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Access: Bowens Creek is located inside of the Blue Mountains National Park. Dogs are strictly prohibited!

Do not, under any circumstance, bring dogs into the Bowens Creek climbing area - this includes the approach track. Smoking and campfires are also prohibited within this area all year. Do not drive down the dirt road, it is a management vehicles only track - park on Bells Line Rd.

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Beautiful face, roof, and rightward traverse. Staple and bolt anchor. Back clean the traverse until the 2 rings at start of roof. Rethread left to right to clean face normally.

Route history

1999First ascent: M.Pircher

Warnings

12 Jun 2021 Warning Access: Bowens Creek is located inside of the Blue Mountains National Park. Dogs are strictly prohibited!

Location

Lat/Lon: -33.54318, 150.37211

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Grade citation

26 Assigned grade
26 ** ACA Route Register
26(S) Blue Mountains Climbing
26(S) Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
28 [27 - 29] ++ grAId

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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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Overall quality 78 from 46 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 5
Flash 2
Red point 12
Pink point 8
Tick 2
Attempt 55
Target 2

Comment keywords

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