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An old aid route now free. Major line on the right side of alcove with appalling choss at the start. The steep corner crack on the third pitch is the good bit.

Start by taking pictures of the fascinating witches who put the scintillating stitches in the britches of the boys who put the powder on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King 'Caractacus', who are just passing by ... at the choss 20m left of DDS.

  1. 27m (12) Chossy corner of sorts to small ledge on the left and old bolt belay.

  2. 11m (12) Continue up rambling corner crack to ledge.

  3. 22m (21) The steep major left facing corner finishing out right of the big hanging block. This used to be an aid pitch at M4.

  4. 50m (12) Easily up trending left.

Ethic: inherited from West Face (Main Area)

Sublime Point is an old climbing area, with many routes dating from the 1950s and 1960s. Aid and mixed climbing was the fashion then, and the easier routes can be pretty bold for a modern climber. In the last 10 years there have been a lot of well protected sport routes added. This has been seen as controversial by some climbers who consider the crag a 'mixed' climbing venue.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: J. Pickard, 1968

  • First Ascent: Adam Darragh & Brian Burford, 2005


Located in Middle Cliffs approx:
Long/Lat: 150.337527,-33.735789

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21 Community registered grade
12M4 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
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