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Grade Route Gear style Popularity Crag
16 The Sisters of Fatima

A great lead at the grade, up through scoop on jugs, RBs to top.

FA: F Lumsden & J Smoothy, 2000

Sport 12m, 5 Blue Mountains
19 Vanderholics

According to this website this is the most popular route in Australia. Beaut sustained climbing.

Start: Directly below the cave, on the left side of the obvious crack. Up the wall past delicate slab move to a big rest in the cave. Take a breath and head out the right side up the vertical wall on magic holds.

FA: Ant Prehn, 1999

Sport 25m Nowra
21 Jaws

The easiest warm-up here abouts, and the third most popular route in all of NSW. Considered solid at the grade, but soloed by stronger climbers. Rebolted 2004.

FA: Frey Yule

Sport 15m, 4 Blue Mountains
18 The Bandoline Grip

Follows the obvious orange streak up the middle of the wall. Ringbolts.

FA: C. Martin & J. Smoothy, 1985

Sport 18m, 8 Blue Mountains
19 Jack High

Super popular. Start behind the right of the two gums. Up to lower-off at break. As per usual, please do not top-rope directly through anchors.

FA: J.Smoothy & M. Stacey, 1986

Sport 20m Blue Mountains
18 Orca

Starts on left side of arête. Straight up to finish.

Optional friend no longer needed to protect start.

FA: Ant Prehn, Rod Young, Craig Paul & Trudy Bretherton, 1991

Sport 25m, 8 Nowra
15 Santa's Little Helper

1.5m right of the left arete. Up wall and then move left over cave and then straight up

FA: Sue Young, 1997

Sport 15m, 6 Nowra
11 Lucifer

Climb into the cave then up around to the right. Then follow the ringbolts to the top. First bolt is quite high so be careful.

FA: Sue Young & Catherine Eadie, 1994

Sport 15m Nowra
18 The Eternity

One of the all-time classic routes of the region, if not 'Australia'. 'Fantastic' climbing up the searing crack on a stunning wall. Rap anchors on ledge at the top of the first pitch.

Start: Start at the base of the mega obvious crack.

  1. 22m (18) Blast straight up the crack, jamming through a low crux. Follow the crack left to a rest, then back right to an awkward finish. This pitch is also known as Yorkshire Crack.

  2. 10m (23) A rarely repeated direct finish to the route goes straight over the overhang above the first belay, passing some old carrots en route.

FA: J Moore (Pitch 2: J Ewbank 1967 & FFA: M Law 1978)

Trad 52m Blue Mountains
19 Little Triggers

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

Sport 25m Blue Mountains
18 Stormin Norman

Start 2m left of SOF. Up tending right then left through crux, to easy top section. Double fixed biners at top.

FA: J Smoothy & F Lumsden, 2000

Sport 12m, 4 Blue Mountains
14 Sweet Dreams
1 14 20m
2 10 20m
3 13 28m
4 13 25m
5 14 15m
6 10 10m

One of the most popular multi pitch routes in the Blue Mountains offering up a simmering dish of big exposure, good protection and easy moves. On nice sunny weekends there can be a queue so get in early! Sleepyheads starting at the crack of noon (which is bizarrely common) will also miss out on the cool morning shade and get smashed by the sun which blasts the route from midday onwards. Although there are many bolts on this route - a trad rack is required for pitches 2, 5 and the last pitch (single set of finger to fist sized cams + a couple of large wires will suffice). Most of the bolts were placed after the first ascent.

Start: After crossing the fixed wire walk another 40m or so to base of short scrappy looking right facing corner on right side of giant block. Up above is the vast black slab of the higher pitches.

  1. 20m (14) Short wall past bolt onto ledge then left to chimney (bolt), up to ledge and DRB belay.

  2. 20m (10) Trad protected crack to DRB belay in little alcove. Save a large cam for the last few metres of this pitch.

  3. 28m (13) Traverse up and right across slab past 6 bolts and couple of cam slots to DRB.

