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Table of contents

1. Little Triggers Wall 19 routes in Crag

All Sport

Long/Lat: 150.221740, -33.558449


Vertical climbing and easy grades.

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.

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 Monkey Girl

Start: On ground level at far right end of small cave.

FA: P Mort, 2011

17 Sport 18m
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
2 The Arrow and the Song

Start just left of Karinya, climb left a bit then up.

FA: Niall Doherty, Warwick Williams, 2010

15 Sport 26m, 9
3 Karinya

Start up little corner thing and jug along to the top of the cliff.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2006

16 Sport 25m
4 Happy New Year

Bundy says it is the first route put up in 2007 anywhere in the universe! Start as for the previous route to finsh up the next on!

FA: Bundy, 2007

18 Sport 25m
5 * Jolly Good Fellow

Pleasant wall 6m R of K.

FA: D.Dewar, 2001

18 Sport 25m
6 * Hermione

Bolts chopped by would-be do gooder! Can still be done, but no first bolt or anchors.

FA: R.Young, 1998

17 Sport 25m
7 ** Quirrell's Quarrell

Start at the rather redundant DRB which are 1.5m off the ground. Good climbing with loads of very shiny ringbolts. Exciting finale.

Set by glen short

FA: glen short,Pam Short,@crunchybits, 2015

19 Sport 25m, 10
8 * Mike and Lorna go to Town

3m R, incorporating a corner feature and some cruxy bits down low.

FA: M.Stacey,L McManus, 1988

19 Sport 25m
9 ** Sound and Vision

Marked SAV. This is a great climb! Some very hard moves and a few of them!

FA: R.Young,A.Prehn, 1983

21 Sport 20m
10 * Dr Do Little

Start 2m R of SAV. Has a L-facing flake/corner at the start, and FHs. An easy romp to a tricky thin crux and low anchors.

FA: G.Short,P.Mort, 1998

21 Sport 15m
11 ** Little Triggers

Marked LT. 2.5m R of Dr Do Little. Thin start, then through some overlaps. Best route on the wall.

FA: R.Young,A.Prehn, 1982

19 Sport 25m
12 Change Junkies

1.5m R of LT. Half carrots, half fixed hangers. Good, wandering climbing.

FA: G.Short,P.Mort, 1998

20 Sport 20m
13 * Go Lotto

Marked GL. R of CJ. Ringbolts up through rooflets and a particularly hard move if you are short.

FA: R.Young,A.Prehn, 1982

20 Sport 22m
14 * Starman

Between GL and the arete. A high first bolt you should stickclip. Then up through rooflet and the typical hard move to beautiful Bardens breaks trending R. Runout but safe.

FA: R.Young, 1998

21 Sport 25m
15 ** Hang onto Yourself

The arete. You can start direct or traverse in from GL. Take care clipping third ring.

FA: R.Young, 1998

22 Sport 20m
16 ** Lady Grinning Soul

Starts around the arete from HOTY. Stickclip the first bolt. Short wall, trend R under small roof, then up flakes 2m R of arete, eventually trending left to the arete and finishing up HOTY. Rebolted 2005.

FA: A.Prehn,R.Young, 1982

22 Sport 25m
17 *** Holy Leaping Shortarses, Batman

Start on the elevated block 10m R of the HOTY arete. Trend a bit left off the block then up the face via desperate slab crux to the middle of the big, but easy, roof.

FA: M.Law, 1997

24 Sport 15m
18 ** Lady Stardust

Start just R of HLSB, next to the steep gully. Careful to second bolt. Rebolted 2004.

FA: R. Young, A Prehn, M. Moorhead, 1983

21 Sport 21m
19 Solvin Puzzle

A metre or so to the right of LS.

FA: F Pircher, 2013

17 Sport 15m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
15 The Arrow and the Song Sport 26m, 9
16 Karinya Sport 25m
17 * Hermione Sport 25m
Monkey Girl Sport 18m
Solvin Puzzle Sport 15m
18 Happy New Year Sport 25m
* Jolly Good Fellow Sport 25m
19 ** Little Triggers Sport 25m
* Mike and Lorna go to Town Sport 25m
** Quirrell's Quarrell Sport 25m, 10
20 Change Junkies Sport 20m
* Go Lotto Sport 22m
21 * Dr Do Little Sport 15m
** Lady Stardust Sport 21m
** Sound and Vision Sport 20m
* Starman Sport 25m
22 ** Hang onto Yourself Sport 20m
** Lady Grinning Soul Sport 25m
24 *** Holy Leaping Shortarses, Batman Sport 15m