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Description

About 50 metres around the corner from the last climb on Western Tier (Shady Side) Lower.

Access issues inherited from Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a World Heritage listed area. The Grose Valley, the cliffs around Katoomba and much of the Narrow Neck peninsula are part of the Blue Mountains National Park which is managed by the NPWS. The Western Escarpment - where most of the climbing is - is Crown Land managed by the BMCC. While the NPWS Plan of Management nominates several locations in the National Park where rock climbing is deemed appropriate, the majority of the climbing remains unacknowledged. To maintain access our best approach is to 'Respect Native Habitat, Tread Softly and Leave No Trace'.

Ethic inherited from Blue Mountains

Mixed-climbing on gear and bolts has generally been the rule in the Blueies. 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. Generally it's best to leave all this sort of stuff to the local climbers.

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1
24 ** Blowtorch Sport 18m

Short roof to start the swing up to the wall on slopey jugs, varied climbing with a committing move up high.

FFA: lloyd wishart, 2011

FA: Lloyd Wishart, 2012

2
23 * Whistleblower Sport 15m

start at juggy prow and up wall to ledge then try to find the crux holds in time

FFA: lloyd wishart, 2012

3
24 * Thar she blows Sport 15m

Up short wall to big juggy roof.

FA: Lloyd, 2011

FFA: lloyd wishart, 2011

4
24 * Body Blow Sport 12m

middle of crag. up wall and out the roof on flakes etc heading rightwards to finish

FFA: lloyd wishart, 2012

5
PROJECT1 Sport Project
6
25 ** Holelipstick Hippy Sport 16m

Start on ledge then jug leftwards and up with a slopey crux at the lip of the roof, keep pumping the jugs up the steep head wall.

FFA: steve grkovic, 2012

7
28 * Blowpipe Blast Sport 14m, 12

24 climbing to ledge then wrestle with the holds and the bad feet to the anchors

FA: lloyd wishart, 2013

8
27 * Bloated Blowfish Sport 16m

Hard start, Hard finish

FA: Lloyd Wishart, 2011

FFA: lloyd wishart, 2011

9
24 *** Up. Sport 18m

Action packed new route up the arete right of blow. Big start move then hold on through some steep moves to a ledge. Hard face moves follow then great jugs to the top. If the first move is to big then start up blow and traverse across.

Set by Ben JengA, 2014

FFA: Ben JengA, 2014

10
22 * Blow Sport 16m, 6

Tricky start then nice finger jugs on great orange rock. Just left of blunt orange arête. Worthwhile to continue up to the anchors on Up via another bolt.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2011

11
17 P H M 2 Sport 15m

Nice interesting pockets down low. The first bolt has fallen out (already). What does he use for glue ?? Start up PHM1 and easy traverse in.

FA: Martin Pircher, 2013

12
16 P H M 1 Sport 15m

The left most climb at the Blow Hole.

FA: Martin Pircher, 2013

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