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Boulder and pocket pulling test piece, well traveled but still sharp.

Now with proper lower off. 12/12

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: G.Child & J.Smoothy, 1989


Located in Upper Wall approx:
Lat/Long: -33.610459,150.265790

Route Grade Citations

26 Community registered grade
26 * ACA Route Register
26 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
26 Pocket RockGUIDE: New Climbs in the Blue Mountains
26(S) RockGUIDE: The Blue Mountains
26(S) Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
26(S) Blue Mountains Climbing

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Route quality

Overall quality score: 69%

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