  4. 25m (13) Up via very easy climbing and no protection to second set of DRB after about 8m (ignore these). Continue up wall (3 bolts & optional cam), then step right to crack above bowel clenching exposure. Belay on big ledge below corner at DRB. If it gets crowded there are two sets of anchors here.

  5. 15m (14) Up easy trad protected corner for 20m and exit either left up exposed wall into the 'Variant Finish' (nicer but harder) or right (easy) to big ledge.

  6. 10m (10) If you took the rarely climbed right variant climb chossy overhang above.

FA: T. Batty & B.Allen

Mixed trad 120m, 6, 20 Blue Mountains
23 Split Wave

Really good fun sport climbing with plenty of jugs in the roof. Very popular.

FA: D. Noble, 1990

Sport 20m Blue Mountains
17 Flake Crack
1 17 15m
2 17 15m
3 23m

Starts at the obvious layback flake 4m left of On Edge.

Most link pitch 1 & 2 and forego the final pitch, descending via lowers or onto ledge and sketchy traverse right (use a rope) to rap anchors on Angular crack.

  1. 15m (17) Up sustained layback flake (big cams) to ledge (most link straight into 2nd pitch)

  2. 15m (17) From ledge head right and up obvious crack through rooflet to lower-offs or onto ledge and carrot belay

  3. 23m (??) Rarely done chimney pitch off to the left.

Lower-offs and new belay carrots added 2016

FA: J Ewbank & E Saxby, 1964

Trad 53m, 3 Blue Mountains
25 Rubber Lover

One of the popular classics of the grade. Ringbolts and chalk show the way. All good fun. Lower-offs added 2004. This route originally went to a set of chains a couple of metres above the lower offs. The chains are still there. Was grade 26 but was chipped some time after the first ascent.

FA: J. Smoothy, 1992

Sport 20m, 5 Blue Mountains
18 Diddy Kong

FA: Rod Young & Sue Young, 1996

Sport 24m Nowra
18 A Tale of Two Cities

Bold start to gain slightly overhanging face then up scoops on rings to double ring lower off. Good fun at the grade.

FA: F Lumsden & J Smoothy

Sport 12m, 7 Blue Mountains
20 Spinning Blades of Steel

Start at the right side of the pillar and follow the jugs out to the left. Use the rings.

FA: Mike Myers, 1990

Sport 9m Nowra
18 Samurai Pizza Catz

Probably the most popular route at Nowra at the grade. Great friction work.

FA: Ant Prehn, Giles Bradbury & Trudy Bretherton, 1990

Sport 15m Nowra
17 Burning Jowls

Ringbolts.

FA: C. Martin & J. Smoothy, 1985

Sport 18m Blue Mountains
22 These People are Sandwiches

The undercut buttress has a white/yellow streak down its left side. This is it. High first bolt over the rooflet, then sustained climbing up the gently overhung orange wall. Popular.

FA: C. Martin & A. Penney, 1985

Sport 15m Blue Mountains
24 Junket Pumper

A bit of a classic. Used to have a few enhanced holds that were later cemented in - not that the grade changed at all. Start under the line with the biggest holds, just right of the sawn log.

FA: M. Stacey & J. Smoothy, 1988

Sport 15m Blue Mountains
16 Mezzaluna

Has become a bit of a classic. 5 carrot bolts, 3 fixed hangers. May be worth taking a sling or long quickdraw for the last (carrot) bolt, to avoid pulling the rope against corners of the rock.

FA: G.Short & P.Mort, 1998

Sport 25m, 8 Blue Mountains
17 Hang On

Start on the very right end of the terrace next to the big chimney. Climb up past a tricky move at the first bolt, then try some left edge bridging at the 2nd roof to overcome the crux, then cruise your way up (yes 3 roofs on this one).

FA: Garth Miller

Sport 15m, 6 Nowra
25 Madge McDonald

Absolute classic 25 and for many, their first. Centennial Glen climbing at its best.

