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Access issues inherited from Bowens Creek

This crag is in a National Park. DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED, simple as that. Dog owners are asked NOT to stuff things up for the rest of us; so just don't bring your dog. Camping also is not allowed.


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!

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17 * Something for Kate Sport 22m, 9

A nice slab leads to jug hauling.

FA: Kate & Nate

20 ** Bull Dozer Sport 20m

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

22 ** Zulu Dawn Sport 25m

FA: T.Mayer, 2000

19 ** Walter Mitty Sport 24m, 9

A hard crimpy start leads to nice headwall.

FA: A.Duckworth, 1999

20 * Daydream Believer Sport 24m

FA: A.Duckworth, 1999

20 * Bulls Eye / Unknown Sport 26m

Bouldery start past first two rings. Up and out through roof, next bolt diagonally right (careful not to link onto DB after roof).

Up easy ground to lower offs. a little runout in some places if this is your grade.

Be careful with rope length.

Start: 3m right of DB.

FA: Nathan Bolton, 2008

24 ** Born to be Wild Sport 18m

Left hand route off the ledge. Shared start with RB.

FA: T.Mayer, 2001

25 * Red Bull Sport 18m

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

27 ** Bull Roarer Sport 20m

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

27 * Rutting Season Sport 15m

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999


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