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Nice orange rock. Big roof area. Easy access


Next crag along from the Flying Fox area, which Pole 28 is part of. Bolts are stainless, but hot bent so look black.

Access issues

Private Property. Take care, don't get climbing banned

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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FA: Josh Dodson, 2003


FA: Ian Geatches, 2003

23 Defibrillator Sport 15m

FA: Ian Geatches, 2003

20 Wee Dram Sport 15m

FA: Josh Dodson, 2003

23 Topsail Sport 12m

FA: Ian Geatches, 2003

22 First Mate Sport 12m

FA: 2003


Maybe listed in the pole 28 area

21 ** Mad Taffy Traverse Unknown 25m

traverse the crack for the howlin wolf to the lower offs.

FA: mad taff Tony Williams, 2004

26 Triple Treat Sport 12m

FA: Josh Dodson, 2004

21 ** Chainsaw Juggler Unknown 10m

Climb the crack (crux) then get on the overhang thru the dinner plates to lower offs.

FA: Tony Williams, 2004

25 Hornblower Sport 12m

All roof, right through the middle of the orange roof

FA: Ian Geatches, 2004

19 Buckaroo direct Unknown 10m

Start at the nose and go to first bolt. Stick clip it if you have to you pussies.

FA: Tony Williams, 2004

{US} AU:19 Buckroo Direct Trad 10m

Straight off the nose of the buttress. Clip the first bolt of Buckaroo if you need to and then head up to the next on the direct. #1 and #2 cam for next placement. To rings!

FA: Tony Williams, 2004

14 Buckaroo Trad 10m

Go from the slope to the first bolt, get to the 2nd bolt. Gear from here. Good one if you've got your chick in tow that needs a lead. Hard to clean if you don't have a second.

FA: Tony Williams/ Nora Adam, 2004

8 Exotic as I am Unknown 12m

Right hand buttress first lin eafter corner.

FA: Nora Adam/ Tony Williams, 2004

23 Test Drilling Sport 10m

A bit to much catalyst in the megapoxy for the anchors, so a third bolt was added. Will get around to cleaning this up. Route look dirty, but the rock is mostly good.

FA: Ian Geatches, 2005

24 Gold Dust Sport 15m

The best route at the crag. The direct start is a project.

FA: Josh Dodson, 2004


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