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<text id="8" class="heading1">Access Issues</text><text id="10" class="indentedHeader">Our behaviour at the cliffs will directly determine our continued access to them. All of the crags in this guide are located on crown land (i.e. some form of government bureaucracy manages it) and from time to time issues come up which can lead to climber's losing access. It is therefore essential that all climbers do their best to keep access open, so don't be the dickhead who wrecks it for everybody else.

Respect other people. When parking near houses, make sure there is plenty of space for local residents and their visitors to park, don't clog the street. Steer clear of private property on the way to the crag. Try to keep the noise down when you're at the crag, and leave the boom box at home.

Don't leave any rubbish. Better still, be a sport and carry out any rubbish you find at the crag. Try not to plast the crag in a spoogy chalky mess. Skanky mattresses are an eyesore and shouldn't be left at the crag, please bring your own bouldering mat instead. Keep your environmental impact to a minimum when developing new crags.

All these things keeps other non-climbers happy, and if local residents don't mind climbers, then they won't complain to their local council, and local councils won't feel the need to prohibit climbing.

While climbing at crags in reserves and council-administered land is generally tolerated, the main issue in Sydney is access to crags that fall within National Parks. NPWS regulations (as of 2002) actually prohibit climbing without explicit permission, so unless the Park's plan of management makes an exception, you're not supposed to climb in a national park! This unwelcome ruling has now meant that climbers are now kept busy getting involving in every plan of management review for every national park where there is climbing. Join the SRC to stay up to date with access issues that affect climbing around Sydney.
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<text id="3" class="indentedHeader">Sydney Harbour National Park:
Climbing is currently banned in the Sydney Harbour National Park and the most recent review of the park's plan of management suggests this isn't going to change soon. This is a source of much angst amongst the climbing community as some of Sydney's most iconic and best loved climbing areas fall within the park. Climbing route descriptions have still been included in this guide in the hope that one day the situation might improve. </text><text id="4" class="indentedHeader">Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park:
Climbing within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is only allowed on the Barrenjoey Headland. There are a number of crags within the Ku-ring-gai section which are currently off limits to climbers, including the once-popular Kalkari cliff.</text><text id="7" class="indentedHeader">Georges River National Park:
There is no specific mention of climbing in the current Plan of Management (1994), however there was an incident in 2000 at Alfords Point where climbers were asked to leave the area.

The review of the Plan of Management is underway (with specific mention to roped activities) and the Sydney Rockclimbing Club has registered its interest in being part of the process. Updates on this process will be posted to the SRC website, Facebook page and email lists.</text><text id="6" class="indentedHeader">Royal National Park:
The current (2000) Plan of Management specifies that permission must be obtained before climbing within the park. There is a review of the plan of management underway, which the SRC has registered an interest in being part of the process. </text><text id="11" class="indentedHeader">Bouddi National Park:
The 1999 Draft Plan of Management specifies that a permit is required to climb within the Bouddi National Park. </text><text id="12" class="indentedHeader">Popran National Park:
Climbing is only permitted with permission from the District Manager. The placement of bolts is prohibited. The western end of Joll's Bridge may fall within the Popran National Park.</text>
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