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North Side

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 15
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Description

Cliffs north of acess gully, climbs described right to left

Access issues inherited from Brosville

None

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. If you do the bolts may be removed.

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.

If you have benefited from climbing infrastructure in NSW, please consider making a donation towards maintenance costs. The Sydney Rockclimbing Club Rebolting Fund finances the replacement of old bolts on existing climbs and the maintenance of other hardware such as fixed ropes and anchors. The SRC purchases hardware, such as bolts and glue, and distributes them to volunteer rebolters across the state of New South Wales. For more information, including donation details, visit https://sydneyrockies.org.au/rebolting/

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, making remote and less popular crags slightly more difficult and fun to navigate to. Some appropriately discreet pruning is a far better alternative then track braiding (which causes far more damage).

However, do so only on Council land and definitely not in the National Park. Remember, 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 or risk possible closures.

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Up paler part of face to shared anchors

FFA: Rod Wills, 23 Oct 2016

Thin start to pocket tending right diagonally to shared anchors

FFA: Kevin Van Tilburg, 10 Dec 2016

Up left side of small cave to face and shared anchors

FFA: Kevin Van Tilburg

Up face past pocket and mantle, right to shared anchors

FFA: Rod Wills, 20 Nov 2016

Out right of small rooflet to shared anchors

FFA: Rod Wills, 2 Oct 2016

Up slabby featured arete moving right to shared anchors.

FFA: rod wills, 2 Oct 2016

Up featured slab just left of corner to shared anchors

FFA: David Filan, 24 Oct 2016

Straight up left side of slab moving right to shared anchors.

FFA: rod wills, 2 Oct 2016

Right of arete up pale streak to shared anchors

FFA: Kevin Van Tilburg, 24 Oct 2016

Up arete and right to shared anchors

FFA: Kevin Van Tilburg, 24 Oct 2016

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