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Route descriptions can be found here: http://www.sydneyclimbing.com/xgo_glenbrook_gorge.html (Route Descriptions taken from 'Rockclimbs in the Lower Blue Mountains' (1994) by Harry Luxford and Bruce Cameron, and reproduced with permission by Peter Monks for Sydney Rockies.)

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Access issues inherited from Lower Blue Mountains

Be sensible.

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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17 Pig's Bladder Trad 25m

FA: T Williams, 2000

15 Twin Crack Trad 45m

FA: B Cameron & W Moon, 2000

7 Orion Trad 45m

FA: E Truupold, 2000

24 Wokker's roof Trad 15m

FA: W Baird, 2000

16 Stone Mason Trad 25m

FA: W Moon, B Cameron & P Chalkley, 2000

20 R The Abyss and I Trad 40m, 2

FA: T Williams, F Moon & P Matysek, 2000

18 R Master Blaster Trad 50m

FA: W Moon & F Moon, 2000

18 R Past Masters Trad 50m

FA: W Moon & B Moon, 2000


FA: R Kippax, D Roots & T McIntee, 2000

18 M0 R Black Jack Trad 30m

FA: B Cameron & F Moon, 2000

10 Tom Foolery Trad 15m

FA: B Cameron & T Williams, 2000

22 R The Venom Trad 100m, 4

FA: B Cameron, W Moon & F Moon, 2000

18 Blank Mank Trad 100m, 5

FA: B Cameron & T Williams, 2000

12 R Higgins effort Trad 100m

FA: R Higgins, 2000

18 Master Blaster DS Trad 50m

FA: W Moon, R McMahon & N Smith, 2000


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