Beyond the Chili Boulder are a collection of boulders and cliffs that have been climbed throughout a few eras. Is now being rediscovered along with lots of new problems
The Blue Mountains are a World Heritage listed area. The Grose Valley, the cliffs around Katoomba and much of the Narrow Neck peninsula are part of the Blue Mountains National Park which is managed by the NPWS. The Western Escarpment - where most of the climbing is - is Crown Land managed by the BMCC. While the NPWS Plan of Management nominates several locations in the National Park where rock climbing is deemed appropriate, the majority of the climbing remains unacknowledged. 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.
Practically all crags are either in National Park or in council reserve: dog owners are reminded that dogs are not allowed in National Parks at any time and fines have been issued, while for crags on council reserve the BMCC leash law requires that dogs be on-leash.
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.
Clearly, lots of stuff has been done in the past. We want to try to keep the grading true to outdoor V grades rather than softer gym grades, so those V0 and V1's may be stiff compared to your local indoor climbing center.
Did you know that you can create an account to record, track and share your climbing ascents? Thousands of climbers are already doing this.