Sand River Cliffs

There have been a few people and groups walking to the Sand River area.  It has been frequented by rock climbers for the last 3-4 years and there are good directions on how to get there and to the various cliffs.   See this site.

What was a surprise was the extent of the climbing routes put in and the number of metal supports drilled into the sandstone cliffs. The tracks were also clear and well used, so a lot of climbers must go there.
Tracks went along the base of the cliffs and this made it fairly easy walking, although there were several small scrambles and ledges to negotiate. The flowers in Spring are splendid, with Black Eyed Susan and Golden Rosemary a highlight.

The main location of this walk was named the Colosseum and was an extensive cliffline.
Return was on a track down to a valley floor with tall Dogwood making this a part circuit walk. 

Impressive cliffs could be seen to the south east, given the name Panopticon and that would also be a good spot to explore.

This walk was 7k and 1:45 each way.  With lunch and morning tea, the elapsed time was 5 hours.

Map  Woodsdale 1:25

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