An alternative access has been suggested by Michael C:
Drive up the Old Pacific Highway until you get to the turnoff to to Cheerio Point, drive a little further until you can see the freeway flyover on the left side of the road. Turn around and find somewhere safe to park back towards Sydney. Park the car and walk up the Old Pacifci Highway until you can see the big power lines over head. On the Jolls Bridge side of the road there is a small wooden white cross that marks a fallen motorcyclist.
Hack up the bank and come out under the freeway bridge, walk towards Newcastle on the Hawkesbury side of the bridge until you get to the end of the bridge. Climb up the bank until you can see the freeway. There is an armco barrier between the freeway an you. Walk up the gutter behind the armco for about 250 metres until you spot a stout fence up on the left side with two strands of barbed wire on the top. Head up and meet the fence follow, it about 50 metres until you reach the top of a very obvious 15 metre sandstone corner.
If you look out over the Hawkesbury you should be almost level with a white jetty that sticks out from the island.
Rap off the fence down the corner. You are at the Jolls Bridge outcrop in about 15 minutes of easy walking apart from the short hack up to the bridge from the road.
It's much easier that that now. Parking again is available in the parking bay on the expressway. Parking for half a dozen cars. A couple minutes walk to the South and rap in.
Tony do you reckon you could pinpoint the parking bay on google maps?
The barrier is now down. It looks about 80m to the rap in.
Rapping in is doable but not the best (especially now alot of the climbs have lower offs). Ive updated this google map with access directions:
Climbing Hang Ten and South: Go to the South Squeeze Down
Else go down Ten Pin Gully.
Tony I think the rap in point you spied is probably the top of Eat More Oysters? which Paul Riv recently rebolted. Definitely easier to keep walking further south IMO.
Pete, We've been rapping in via the rap anchors on Natalie Head.
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