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Summary

Free camping and easy to access to varied climbing across a wide range of grades and styles makes it a popular destination to many climbers both local, interstate and international. And local guides!

Description

A quintessential Blue Mountains climbing and camping locations. A north projecting peninsula creates a Sunny and a Shady side, though the angular nature of the sandstone butters allows shade to often be found regardless.

Many of the various areas that make up Mt York have a distinct flavour of their own so make sure you sample as many as possible, and don't make the mistake of thinking there all the same.

Access issues

Various gullies may be closed for remediation work at various times. Echo gully currently closed - Autumn 2016.

Approach

Drive west on the highway through Mt Victoria township until you reach the service station. Turn right onto Mt York Rd, and follow it to the end. Various crags are located either side of the road with Mt York proper beat the very end of the road.

Where to stay

Mt York has free camping courtesy of council. Please try to respect their various rules and regulations so we can enjoy continued access.

Ethic

Many and varied, please try to respect them all!

Retro-bolting has occurred several times over the years and is generally condemned and dealt with swiftly.

History

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First climbed back in the Dreamtime.

Birth of 'Sport Climbing' in the Blue Mountains in 1979 when pre-placed artificial fixed protection in the form of carrot-bolted fixed hangers where used to establish Exhibition Wall.

Also known for a number of rarely repeated bold trad and mixed lines put up in response to the new wave of sport climbing.

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Style
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Height
Grades
8
151
22m
4
61
21m
5
704
27m
20
943
26m
11
320
19m
3
65
17m
10
455
19m
1
11
905
22m
30
351
26m
2
4
40
24m
5
42
24m
7
518
13m
7
209
25m
6
780
22m
18
1,824
18m
3
7
45
23m
5
15
350
24m
4
11
23m
1
8
112
24m
6
29
27m

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