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Description

The orange amphitheater, climbs described left to right

Access issues inherited from Azaria's

State Forest, no real issues

Approach

From car park probably closer to west decent gully.

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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The large corner forming the left boundary of the main overhang. After the initial wide hands section, step right to climb the wall (protected by cams in horizontals ), before regaining the corner above ferns. Many large cams (to #9) with mandatory #4 Camalot.

FFA: David Gray & Vanessa Wills, 1 May 2017

The left most line of bolts following a series of flakes and pockets up the overhanging wall

FFA: M Kesselheim & G Smith, 10 May

Left most crack, up corner to roof at 3m then traverse left to arête and up to sit down ledge. DBB.

FA: David Gray & Vanessa Wills, May 2016

Boulder the arête straight up into the overhanging crack past good gear jorizontals. DBB

A climb of thirds with no rests in between, stunning finger to hand crack at an outrageous angle overhanging 12 metres.

FA: David Gray & Vanessa Wills, May 2016

The line straight up the centre of the overhang, tackling some serious steepness. 5m to the right of The vector

FFA: G Smith, 1 Sep 2018

Pretty rad! Just to the left of Chasing Stars

FA: G Smith, 25 Jun

15m right of Snow shine, Follow the scoops and pockets up the steepening wall.

FFA: G Smith, 28 Sep 2018

Up left of aurora with a few burly moves to get onto ramp to get to base of pitch 2

FA: David Gray & Vanessa Wills, May 2016

A 5 move boulder problem in a steep crack to get onto ramp at base of Aurora pitch 2

FA: David Gray & Vanessa Wills, May 2016

From the ledge up the hard intermittent finger crack to a wider juggler top section

FA: David Gray & Vanessa Wills, May 2016

Starts up Mousie Maze, breaks left once the angle starts to kick back

Set by G Smith, Aug 2018

Starts 2m left of the overhanging corner crack. 10m up the vertical wall then straight up the wildly overhanging scoops.

FA: M Kesselheim, 19 Aug 2018

Left facing hanging corner towards right end of wall

FA: David Gray & Vanessa Wills, Apr 2016

A direct start to TLP, closed project.

Start as for the Black Flash to ledge. Step left to follow right trending flake system to DBB. It will get its own direct start.

FA: Vanessa Wills, 2018

Mixed route (5 bolts and small gear) 3m right of “Emoji” at the right hand end of the main overhang. Up arête past 2 bolts and small cams to ledge and gear, then up and right through steepening territory passing 2 more bolts to single bolt belay ( at present)

Start off ledge 3 m left of waterfall at right hand end of cave. A boulder problem to first bolt then more easily up hanging corner past 2 more bolts and gear to ledge. Continue right up ramp to finish past 2 bolts on arête. DBB. Finger sized gear and smaller.

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