Exhibition Wall Mostly trad climbing32 routes in crag
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Some of the best 'old school' trad face climbing around! Oh, and an overly popular historic sport climb...
Access issues inherited from Mount York
Various gullies may be closed for remediation work at various times. Echo gully currently closed - Autumn 2016.
Although it is possible and quite easy to rap in most people simply walk down. If you go down the main lookout gully turn right and follow track at base of cliff till you reach the wall. Or head down the roadway and down one of the eastern descent gullies, turn left and head around to the wall.
Where to stay
Mt York campground.
Ethic inherited from Mount York
Many and varied, please try to respect them all!
Retro-bolting has occurred several times over the years and is generally condemned and dealt with swiftly.
The birth of sport climbing in the Blueies with the creation of the climb Exhibiton Wall on homemade fixed hangers by Penny and Smoothy. Has been rebooted but some originals remain for historical perusal. The response to this route came from Warwick Baird in the form of Age of Reason, a harder trad route that eschewed the need for artificial protection despite the crux being before the first gear at ~ 5m. Other bold trad or mixed routes quickly filled most of the gaps, including a girdle/traverse of most of the wall. Various routes have suffered from retro-bolting/removal over the years. Despite being very popular due to Exhibition Wall the rest of the wall was thankfully ignored by bolters and revealed new trad routes in 2016.
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