Mopra Rock


This crag is on the right side of the road into the park from Coonabarabran, before Siding Springs. Apparently better than it looks from the road.

Climbs are described clockwise from West Ridge.

West Ridge 6 80m
For true 'middle-of-the-road-liners' - a good little warm-up. To the right is somewhat lichenous and left more awkward.
FA Unknown
Gold, Gold, Gold 7 50m
Start 50 m L of WR, where a branch from a stringy-bark almost touches the cliff. 1-2. Wander up, meeting WR near top.
Greg Croft, Dan Croft, Gavin Ginn, Margaret Mack 25-7-92
Errol Street 11 80m
Cairned. A good easy slab route. START: 30m left of West Ridge (or GGG, depending on the guidebook) at a big block sitting on slab. 1. 30m. To Kurrajong tree in small cracks thence onto ledge. 2. 50m. Out around small roofs on right thence up scambling.
Joe Friend, solo Sept' 76
One-move Wonder 16 30m
Start on N face in major circular cut-out, 100m W of Old Timer. Sloping rock, then through overhang. Up easily to belay, then scramble up.
Greg Croft, Graeme Bowden 16-6-91
Simple Simon 12 75m
Start: A cairn about half-way around the north side and directly below clean, open easy slabs from which a good final corner looms. A belay may be difficult to organise.
Joe Friend (solo) Sept 76
Antman 12 70m
Start 15m W of Old Timer. 1. 45m. Slab on L of small watercourse. Belay below prominent rock outcrop. 2. 25m. Up L of outcrop.
Phil Draper, John McKenna (alt) 16-6-91
Old Timer 12 55m
Start on N Face between an angophora and a wild cherry. 1. 30m. Slabs to wall and block. Up wall R of block for 8m, then slab for 10m tending L to grassy ledge. 2. 25m. Up easily.
Graeme Bowden, Greg Croft (alt) 16-6-93