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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.



Scramble down below 'Shopping Wall', then left (facing out)until you come to the Tyrollian. Cross the creek, then up to cliffline. Head around to the right (facing in) along the broken cliff line until you come to the Wall. One hour walk from car to crag.

© (mjw)

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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23 First Contact Sport 15m

FA: M.Turnbull, 1999

23 * Superior Species Sport 15m

FA: M.Turnbull, 1999


FA: M.Pircher, 1999


FA: M.Turnbull, 1999

25 * Primitive Life Form Sport 15m

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

27 ** Gastro Girl Sport 15m

FA: L.Wishart, 2000

29 ** The Alienateher Sport 15m

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

24 Bantha Fodder Sport 18m

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

21 Outer Space Sport 15m

Batman start!

FA: S.Bell, 2000

24 ** Austri-Alien Sport 23m

Batman start!

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

28 Orbital Decay Sport 23m

FA: S.Grkovic, 2000

project Open Project Unknown
28 ** Visit Venus Sport 20m

FA: S.Grkovic, 2000

30 *** Pigs in Space Sport 17m

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

27 *** Freak on a Leash Sport 15m

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

26 ** Interstellar Fella Sport 13m

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

25 * Swine Trek Sport 12m

FA: S.Grkovic, 2000

25 Mars Needs Women Sport 12m

FA: S.Grkovic, 2000

32 ** Inter Galactic Spastic Unknown 25m
31 Mission To Mars Unknown

FA: Monique Forestier


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