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Granite in the Blueys?

Access issues

Evans Crown Tarana is a Nature Reserve so when climbing please keep your impact to a minimum so that NPWS doesn't ban climbing.


From Sydney drive over the Blueys towards Lithgow and hang a left onto Rydal Road towards Lake Lyell. You'll eventually hit a T-intersection. Turn right and then left almost immediately onto Sodswalls-Tarana Rd - follow this for about 10 clicks until you hit Honeysuckle Falls Road - a dirt road.

About 1.5k up the road there's a small parking area in front of a "Evans Crown Nature Reserve" sign.

Head up the track for about 15 minutes until you bump into Deckout Buttress.


National Parks and Wildlife Service have requested the following:

Contact Bathurst district NPWS before climbing

No new routes to be developed

No cleaning of rock faces

No camping or fires within the reserve

No use of bolts, fixtures or identifying routes with paint


View timeline of historical ascents

Dave Tanner an old climbing partner of John Ewbank visited Tarana in 1971.

Joe Friend put up a bunch of routes in late 70s after which it lay dormant until 1987 when Crunch (John Smoothy) and Mark Colyvan went nuts and put up heaps of stuff.

Most activity ceased around the end of 1989.


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