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<header name="Other Northern Crags" id="1"/>
<text class="text" id="2">This section contains information about other crags in the Northern Suburbs which we not have full guides for.
</text><text id="10" class="heading2">Comenarra Parkway Cliffs</text><text id="11">A small south facing area that's a popular spot for abseiling Scouts, located across the Lane Cove River from the Browns Rd crags. It has about 5 easy to mid grade bolted routes, but nothing particularly amazing. To get there, turn west onto the Commenarra Parkway from the Fox Valley Rd and follow it past Brown's Road, down the hill and across the creek and up the hill to a locked gate on the left (just before a cutting). Park here and walk past the locked gate and around to the cliff. Refer to the map for the Browns Rd crag.</text><text id="12" class="heading2">AUN Cave</text><text id="13">A small crag offering about half a dozen hard sport routes. To get there, park at the end of Macleay Avenue in Wahroonga and follow the track down to Lovers Jump Creek then back upstream (south) for about 10 minutes. The climbs are in a cave across the creek (there might be a cairn at the creek crossing). Although not all of the individual route descriptions are known, the route that traverses the lip is about grade 24 and there's also a short 26 here. Take care with the fixed protection, since some of it looks dodgy (particularly the old expansion bolts).</text><text id="14" class="heading2">Galston Gorge</text><text id="15">An old and neglected crag located right beside Galston Rd in the bottom of the Galston Gorge. Although it faces west, the crag is probably quite cool during summer, because of its location down in the gorge. Unfortunately it's often wet. To get there, head along Galston Rd (either from Hornsby or from Galston), and park between the two bridges down in the bottom of the gorge. The routes are on the eastern side of the road (ie. away from the river) and are distinguished by lines of rotting BRs. More recently Julian Anderson put up a couple of new routes on natural gear, and there is potential for more.</text><text id="18" class="heading2">Cowan</text><text id="19">A good but limited crag located just past the oval at the end of Chandler Ave, Cowan. There are two short sport routes at the crag, and quite a few good top rope problems as well. Good fun if you're in the area.</text><text id="20" class="heading2">Wahroonga Rocks</text><text id="23">Although it's been neglected in recent years, Wahroonga Rocks is a great spot for a climb, with excellent rock, somewhere in the vicinity of 50 routes along its 500m length, and cliffs up to about 20m in height. It's a well established climbing and abseiling venue for youth groups, and there's a Scout hall located at one end of the cliff. To get to the crag, park at the end of Cliff Avenue in North Wahroonga. Walk past the oval (possible to park here when the gate is open) and on to the crag. There are numerous descent gullies splitting the cliff line. Although there are lots of bolts at the crag, most of them are in very bad shape. There are also some natural gear routes.</text><text id="21" class="heading2">Ross Place</text><text id="22">A small and relatively undeveloped bouldering and toproping area located quite close to Wahroonga Rocks. To get to the crag, park at the end of Ross Place, Wahroonga and follow the firetrail down to the creek. From the waterfall head up and right to the cliffline.</text><text id="24" class="heading2">Mt Colah</text><text id="25">A very small but steep crag which would have some potential for new routes if it wasn't located in the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park (where climbing is currently banned). From the F3 freeway, take the Mt Colah exit onto Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd, continue for 1.5kms and park under the power lines. Walk north west along a track, down a chimney then 100m north (to the right) to the crag.</text><text id="28" class="heading2">Kalkari</text><text id="27">This is a good crag with a number of hard sport routes. Unfortunately it is located within the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park (where climbing is currently banned) and is located very close to the Kalkari NPWS information centre. Climbers have been fined and/or had their gear confiscated for climbing at the crag.</text>
<text id="29" class="heading1">Other Northern Crags</text>
<text id="11" class="indentedHeader">Comenarra Parkway Cliffs:
A small south facing area that's a popular spot for abseiling Scouts, located across the Lane Cove River from the Browns Rd crags. It has about 5 easy to mid grade bolted routes, but nothing particularly amazing. To get there, turn west onto the Commenarra Parkway from the Fox Valley Rd and follow it past Brown's Road, down the hill and across the creek and up the hill to a locked gate on the left (just before a cutting). Park here and walk past the locked gate and around to the cliff. Refer to the map for the Browns Rd crag.</text><text id="13" class="indentedHeader">AUN Cave:
A small crag offering about half a dozen hard sport routes. To get there, park at the end of Macleay Avenue in Wahroonga and follow the track down to Lovers Jump Creek then back upstream (south) for about 10 minutes. The climbs are in a cave across the creek (there might be a cairn at the creek crossing). Although not all of the individual route descriptions are known, the route that traverses the lip is about grade 24 and there's also a short 26 here. Take care with the fixed protection, since some of it looks dodgy (particularly the old expansion bolts).</text><text id="15" class="indentedHeader">Galston Gorge:
An old and neglected crag located right beside Galston Rd in the bottom of the Galston Gorge. Although it faces west, the crag is probably quite cool during summer, because of its location down in the gorge. Unfortunately it's often wet. To get there, head along Galston Rd (either from Hornsby or from Galston), and park between the two bridges down in the bottom of the gorge. The routes are on the eastern side of the road (ie. away from the river) and are distinguished by lines of rotting BRs. More recently Julian Anderson put up a couple of new routes on natural gear, and there is potential for more.</text><text id="19" class="indentedHeader">Cowan:
A good but limited crag located just past the oval at the end of Chandler Ave, Cowan. There are two short sport routes at the crag, and quite a few good top rope problems as well. Good fun if you're in the area.</text><text id="23" class="indentedHeader">Wahroonga Rocks:
Although it's been neglected in recent years, Wahroonga Rocks is a great spot for a climb, with excellent rock, somewhere in the vicinity of 50 routes along its 500m length, and cliffs up to about 20m in height. It's a well established climbing and abseiling venue for youth groups, and there's a Scout hall located at one end of the cliff. To get to the crag, park at the end of Cliff Avenue in North Wahroonga. Walk past the oval (possible to park here when the gate is open) and on to the crag. There are numerous descent gullies splitting the cliff line. Although there are lots of bolts at the crag, most of them are in very bad shape. There are also some natural gear routes.</text><text id="22" class="indentedHeader">Ross Place:
A small and relatively undeveloped bouldering and toproping area located quite close to Wahroonga Rocks. To get to the crag, park at the end of Ross Place, Wahroonga and follow the firetrail down to the creek. From the waterfall head up and right to the cliffline.</text><text id="25" class="indentedHeader">Mt Colah:
A very small but steep crag which would have some potential for new routes if it wasn't located in the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park (where climbing is currently banned). From the F3 freeway, take the Mt Colah exit onto Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd, continue for 1.5kms and park under the power lines. Walk north west along a track, down a chimney then 100m north (to the right) to the crag.</text><text id="27" class="indentedHeader">Kalkari:
This is a good crag with a number of hard sport routes. Unfortunately it is located within the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park (where climbing is currently banned) and is located very close to the Kalkari NPWS information centre. Climbers have been fined and/or had their gear confiscated for climbing at the crag.</text>
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