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Table of contents

1. The Tardis 31 routes in Crag

Mostly Unknown

Have the access issues been resolved? Isn't this private property?

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'. 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!

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Ramadhan

FA: Nora Adam/ Tony Williams

11 Unknown 15m
2 Spit the Dog

FA: Nora Adam/ Tony Williams

10 Unknown 15m
3 Salamay, Dalamay, Adonay 13 Unknown 18m
4 The Enterprise 18 Unknown 19m
5 Klingons 17 Unknown 18m
6 Orthanc 19 Unknown 20m
7 Orthanc Direct 19 Unknown 18m
8 Kirk 16 Unknown 19m
9 Spock 18 Unknown 22m
10 Meanwhile 15 Unknown 20m
11 Usul 22 Unknown 22m
12 I'm Still Thinking 19 Unknown 22m
13 Kinstone Cops 12 Unknown 26m
14 About This Climb 17 Unknown 26m
15 Teleport Now! 21 Unknown 23m
16 ** X-Wing

FA: Tony Williams

23 Unknown 25m
17 Avon 22 Unknown 25m
18 Rassilon 18 M1 Aid 22m
19 ** The Tardis

Formerly the aid route Rassilon. Starts at Tardis paint.4 RBs straight up to lower offs. Sharp rock through crux with technical moves.

FA: Tony Williams, 2005

21 Unknown 13m
20 Daygobar System 20 Unknown 23m
21 I, Robot 22 Unknown 26m
22 Shai hulud 21 Unknown 28m
23 Quantum Leap 21 Unknown 18m
24 Quantum Leap Direct

Makes Quantum Leap original obsolete. Tree is gone so a direct start is now possible. Hard overhung start to flakey rock. 4 RBs to lower offs rebolted 6/5/05.

FA: Tony Williams, 2005

20 Unknown 15m
25 K9 20 Unknown 28m
26 Climb it Again, Sam 18 Unknown 30m
27 Louis, I Think This is the Start of a Beautiful Friendship 20 Unknown 29m
28 Of All the Tea Rooms in All the Towns in All the World, She Had to Walk into Mine 18 Unknown 28m
29 Stuff Dreams Are Made Of 13 Unknown 29m
30 ** Plas-Y-Cymro (pitch 1)

FA: Tony Williams/ Nora Adam

17 Unknown 23m
31 Plas-Y-Cymro (pitch 2)

FA: Tony Williams

18 Unknown 10m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
10 Spit the Dog Unknown 15m
11 Ramadhan Unknown 15m
12 Kinstone Cops Unknown 26m
13 Salamay, Dalamay, Adonay Unknown 18m
Stuff Dreams Are Made Of Unknown 29m
15 Meanwhile Unknown 20m
16 Kirk Unknown 19m
17 About This Climb Unknown 26m
Klingons Unknown 18m
** Plas-Y-Cymro (pitch 1) Unknown 23m
18 Climb it Again, Sam Unknown 30m
Of All the Tea Rooms in All the Towns in All the World, She Had to Walk into Mine Unknown 28m
Plas-Y-Cymro (pitch 2) Unknown 10m
Spock Unknown 22m
The Enterprise Unknown 19m
18 M1 Rassilon Aid 22m
19 I'm Still Thinking Unknown 22m
Orthanc Unknown 20m
Orthanc Direct Unknown 18m
20 Daygobar System Unknown 23m
K9 Unknown 28m
Louis, I Think This is the Start of a Beautiful Friendship Unknown 29m
Quantum Leap Direct Unknown 15m
21 Quantum Leap Unknown 18m
Shai hulud Unknown 28m
Teleport Now! Unknown 23m
** The Tardis Unknown 13m
22 Avon Unknown 25m
I, Robot Unknown 26m
Usul Unknown 22m
23 ** X-Wing Unknown 25m