Section navigation

Description:© (secretary)

One of the all-time classic routes of the region, if not 'Australia'. 'Fantastic' climbing up the searing crack on a stunning wall. Rap anchors at the top of the first pitch.

Start: Start at the base of the mega obvious crack.

  1. 22m (18) Blast straight up the crack, jamming through a low crux. Follow the crack left to a rest, then back right to an awkward finish. This pitch is also known as Yorkshire Crack.

  2. 10m (23) A rarely repeated direct finish to the route goes straight over the overhang above the first belay, passing some old carrots en route.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: J Moore (Pitch 2: J Ewbank 1967, FFA: M Law 1978)


Located in Mount Piddington approx:
Long/Lat: 150.255101,-33.604702

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Route Grade Citations

18 Principal
18 *** Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
18 *** Nathan Poole
18 *** Blue Mountains Climbing
19 OZ Rock
19 *** RockGUIDE: The Blue Mountains
20 *** Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
23 *** *** ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 91%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

sweat solid crux sustained tough strenuous difficult hard stoked incredible super beautiful fun fantastic fabulous good brilliant amazing great enjoyable classic superb awesome scary flake easy jamming cruisy dodgy balancy crack

Learn about creating circuits.