Borja

FA: M. Baker & S. Wythe, 1992

Sport 12m, 7 Blue Mountains
17 Good Fortune

Stickclip if you are short (tricky start). Ringbolts. There is a loose ~10kg block at halfway: keep people clear below and try not to dislodge it.

FA: D.Noble, 1990

Sport 18m Blue Mountains
13 Trinity

The line of ringbolts at far right of wall. New anchor 2015.

FA: C. Martin & R Chick, 1985

Sport 18m, 5 Blue Mountains
22 Lardy Lady's Lats

Good fun. Straight up, starting on the right side of the left of the two gum trees.

FA: Martin Pircher, 1997

Sport 25m, 13 Blue Mountains
19 Silver Hands

Was once the hardest 17 in the known universe.

FA: Paul Westwood, 1992

Sport 9m Nowra
23 Lyptus

One of the best warm ups for the harder routes and a fine route to earn the grade also. Very popular. Anchor replaced 16/10/18. Still on the right as it swings you away from tree when cleaning. Same biners. Just surface rust. Feel free to donate coldshuts as I have done on Grapehour.

FA: J.Smoothy, 1989

Sport 23m, 8 Blue Mountains
16 Karinya

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

FA: Jason Lammers, 2006

Sport 25m, 7 Blue Mountains
14 Joseph
1 13 24m
2 14 22m

Start: 1.5m left of the chimney (Valhalla).

  1. 24m (13) Up crack then left up corner to ledge. DBB rap anchors.

  2. 22m (14) Crack and corner.

FA: J Ewbank & E Saxby, 1964

Trad 46m, 2 Blue Mountains
17 L'Arch

Climb the slab beneath the cave passing a nice flake. Continue above cave tending slightly left to a flake, then back in line to lower-offs.

Start: Start 2m right of BW

FA: Tony Lindley, 2000

Sport 16m, 5 Nowra
18 Jolly Good Fellow

Pleasant wall 6m R of K.

FA: D.Dewar, 2001

Sport 25m, 9 Blue Mountains
17 Woderwick

Start left of the cave as per BD.

FA: Sue Young, 1994

Sport 15m Nowra
19 Gun Barrel Highway

FA: Rod Young & Sue Young, 1992

Sport 25m Nowra
19 Ladder of Gloom

Traverse rightwards into the base of the obvious rock ladder. A bit of trickery makes it easier. Stick clip first ring makes it better on the nerves. New anchor out left adds another 4 moves and restores some of the original climbing. Start: 4m right of Cenotaph Corner.

FA: Mike Law & James Holbrook, 1980

Sport 12m, 4 Berowra
18 Bunny Bucket Buttress
1 18 20m
2 18 20m
3 18 40m
4 8 30m
5 8 40m
6 18 40m
7 18 40m
8 13 40m
9 40m

Used to be a carrot patch for the sports bunnies, with an awesome final wall. Don't rap down Mirrorball, easy to jam your rope, use the rap station about 20m further right, with care (knot the rope ends!) Now it has rings all the way. Carrots are still there, so take some brackets if you need to share a belay. Don't go as a party of 3 unless you are experienced, it eats too much time. If you have a pack, haul it on the second rope if you're getting tired.

People have stupid epics on this all the time. Please read :- http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=15&MessageID=26665&Replies=58&PagePos=0&Sort=#NewPost

Generally safe, but run-out at times, with a few loose patches of rock. Take helmets as belayers are lashed to small ledges and can’t dodge shrapnel. Take 2 50m ropes (for rapping down, or retreating), 16 draws and a few slings.

