Have bushwalked/camped/rock-climbed a lot in that exact area. Never did see a bear - or a ranger, either. The Hawkesbury Sandstone formations persist to the coast, and climbing has an extra degree of difficulty due to the portable handholds.

Yosemite Granite is bliss in comparison.

Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII