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Rebolted 2004. '23' in the 2015 Blue Mountains Guidebook. Rest assured that it is indeed 22.

Start: Under the crack/seam in the middle of the wall.

A big flake broke right under the 4th bolt, at the bottom of the top-right going little roof. Be careful about the hollow flake and jugs on the route.

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Route history

1988First ascent: J. Smoothy, M. Stacey & M. Radke

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Location

Lat/Lon: -33.63693, 150.27250

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Grade citation

22 Assigned grade
21 [21 - 21] -- grAId
23 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
23(S) Blue Mountains Climbing
23 RockGUIDE: The Blue Mountains
23(S) Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
23 ** ACA Route Register

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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 71 from 270 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 85
Flash 41
Red point 80
Pink point 22
Tick 66
Top rope 15
Attempt 88
Target 5

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