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This climb commemorates the 21st ascent of the Rhum Dhu climbers.

#Historical Topo notional, route not confirmed.

Start: Walk down Devils Hole track from top to just below the chockstone visible jammed overhead. Follow track to right (facing in) past grey wall and corner crack to red wall with pinnacle abutting cliff-face above.

  1. Climb easily up short wall then crack between pinnacle and cliff to large ledge and belay on top of pinnacle.

  2. "Climb the left hand edge of the wall overlooking Devils Hole to a good belay." [BA]

  3. Up tricky scoop then easily up nose to belay.

  4. Up wall then traverse to the left under overhang to continue up wall above.

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.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: K. Westren, D. Litchfield, K. Cooke, J. Skinner & F. Hepworth., Dec 2058


Located in Rhum Dhu approx:
Lat/Long: -33.717750,150.287532

Route Grade Citations

8 Community registered grade
8 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains

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Overall quality score: 33%

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