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Situated on the Narrow Neck Plateau. Redledge Pass is an historic aboriginal pass from the valley. Shale miners and farmers have been using it since the late 1800’s. It is in the Blue Mountains National Park

Access issues inherited from Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are a World Heritage listed area. The Grose Valley, the cliffs around Katoomba and much of the Narrow Neck peninsula are part of the Blue Mountains National Park which is managed by the NPWS. The Western Escarpment - where most of the climbing is - is Crown Land managed by the BMCC. While the NPWS Plan of Management nominates several locations in the National Park where rock climbing is deemed appropriate, the majority of the climbing remains unacknowledged. To maintain access our best approach is to 'Respect Native Habitat, Tread Softly and Leave No Trace'. Do not cut flora and keep any tracks and infrastructure as minimal as possible.

Practically all crags are either in National Park or in council reserve: dog owners are reminded that dogs are not allowed in National Parks at any time and fines have been issued, while for crags on council reserve the BMCC leash law requires that dogs be on-leash.

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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The first route you come to after crossing the creek and traverseing the first ledge. Just left of an arete on grey rock

FFA: N. Harrowell, 2003

On a bulging reddish wall with strange mud markings approximately 100m past Parakis. Reached by a small 'dyna-bolt' protected traverse. Clip and unclip as you go. Belayer can stay on the ground. The big chimney to the left was soloed -many times.

FFA: M. Warren, 2003

FFA: A. Richardson, 2003

Right of 2 routes up fixed rope at the end of a very narrow traverse ledge about another 100m on. this traverse was equipped with a fixed rope but it may not be here at present

FFA: P. Sage, 2003

Execellent boulder route with the crux close to the ground up katalyst, to 2 bolt then, head rightwards on u bolts

FFA: A. Richardson, 2007

A small batman to beat the choss, then climb leftwards on reasonable rock to a small but obvious cave. from here the route begins and is fiesty!!! crimp and snatch your way up the awesome baked red rock to a no hands rest and another boulder problem, do this and its in the bag!! 20 meters right of its bakin at a scoop in the rock

FA: P. Sage

Great climbing, no stopper crux. Start as for Phils project

FFA: L. Cossey

An execellent route that offers consistantly difficult climbing inbetween large jugs!! mandatory climbing at grade 26 inbetween the top 4 bolts, cunliminating in an all out dyno at the 2nd to last move, cements the route's classical status guarentees an exciting crux. 20 meters right of phils project, at the base of the wall's obvious flake system. batman start

FFA: V. Day & Z Vertrees, 2006

As for heatseeker to the first crux above the obvious break, here break left and follow the slopers, pinches, crimps and jugs, oh and pockets!! up the awesome baked red wall, that only red ledge offers.

FFA: V. Day, 2006

Rad rad route, up some of the best rock around, quality bouldering with jugs to seperate the difficulties. a sustained finish. A great toilet bowl feature, batman or climb the mud to the first bolt.

FFA: G. Miller, 2006

Hard hard hard, all the way, many boulder problems with hard clips, classic really!! right of heat seeker,

FA: Z. Vertrees

Batman to the first bolt, then boulder past 3 crux sections, involving burly powerful arm work!! enjoy! this is some of the finest steep rock in the blue mountains. start at small tree on the steep section before the cliff swings around the corner.

FFA: V. Day, 2006

Execellent steep climbing, with an awesomely body powerful crux, and all out dyno to finish it off! this route was bolted after work in summer and has some great memories attached to it! 5 meters right of bloodshot , around the corner. batman to the first bolt and go!! Back jump to clean

FFA: E. Jerg, 2006


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