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The Overlook

200m cliff line facing east

Section A

Short upper cliff line closest to road

Section A
10 The Walk of Life

Start left hand side following rising traverse to shared anchors

11 The Sunlight zone

Straight up middle of face to shared anchors

11 I Dont Know

Next bolt line across straight up face

12 I Dont care

Straight up right side of wall.

Section B

Single buttress with slabby start to face at half height

Section B
13 Arrogance of Ignorance

Left side of buttress, slabby start with vertical face to anchors

14 Armchair expert

Right side of buttress, slabby start with vertical face to anchors. Slick clip high first bolt form side but climb from base.

Next climbs to the right on separated boulder facing buttress

Next climbs to the right on separated boulder facing buttress

Project 1 - Dr H

Left side of boulder tending left following upside down flake to anchors

Project 2 - kev

Up middle of boulder, over bulge to anchors.

16 Seventeen Going Under

Straight up featured face over short overlap to anchors

Section C

The Blue Mountains are a World Heritage listed area. The Grose Valley, the cliffs around Katoomba and much of the Narrow Neck peninsula are part of the Blue Mountains National Park which is managed by the NPWS. The Western Escarpment - where most of the climbing is - is Crown Land managed by the BMCC. While the NPWS Plan of Management nominates several locations in the National Park where rock climbing is deemed appropriate, the majority of the climbing remains unacknowledged. 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.

Practically all crags are either in National Park or in council reserve: dog owners are reminded that dogs are not allowed in National Parks at any time and fines have been issued, while for crags on council reserve the BMCC leash law requires that dogs be on-leash.

For the latest access related information, or to report something of concern, visit the Australian Climbing Association NSW Blue Mountains page at

Section C
Upper Tier

First lot of climbs are on the upper tier

Rod - project 1

Up left side of short steepish face

20 Vlod vs Vlad

Up middle of short steepish face

10 Flashbacks of a Fool

Straight up slab to shared anchors. Start harder than it looks to very easy finish.

15 Silence is Violence

Right side of arete up face and mantle to shared anchors

17 Happy Holiday

Up right side of shallow cave, delicate climbing following orange streak to anchors

14 The Soul Taker

Up short slab past break anchors

9 Balloon Buster

Up right side of slab to anchors

Lower Tier

Next lot of climb down gully directly underneath upper tier

Kev - project 2

Straight up faint scoop, over small over lap to shared anchors

16 Illusions of Hope

Start on right side tending left under tree to shared anchors.

13 Bendy

Same start as BCC, traverse left to first bolt then up arete then back to shared anchors.

13 Building Comfort Capital

Up left side of slab

14 Chaos Ensues

Up middle of slab

Rod - project 3

Straight up right side of slab to anchors

Section D

Varied walls from 8 - 15 m high

Section D
Kev - Project 3

Step of big boulder and scramble onto ledge and up to shared anchors

Rod - project 3

Follow grey streak tending left to shared anchors

Kev - project 5

Up left side if short slab, then step onto upper head wall and over

14 The Great Fabricator

Up middle of slab to shared anchor

15 Best Before Date

Up right side of slab to shared anchors.

Rod - Project 5

Start on top of ledge above slabs, short steepish route

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