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Table of contents

1. Norton's Basin 79 routes in Crag

Summary:
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seasonality
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 150.617301, -33.858742

Access Issues: inherited from Lower Blue Mountains

Be sensible.

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!

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Arrival 18 Unknown 12m
2 It's a fine line 18 Unknown 10m
3 Pain 17 Unknown 10m
4 It's a tough life 14 Unknown 10m
5 Just the ticket 13 Unknown 10m
6 Last of the orchids 15 Trad 14m
7 False start 17 Unknown 15m
8 Red Hot 18 Unknown 15m
9 Mistaken Identity 16 Unknown 15m
10 Rib tickler 16 Unknown 12m
11 LFC 19 Unknown 10m
12 Kickstart 19 Unknown 10m
13 MI 10 Unknown 10m
14 IPNTCIYM 13 Unknown 10m
15 Picnic

FA: Luxfor, Cameron & Chambers, 1993

8 Unknown 10m
16 Marchfly Madness

FA: Cameron, Chambers & Luxford, 1993

14 Unknown 8m

1.1. West Side Crag 28 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 150.615906, -33.861311

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Pleasure 10 Unknown 10m
2 Its a Fine Line 18 Unknown 10m
3 Pain 17 Unknown 10m
4 Its a Tough Life 14 Unknown 10m
5 Just the Ticket 13 Unknown 10m
6 Last of the Orchids 15 Unknown 14m
7 Who Killed The Orchid 11 Unknown 12m
8 Slab 11 Unknown 12m
9 Caterpillar Crack 15 Unknown 12m
10 Knee Jerk 19 Unknown 12m
11 False Start 17 Unknown 15m
12 Red Hot 18 Unknown 15m
13 Mistaken Identity 16 Unknown 15m
14 Rib Tickler 16 Unknown 12m
15 CK 18 Unknown 12m
16 LFC 19 Unknown 10m
17 Kickstart 19 Unknown 10m
18 MI 10 Unknown 10m
19 K 19 Unknown 12m
20 IPNTCIYM 13 Unknown 10m
21 Picnic 8 Unknown 10m
22 RM Unknown
23 Bravo 11 Unknown 8m
24 Lets Plug It 14 Unknown 9m
25 Unknown 12 Unknown 10m
26 Alpha 10 Unknown 8m
27 Marchfly Madness 14 Unknown 8m
28 Ribald Rebellion 18 Unknown 7m

1.2. East Side Crag 21 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 150.617909, -33.859995

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Bloodwood 12 Unknown 12m
2 Fishing Pool 12 Unknown 15m
3 Basin Crack 12 Unknown 15m
4 Clearwaters 12 Unknown 15m
5 Raindance 10 Unknown 15m
6 Bullnose Mullet 19 Unknown 20m
7 Nepean Belle 17 Unknown 20m
8 Rapid Rider 21 Unknown 20m
9 Flood Regime 11 Unknown 12m
10 Dinghy 10 Unknown 12m
11 Bellbird 12 Unknown 12m
12 River Bend 15 Unknown 20m
13 Herb Gallop 15 Unknown 20m
14 Albert Edward Bennet 16 Unknown 20m
15 Fairlight 19 Unknown 12m
16 Sun and Water 14 Unknown 12m
17 Kerridancer 17 Unknown 12m
18 Dodger 16 Unknown 12m
19 Steamer 19 M0 Aid 12m
20 Warragambadamba 19 Unknown 12m
21 Nathaniel Norton 12 Unknown 10m

