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Nice crag with one cliff in the sun all day and the other getting afternoon sun.

For lower Pole 28 area (actually part of the old Flying Fox crag) access by rapping off the power-pole atop the cliff, just downhill from the upper Pole 28 left-side climbs (Alpha Male etc). Alternatively, walk access via the Three Brothers area, following the cliff line RIGHT (north) from the base of the lower descent gully for several hundred metres, past FatF & Copperhead on Ice, and eventually to a massive amphitheatre with an obvious traverse crack in a smooth steep wall.

Access issues inherited from Medlow Bath

Be wary of where you park, ensuring not to block any driveways or leave any rubbish. The crags are located on land owned by The Hydro Majestic, so act appropriately.

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.


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The next 5 routes are on the right side of the descent stairs (facing out)

Start on left of main wall at slight corner. Follow left line of rings to lower-offs.

FA: J DeMartin, 2010

Start as for JaLL until second ring then head slightly right and follow rings to lower-offs.

FA: D Taylor, 2008

Great climbing with shade in the morning and sun in the afternoon. Lots of bolts and plenty of stylish moves. Hard for the grade!

FA: D Taylor, 2008

start 5m right of PtP. Scramble up to ledge, clip ring in roof then straight up to lower-offs.

FA: M Spring, 2008

Steep problem tending right then up. Mostly 19-21 moves with a single 23 sequence near the beginning. Very stylish climbing.

FA: D Taylor, 2008

The next routes are on the left side of the descent stairs (facing out)

Left most line

FA: Jason Lammers & Rick Phillips, 15 Jan 2011

Direct between the scoops

FA: Jason Lammers & Rick Phillips, 15 Jan 2011

On the left side of the crag coming down the stairs, third route along. Nice rock in the sun all day, and out of the wind! Good bit of winter rock!

FA: Tom Hepner, Jul 2010

Up AM, then continue directly up the arete.

FA: Jason Lammers, 31 Mar 2012

First 2 bolts on BM then head left passing another bolt to gain arete and finish as per LoFi.

FA: Jason Lammers, 31 Mar 2012

Fourth climb along the left wall, a few metres past the blunt arete and Alpha Male.

FA: Tom & Hannah Hepner, Jul 2010

Arete to shared lower off with SM

FA: Jason Lammers & Tanya Greeves, 15 Jan 2011

Cool orange streak

FA: Rick Phillips & Jason Lammers, 15 Jan 2011

Right of SM

FA: Jason Lammers, 31 Mar 2012

Seam crack through roof. Originally attempted on gear by Chris Coghill, then he added some bolts when his gear started falling out. Rohan took offense, chopped the bolts and stole the project. And the world was a more ethical and morally brighter place. Amen.

FA: Rohan, 2013

Hard start and little wall then right on jugs through the roof.

Start: Middle of big cave.

FA: Karen Allen, 23 Mar 2011

Up the easy start to lip of cave. Traverse the lip on jugs, and then pull onto easy orange head wall using dippy crimps.

Start: 20m R of FF just before next cave

Set by Jason Lammers

FA: Tim Mayer, 31 Mar

First 5 bolts of HW then directly up to tricky mantle and slab finish

FA: Jason Lammers, 2011

Up the steep crack, then move right to lip and up.

FA: Jason Lammers, 5 Mar 2011

Hard start to overhung arete - pull around this onto bright orange headwall.

FA: Neil Monteith

Set by Rick Phillips, 2011

Orange face on left side of shale cave, about 20m right of previous route. Right trending line to lip of small roof, hard move above this then flake to finish.

FA: Neil Monteith, 6 Mar 2011

Hard for the grade. Starts in obvious orange corner and follows rings around roof at mid height.

FA: Tanya Greeves, 5 Mar 2011


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Named after my kinship, the three brothers. Really nice climbing on good features, with just a few spicy moves. Stick-clip first bolt for sweet boulder moves through undercut start on good face holds, then pleasant wall climbing on funky features to a thin finish over the bulge. Start: Up the centre of a narrow south-facing wall with an undercut start and a corner to the right. FA: Tom Hepner, Hannah Hepner, Tom ‘T-bor’ Thomson - 2010-00-00

FA: Tom Hepner, Hannah Hepner & Tom 'T-bor' Thomson, 2010

As for BTAN to 2nd RB. Traverse L to 2nd RB of BK and up

Start right of Brothers K at crack.

FA: Rick Phillips, Feb 2011

2m right of corner. Up the techo red wall.

FA: Jason Lammers, 5 Mar 2011

Impressive looking line of bolts up a steep orange nose.

Set by Tom Hepner


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