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Access issues inherited from Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a World Heritage listed area. The Grose Valley, the cliffs around Katoomba and much of the Narrow Neck peninsula are part of the Blue Mountains National Park which is managed by the NPWS. The Western Escarpment - where most of the climbing is - is Crown Land managed by the BMCC. While the NPWS Plan of Management nominates several locations in the National Park where rock climbing is deemed appropriate, the majority of the climbing remains unacknowledged. To maintain access our best approach is to 'Respect Native Habitat, Tread Softly and Leave No Trace'.

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.

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14 The Underworld Unknown 30m
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16 M1 Cerberus Aid 50m
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17 Orpheus Arete Variant Unknown 33m
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15 Orpheus Arete Unknown 57m
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14 Embossed Carbuncle Unknown 53m
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15 Fibbertigibbet Unknown 53m
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10 Who's Lead? Unknown 47m
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13 Time Out Unknown 50m
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17 * Copernicus Unknown 53m
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17 tycho brahe Unknown

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14 Transvestite Unknown 60m
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10 Pshcho Arete Unknown 33m
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13 Megalomaniac Unknown 53m
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8 Hair Unknown 50m
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8 Skinhead Unknown 37m
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8 Riff-Raff Unknown 33m
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11 No Time Climb Unknown 47m
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12 As You Like It Unknown 37m
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13 Nymphomaniac Unknown 43m
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12 The Homo Unknown 40m
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12 Sultry Unknown 40m
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8 Acquarius Unknown 30m
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12 Deceptor Arete Unknown 27m
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11 Blowfly Unknown 27m
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15 * Contemplation Unknown 40m
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7 Inexperience Unknown 37m
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16 M2 Delilah Aid 40m
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9 Easy Day Unknown 40m
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11 Escapism Unknown 46m