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Good route, though much of it is a retrobolt of the unlovely "A Sickening Crunch" P1 starts 4 metres right of Cave Climb near a small tree. It heads up and crosses cave climb at the first traverse cam optional in large flake.Then up and traverse left 4 metres then straight up to join a sickening crunch for a few metres till semi hanging belay.

P2 Has some great exposure with nice moves off the belay. Heads up over bulge then veer right on slab to overhang and rings. Pull through overhang and then jugs up to chain anchor. Its a 50 m rap from here to the deck.

The route can be done with no gear, bring 8 bolt plates

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!


Route History:

  • First Ascent: J. Gaibor


Located in Left Side approx:
Long/Lat: 150.282489,-33.733079

Route Grade Citations

19 Community registered grade
19 ** Nick Kaczorowski

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 75%

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crux hard good great superb nice fingers

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