1.3. Riverside Crag 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: 150.615918, -33.859206

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 A Load of Laughs 19 Unknown 12m
2 49 Special 15 Unknown 12m
3 Waterline 14 Unknown 12m
4 Tram Track Crack 11 Unknown 12m
5 Scream Gems 10 Unknown 12m
6 A Head for Heights 15 Unknown 17m
7 The Gauge this Season 12 Unknown 17m
8 Penthouse Pests 11 Unknown 15m
9 Out for a Duck 18 Unknown 12m
10 Green Slime 10 Unknown 12m
11 Slipperydip 13 Unknown 18m
12 Blackboard 15 Unknown 18m
13 Riverside View 13 Unknown 20m
14 Don't Carp on it 19 M0 Aid 20m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style Area
8 Picnic Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
Picnic Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
10 MI Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
Alpha Unknown 8m 1.1. West Side Crag
MI Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Pleasure Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Dinghy Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
Raindance Unknown 15m 1.2. East Side Crag
Green Slime Unknown 12m 1.3. Riverside Crag
Scream Gems Unknown 12m 1.3. Riverside Crag
11 Bravo Unknown 8m 1.1. West Side Crag
Slab Unknown 12m 1.1. West Side Crag
Who Killed The Orchid Unknown 12m 1.1. West Side Crag
Flood Regime Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
Penthouse Pests Unknown 15m 1.3. Riverside Crag
Tram Track Crack Unknown 12m 1.3. Riverside Crag
12 Unknown Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Basin Crack Unknown 15m 1.2. East Side Crag
Bellbird Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
Bloodwood Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
Clearwaters Unknown 15m 1.2. East Side Crag
Fishing Pool Unknown 15m 1.2. East Side Crag
Nathaniel Norton Unknown 10m 1.2. East Side Crag
The Gauge this Season Unknown 17m 1.3. Riverside Crag
13 IPNTCIYM Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
Just the ticket Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
IPNTCIYM Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Just the Ticket Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Riverside View Unknown 20m 1.3. Riverside Crag
Slipperydip Unknown 18m 1.3. Riverside Crag
14 It's a tough life Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
Marchfly Madness Unknown 8m 1. Norton's Basin
Its a Tough Life Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Lets Plug It Unknown 9m 1.1. West Side Crag
Marchfly Madness Unknown 8m 1.1. West Side Crag
Sun and Water Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
Waterline Unknown 12m 1.3. Riverside Crag
15 Last of the orchids Trad 14m 1. Norton's Basin
Caterpillar Crack Unknown 12m 1.1. West Side Crag
Last of the Orchids Unknown 14m 1.1. West Side Crag
Herb Gallop Unknown 20m 1.2. East Side Crag
River Bend Unknown 20m 1.2. East Side Crag
49 Special Unknown 12m 1.3. Riverside Crag
A Head for Heights Unknown 17m 1.3. Riverside Crag
Blackboard Unknown 18m 1.3. Riverside Crag
16 Mistaken Identity Unknown 15m 1. Norton's Basin
Rib tickler Unknown 12m 1. Norton's Basin
Mistaken Identity Unknown 15m 1.1. West Side Crag
Rib Tickler Unknown 12m 1.1. West Side Crag
Albert Edward Bennet Unknown 20m 1.2. East Side Crag
Dodger Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
17 False start Unknown 15m 1. Norton's Basin
Pain Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
False Start Unknown 15m 1.1. West Side Crag
Pain Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Kerridancer Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
Nepean Belle Unknown 20m 1.2. East Side Crag
18 Arrival Unknown 12m 1. Norton's Basin
It's a fine line Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
Red Hot Unknown 15m 1. Norton's Basin
CK Unknown 12m 1.1. West Side Crag
Its a Fine Line Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Red Hot Unknown 15m 1.1. West Side Crag
Ribald Rebellion Unknown 7m 1.1. West Side Crag
Out for a Duck Unknown 12m 1.3. Riverside Crag
19 Kickstart Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
LFC Unknown 10m 1. Norton's Basin
K Unknown 12m 1.1. West Side Crag
Kickstart Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Knee Jerk Unknown 12m 1.1. West Side Crag
LFC Unknown 10m 1.1. West Side Crag
Bullnose Mullet Unknown 20m 1.2. East Side Crag
Fairlight Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
Warragambadamba Unknown 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
A Load of Laughs Unknown 12m 1.3. Riverside Crag
19 M0 Steamer Aid 12m 1.2. East Side Crag
Don't Carp on it Aid 20m 1.3. Riverside Crag
21 Rapid Rider Unknown 20m 1.2. East Side Crag
? RM Unknown 1.1. West Side Crag