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1. Jean Genie Area 17 routes in Crag

Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 150.221593, -33.558275


Short, steep little routes - a perfect place to leave the kids for the afternoon.

Access Issues:© inherited from Bardens Lookout

* Temporary Access Change * Following the 2013 bushfires, the Collit's Crevasse and Lawson's Gully areas are no longer accessible from the main stairway entrance to Bardens (i.e., you can't turn right at the bottom of the stairs). Please respect the re-vegetation effort. Access to these areas is possible via Wentworth's Gully in Mt. York.

Ethic: inherited from Blue Mountains

Although sport climbing is well entrenched as the most popular form of Blueys climbing, mixed-climbing on gear and bolts has generally been the rule over the long term. Please try to use available natural gear where possible, and do not bolt cracks or potential trad climbs.

Because of the softness of Blue Mountains sandstone, bolting should only be done by those with a solid knowledge of glue-in equipping. A recent fatality serves as a reminder that this is not an area to experiment with bolting.

If you do need to top rope, please do it through your own gear as the wear on the anchors is both difficult and expensive to maintain.

It would be appreciated if brushing of holds becomes part of your climbing routine - do it with a soft bristled brush and never a steel brush!

The removal of vegetation - both from the cliff bases and the climbs - is not seen as beneficial to aesthetics of the environment nor to our access to it. However, the fast growing scrub can conceal walking tracks in mere months, so bringing a pair of secaturs and pruning as you walk is a good way of helping out with the constant task of track maintenance. Some appropriately discreet pruning is a far better alternative then track braiding (which causes far more damage). It's also a good warmup for your forearms!

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Red Arrow Route / Ed's Mossy Chips

Start: First route to the left og the gully steps. Committing finish

FA: E Rutherford, 2006

23 Sport 15m
2 * Jean Genie

2m R of RAR.

FA: A.Prehn,R.Young, 1983

24 Sport 18m
3 * Who Killed Bambi?

As for JG then out R and up. Rebolted 2004

FA: A. Prehn, R. Young, 1985

22 Sport 20m
4 * Crank Fatboy

2m R.

FFA: @bevanashby

27 Sport 15m
5 * Zowie

Corner. Now overgrown. There are a couple of rusting pitons underneath the vegies. Would be good with a bit of a clean and some lower offs.

FA: A.Prehn, 1982

19 Trad 30m
6 * Careless Memories

FA: A.Prehn, 1982

24 Sport 12m
7 ** Major Tom

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

23 Sport 12m
8 It's no Game

FA: R.Young,A.Prehn, 1985

23 Sport 12m
9 * Scheme of Things

FA: R.Young,A.Prehn, 1983

23 Sport 12m, 5
10 * Puppy Fat

FA: G.Colville, 2006

23 Sport 10m
11 * Chicken Skin

FA: Mitch Warren

24 Sport 12m
12 Silver Side of Darkness

Start as for Chicken Skin then rightwards traverse and through roof.(Direct start still being projected!)

FA: S Puchala, 2012

23 Sport 12m
13 ** Goosebumps

This is Grant's first 'new' route in the mountains, and all caught on camera - except the swearing! Could be harder than 23? Although he had a long draw on the anchor he still refused to take the tick until he could clip the actual chain! Im sure he will 'tick' everyone off about this in years to come if they attempt to claim the tick without doing the final mantle. The second ascentionist was also made to go to the chain, after falling off it one the first attempt. That's integrity for you!!!

Start: 5m right of SoT, at cairn.

FA: Grant Colville, 2006

24 Sport 10m, 4
14 ** It Beat A Circus

Ah Ma...you shoulda seen it, you shoulda seen it..

Start: 4m right.

FA: M.Warren, 2011

FA: M Warren, 2011

24 Sport 12m
15 ** Now I've Sure Got a Home in Glory Land / Now I've Sure got a Home in Glory Land!

Start: 4m right of 'It Beat a Circus'.

Set by M Warren, 2011

FA: M Warren, 2011

26 Sport 12m
16 * Cave Route / The Cave-In

At the right hand end of the cave.

FA: E Rutherford, 2006

24 Sport 10m
17 Turkey Slap

about V4 - old boulder problem from the early days. just had to be bolted.

FA: R Bombala, 2007

FA: R.Bombala, 2007

26 Sport 7m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
19 * Zowie Trad 30m
22 * Who Killed Bambi? Sport 20m
23 It's no Game Sport 12m
** Major Tom Sport 12m
* Puppy Fat Sport 10m
Red Arrow Route Sport 15m
* Scheme of Things Sport 12m, 5
Silver Side of Darkness Sport 12m
24 * Careless Memories Sport 12m
* Cave Route Sport 10m
* Chicken Skin Sport 12m
** Goosebumps Sport 10m, 4
** It Beat A Circus Sport 12m
* Jean Genie Sport 18m
26 ** Now I've Sure Got a Home in Glory Land Sport 12m
Turkey Slap Sport 7m
27 * Crank Fatboy Sport 15m