Canyon Cliffs


A fine single pitch crag very close to camp!


You'll find it above the Canyon Picnic Area.

Routes are described left to right.

Short and Sweet 14 15m
Corner (slabby start) at west end of cliff.
Phil Draper, Dan Croft, Greg Croft, 21-4-91
Just The Two Of Us 19 15m
First crack 5m right of Short and Sweet and about 5m from arete.
Heath Washbrook 2010
* Guns 'n' Roses 18 35m
Best line on cliff. Start at shelf 15m left of descent gully. Crack through slight overhang (poor pro); beautiful climbing above.
Graemse Bowden, John McKenna 31-3-91
Prologue 11 25m
Arete left of descent gully.
John McKenna, Phil Draper 31-3-91

The obvious descent gully can be downclimbed (about grade 4) or abseiled.

On The Sunny Side 14 35m
V-crack just R of DAG with small tig at three-quarters height; overhang at top.
Phil Draper, John McKenna 31-3-91
* * Is This Love? 19 35m
Good, well-protected climb. Finger/hand-crack in middle of wail to shrub and ledge. Move 3 m R, then crackand wall.
Greg Croft, Graeme Bowden, John McKenna 31-3-91
Testing The Waters 19 30m
The line of carrot bolts right of Is This Love? A little bit far from the bakeries of Blackheath.
Neil Montieth 2007
Siege 13 35m
Greg Croft and Coonabarabran Bushwalking Club members 16-3-91
Back in Black 15 30m
Start 10 m round R of Siege. Up to shelf, then through blocky, overhanging weakness (poor rock).
Graeme Bowden, Greg Croft 21-4-91
Justice 19 35m
Start10 m R of Backin Black. Up to big ledge (poor pro, rock). Over blocks, then L to twin cracks in wall. L crack, past fig.
Greg Croft, Jeremy Judd 28-4-91
Chi 21 10m
Start in alcove in middle ot short wall leading to corner (past gully and broken, rocky area). Through small overhang, then up very thin crack.
Greg Croft, Phil Draper 11-5-91
Life Energy 19 10m
Nice crack up wall near corner which blanks out towards top.
Jeremy Judd, Greg Croft 28-4-91
Magnum 10 10m
Obvious corner, fist-crack.
John McKenna, Phil Draper 16-3-91
Swimmer's Retreat 8 20m
Start 50 m E of Magnum, past cave. Gully with blocky start.
Richard Savage and Coonabarabran Bushwalking Club members16- 3-91
Tombstone 10 20m
Start R ofanother, smaller cave. Cracks and slabs to arete, then blocks at top.
John McKenna, Graeme Bowden, Greg Croft 21-4-91
* Handicapped 17 20m
Start 25m right of Tombstone. Up snaking crack-line with broken tree at top.
Greg Croft, Graeme Bowden 21-4-91
Tango Spotted 20 20m
10m right of Handicapped. Up orange slab using pockets for gear to 2nd pebbly break. Technical traverse right for 5m (micro cams) to obvious 5m vertical crack with good gear to top.
Heath Washbrook 2010
Lazy Days 12 15m
Start 20m right of Handicapped. Broken crack-line leading to big, detached block with fist-crack behind.
Phil Draper, Dan Croft, Greg Croft 21-4-91