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MEGA! Long and steep. Starts on the steeper side of the arch (West) up the flake and climbs the entire underside of the arch, Finishes at the U bolt Anchor.

Access Issues: inherited from Centennial Trev

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that climbing is not permitted at "Centennial Trev" due to the high impact on the rare and significant sandstone arch (Dargan Arch) and adjacent cliffs (including Creekside). These areas and access tracks are all within Blue Mountains National Park. They have been developed without consultation and approval from NPWS and bolts will be removed. The cooperation of climbers in protecting this significant area is appreciated. For further information contact Blackheath NPWS on 47878877 or

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! However, do so only on Council land and not in the National Park.


Route History:

  • Route Setter: angus farquhar, 2010


Located in The Arch walls approx:
Lat/Long: -33.481583,150.266319

Route Grade Citations

28 Community registered grade
Ben Jenga
24 Ben Jenga
28 Glenn

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 79%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

dyno crux hard good cool nice fall interesting fingers epic roof flake easy bad jugs traverse

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