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1. Logan Brae 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: 150.257267, -33.670114

Description:© (mjw)

Short, steep and pumpy. The mountains' version of a 'gym'.

Useful Info: This crag is on Private Property. At this stage the owners are happy for us to climb here provided that:

  • climbers remain responsible for our own safety,

  • dogs are NOT brought to the crag, and

  • residents rights are respected when it comes to parking.

Access Issues:© (mjw)

There is absolutely no access to the crag via the gated fire trail which goes through 'Berridale', under any circumstances.

Please refrain from creating any toilet areas along the track - keep it in until you get to the crag (better to leave it at Blackheath really). If you intend walking out in the dark - pack a head torch.

Please behave responsibly, as a lot of work has been put in to maintain our access to this crag. We still need to do more work stabilising the ledge below the climbs so please leave any materials stocked at the crag as they are, dont remove any shale from below the climbs no matter how 'dangerous' you think it is and please dont throw any loose rock/shale over the cliff as it will all be used in the stabilisation work.

Respect Native Habitat - Tread Softly and Leave No Trace.

Approach:© (mjw)

The crag is situated on Shipley Rd below Berridale Orchards. Drive past the Shipley fire hut and up the hill, at the second power pole on the left park - this is 40m before 'Cliffview'. The track to the crag is located just to the right of the parking area (no lazy 'shortcuts, please). The track straight ahead takes you to a very nice little lookout. Please do not park anywhere near 'Berridale' or in front of 'Cliffview'

Less than 10 minutes easy gradient walking track through a beautiful little gully full of native animals and plants (take care with the Sword Grass!).

There is absolutely no access to the crag via the gated fire trail which goes through 'Berridale', under any circumstances.

Ethic: inherited from Blue Mountains

Mixed-climbing on gear and bolts has generally been the rule in the Blueies. 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. Generally it's best to leave all this sort of stuff to the local climbers.

1.1. Main Cliff 29 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Gropertron

Start: The first route you come to at the crag, was 27 when it was first freed.

FA: M.Law, 2001

25Sport 15m
2 * Room With a View

The best warm up here.

FA: C.Hale, 1996

22Sport 15m
3 Side Effect

FA: F.Yule, 1995

22Sport 15m
4 ** Surprise Package

soft

FA: J.Clark, 1996

24Sport 17m
5 ** The Never Believers

FA: C.Hale, 1996

23Sport 15m
6 ** Alien Signature

FA: J.Kurko, 1996

23Sport 19m
7 ** Creep Show

FA: F.Yule, 1995

23Sport 18m
8 * Hilti's not Guilty

FA: J.Clark, 1996

25Sport 16m
9 ** Wedding Bell Blues

WARNING 3rd bolt is loose!

FA: J.Clark, 1996

23Sport 12m
10 * Criters

FA: J.Kurko, 1996

25Sport 20m
11 ** Kathy K

FA: J.Kurko, 1996

25Sport 16m
12 ** Cabbage Power

Start: 'Grovel' through the dirt or Batman!

FA: M.Pircher, 1997

24Sport 15m
13 *** Demented Cabbage

Links the start of Cabbage Power into the crux section of Vertical Dementia. Keep going right at 3rd bolt of CP.

FA: David O'Donnell, 2006

24Sport 20m
14 *** Vertical Dementia

FA: J.Kurko, 1996

24Sport 18m
15 * The Diving Board

Lower pocket crux then jugs to an odd place anchor.

FA: M. File

24Sport 15m
16 * Shaggy D.A.

Short steep little arete. Low crux then lots of jugs.

FA: J.Clark, 1996

23Sport 15m
17 *** Dr Stein

FA: F.Yule, 1995

25Sport 18m
18 ** EIEIO

FA: M.Law, 1999

28Sport 18m
19 * Strawberry Blonde

FA: M.Baker, 1995

24Sport 18m
20 * Rain Maker

Start: Finish at the giant U.

FA: J.Clark, 1996

24Sport 18m
21 *** Flake Maker

Go up Rain Maker and link into Shark pool at the 4th bolt. Finish up Shark Pool.

FA: David O'Donnell, 2006

25Sport 15m
22 ** Shark Pool

FA: S.Atkins, 1996

26Sport 12m
23 * Elastic Analysis

FA: J.Clark, 1996

23Sport 12m
24 * Post Swing Jitters

FA: J.Kurko, 1996

24Sport 18m
25 Dead Man Walking

Funky 3D climbing

FA: C.Hale, 1996

22Sport 18m
26 ** Hip to the Bumper Crop

Thin, steep and sharp.

Start: The next 2 climbs are about 80m further right from the Main area. They are up in a cavern.

FA: A.Richardson, 2002

29Sport 15m
27 ** Big Hit with the Kids

FA: A.Richardson, 2002

29Sport 15m
28 ** The Grit Down Under

Great climbing up a right-hand fused flake, after a cruxy face.

Half-dozen Cams and wires - classic old school Blue Mountains 23 . . . Love it . . .

Start: Find the carrot on the shelf 2/3rds of the way along main wall, and rap in to ledge with big tree. Start in faint corner on left.

FA: Macciza, 2008

23Trad 35m
29 Holey Grit - Project

FA: Zac /Mac, 2000

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1.2. Lower-Again Brae 0 routes in Cliff

Description:© (Macciza)

The lower cliff line below 'Logan Brae' 'Main Wall'

Approach:© (Macciza)

Rap-in then climb out affair.

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
22 Dead Man Walking Sport 18m 1.1. Main Cliff
* Room With a View Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
Side Effect Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
23 ** Alien Signature Sport 19m 1.1. Main Cliff
** Creep Show Sport 18m 1.1. Main Cliff
* Elastic Analysis Sport 12m 1.1. Main Cliff
* Shaggy D.A. Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
** The Grit Down Under Trad 35m 1.1. Main Cliff
** The Never Believers Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
** Wedding Bell Blues Sport 12m 1.1. Main Cliff
24 ** Cabbage Power Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
*** Demented Cabbage Sport 20m 1.1. Main Cliff
* Post Swing Jitters Sport 18m 1.1. Main Cliff
* Rain Maker Sport 18m 1.1. Main Cliff
* Strawberry Blonde Sport 18m 1.1. Main Cliff
** Surprise Package Sport 17m 1.1. Main Cliff
* The Diving Board Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
*** Vertical Dementia Sport 18m 1.1. Main Cliff
25 * Criters Sport 20m 1.1. Main Cliff
*** Dr Stein Sport 18m 1.1. Main Cliff
*** Flake Maker Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
* Gropertron Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
* Hilti's not Guilty Sport 16m 1.1. Main Cliff
** Kathy K Sport 16m 1.1. Main Cliff
26 ** Shark Pool Sport 12m 1.1. Main Cliff
28 ** EIEIO Sport 18m 1.1. Main Cliff
29 ** Big Hit with the Kids Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
** Hip to the Bumper Crop Sport 15m 1.1. Main Cliff
? Holey Grit - Project Trad 1.1. Main Cliff