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First climb up the wall on gear before it got plastered with bolts. Start in small corner

  1. 15m Up corner, pull onto juggy wall and climb to niche formed by flake below small overhang.

  2. 35m Traverse right to a break in overhang, up for a few moves, then up and left to a groove and follow to a large ledge. Thread and tree belay.

  3. 25m Move 3m right then up a large bushy ledge - tree belay.

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Route history

15 Apr 1972First ascent: R.Lassman & K.Bell

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Location

Lat/Lon: -33.63693, 150.27250

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Grade citation

14 R Assigned grade
14 Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
14 Blue Mountains Climbing
14 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
16 R 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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