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1 14 20m
2 10 20m
3 13 28m
4 13 25m
5 14 15m
6 10 10m

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One of the most popular multi pitch routes in the Blue Mountains offering up a simmering dish of big exposure, good protection and easy moves. On nice sunny weekends there can be a queue so get in early! Sleepyheads starting at the crack of noon (which is bizarrely common) will also miss out on the cool morning shade and get smashed by the sun which blasts the route from midday onwards. Although there are many bolts on this route - a trad rack is required for pitches 2, 5 and the last pitch (single set of finger to fist sized cams + a couple of large wires will suffice). Most of the bolts were placed after the first ascent.

Start: After crossing the fixed wire walk another 40m or so to base of short scrappy looking right facing corner on right side of giant block. Up above is the vast black slab of the higher pitches.

  1. 20m (14) Short wall past bolt onto ledge then left to chimney (bolt), up to ledge and DRB belay.

  2. 20m (10) Trad protected crack to DRB belay in little alcove. Save a large cam for the last few metres of this pitch.

  3. 28m (13) Traverse up and right across slab past 6 bolts and couple of cam slots to DRB.

  4. 25m (13) Up via very easy climbing and no protection to second set of DRB after about 8m (ignore these). Continue up wall (3 bolts & optional cam), then step right to crack above bowel clenching exposure. Belay on big ledge below corner at DRB. If it gets crowded there are two sets of anchors here.

  5. 15m (14) Up easy trad protected corner for 20m and exit either left up exposed wall into the 'Variant Finish' (nicer but harder) or right (easy) to big ledge.

  6. 10m (10) If you took the rarely climbed right variant climb chossy overhang above.

Route history

First ascent: T. Batty & B.Allen

Warnings

Location

Lat/Lon: -33.73435, 150.33704

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Grade citation

14,10,13,13,14,10 Assigned grade
14 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
14 *** ACA Route Register
15 [15 - 16] ++ grAId

ethic

Sublime Point is an old climbing area, with many routes dating from the 1950s and 1960s. Aid and mixed climbing was the fashion then, and the easier routes can be pretty bold for a modern climber. In the last 10 years there have been a lot of well protected sport routes added. This has been seen as controversial by some climbers who consider the crag a 'mixed' climbing venue.

inherited from West Face (Main Area)

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Overall quality 79 from 618 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 215
Flash 16
Solo 11
Red point 52
Tick 365
Pink point 1
Top rope 5
Attempt 13
Target 22

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