Climbing Weekend – Point Perpendicular
May 25 - May 26
Point Perpendicular is a beautiful seaside climbing area at the southern tip of the Beecroft Peninsula, at the northern entry to Jervis Bay, New South Wales. It boasts a fantastic climbing atmosphere and often breathtaking exposure! Although there are some sport routes here, the area is mostly traditionally protected.
Most of the climbing for this weekend will be around The Lighthouse, Bayside and Seaside, but some recent development further north may draw us there. Detailed route information is available at Point Perpendicular on thecrag.com.
This weekend is an opportunity for CCA members, and those newly joining CCA, who are confident climbers. You can set up top-ropes on many of the climbs, if you are not confident of protective gear placement, but you will need excellent skills in making bombproof anchors and be sure of your ability to climb back out as all Point Perpendicular climbing routes involve an abseil in and climb out.
CCA members will be on hand to show you around if you are unfamiliar with the cliff. Formal climbing instruction will not be provided.
Please register your interest with the coordinator, John Wilson (see details below). He will then send you details including camping and possible car pooling options.
What to bring
You will need to bring your personal climbing gear (climbing shoes, chalk bag, harness and helmet) and protective climbing gear, plus food, water and sunscreen for the duration of your stay. If you don’t have a full trad rack, you may be able to join up with others that do.
Meeting time and location
Point Perpendicular is located within a Navy Weapons Range and, as such, is open only on weekends from Friday evening to Sunday evening, and during NSW school holidays and public holidays. It’s a 3.5 hour drive from Canberra, with the last 10km on gravel. The cliffs are an easy 2-5 min walk from the lighthouse car park.
More precise meeting times and location will be available closer to the date.