There is a blue emergency bin below Pitch 6, with some water, food, clothing, torches, and basic shelter. Don't call 000 just because you are benighted, so the police don't have to go out at night to babysit you. Please arrange to replace anything you use.To ESCAPE if you've had to retreat- see notes above! Basically walk back to Old Skool and down the ridge to the river, then back up the Pierces Pass track

ACCESS: It’s halfway to Hotel California from Mirrorball. Rap down about 20m R of Mirrorball pinnacle. Set up on Ubolts on wall at head height, 45m almost free rap to small ledge-walk left 6m to next anchor. KNOTS IN THE ROPE ENDS- TAKE PRUSIKS AND KNOW HOW TO USE THEM. Then a 45m free rap to the deck. Walk along the track to the right (facing the cliff). After 30m, drop down around the base of Old Skule (clean arete on next pinnacle) and go 70m horizontally right thru the scrub till you hit an orange buttress. Continue down a bit and about another 70m then (Red rope and BBB sign) scramble up and right to a ledge 15 m above the track, right of a chossy white patch, just right of a short squeeze chimney. Scramble up and walk right on the ledge till you see the bolts at the desperate boulder problem start. If you go down hill to a big fallen boulder, or see a 30m high black then orange corner (Randy Rabbit Ridge), or traverse beneath a choss cave, you've gone too far.

PRINT OUT TOPOS ETC AS YOUR PHONE PROBABLY WON'T WORK DOWN THERE!

  1. 20m (18) Traverse out right and back left to flake, reachy. Up to ledge, 2RB.

  2. 20m (18) Right and up seam and corner to ledge. Up a move and diagonally R to arete, then R to ledge and 2RB.

  3. 40m (18) Up dirty slab and R across corner, traverse R to nose and up corner and nose to ledge. 2RB on block or walk R 8m to 2BB at base of wall.

  4. 30m (8) A hard hands-free problem, diagonally R past bolts to 2RB on block further up or tree belay at the top of the slab.

  5. 40m (8) Climb across ledges and walls (and a lot of bush...) past bolts to below orange overhang, L to 2RB below corner.

  6. 40m (18) Up choss and head out L staying low under roof. This pitch can give bad drag, either sling the first 3 bolts to reduce drag or (PRO-TIP) bring second up to belay on second bolt and back up with a hanger on a carrot. Head up pumpy wall to big ledge. 2RB.

  7. 40m (18) Up vertical pump and move L to layback move at top. Needs 15 draws. 2RB.

  8. 40m (13) Left across ledge, diagonal L past bolts and across groove. Climb loose left wall to 2RB on top. Lots of rope drag.

TO WALK OUT after finishing the route: 3 options (marked on topo above):

  1. Walk up the L side of the ridge for 100m to join the footpad heading L back to Bell’s line of road.

  2. down top Mirrorball rap to Lunch Ledge. To get to the top of the rap go up the L side of the ridge for a few meters and then go L around the small gully to go back to cliff edge. Go west along the cliff edge to a small cairn above a short gullly, walk down to rap down Mirrorball to your gear at the lunch ledge (not when it's windy tho, easy to lose a rope).

  3. If it's windy walk north near cliff edge for 200m to gully and down to Lunch Ledge

FA: V Peterson & M Law, 2005

Sport 310m, 8 Blue Mountains
19 Lonely Thursday

Rings to double ring lower off.

FA: C Hale, 2000

Sport 12m Blue Mountains
18 Hold on to Your Hats

Rings, just to the right of Pompadour.

FA: D.Noble, 1990

Sport 15m Blue Mountains
17 Butt Head

Very excellent slabbing, with a thought provoking crux.

Start: Start on the juggy bit of wall 4m right of the chimney. Has a new second bolt to protect the ground fall.

FA: Rod Young, 1994

Sport 15m, 7 Nowra
16 Sloth

The right route

FA: John Hawkins-Salt, 1994

Sport 23m Nowra
23 Hot Flyer

Super popular. This is the way the route is usually climbed these days (in one pitch, all the way to the top lower-offs). Go left at the top (direct through the bulge isn't as nice - see below).

FA: J. Smoothy & C. Peisker, 1985

Sport 25m Blue Mountains
14 Fucary Rug

The super popular left side of the arete. All rings and lower-off at top (or top out to carrots).

