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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! However, do so only on Council land and not in the National Park.


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

FA: Rod Young

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

Marked. Start at flake 600m R of OW.

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

Just before you come to the power lines.

FA: R Young & A Prehn, 1985

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

FA: Unknown, 2000

Easy corner passing bushes to the top.

FA: M Warren, 2011

As for previous route then up right.

FA: Unknown, 2000

A few metres before MoM. [Huh?]

FA: Unknown, 2000


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