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1. Snowy Mountains 90 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Trad, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: 148.866281, -36.358254

1.1. Blue Lake 56 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 148.313099, -36.403617

Unique Features And Strengths:©

Quality crack climbing in an alpine setting.

Description:©

Granite cliffs overlooking the west side of Blue Lake.

Approach:©

From Charlotte's Pass, follow the paved and gravelled tourist track towards Blue Lake. From the "helicopter landing pad" at the saddle overlooking the lake, follow the rocky tourist track down towards the lake. Twenty metres past the lookout platform, and 10 metres past a "no walking" sign, pick up a footpad heading down and around to the cliffs.

Where To Stay:©

No camping in the glacial lake catchment. The closest flat spot out of the catchment is near the creek crossing on the tourist track, just downhill from the "helicopter landing pad".

Ethic:©

No bolts - trad climbing only.

1.1.1. Elephant Buttress 31 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 148.311825, -36.403125

1.1.2. The Boulder 7 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 148.312055, -36.401986

1.1.3. Grey Buttress 11 routes in Sector

Summary:
Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: 148.312384, -36.401363

1.1.4. The Terrace 4 routes in Sector

Summary:
All Trad
Description:©

Climbs off the grassy ledge, halfway up the Grey Buttress.

Descent Notes:©

Scramble down the loose, rocky gully left of Grey Buttress, or walk all the way around and down left of Elephant Buttress.

1.1.5. Ampitheatre 3 routes in Sector

Summary:
Trad and Unknown

Long/Lat: 148.314330, -36.400619

1.2. Club Lake 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 148.291251, -36.412308

1.3. Mount Clarke 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Trad

Long/Lat: 148.295287, -36.432458

1.4. Mount Townsend 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: 148.258688, -36.423465

1.5. Barry Way 0 routes in Area

1.6. Perisher Blue 13 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 148.405136, -36.396624

1.6.1. Smiggin Holes 4 routes in Area

Summary:

1.6.2. Perisher 0 routes in Area

1.6.3. Blue Cow 7 routes in Area

Summary:

1.6.4. Guthega 2 routes in Area

Summary:

Long/Lat: 148.376114, -36.376036

Description:

Located out the back of the beautiful Perisher Blue Ski Resort, Guthega is a bit of the old 'out of sight out of mind'. Just like the rest of the Snowy Mountains, Guthega is full of granite just waiting to be bouldered and climbed on.

The lodges at Guthega are for members only but there is one place you can rent a room at and that's Guthega Hotel.

Approach:

Drive out of Jindabyne and head south towards Perisher. Don't forget that when entering Kosciusko National Park you'll have to pay an entry fee but if you're coming down for the snow you'd already know that. Drive up the mountain and pass The Ski Rider Lodge. Continue for approx 10 minutes past the Ski Rider and you'll see the right hand turn for Guthega. Ensure that if you DON'T own a 4x4 that you have snow chains ready to put on as this road can become quite risky when the snows pounding away. The road will turn to dirt (mud) then to tar again once you start to approach the Guthega Ski Terminal.

History:

Initially a large camp of tents for the hard workers establishing the Snowy Mountain River Hydro Scheme, Guthega eventually became an amazing location for the avid snow lover. Lodges were built for the workers and then over the years they were upgraded until they became what we see today.

An amazing location isolated from the mainstream throngs filling the snow fields.

1.7. Jindabyne 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: 148.614715, -36.422798

1.7.1. Lake side boulders 0 routes in Area

1.8. Ramshead Range 1 route in Unknown

Summary:
All Ice

Long/Lat: 148.257793, -36.492972

Description:

The Ramshead Range is part of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. It extends from Dead Horse Gap in the south (near the New South Wales-Victoria state border) towards Thredbo. It is not far south of Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mainland point in Australia. The peaks of the range are around 2,100 m in altitude and the range is generally covered in snow from June through to October, making it suitable for winter climbing. The range is most commonly accessed from Dead Horse Gap or by the Kosciuszko Express Quad Chair at Thredbo. The number of peaks in the Ramshead Range is debatable: however it is commonly accepted that the South Ramshead, the Ramshead proper and the North Ramshead are all proper peaks. The peak between Ramshead and North Ramshead is sometimes known as the 'Central' Ramshead.

1.8.1. Lookout Area 1 route in Cliff

Summary:

Long/Lat: 148.277364, -36.483913