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Canyonero Walls

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 10
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Description

Long sports routes up to 40m. Vertical to quite overhanging. West facing cliffs. Climbs described left to right

Access issues inherited from Azaria's

State Forest, no real issues

Approach

At the base of the short Via Ferrata follow the track North along the base of the cliff line for 20m, then turn right down the hill following rock cairns, cross the creek on the fallen logs and up the other side.

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. If you do the bolts may be removed.

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.

If you have benefited from climbing infrastructure in NSW, please consider making a donation towards maintenance costs. The Sydney Rockclimbing Club Rebolting Fund finances the replacement of old bolts on existing climbs and the maintenance of other hardware such as fixed ropes and anchors. The SRC purchases hardware, such as bolts and glue, and distributes them to volunteer rebolters across the state of New South Wales. For more information, including donation details, visit https://sydneyrockies.org.au/rebolting/

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, making remote and less popular crags slightly more difficult and fun to navigate to. Some appropriately discreet pruning is a far better alternative then track braiding (which causes far more damage).

However, do so only on Council land and definitely not in the National Park. Remember, to maintain access our best approach is to 'Respect Native Habitat, Tread Softly and Leave No Trace'. Do not cut flora and keep any tracks and infrastructure as minimal as possible or risk possible closures.

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Sustained climbing on good edges up the slightly overhanging wall. Starts up short hand line 100m left of Canyonero.

FA: M Kesseleim, 22 Apr 2018

Up the blunt overhanging arete

Starts just to the left of the freestanding boulder. Up the vertical wall for 18m then trends slightly right following a series of flakes and features up the overhanging headwall.

FA: G Smith, 30 Jun 2018

A good warm up. Climbs the first 18m of Canyonero.

FA: G Smith, 2018

Up the right side arete

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