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Table of contents

1. Cox's River Bouldering 14 routes in Crag

All Boulder

Long/Lat: 150.204940, -33.727046

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'. Practically all crags are either in National Park or in council reserve: dog owners are reminded that dogs are not allowed in National Parks at any time and fines have been issued, while for crags on council reserve the BMCC leash law requires that dogs be on-leash.

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!

1.1. Secteur Slab 6 routes in Cliff

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Avers {US} V1 Boulder
2 Cellar Door {US} V0 Boulder
3 L'Eucelle {US} V3 Boulder
4 Frogger {US} V2 Boulder
5 Un Passe {US} V1 Boulder
6 A' P'eage {US} V2 Boulder

1.1.1. Secteur Das Ramklotz 0 routes in Cliff

1.2. Secteur Das Ramklotz 4 routes in Cliff

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 OzyMandalis V7 Boulder
2 Das Ramklotz {US} V3 Boulder
3 Happy Hacky V1 Boulder
4 Fault Line V4 Boulder

1.3. Beach Secteur 4 routes in Cliff

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Early Exit V4 Boulder
2 Massive Attack V3 Boulder
3 The Grand Arch {US} V3 Boulder 5m
4 Man Eater V4 Boulder

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
V0 Cellar Door Boulder 1.1. Secteur Slab
V1 Avers Boulder 1.1. Secteur Slab
Un Passe Boulder 1.1. Secteur Slab
Happy Hacky Boulder 1.2. Secteur Das Ramklotz
V2 A' P'eage Boulder 1.1. Secteur Slab
Frogger Boulder 1.1. Secteur Slab
V3 L'Eucelle Boulder 1.1. Secteur Slab
Das Ramklotz Boulder 1.2. Secteur Das Ramklotz
Massive Attack Boulder 1.3. Beach Secteur
The Grand Arch Boulder 5m 1.3. Beach Secteur
V4 Fault Line Boulder 1.2. Secteur Das Ramklotz
Early Exit Boulder 1.3. Beach Secteur
Man Eater Boulder 1.3. Beach Secteur
V7 OzyMandalis Boulder 1.2. Secteur Das Ramklotz