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ACA (NSW) is the peak body for recreational rock climbing in New South Wales. We are funded by a combination of membership fees, donations and associate membership through the major climbing clubs.


Illawarra Escarpment – Draft Amendment to Allow Climbing?

In what appears to be a fantastic win for the climbing community – the extensive 13km cliff-line that runs from Bulli Pass north to Stanwell Park is set to be re-opened to rock climbing according to a draft amendment to the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area Plan of Management. This is great news, as this … Continue reading Illawarra Escarpment – Draft Amendment to Allow Climbing?

Diamond Bay & Rosa Gully – community feedback required!

Waverley Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on its development application (DA) to upgrade the Clifftop Walkway at Eastern Reserve, Dover Heights and Diamond Bay Reserve. This includes the access to the popular Eastern Suburb’s climbing areas of Rosa Gully, Diamond Bay and Bow Wall. Submissions close this coming Tuesday the 19th October … Continue reading Diamond Bay & Rosa Gully – community feedback required!

Royal National Park climbing? Help make it happen!

Submissions from the general public about the proposed new Plan of Management for the Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park, Garawarra State Conservation Area are due by August 2nd. The 2021 proposed draft plan bans rock climbing entirely – we believe this needs to be changed and this can only be done with overwhelming community … Continue reading Royal National Park climbing? Help make it happen!


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