Details needed

This crag does not have a description!

Can you share a summary introduction to this crag?

Could you describe the approach to this crag?

If you can help provide a better quality resource for the climbing community then please click 'Edit this crag' button near the top of the page.

Access issues inherited from Bardens Lookout

* Temporary Access Change * Following the 2013 bushfires, the Collit's Crevasse and Lawson's Gully areas are no longer accessible from the main stairway entrance to Bardens (i.e., you can't turn right at the bottom of the stairs). Please respect the re-vegetation effort. Access to these areas is possible via Wentworth's Gully in Mt. York.


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!


Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)


Add route(s) Add topo Resequence Bulk edit
Grade Route
20 V-2 Schneider Trad 20m

Arete 23m right og the cravasse. Quite desperate!

Start: Marked

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1982


Start: About 30m right.Marked.

FA: J Croker & R Starmer

13 Plug Trad 20m

Take big gear.

Start: Up chimney to roof, swing over and up wide crack.

FA: J.Croker & B.Ratter, 1974

20 * Rock'n Roll Suicide Sport 40m

Quite good. Rebolted.

Start: Marked.

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1982

21 * Teenage Wildlife Sport 40m

2m right.Rebolted.

FA: A.Prehn & R.Young, 1982

11 Yeti Trad 30m

Start: 2m right at V Chimney.

FA: J.Crocker & A.Porter, 1974


"Where no man has yet trod...again"

Start: As for Yeti.

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1982

20 Hunger City Trad 30m

Hard start and an exciting finish!

Start: Marked.

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1982


FA: Pam & Glenn

19 Busting Loose Trad 30m

More excitement through a roof.

Start: At overhang 3m right of HC.

FA: A.Prehn & R.Young, 1982

17 Teeny Bopper Trad 30m

Offwidth Roof. Soloed.

Start: 60m right of BL.

FA: R.Young, 1982

20 * Talking Heads Trad 25m

Start: Roof 2m right.

FA: A.Prehn & R.Young, 1982

21 Making Movies Trad 25m


Start: Below roof 6m right of TB.

FA: R.Young, A.Prehn & S.Hickson, 1982

20 Panic in Detroid Trad 25m

Roof, thin crack and wall.

Start: If you are coming down 'Bardens Gully' this is the first route to the right.

FA: A.Prehn, R.Young & S.Hickson, 1982

18 Duty Calls Unknown 20m


Check out what is happening in Collits Crevasse.