Little Triggers Wall





Vertical climbing and easy grades.

Access issues inherited from Bardens Lookout

* Temporary Access Change * Following the 2013 bushfires, the Collit's Crevasse and Lawson's Gully areas are no longer accessible from the main stairway entrance to Bardens (i.e., you can't turn right at the bottom of the stairs). Please respect the re-vegetation effort. Access to these areas is possible via Wentworth's Gully in Mt. York.



Park at Barden's Lookout. Walk down the fantastic staircase to the base of the cliffs. Turn left, and walk along base of cliffs past the Jean Genie area (overhang / caves) until the vertical wall of Little Triggers area is reached. Belay from the upper ledge.

Ethic inherited from Blue Mountains

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

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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Start: On ground level at far right end of small cave.

FA: P Mort, Apr 2011

Start just left of Karinya, climb left a bit then up.

FA: Niall Doherty & Warwick Williams, 2010

Start up little corner thing and jug along to the top of the cliff.

FA: Jason Lammers, 2006

Bundy says it is the first route put up in 2007 anywhere in the universe! Start as for the previous route to finsh up the next one!

FA: Bundy, 2007

Pleasant wall 6m R of K.

FA: D.Dewar, 2001

Warning Flora and Fauna: Peregrine falcons nesting

Updating previous description, there are now anchors and a full complement of ringbolts on this route.

It looks (December 2015) like the natural line here is sharing the beginning of Quirrel's Quarrel) to the top of the block then moving left and up (gear placements and bolts).

FA: R.Young, 1998

Warning Flora and Fauna: Peregrine falcons nesting in cave

Start at the rather redundant DRB which are 1.5m off the ground. Good climbing with loads of very shiny ringbolts. Exciting finale.

Set by Glenn Short

FA: Glenn Short, Pam Short & john smoothy, Jan 2015

3m R, incorporating a corner feature and some cruxy bits down low.

FA: M.Stacey & L McManus, 1988

Marked SAV. This is a great climb! Some very hard moves and a few of them!

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1983

Start 2m R of SAV. Has a L-facing flake/corner at the start, and FHs. An easy romp to a tricky thin crux and low anchors.

FA: G.Short & P.Mort, 1998

Marked LT. 2.5m R of Dr Do Little. Thin start, then through some overlaps. Best route on the wall.

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1982

1.5m R of LT. Half carrots, half fixed hangers. Good, wandering climbing.

FA: G.Short & P.Mort, 1998

Marked GL. R of CJ. Ringbolts up through rooflets and a particularly hard move if you are short.

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1982

Between GL and the arete. A high first bolt you should stickclip. Then up through rooflet and the typical hard move to beautiful Bardens breaks trending R. Runout but safe.

FA: R.Young, 1998

The arête. You can start direct or traverse in from GL. Take care clipping third ring.

FA: R.Young, 1998

Starts around the arete from HOY. Short wall, trend R under small roof, then up flakes 2m R of arête, eventually trending left to the arête and finishing up HOY.

Stickclip the first bolt if needed. Rebolted 2005.

FA: A.Prehn & R.Young, 1982

Start on the elevated block 10m R of the HOY arête. Trend a bit left off the block then up the face via desperate slab crux to the middle of the big, but easy, roof.

FA: M.Law, 1997

Start just R of HLSB, next to the steep gully. Careful to second bolt. Rebolted 2004, anchors 2016.

FA: R. Young, A Prehn & M. Moorhead, 1983

A metre or so to the right of LS.

FA: F Pircher, Feb 2013

Wall and obvious flake 5m R of gully. High first bolt, like all the routes on this platform. Bouldery at the bulge.

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1983

Has two different finishes. Take your pick.

FA: R.Young, A.Prehn & M.Burton, 1980

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1983


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