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Access: Bells Line Road closure

Bells Line Road between Mt Wilson turn-off and Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens is now closed due to road damage from March 2021 floods. It is expected this road closure will be in place for several months until it can be repaired. There is no road access to Pierces Pass, Mt Banks and Bowens Creek.

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

Route history

1999First ascent: M.Pircher

Warnings

29 Mar 2021 Warning Access: Bells Line Road closure

Location

Lat/Lon: -33.54349, 150.37175

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Grade citation

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

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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 70 from 59 ratings.

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Onsight 1
Red point 29
Pink point 12
Tick 8
Attempt 60
Target 3

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