Echo Gully




NOTE: As of January 2021, all areas of Mount York (including camping) are now open!

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Access gully with stairs and a few shorter climbs.

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Access issues

Echo Gully access works are complete. Stairway is open, providing access from Coxs Rd to the base of the crag.

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2nd turnoff on left as you head down Coxs Rd. Track is currently closed due to fire damage, use Galactic Gully instead.

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Ethic inherited from Mount York

Many and varied, please try to respect them all!

Retro-bolting has occurred several times over the years and is generally condemned and dealt with swiftly.


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Start: This and the next few routes start from the track on the left side of the gully coming down.

FA: D.Grey, 1986

FA: B.Blunt & J.Lorinez, 1974

FA: D.Grey, 1986

Start marked

FA: B.Blunt, 1974

Start marked

FA: A.Penney & J.Smoothy, 1982

Thin face climbing, with a runout between 3rd and 4th bolts.

FA: C.Cuthbertson, 1980

FA: J.Smoothy, 1979

FA: J.Smoothy & A.Penney, 1984

A pleasant slab with a thin but well-protected crux. Start 5m left of The Obituary, immediately right of the access restriction fence.

FA: J.Smoothy & A.Penney, 1979

The blunt arete at the base of the gully.

FA: A.Prehn & R.Young, 1983

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Author(s): Simon Carter

Date: 2019

ISBN: 9780958079082

The latest comprehensive, latest and greatest Blue Mountains Climbing Guide is here and it has more routes than you can poke a clip stick at! 3421 to be exact. You are not going to get bored.

Author(s): Simon Carter

Date: 2019

ISBN: 9780958079075

Simon Carter's "Best of the Blue" is the latest selected climbing guide book for the Blue Mountains and covers 1000 routes and 19 different climbing areas. For all the sport climbers out there, the travellers, or just anyone who doesn't want to lug around the big guide that's more than 3 times the size - cut out the riff-raff and get to the good stuff! This will pretty much cover everything you need!

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