Colosseum Rock climbing15 routes in cliff
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A great fairly old school area that offers one of the few Bluies Tradventures that gets all day shade; In The Wake of the Flood. Note that the main topo for that wall only shows about the upper two thirds of the cliff.
WARNING: A massive landslide Zucchini Crack / Finnegan's Wake has made that route and the routes beyond it inaccessible by destroying the access ledge, and possibly damaging the rock on the surrounding climbs.
It MIGHT be possible to climb these routes IF you can get to the base, but be EXTREMELY careful of the rock quality, and any bolts or fixed gear.
Access issues inherited from Medlow Bath
Be wary of where you park, ensuring not to block any driveways or leave any rubbish. The crags are located on land owned by The Hydro Majestic, so act appropriately.
Straight down the steep stairs and slots below The Block. Turn left when the arrow tells you to.
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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