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The orange slab between Main Wall and Shopping Crag, capped by a big roof.

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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26 * Bums Away Sport 15m

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

16 * Bum Crack Trad 18m

Up crack with good gear, traverse through roof and meet lowers off on 'Lard Arse'. Second to clean.

Start: In corner between BA and LA

FA: Zack Wasson? No no no, this (shit) route was done in the 90s & as mentioned in the old Pircher/Carter guides., 2009

16 Number 51 Trad 18m

The corner on the L end of the Bum Wall slab - alluded to in Pircher/Carter guide. Trad gear. Nice move round the little roof (13), then place high gear for the crux traverse R to the DRB on Lard Arse.

FA: Will Monks & Greg Andrews, 1999

19 * Lard Arse Sport 15m

The left hand route on the slab.

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

21 ** Sludge Bottom Sport 15m

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

20 * Icky Bum Sport 18m

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

23 * Trouser Snake Sport 15m

FA: F.Leese, 2001

22 ** Underpants Jousting Sport 12m

FA: L.Wishart, 2001

25 ** Cody's Crystals Sport 12m

FA: lloyd w

24 Lloaded Scrotum Sport 12m

FA: L.Wishart, 2001

18 * Nasty When Cornered Sport 10m

FA: S.Cody, 1999

21 * Chastity Bolt Sport 12m

FA: A.Aardema & M.Brueren, 2001

20 * Bitter Harvest Sport 12m

FA: S.Cody, 1999

24 Spawn of Sean Sport 12m

FA: lloyd w


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