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Description

A bouldering crag by the side of the highway

Access issues inherited from Blue Mountains

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.

Approach

Uber Land is situated 17 minutes from Mount Victoria heading towards Lithgow on the Great Western Highway. Set your odometer to zero at the traffic lights in Mt Vic (Opposite the Imperial Hotel). The parking area for Uber Land is 15.7 km on the right hand side of the road (See map). It is easier to turn in the RTA Stockpile site (major roadworks going on here as at october 2016) on the left and then cross the highway. Once parked, the Cicada Boulder should be visible through the trees.

Can now park on forty bends road and cross the highway on foot.

Ethic

Please stick to worn paths so as not to damage new growth. There is huge potential for new problems of all grades and unlike many Sydney bouldering areas all the problems finish on top of a boulder! The Uber boulder, the highballs or no balls and the Fabulous Baker boulder deserve particular attention. Be prepared to clean the problems with a stiff brush. A wire brush is not needed as most of the lichen has been burnt and only charcoal remains. There are several lines that have been cleaned and not claimed. On the topo there are a few hints to classic lines that deserve more attention.

History

History timeline chart

Dylan Fletcher and Sieta Whitehead discovered Uber Land once the bush fires made the boulders visible from the Great Western Highway. The area was found just before Dylan and Sieta left for overseas. Dylan had also been recovering from two broken legs and so he was resigned to cleaning problems and clearing up rubbish. Most of the first ascents are courteous of Sieta, Ben Wood and Mark Baker. Several cairns have been left to mark paths in preparation for the bush regeneration.

Data retrieved from :http://web.archive.org/web/20030308173802/http://www.climbing.com.au/news/news.php?page=news_uber_231102.htm

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Small Stones boulder
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Holy Alliance boulder
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Uber Bloc boulder
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Elite Boulder boulder
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Fatty Bon Bon boulder
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