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Start a few metres L of Flight Line.

  1. Follow the stylish twin cracks up and diagonally left. Take 3 or 4 large (#4-5) cams or else the top is runout. There is a rather sketchy lower off at the top of P1, using a wad of slings & cords around a think-twice bollard.

  2. The original finish headed off right as for Gemini, but the best option is to finish up the second pitch of 'Cardiac Arete' for a real classic.

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.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: J.Ewbank & J.Worrall, 1966


Located in Solomon Area approx:
Lat/Long: -33.601612,150.253668

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Route Grade Citations

16 Community registered grade
16 Blue Mountains Climbing
16 Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
16 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
16 R ** ACA Route Register

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Overall quality score: 68%

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