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Description:© (Stu)

One of the most popular multi pitch routes in the Blue Mountains offering up a simmering dish of big exposure, good protection and easy moves. On nice sunny weekends there can be a queue so get in early! Sleepyheads starting at the crack of noon (which is bizarrely common) will also miss out on the cool morning shade and get smashed by the sun which blasts the route from midday onwards. The route is protected by carrots with each anchor being double ring bolts. A few cams are required for pitch 2 and to reduce runouts on pitch 4. Most of the carrot bolts were placed after the first ascent.

Start: After crossing the fixed wire walk another 40m or so to base of short scrappy looking right facing corner on right side of giant block. Up above is the vast black slab of the higher pitches.

  1. 20m (14) Short wall onto ledge then left to chimney, up to ledge and DRB belay.

  2. 20m (10) Crack to block and DRB bolt belay. (Cams: .3 - 1)

  3. 28m (13) Traverse up and right across slab to bolt belay after one ring bolt.

  4. 25m (13) Up via very easy climbing and no protection to second set of DRB after about 8m. Continue up a few bolts (slightly run out so cam placement if required), then step right to crack above bowl clenching exposure. Belay on big ledge below corner.

  5. 15m (14) Up easy corner for 20m and exit either left up exposed wall into the 'Variant Finish' (nicer but harder) or right (easy) to big ledge.

  6. 10m (10) If you took the right variant climb chossy overhang above.

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: T. Batty & B.Allen


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

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Route Grade Citations

14 Community registered grade
14 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
14 *** ACA Route Register

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Overall quality score: 78%

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