FA: M Pearce & A Brown, 1996

Sport 15m, 5 Blue Mountains
21 A Day at the Beach

FA: Steve Bullen, 1992

Sport 15m Nowra
20 Nude Tuesday

Ringbolts.

FA: V.Petersen, 2001

Sport 20m Blue Mountains
19 Mike and Lorna go to Town

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

FA: M.Stacey & L McManus, 1988

Sport 25m, 6 Blue Mountains
15 Big Dreams

Up beside the cave (on its left) as for W, hand traverse across the ridge. Left foot high step onto the lintel to get that 2nd bolt and up you go.

FA: Sue Young, 2000

Sport 15m Nowra
14 Mañana

Classic easy sport route - bring the bolt plates for this. Start 40m left of Katoomba Bros at grey face with a black streak up high, topped by a small roof. Straight up the vertical face mostly on jugs with two hands free ledges in first half. Thin start then consistent on good holds to the crux, which is just above the last bolt. Finish under roof. Well protected but with a little run out at the top just to make it interesting!

FA: Peter Chaly & Niall Doherty, 2003

Sport 22m, 8 Blue Mountains
15 The Arrow and the Song

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

FA: Niall Doherty & Warwick Williams, 2010

Sport 26m, 9 Blue Mountains
21 Je Baise Ma Frangine

Upgraded to 21 since ring bolts and extension.

FA: Graeme Hill & Veronique Hill, 1990

Sport 12m Nowra
15 The Carthaginian

Start: Corner 2m left of SSCC1.

Up corner through trees and continue up the corner behind the block above. 60m rope is fine for abseiling and lowering.

FA: J.Ewbank & J.Worrall, 1966

Trad 33m Blue Mountains
12 Jug City

This is the right side of the arete and is the best easy route at Dams Cliff with wonderful ironstone jugs. Carrots all the way to the top which requires a rappel or a walk-off...or very long extended top rope rigging.

FA: J Boyton, 1994

Sport 15m Blue Mountains
18 Old Salt

Fun climb with nice moves, ive seen 2 ppl get flipped when falling just below the loweroffs - Dont let the rope go behind your legs!

FA: G. Short & P. Mort, 1994

Sport 18m Blue Mountains
18 Johnny's Jalopies

Shared start with previous, then straight up. Fun jug hauling. Rebolted 2017.

FA: C. Hale, 1995

Sport 20m, 7 Blue Mountains
17 Hermione

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

Sport 25m, 8 Blue Mountains
13 Pompadour

The best easy sport route at the crag. All rings.

FA: C Martin, 1985

Sport 15m, 10 Blue Mountains
19 Yesterday's Heroes

Bouldery start then up yet another thin finish. Very popular warmup

Start: 3m right of Gash.

FA: Venus Kondos, 1995

Sport 12m, 4 Berowra
17 Psychopath

Take extra hand-size cams, plus a big cam for the top. The 2 bolt belay (carrots) is easily missed - look for them very close to where you top out.

FA: J.Ewbank & J.Worrall, 1966

Trad 28m Blue Mountains
19 Powerbra Rangers

A good way to ease into this little wall. Has a couple of extra bolts so no longer run out.

FA: Vanessa Peterson, 2003

Sport 23m, 8 Blue Mountains
18 Mental Fatigue

Nice crack with good underclings.

Sport 13m Berowra
19 Country Special

Carrot bolts! Starts at the left of the two white gums.

FA: J. Smoothy, F. Lumsden & C. Martin, 1985

Sport 18m Blue Mountains
20 Radioactive Man

Nice steep route with an exciting finish. The anchors are over the ledge - best to rap off unless you want to destroy your rope (can someone add anchors to the head wall above the ledge instead?).

FA: J. Smoothy, 1995

Sport 12m Blue Mountains
21 Chasing Amy

Straight up the wall following seam in centre of wall. On fixed hangers.

FA: J.Smoothy, G & Short, 1997

Sport 22m Blue Mountains
15 Hope

Start: Finger crack 2m left of Chastity. One hard move. Lower off shared chains on top.

