Australia is not only known for the amazing beaches but also some great sandstone climbing and bouldering options. Sydney is home to hundreds of impressive single-pitch, sport and trad climbs and awesome bouldering. What makes some of these climbs unique is their proximity to the water, providing some really cool experiences for climbers!
1. Point Perpendicular (NSW)
The climbs at Point Perpendicular are extremely varied in style, rock quality, position and protection. This destination is all about adventure, and the Lighthouse area is always extremely popular. High winds are a common occurrence so ensure you are well prepared for sudden gusts.
2. Blue Mountains (NSW)
The Blue Mountains are one of Sydney’s most beautiful nearby natural attractions. This huge sandstone plateau has been eroded by rivers and streams, creating an almost endless diversity of crags and climbing styles. Climbing is best in Autumn and Spring, however seasoned climbers could tackle it all year round.
This popular spot is great for sport climbing and offers overhang routes as well as some short crimpy climbs. Route difficulty ranges from 5.10d to 5.11d and is west facing so it can get very hot in the summer.
4. Tunks Park
This small sandstone bouldering rock is located in Northbridge just below the Castlesque Bridge. It features some easy traverses and some more difficult overhang problems. Be careful as passersby tend to stop and watch right underneath climbers.
5. Narrabeen Slabs
This popular rock climbing site is great for sport and traditional climbing. It is constantly being updated with new climbing additions. Because it is south facing and shaded nearly all day long Narrabeen Slabs is a great climbing location in the summer months!