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1. Unwashed Wall 10 routes in Cliff

Summary:
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seasonality
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 150.252736, -33.606255

Description:© (mjw)

The first area you come to when walking in down the Horne's Point Fire Road.

The climbs are listed RIGHT to LEFT as you come to them. Many are marked.

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.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 The Bonatti Crack

Start: 7m left of the chopped steps in the descent gully.

The obvious crack - good intro to jamming

FA: Walter Bonatti, 2000

11Trad 8m
2 Chris' Climb

Start: 3m right of TBC.

FA: M.Law,Harrison, 1979

22Trad 9m
3 No Fingers, No Fun

Start: 1m left again.

23Sport 13m
4 Taurus

Start: 1m left again. 'Diagonal Crack'.

FA: J.Worral,R.Templeton, 1968

16Trad 21m
5 Accuracy

Start: 5m left of T.

FA: Dowden, 1980

21 RTrad 20m
6 Up and Coming

Start: Arete 3.5m left of A.

FA: M.Law, Reece, 1977

20 RTrad 20m
7 Great Unwashed Direct Start

Start: Up the crack to the right of GU.

14Trad 20m
8 * Great Unwashed

Has a direct start - crack to the right. Add 4 grades!

FA: G.Owens,L.Williams,J.Wilson, 1969

9Trad 20m
9 Shango

Start: Right side of the arete left of GU. Has been rebolted with a direct start.

FA: G Fieg, 1991

20 RSport 20m
10 Problems

Start: Short chimney 2m left of S. No pro!!

FA: M.Law, 1978

19 RTrad 15m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
9 * Great Unwashed Trad 20m
11 The Bonatti Crack Trad 8m
14 Great Unwashed Direct Start Trad 20m
16 Taurus Trad 21m
19 Problems Trad 15m
20 Shango Sport 20m
Up and Coming Trad 20m
21 Accuracy Trad 20m
22 Chris' Climb Trad 9m
23 No Fingers, No Fun Sport 13m