First Avenue



A nice, surprisingly extensive crag overlooking the Woronora River and the Loftus Creek in the southern suburbs of Sydney. The faces extend for about 100m, and vary between about 3m and 8m in height. The problems include overhanging jug hauls, steep thin crimp fests, skin-removing jam cracks, chimneys and (of course) pumpy traverses. Top rope bolts are common, although you'll also need slings for trees and maybe a cam or two where the bolts are less than convenient (or too rusted to use). The crag faces primarily west, but is surrounded by thick bush, so it's best on summer mornings and winter afternoons.


The easiest way to get there is to drive to the end of First Avenue, Sutherland, and then follow the walking track north for about 400m until you reach a small lookout with a number of park benches looking out over the river. The descent is to the left of the benches, with most of the problems around to the left.