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Access issues inherited from Bowens Creek

This crag is in a National Park. DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED, simple as that. Dog owners are asked NOT to stuff things up for the rest of us; so just don't bring your dog. Camping also is not allowed.

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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.

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

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The low crux looks quite mingin' but actually climbs very well.

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

The bolts are not great but there's plenty extra.

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

Thin start and up to long moves into the first crux of 97% Fat Free, then trend up and left to jugs below roof. Follow jug rail out left, turning lip and finishing up final headwall. Has a recent addition of a redirect biner before the roof for when cleaning.

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO REBOLTING. The horribly loose second bolt was replaced August 2013, and the third bolt a few years earlier, but bolts 1, 4 and 5 are the originals so probably also suspect. The death clip-n-go biners on the anchors have been removed.

FA: J.Clark, 1997

Continuation of FF.

FA: Justin, 2000

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

Start up TCP then left at big jug shared by FF.

FA: S.Grkovic, 2001

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

since the crux hold further disintegrated pull on the draw......

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

FA: F.Yule, 1997

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

Start from the ground!

FA: S.Grkovic, 1999

Start from the ground!

FA: L.Wishart, 1999

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