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Description

The east facing orange wall seen as you walk down the tourist track to Celebrity Crags. Gets morning sun and arvo shade.

Access issues inherited from Celebrity Crags

Bushwalkers share this area so be friendly and don't leave your climbing stuff on the walking track.

Approach

From Cliff Richard continue following the cliffline left, scrambling down a bit of a rock step, then into another hidden gully (Slim Shady). On the far side of this gully follow cliffline left and out of the jungle into the sun and the wall proper. It's about an 8 min walk/scramble from the tourist track.

Descent notes

Lower-offs

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.

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.

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, so bringing a pair of secaturs and pruning as you walk is a good way of helping out with the constant task of track maintenance. Some appropriately discreet pruning is a far better alternative then track braiding (which causes far more damage). It's also a good warmup for your forearms! However, do so only on Council land and not in the National Park.

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Grade Route

Was marked as a project in the 2002 Pircher Guide so presumably well and truly open! This is probably the line of ringbolts on the far right side of this wall that goes up a slab and steeper prow above.

Set by Fred Yule

The middle of the orange wall. Batman start?

Set by lloyd wishart, 2017

up the wall to the roof and over then directly to anchors

Set by lloyd wishart, 2017

FA: lloyd wishart & Lloyd wishart, 18 Feb

start off cairn with committing move then pumpy steep climbing to left set of anchors on the slab directly above last bolt.

Set by lloyd wishart, 2017

FA: lloyd wishart & lloyd wishart, 12 Dec 2017

Start at the left end of the wall and smile all the way.

FA: lloyd wishart, 10 Feb

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