to have the time to have a look at them properly and dont know anything about them apart from a glance from a distance. Wagga and Albury do have the advantage of being close to the back of the Alps and there is a massive amount of rock out in those hill for those who want to explore by 4WD.

happy exploring folks,


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