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North Jawbone Rock Climbing 


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Location: -37.38257, 145.74297 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

North Jawbone is a large low angle sandstone slab split by two gullies. Most climbing is multipitch trad (or mixed), although some single pitch is available on the far right edge of the slab. Gear is good, but can be sparse and route finding is tricky. This can make routes serious leads for the grade. Luckily many lines of similar grade exist together making off-route wanderings largely benign.

To descend most climbs take a trail off the north west edge of North Jawbone (off the back of the peak following orange trail markers). Follow this trail until you reach a grassy saddle. Take the gully on the right (leading edge of the grassy saddle) down the side of North Jawbone. Near the base of the gully (before the brush becomes impassable) hook right and intercept the old decent gully. This will trend around and back to the base of the climbs. Many prickly plants line the decent. Gardening gloves are recommended to protect your hands. It is worth carrying approach shoes with you on the climb to make the decent more pleasant. There are no well established rap routes off North Jawbone.

Getting There 

From North Jawbone carpark (see directions to Cathedral Range State Park) walk down the Jawbone Creek trail. Cross a small bridge and then hike up a steep trail with switchbacks. About half way up the trail there will be some large slabs on the right. Past these slabs there will be a boulder on the left with an orange trail marker. Leave the main trail here and take a climbers trail (on the right) that leads up and right (past cairns/marked trees) until you reach the left edge of North Jawbone slabs.

Climbing Season

For the Australia area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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The Mice Were Furious 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Australia : Cathedral Range State Park : North Jawbone
Start right of Junglescope below 2 bolts. Pitch 1: Climb up thin slab past two bolts to a brushy ledge (shared belay with Junglescope: ~50m). Pitch 2: Climb an arch (curves right) and then slab upwards past thin cracks to a corner (shared belay with Junglescope: ~40m). Pitch 3: trend right towards a small bush and approach the bolt from the right. Straight up past the bolt (crux) and over the headwall. Its a bit easier if you trend left once you have passed the bolt. Although glorious, pro on th...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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