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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.

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1
26 ** Yumster Sport 25m

First route after the abseil. Overhanging corner.

FA: L.Wishart, 2003

2
26 ** Beastie Boyce Sport 30m

Overhanhing arete.

FA: L.Wishart, 2001

3
23 ** Boisterous Sport 25m

Right of the arete. Shared start with Y & BBB. One of the best 23's around.

FA: L.Wishart, 2000

4
26 * Big Boyce Blouse Sport 30m

FA: L.Wishart, 2002

5
project Project (Giles) Unknown
6
24 * Fartflusher Sport 35m

Batman start.

FA: L.Wishart, 2002

7
Project Trad

FA: Giles/Lloyd, 2000

8
25 ** Rolls Boyce Sport 37m

this and the next route are about 30m to the right.

FA: L.Wishart, 2001

9
25 ** Little Boyce Room Sport 26m

FA: L.Wishart, 2001

10
22 ** La Nina Trad 50m

The really good looking clean crack at the far right hand end above the rope access.

FFA: G Bradbury, T Betherton, 1989