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Description

A small steep wall on good rock. Pity about the aid starts.

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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'.

Approach

The area below and to the right (facing out) from the lookout below 'Centennial Glen' Rd. Faces 'Wave Wall' and is sunny and out of the wind all winter.

This is the first climbing area you come to when entering the Glen.

The crag is on Blue Mountains City Council Land. The BMCC in general frowns upon dogs being taken into bushy areas of BMCC land. At this crag in particular, it is known (first-hand) that the BMCC are concerned about the ACTUAL OBSERVED impacts of dogs. Many climbers have put in a lot of hard work to cultivate strong relationships with the BMCC to ensure that climbers in general are seen as a sustainable user group, to ensure that all climbers' access can continue. Dog owners are asked NOT to stuff up this relationship for the rest of us; please don't bring your dog.

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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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Routes

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1
26 ** Limp Mode Sport 15m

Start: Batman.

FA: C.Simpson, 1998

2

You actually get a 'grade' for the batman! 'Excellent' - after the mantle! Soft as soft comes.

Start: Batman.

FA: Mitch Warren

3
24 * Jug Addiction Sport 15m

Start: Batman.

FA: S.Cody, 1999

4
23 * Rollergirl Sport 17m

Start: Batman. As for 'Jug Addiction'.

FA: F.Leese, 1999

5
25 * Wallace Fairweather Sport 12m

Start: Batman.

FA: J.Clark, 1996

6

The all free version.

FA: J. Smoothy, 1988

7
24 * Wank Wank Spurt Sport 15m

24M0, pulling on the first bolt to reach high jug.

FA: J. Smoothy, 1988

8
25 * Hip Shake Jerk Sport 18m

25M0. Start as above, pulling on first bolt. Can also be climbed free at 26.

FA: M. Stacey, 1988

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project Open Project Unknown
10
26 * Better than a Wank Sport 15m

Has loose bolts.

Start: As for 'Back Hand Tosser'.

FA: M.Pircher, 1997

11
23 Back Hand Tosser Sport 12m

Keep of the 'Arete'.

12
24 Unknown Sport 10m
13
22 Bevins Effort Unknown 5m
14

Batman to first bolt past repaired chips then directly up to finish as for HSJ.

FA: G Weigand, 2000

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23 ** Clutching at Draws Unknown 12m

Turn left at bottom of stairs on walk in. Has been erased?

FA: Gavin Portier