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A continuous, soaring, well-protected crack with minimal crack-climbing required. Some suspect rock. Bring a full rack, and oodles of wires (and a few extra #3/#4 cams for that final traverse)..

Start halfway up the ramp (about 5m left of Blast Off ). Up crack, trending left. 2m below the "shale ledge", traverse left for about 5m along a clean #3/#4 cam sized break then downclimb to the hidden anchors at the end of Jezebel P1. Rap 30m from here to large block.

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 Ascent: E.Garbett & M.Wilson, 1992


Located in Ikara Head approx:
Lat/Long: -33.547531,150.281815

Route Grade Citations

18 Community registered grade
Paul Thomson
18 Blue Mountains Climbing
18 ACA Route Register
18 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains

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Route quality

Overall quality score: 56%

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sustained good super great mantle traverse crack

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