FA: E.Saxby, B.Ryan & G.Boyd, 1966

Trad 15m Blue Mountains
16 Barbie Twins

Very nice crack climb. Layback up the crack until the crux at the crack finish (3/4 up), then up holds to the RBs.

FA: Rod Young & Catherine Eadie, 1991

Sport 17m, 7 Nowra
21 Sound and Vision

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

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1983

Sport 20m Blue Mountains
24 Jaqueline Hyde

Rebolted 2004.

FA: J. Smoothy, 1992

Sport 15m, 6 Blue Mountains
21 Friendly Fire

Thin face climbing on good rock with reachy crux. Rebolted 2019.

FA: J Smoothy, 1993

Sport 12m, 4 Blue Mountains
22 Room With a View

The best warm up here.

FA: C.Hale, 1996

Sport 15m Blue Mountains
23 Hairy Horrace

This is the righthand route which starts off the boulder at the left end of the wall. Stick-clip, then jump off the boulder to gain first hold. The hard moves above the first bolt need an alert belayer to keep you off the boulder. Then a few crimps to easier ground.

FA: J.Smoothy, 1988

Sport 12m Blue Mountains
22 Killer Boas

A nice route - but why everyone thinks it is worth 3 stars we will never know.

Start: Start to the right of the blunt arete on the right hand side of the wall where there is a big chimmney.

FA: Andrew Bull & Tony Barton, 1991

Sport 10m Nowra
20 Go Lotto

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

FA: R.Young & A.Prehn, 1982

Sport 22m Blue Mountains
18 Schwing
1 18 20m
2 15 26m

Both pitches can be combined - bring a lot of bolt plates!

  1. 20m (18) Fun juggy face, through a bulge then traverse left to small ledge and semi-hanging belay.

  2. 35m (15) Long exposed face. This pitch is all on carrots. Double ring bolt belay or top out and use carrots set back from the edge. Walk off unless you have double ropes.

FA: G. Short & P. Mort, 1994

Sport 46m, 2 Blue Mountains
17 Mr. Curly

Short juggy corner.

FA: N.Crabb, 1992

Sport 10m Blue Mountains
18 Please Dry

Popular, mostly due to the bolts, easy grade and the weather protection. The middle of the three mini-routes. Wall to fun flake feature, then up tricky wall to finish. Some loose rock at the top.

FA: Neil Monteith, 28 Jan 2012

Sport 12m, 5 Blue Mountains
18 Korca

Start on the right side of arête, finish by traversing left to the anchors.

FA: Rod Young, 1999

Sport 24m Nowra
18 The Answer is Obvious

Off the ledge to the left of the dead tree. Ringbolts. Good!

FA: C.Martin, 1985

Sport 20m Blue Mountains
21 Girly Germs

1.5m R. At the third bolt, you can go either way. Good solid climbing with a few tricky bits.

FA: M.Pircher, 1999

Sport 15m Blue Mountains
19 Ancient Mariner

The left side of the main arete on the mini wall.

FA: B.Junge & M.Portman, 1994

Sport 15m Blue Mountains
21 Cowboy Clip

Fun easy roof jugging to short headwall. Warning: There have been at least 3 incidents of quickdraws being worn through or severed from repetitive falling on the 1st bolt of this climb - take care if this is near your limit!

FA: M.Portman, 1992

Sport 10m Blue Mountains
17 Grey Mist

Most will agree, this climb is the best easy/moderate trad route at the Point and for miles around. Gear placement is amply available and the climbing consistent at the grade. Start in the middle of the dark south-facing wall to the right of the Man Overboard corner. Follow the sinuous crack as it slowly widens to hand size.

FA: Ian Brown & Peter Blunt, 1984

Trad 30m Point Perpendicular
18 Depleted Gonad Circumference

2x clip-and-go biner anchors.

FA: Big John Padslow

Sport 20m, 9 Nowra
18 Fox Sox Pox

Industrial anchors surrounded by a sea of pockets. A crag classic.

