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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Date
20 Interregnum - with hugh sutherland Mixed trad 55m, 15 Wolgan Valley Mega Classic Fri 21st May 2021
25 Iron Curtain (Unnamed Roof Crack)

Iron Curtain. (10m left of la Nina). The 1st pitch starts with a steep, thin finger crack to a ledge then up through a stellar horizontal roof crack. AWESOME climbing, funky moves (Grade 25- five stars, trad). The 2nd pitch is on some old carrots and is an interesting mixed pitch at 21 ending in a brilliant splitter crack. Four stars. The 3rd pitch another 21 on a bullet hard, steep, orange rock with a number of hand placed carrots. Three stars.

The new route is aptly called "Iron Curtain", a vestige of another era...

- with james castrission
Mixed trad 58m, 10 Blue Mountains Mega Classic Wed 16th Jan 2013
22 18 Via Appia. (Durum Via)

The Hard Road indeed! Made even more so by Hugh's decision to use only natural protection. Consider pre-inspection by abseil, not for the faint hearted but worth thinking about if you are a strong leader at the grade with skill in placing trad gear.

- with hugh sutherland
Mixed trad 55m, 8 Wolgan Valley Very Good Sat 22nd May 2021
20 Arete Central Mixed trad 35m, 6 Wolgan Valley Classic Thu 27th Aug 2020
20 Trump Wall Mixed trad 30m, 6 Wolgan Valley Very Good Sun 29th Sep 2019
19 The Penguin - with Bridie Campbell Mixed trad 60m, 2 Wolgan Valley Very Good Mon 30th Sep 2019
20 22 Heart Attack

Great climb. Well worth a look at. You can get off after P1, which is probably the best way to go about it. It took a bit of cleaning at the time, but seems to have stayed in pretty good Nic since. The gear is all pretty good and there is enough of it. The chimney section at the top has a good nut at it's exit, I was pretty grateful for this.

Mixed trad 20m, 1 Blue Mountains Classic Sun 1st Jan 2012
22 La Nina - with james castrission Mixed trad 58m, 1 Blue Mountains Very Good Fri 28th Dec 2012
18 Mach Schnell - with Hanna Kallweit Mixed trad 70m, 1 Wolgan Valley Good Thu 27th Aug 2020
22 Pardalote - with hugh sutherland Trad 220m Wolgan Valley Classic Wed 21st Aug 2019
18 22 Durum Via. (Via Appia)

Climb It!

- with hugh sutherland
Trad 55m Wolgan Valley Mega Classic Mon 24th May 2021
24 Rhinocerotic Crack

Worth climbing. The bolts look a bit old, but on close inspection they are fairly good. The top two certainly held my weight a couple of times, and the gear is good. Better than it looks I reckon.

- with hugh sutherland
Trad 20m Blue Mountains Very Good Thu 1st Aug 2019
22 20 Saturday Night Palsy - with hugh sutherland Trad 75m Blue Mountains Good Fri 23rd Aug 2019
20 The Forgotten crack - with Marty Doolan Trad 30m Blue Mountains Very Good Sat 2nd Feb 2019
20 Home by six Trad 70m Wolgan Valley Very Good Thu 27th Aug 2020
21 The Badlands Trad 70m Wolgan Valley Classic Thu 27th Aug 2020
20 The road to hell

This was the First Ascent. Unfortunately Thomas Giles doesn't have a Crag Login and George was tagged in error. The initial attempt was made ground up. Hugh Ward jumped on the lead (wearing brand new and extremely tight shoes) and stuffed around for an hour or so in the hot sun before placing a bolt and coming down under a cloud of shame. His apologies for the time wasting were loud, repetitive and heartfelt and Tom eventually attempted to put him at ease by saying "It's Ok, your intentions were good" and so the Road to Hell was paved...

After Hugh gave the route a quick clean on rap, Tom lead it cleanly in his characteristically relaxed fashion and Hugh and Bridie followed without the delay of the previous attempt

- with Thomas Giles, Bridie Campbell
Trad 35m Wolgan Valley Very Good Sun 16th Apr 2017
20 Acoustic Corner - with Marty Doolan Trad 80m Wolgan Valley Very Good Fri 7th Apr 2017
18 Mysts of time - with George Wilkinson, thomnas giles Trad 50m Wolgan Valley Classic Mon 30th Sep 2019
21 17 Fog of war

Well worth the outing.

- with thomas giles, George Wilkinson
Trad 60m Wolgan Valley Very Good Mon 30th Sep 2019
17 Flake-ation

The top pitch fells like you have run out of annual leave and had to go back to work. Easy climbing on big holds, unfortunately the rock is questionable in places and there are long breaks between pretty ordinary gear. Best left to a strong leader, or just left...

- with hugh sutherland
Trad 60m Wolgan Valley Very Good Sun 29th Sep 2019
17 Shark Fin crack - with thoas giles, Bridie Campbell Trad 40m Wolgan Valley Very Good Mon 30th Sep 2019
18 19 Glockenspiel Crack (This water tastes like diesel) - with Bridie Campbell Trad 60m Wolgan Valley Very Good Mon 30th Sep 2019
22 Consolation Prize - with hugh sutherland Trad 35m Wolgan Valley Very Good Wed 21st Aug 2019
23 Welcome to the Jungle

The top pitch is pretty fantastic, as well as being uncommon in the mountains. The steep hand crack is great, the headwall keeps you fighting to the topout. Giving the top bit a brush on the abseil is probably a pretty good idea...

- with Marty Doolan
Trad 60m Blue Mountains Classic Fri 30th Aug 2019
18 Mouse Land - with hugh sutherland Trad 20m Wolgan Valley Classic Sun 29th Sep 2019

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