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Description

Routes are described from left (east facing) to right (north face).

Access issues inherited from New South Wales and ACT

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History

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Bluff Rock was the site of the first conflict between local settlers and a local Aboriginal group. The true story will never be known, but it is believed that the Aboriginals killed a shepherd named Robinson on the Irby Station. The Aboriginals then fled to the rock, chased by a group of white men who caught them and threw them off the top of the outcrop.

This is one of those crags that is so obvious and that many have had a look at but the climbing history is very foggy.

Routes

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Details are vague, but apparently takes a line to the left of Black Dell. About 30m is shared with BD.

A fairly direct line up the eastern face with two slight variations leading through a chimney to the crux, final belay and pitch.

FA: Rick White & and party

This is an obvious diagonal line, left to right, on the northern side of the bluff.

FA: B. Gabriel & R. Jamieson, 1966

To the west of Brook's Nook. Two variations possible.

  1. After the scramble, traverse right to the belay.

  2. (crux) Go right and continue up

  3. Up over a small overhang to finish, or traverse left and up a gully to Brook's Nook, but to it's right to finish.

To the west of Revelation, near a big boulder.

  1. Climb up crack to the left

  2. Traverse left and over nose to belay

  3. Go back right and up a gully and finally to a belay on an obvious round boulder

FA: R. Perry & R. Burton

A classy 3 pitch arete

FA: Chris Dale, John Lattanzio & Brian Birchall, 1983

A bulgy slabby wall 50m right of the main wall

FA: Stuart Camps & Scott Camps, 1984

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