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.
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Verum audaces non gerunt indusia alba. - Ipsi dixit MCMLXXII