Chili Boulder

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 77




Chili boulder is the big boulder you come to walking east from Wolf Cave. The front side has many obvious problems on it. There are problems all the way around this boulder.

Access issues inherited from Blue Mountains

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.

Ethic inherited from Mount York

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.


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Heads up to the left. Sit start on flat holds and crank to rounded hold. Fun.

FA: Hainesy

Sit start in scoop and up

Moderate move to slopey pocket then big move to slopey lip.

Sit start on jugs, traverse through crimps, head to the right arête. Optional top out.

Sit start. Use arete, make a long move, climb to the lip and mantle up to finish.

FA: Unknown

sit start along sloppy travers, a good pinch, and a big move to the juggy ledge, mantle and top out.

FA: nathaniel glavurdic, 20 Aug 2019

Short steep arete on the left hand side of the back of the Chili boulder. Short, fun, and intense.

FA: unknown & nathaniel glavurdic, 27 Nov 2019

Traverse the obvious crack and top out when the crack stops. Fun and engaging. you can start from ALBOF sit start and traverse over for an extra grade.

FA: nathaniel glavurdic, 27 Nov 2019

A fun little number up next to the big gum leaning against the boulder. Sit start.

FA: nathaniel glavurdic, 27 Nov 2019


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