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Description:© (Macciza)

Big corner around the arete from LC

Left and up into corner.

Up corner to overlap, thru short steepness and thrutch to glory.

Start: Downhill left from 'Landslide Chimney'

Left and up into corner.

Up corner to overlap, thru short steepness and thrutch to glory

Originally 18 M4 by Ewbank

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! However, do so only on Council land and not in the National Park.


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: BF Brian / Darragh

  • First Ascent: Ewbank / Campbell, 2000


Located in Dogface approx:
Lat/Long: -33.732123,150.295655

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Route Grade Citations

23 Community registered grade
18M4 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
18M4 Blue Mountains Climbing
22 * ACA Route Register
23 Macciza a.k.a. Macca

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