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Table of contents

1. Ida Ridge 14 routes in Crag

All Unknown
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!

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Ferney Groove's Revenge 8 Unknown 29m
2 The By-Pass 10 Unknown 20m
3 Some What Not What's Expected 15 Unknown 30m
4 Take Your Mum 13 Unknown 25m
5 Flaw in the Wall 17 Unknown 25m
6 Mixed Pleasures of Earthly Delight 13 Unknown 45m
7 A Bolt From the Blue 16 Unknown 25m
8 The Old Fashioned Corner 12 Unknown 30m
9 Waltz Up the Wall 10 Unknown 30m
10 Superannuants' Samba 13 Unknown 25m
11 * Stairway to Heaven 18 Unknown 30m
12 The Dance Floor 13 Unknown 90m
13 The Old Foxes Trot 17 Unknown 30m
14 A Step to the Left 16 Unknown 40m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
8 Ferney Groove's Revenge Unknown 29m
10 The By-Pass Unknown 20m
Waltz Up the Wall Unknown 30m
12 The Old Fashioned Corner Unknown 30m
13 Mixed Pleasures of Earthly Delight Unknown 45m
Superannuants' Samba Unknown 25m
Take Your Mum Unknown 25m
The Dance Floor Unknown 90m
15 Some What Not What's Expected Unknown 30m
16 A Bolt From the Blue Unknown 25m
A Step to the Left Unknown 40m
17 Flaw in the Wall Unknown 25m
The Old Foxes Trot Unknown 30m
18 * Stairway to Heaven Unknown 30m