Stringybark Place

10 mins

Crag faces north, but gets the morning shade.



A great little overhang made of hard Sydney sandstone plus a couple of slabs in a nice bushland setting overlooking the Woronora River. Problems here are long, pumpy with some interesting top outs, power endurance fitness required here. Home of Love Gun (V10) - one of the best roof problems in Sydney. Recently featured on the bouldering DVD 24-8.


Find Stringybark Place in Alford's Point, and after about 50m park on the left near a group of boulders. Go down the hill with this feature on the left, after about 25m find a faint track that goes left and down, another 35m and a forked tree at a rough cliff line appears, go left along the cliff line and the sexy cave will appear. The crag is located within the George's River National Park.

* * Me V3
1st problem in the cave. Start on the juggy break, up to the ledge and mantle to finish.
* * Wet Pants V5
Start as for Me, traverse right 2 metres, then boldly ascend the mossy wall to the right of the ledge
* * Jetski Jerks V6
Start under the roof slighty left of the arete. Make a couple of big moves out past jug at the lip to base of the arete and then straight up where an amazingly huge 'thread' jug awaits.
* * * Stringybark Massacre V7
Crag Classic! Start on a jug at the back wall and move out the roof, along the sloping shelf and powerfully into the broken corner before heading left and straight up the groove to a thought provoking top-out.
* * * Love Gun V10
Probably the best route of its grade in Sydney! Start right of Stringybark on little shelf left of the corner. Climb crux at start using a undercling then climb through a variety of holds to a hard drive-by moving rightwards and then up into the back-breaking press into the roof and a quick campus through to top-out glory.
* Love Gun Stand Start V7
* * Strung Out V8
Link the Start of Stringybark into the Love Gun finish. Hard!
* * * String 'Em Up V9
Excellent! Link the start of Love Gun into the finish of Stringybark Massacre. Good moves.
Humpathon V7
Start on the shelf low and just right of the corner and make a powerful move straight up to gain a good hold before taversing left and finishing up either Love Gun or Stringybark. Pumpy and hard for the grade.
* Humpathon Direct V5
Same start as Humpathon but from the good hold in the corner, traverse right to finish up backslam. Worthwhile.
* Backslam V5
Sit Start just in front of the tree. Move up the short arete and then straight up the headwall. Watch the landing!
Lift Off V2
Start right of the tree and climb the chossy wall on crimps and sidepulls.
Reward V2
Start 1m or so right of Lift Off and climb the wall using the obvious pocket. Mossy and chossy.