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Description:© (mjw)

Exposed and exciting (and due for a rebolt). Do not try and combine the pitches.

  1. 15m (21) Step R and up off the ledge, then follow the traverse line 5m R to near the arete. Up face on jugs, then step R to finish on the arete on triangular foot ledge. TBB.

  2. 20m (21) Follow the FHs up, then hard R (some long runners helpful) to super exposed arete conclusion. New anchors/loweroffs have now been installed. Escape right and up past anchors for the mystery line.

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!


Route History:

  • First Ascent: G. Child & M. Taylor, 1993


Located in The Sporting Complex approx:
Long/Lat: 150.277013,-33.675718

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Route Grade Citations

21 Community registered grade
21 ** ** ACA Route Register
21(S) *** Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
21(S) *** Blue Mountains Climbing

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Overall quality score: 65%

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