Start: 2m right of 'Comausminpab'

Anchors and problem bolts replaced 08/20.

FA:

Sport 12m, 5 Berowra
20 Theory of Negativity

Sensational juggy sport climbing up a long and steep orange scoop. Surprisingly easy with big holds the whole way up. Starts aprox 10m left of Lead Zeppelin at impressive orange wall.

FA: Neil Monteith, 2009

Sport 22m, 9 Blue Mountains
15 Tombstone Wall

Up past difficult mantle, right up to break. Right to edge of arete and up to top. Belay 5m up from top-out on stainless carrots and walk off left. Re-bolted with stainless glue in carrots in 2016

Direct start is 24.

Start: Thin crack 6m left of 'The Bells of Rhymney',

FA: J Ewbank & J Davis

Mixed trad 30m, 3 Blue Mountains
22 Nylon Happy

Rebolted 2004. '23' in the 2015 Blue Mountains Guidebook. Rest assured that it is indeed 22.

Start: Under the crack/seam in the middle of the wall.

A big flake broke right under the 4th bolt, at the bottom of the top-right going little roof. Be careful about the hollow flake and jugs on the route.

FA: J. Smoothy, M. Stacey & M. Radke, 1988

Sport 20m Blue Mountains
23 Legoland

Same start as previous but follow bolts trending out right (a couple of longer slings will be handy to reduce drag). A thin move to get established on the slab leads to a long sequence of interesting climbing interspersed with rests. The final section may be baffling, but can be done a few different ways.

FA: Chris Coghill

Sport 25m, 9 Blue Mountains
18 Soul Sister

FA: V.Kondos, 1994

Sport 24m Blue Mountains
20 Duckling

Direct line, right of Gosling.

FA: Jason Lammers & Paul Thomson, 20 Apr 2013

Set by Jason Lammers & Wade Stewart, 3 Jan 2016

Sport 12m, 4 Blue Mountains
14 The Obituary

Major corner crack and a popular all trad line. Beware, the route name is apt - there have been a couple of fatalities on this route. If in doubt don't run it out.

FA: B.Blunt & J.Lorinez, 1974

Trad 30m Blue Mountains
8 Faith

Start: The corner crack left of Flake Crack.

  1. 15m Up corner to chains

  2. 15m Up corner and gully

  3. 22m Walk left, up into chimney

FA: E.Saxby, B.Ryan & G.Boyd, 1964

Trad 52m, 3 Blue Mountains
17 Creature Without a Brain

Climbs just right of the main arête. Cops morning sun.

FA: M.Portman., 1994

Sport 15m Blue Mountains
V1 Eastern Bloc Arete

Up the overhanging arete on jugs and slopers. Perhaps the best V1 of the Frontline!

Start: Sit

FA: Tim O'Neill

Boulder 3m The Balkans
16 Andrew's Bulge

Climb is marked with a faded AB. Just right of the crack. Rebolted 2009. 3 ring bolts with lower off. A Sydney classic

FA: Peter Faill

Sport 8m, 3 Bangor West
23 Still Life

Classic 'Nowra' arete - which is hard and pumpy.

Start: Start at the obvious arete to the right of 'TP'. Some people do an easier start on the face a few metres left of the arete proper.

FA: Giles Bradbury & Ant Prehn, 1990

Sport 10m Nowra
17 Stormy Monday

Carrot bolts!

FA: N. Crabb, 1991

Sport 18m Blue Mountains
21 Starman

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

Sport 25m Blue Mountains
25 Escape from the drilling fields

Cue '90s era gangsta rap. Originally given a different name, the first ascentionist has requested that it now be known by this name. Excellent steep climbing, and the classic Nowra 25. Start where the undercut roof touches the ground (at a ring bolt).

FA: Andrew Bull, 1992

Sport 20m Nowra
18 Everything But The Wasp

The left route

FA: John Koster, 1997

Sport 25m Nowra

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