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Description

The slightly smaller cave before the big cave. Mainly just making up eliminates but there are one or two actually cool lines. Not really sure of the grades. Routes listed right to left.

Access issues inherited from Lower Blue Mountains

Be sensible.

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.

Routes

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A tad scary

On the far right hand side of the bouldering cave in the small roof section. Start in the massive chalky hole and traverse right through the roof on chalky slopers to finish matched on the rail.

Traverse of the inner cave, start on the two pinches, long move to next two pinches and traverse across, finishing at the same jug of the Cave Traverse 1. Bottom flatter horizontal strip of rock out for feet.

FA: Joel Atkins, 30 Aug

Long traverse, start low on pinches below graffiti, traverse across holds until 2 big moves to finish on the large rail.

FA: Joel Atkins, 27 Aug

Up the prominent nose

Starting in pockets on the far left hand side of the face that splits the two caves traverse left following the pockets and then slopey rails to finish up the prominent nose. No feet on the low, flat section of rock.

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