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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Tue 30th Jan 2018 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Great to climb this with Harry for his birthday. Awesome varied and consistently engaging route for the full 45m and probably not too difficult for the grade, if a bit insecure and gripping at times. The walk in is a super highway at the moment until you get to the fixed ropes but then they are easy to follow down to the cliff. Get on it.

- with Harry Kadi
Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Will Vidler
Tue 30th Jan 2018
20 ** The Phoenix

A great adventure to do on my birthday! A grade 20 crack for my 20th year! The finger locks are so bomber, and the gear is so good, plenty of footholds so there was no akward thin crack foot jamming. Just an excellent morning all round!

- with Will Vidler
Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Harry Kadi
Tue 30th Jan 2018
Tue 11th Jul 2017 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix Trad 45m Blue Mountains Keith Davison
Tue 11th Jul 2017
Sat 28th Jan 2017 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

It climbed better than it looked. Good moves in sections with some thought provoking sections of rock. Well led by Nic.

- with Nicole Dombrain
Trad 45m Blue Mountains * Good Bernie Walsh
Sat 28th Jan 2017
Sun 6th Nov 2016 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix Trad 45m Blue Mountains ** Very Good josh mackenzie
Sun 6th Nov 2016
Sun 28th Aug 2016 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Awesome climb. It was a bit of an adventure to get to, thanks for all of the fixed ropes. Once you get there and look down the climb you know that you are in for some fun.

A great continuous crackline that just eats gear. There were 2 tricky section but nothing too hard, would have helped if my fingers were a bit fatter.

- with Andrew Stevenson
Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic
Sun 28th Aug 2016
Sun 14th Aug 2016 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Bit short on small gear but managed it, just ... Some lovely finger crack sections .. Interesting finish ..

- with Zac
Trad 45m Blue Mountains * Good Macciza a.k.a. Macca
Sun 14th Aug 2016
Tue 27th Dec 2011 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix - with Paul Thomson Trad 45m Blue Mountains Aaron Doull
Tue 27th Dec 2011
Fri 21st Aug 2015 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Rene Provis
Fri 21st Aug 2015
Fri 21st Aug 2015 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Mega. 2nding Rene (great onsight buddy). Long, sustained and varied. Literally a finger crack route with an offwidth section.

- with Rene Provis
Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Mega Classic Ro-boat
Fri 21st Aug 2015
Fri 10th Oct 2014 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Classic climb, that just keeps on going. More people need to get on this route! Varied climbing with sweet finger locks, few jams and bit of offwidth. Plenty of good stances for putting in pro. Enjoyable climbing!

Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Jenna Brady
Fri 10th Oct 2014
Fri 10th Oct 2014 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Spent about 20mins cleaning this route. Would be mega classic if it got an even bigger clean, including chopping out the tree. Awesome long route with some amazing finger crack sections. I found this much easier than Janicepts. Track in and out was a bit of a battle, I would suggest rap down Archae... Instead of bashing through the jungle in the gully. If you trade climb you should get on this now!

Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Jason McCarthy
Fri 10th Oct 2014
Sat 20th Sep 2014 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Run out of gear on first and only try...went in through old overgrown track...next time!

Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Mega Classic Carlos
Sat 20th Sep 2014
Sun 7th Jul 2013 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Another repeat. A speedy lead ascent (25min) to escape the crag as the sun went down. To save time, I simply ran it out as much as possible. Still nothing less than CLASSIC. It's good to see that EVERYONE I've taken out to this climb has reached the top singing its praises. GET ON IT!

Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Paul Thomson
Sun 7th Jul 2013
Mon 10th Jun 2013 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix

Another repeat. Top rope solo lap to escape the bottom of the crag as the rain set in. Some vegetation has started to return since I cleaned it last year (I pulled it all out as I climbed), but its still in damn good nick, and is one of the best cracks in the Blue Mountains. Get on it!

Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Paul Thomson
Mon 10th Jun 2013
Sat 10th Nov 2012 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix (Phoenix )

One lap lead, and another on rope-solo to get No-Chalk Rob's gear back. Great lead, spicey finish, loved every second of it. An absolutely brilliant climb. Amazingly sustained PROPER finger-crack, accompanied by every other style of crack climbing, mostly great rock, bomber gear, and epically long. As I've said before, there is NO other crack climb quite like it in the Blue Mountains. Crack-lovers get on it!

Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Paul Thomson
Sat 10th Nov 2012
Thu 8th Nov 2012 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix (Phoenix)

Rope solo. 2 laps to see how the 10 hours I've spent cleaning this crack turned out. The result: amazing. There is NO other crack climb like this in the Blue Mountains, what with such a long sustained section of pure fingercrack and numerous other styles in the mix. Probably only 20 if you do the entire 45m climb as 1 giant pitch (gear management critical), with the crux right at the top. With the new access route I've pioneered, this firebird has no excuse not to be more popular!

Trad 45m Blue Mountains *** Classic Paul Thomson
Thu 8th Nov 2012
Mon 29th Dec 2008 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix (Phoenix )

I am not sure when I climbed this but I do remember it was a bit of an epic and lots of fun. We started up the finger crack to the left.

Trad 45m Blue Mountains * Good Ben Jenga
Mon 29th Dec 2008
Tue 27th Dec 2011 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix (Phoenix )

Decided to aid climb it for a laugh (and some practice). 30min bush-bash walk in/out, and at least 60% of the crack is now covered in dense vegetation, which -over a 50m climb- is a lot of gardening. If the crack was clean, and a better way of accessing the crag found (the first ascentionist told me it's possible to walk to the top of the cliff), it would probably be a "very good" 2-star sort of climb. But as it stands NOW, you couldn't pay me to go back and free climb it.

Trad 45m Blue Mountains Don't Bother Paul Thomson
Tue 27th Dec 2011
Sat 20th Dec 2008 - Blue Mountains
Blackheath Area Megalong Valley Crags The Phoenix
20 ** The Phoenix (Phoenix )

Hmmm. Revegetated, dirty, loose blocks, and some nice climbing inbetween

Trad 45m Blue Mountains * Good
Sat 20th Dec 2008
20 ** The Phoenix (Phoenix )

Great finger locks, dirty veggie offwidth, take plenty 1/2" to 1" cams and maybe a #5 of the wide bit. EXCITING!

Trad 45m Blue Mountains * Good Tony Williams
Sat 20th Dec 2008

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