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Links the best parts of 3 routes and makes for one of the best at the grade in the Bluies. Pitch 1 of The Girl in the Mirror, then Pitch 2 of Mean Streak and finish for the 23. It can easily be linked into a single pitch with a few longer draws. The second may hit the ground if they fall off with rope stretch. The route can be done as a mildy runout sport route or take a few medium cams and wires. 1 bolt plate required for the last bolt, and 2 for the top belay anchor. Rebolted 2018.

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:

There is no known route history.


Located in Afghan/Girl in the Mirror wall approx:
Lat/Long: -33.610946,150.264894

Route Grade Citations

22 Community registered grade
***Neil Monteith
22*** ***Will Monks

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 81%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

powerful sustained fabulous good brilliant super great nice awesome runout easy bail interesting

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