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Access issues inherited from Bardens Lookout

* Temporary Access Change * Following the 2013 bushfires, the Collit's Crevasse and Lawson's Gully areas are no longer accessible from the main stairway entrance to Bardens (i.e., you can't turn right at the bottom of the stairs). Please respect the re-vegetation effort. Access to these areas is possible via Wentworth's Gully in Mt. York.



Continue past the steep stuff and past 'Rod's Ravine' and sometimes ,though not very often, creek. Unfortunately 'Rod's Ravine' seems to have become a toilet area of late!

© (mjw)

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!


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23 Monkey Grip Mixed 30m, 1

Marked MG 25m R of A'n'K. Carrot and crack.

FA: Rod Young

24 Oliphant Wall Sport 15m

40m R of MG at the L end of the blank looking wall.

16 Carabine Trad 20m

Marked. Start at flake 600m R of OW.

18 Drivers Seat Trad 20m

100m R of C. Start at pod with crack above.

15 * Pandora Trad 30m

Just before you come to the power lines.

FA: R Young & A Prehn, 1985

19 * A1 Sport 20m

Scratched mark about 20m of RS. [Huh??]

FA: Unknown, 2000

10 A4 Trad 25m

Easy corner passing bushes to the top.

FA: M Warren, 2011

M6 R Project - Mitch Sport 10m
20 * A2 Sport 20m

As for previous route then up right.

FA: Unknown, 2000

18 A3 Sport 20m

A few metres before MoM. [Huh?]

FA: Unknown, 2000


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