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Photos and Nowra Trip

posted Aug 27, 2009, 4:28 AM by Brisbane Rockclimbing Club   [ updated Aug 28, 2009, 6:17 AM ]
Hi All

We're looking for photos and trip reports from BRC trips. You can either give Sean a CD, DVD, email or flash or ask for info on how to directly upload to the site.

Remember we are still looking for confirmations for the Nowra Trip. We now a decent sized party going.

Nowra - September 20 (Sun)- Sept. 26 (Sat)      
Nowra climbing is steep (vertical) climbing on short sandstone cliffs and has a lot of hard climbing. locationmap
Don't be put off by that as it is mainly sports climbing with enough easier & mid grades to keep everyone busy for a five day stay, without having to climb grade 20 or more.
Add to that, so long as open, a possible drive to the spectacular Point Perpendicular, an hour away, for airy sea cliff climbing which is certainly not sports climbing, and a bit more serious, but exhilarating.
The site below shows that there is plenty of climbs to do between grades 16-19. Don't beput off by the star system as most are good quality.

This is the first week of Qld. school holidays, but NSW school holidays don't commence until October 3-18, so the camping and cliffs are not busy.
We will be camping in Nowra, probably at the ski park (to be confirmed) which is directly across the river from "Thompsons Point" cliffs, the main climbing area.
The Ski park has the advantage of offering canoes (usually complimentary to climbers) which enables us to paddle across the river to the cliffs. No driving involved and less risk of cars being broken into which has been a problem in the past. The alternative camping site is the Wildlife Park next door.
Should be no need to book early.
Ski park camping at $10 p.p. per night

Wildlife park camping at $8 p.p. per night
Send an email to the club if you are thinking about going as people will be trying to arrange transport as most will be driving. (1100km, 14 hrs)  RouteMap here:
Advise if you need a lift or can give one, and preferred departure from Brisbane and Nowra.
Dennis has been there a couple times before, so contact him if you need more info on climbing at Nowra.