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Description

A 15m high wall with vertical to overhanging routes.

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'.

Approach

100m downstream of the ladders. Can also be accessed by following the creek downstream of Gulf War Wall.

Ethic inherited from Blue Mountains

Mixed-climbing on gear and bolts has generally been the rule in the Blueies. 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. Generally it's best to leave all this sort of stuff to the local climbers.

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1
25 The Constrictor Sport 15m, 6

Follow closed seam/crack up steep wall. Start at left hand end of the wall.

FA: Matt Brooks, 2012

2
Anti Venine - Project Sport Project 18m

Immediately right of Constrictor

3
24 Snake Bite Sport 12m

Follow R bolts up and diagonally L to the low anchors R of The Constrictor, crossing the project. 3m R of the Project

FA: Adam McIain, 2007

4
23 Poison Sport 15m

Up the nice orange wall.

FA: Matt Brooks, 2012

5
18 Snake in the grass Sport 18m

Start as for Poison then traverse right via a hard move then jugs to glory.

FFA: Matt Brooks, 9th Feb

6

Boulder out the thin flakes for the direct start.

FFA: Matt Brooks, 9th Feb