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Sat 16 Jun

Neil Monteith edited a topo, an area and some routes at Blue Mountains and mentioned Ben Jenga and Jason Lammers. 290 4 weeks ago

Created 1 route and updated 1 area, 5 routes and 1 topo.

Updated a topo for Hat Hill Crag.
Updated the area Hat Hill Crag.
Updated beta description.
West facing cliff in progress. Quite a spectacular looking orange wall, clearly visible way downstream from Atlantis. Doesn't quite live up to first impressions due to limited starts and grainy rock. The wall gets sun after midday - and is nicely wind protected from winter westerlies. The lovely canyon below the cliff offers great swimming in summer.
Added beta approach.

This crag shares the same carpark and start walking track with the Atlantis crag. Turn off the Great Western Highway on to Hat Hill Rd at Blackheath. Drive along Hat Hill Road to where it turns sharply right after 3.1km, and after a further 500m, turn left in to Godson Ave (unsealed). Drive 350m and turn right at the intersection and park in the first pull in bay on the left (GPS -33.613, 150.315).

About 10m past this, walk down a fire trail on the left. Ignore a foot track to the left at a cairn after 150m - this leads to the climbing area of Atlantis. Continue down the fire trail until it peters out at a burnt out car, and then keep walking down the ridge on well worn canyoners track until it ends at creek. The crag is clearly visible as a large orange wall 50m up on the right side of the canyon. Bush bash up to the right side of the wall - and then walk left along cliff base to cave and first bolted route. Its about a 15 min walk-in and 20 min walk back up again.

Created the route 21 Cat in the Hat.

Originally named 'Mystery Project from 2014'.


Far left bolted route up grey face - 3m left of Bundy's Project. Anyone know who bolted this? There is an abandoned stash of bolting gear circa 2014 at the base.

Route history.
  • Route Setter: 2014

Updated the route 23 Swallow the Fly.

Removed project flag. — Added personal grade contribution '23'. — Added personal stars ''. — Changed name from 'Swallow the Fly - Neil's project' name 'Swallow the Fly'.

Updated beta description.
Left facing flake up overhung orange wall on left side of crag. Starts in small cave with undercut start onto shelves. Figure the lower crux (go direct if you are super tall, or slightly right). Amble up slabby section for a few metres then blast up the big flake. The top half of this route is a left facing flake up an orange wall. Jump for the first hold on lip of cave, a couple of long moves to break - easy slabby ground then blast up the sustained overhung flake.
Edited route history.
Updated the route Hatters Gonna Hate - Closed Project.

Added height '20'. — Changed name from 'Charcoal Is The New Black' name 'Charcoal Is The New Black - Project'.

Updated beta description.
New jenga project in the works. Abandoned partially equipped project - lots of rusty dynabolts. Hard move up the mini arete to start then traverse right under the roof for 5m then let the big dynamic moves start. Hard move up the mini arete to start then traverse right under the roof for 5m then let the big dynamic moves start. Bolting in progress.
Edited route history.
Updated the route Hat Trick - Bundy Project.

Added number of bolts '9'.

Updated beta description.
Start at base of arete, and get established on thin holds. Up wall to big moves on the orange streak. maybe 24ish ?? Square cut arete just left of the slabby corner crack. Finish up orange streak. Maybe 24ish ??
Edited route history.
Updated the route 25 Mad Hatter.
Updated the route 22 Fedora.