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Echo Point Walls


Crag:NSW
  - 08 Central Tablelands (inc. The Blue Mountains)
    - 04. Katoomba (incl. Echo Pt, Narrowneck areas, Pulpit Hill areas)
      - 01. Katoomba Cliffs (incl. 3 Sisters, Echo Point Walls, Katoomba Falls, etc)
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Description:Echo Point Walls includes Ice area, Tailspin Area, Gone With the Wind Area, Echo Point, and Genghis Khan area, though no all are listed yet.
Location:The area below Echo Point, between the Three Sisters (at the eastern end) and Wally World (at the western end).
Rock:   Walk:   30-60 mins
Wet Weather:Soaked
Kid friendly:NoAuthor:mjw


Issues

Routes

    You can't stop the music   -   verified     IMG 153m 19mixed
5 bolts
 Good climbing, take the usual rack of big cams plus extra medium cams and lots of wires. 8 or 9 bolt plates. A few runouts on easy ground, average scary Blueys trad.
Walk up to Ice (walk down Furber Steps or catch the scenci railway down, turn east. A few minutes past the creek there's a boulder 6m above the track with a info sign below it. A minute or so past this is a huge yellow boulder 15m above the track with a well worn track up to ut. Up here. Ice is in the left side of a huge gully), then left 60m, past a fused corner with a retreat bolt and tatt at 12m, to a thin right facing corner with a roof at 10m. Short fist crack on the right wall.
FA: mikl law, neil monteith - 2013-00-00
P1(28m, 18)Up corner system, right under little roof then up fused corner to a 2BB where the cracks head off right.
P2(25m, 18)Step right up drummy flake for 11m to small roof. traverse R 4m to next crack system and up to 2BB on shale ledge.
P3(30m, 3)Walk right to good ledge. belay below thin crack on headwall
P4(10m, 17)Up unprotected wall to 3BB on ledge.
P5(30m, 19, 4 bolts)Fight through headwall then up thin crack to 3BB at bush.
P6(30m, 17, 1 bolts)Up thin crack with good wires and large cams in breaks, then right a meter past bolt and up 5m higher, then diagonally right up thin flake to good ledge 10m below roof. 2BB Pitch 7 30m 18 Right to ledge and R past 3Brs, then up and left on good rock to top.
    
Ice     IMGIMG
165m 22mixed
Walk-off
 Mixed climbing masterpiece. The excellent final pitch can be seen easily from the lookouts on Cliff Drive.
Huge right facing corner directly beneath Wollumni Look out. Best access is to walk-in via Furbers Steps, left at the bottom and follow track to HUGE boulder on left. Head directly up the hill towards the cliff.
FA: M.Wilson,J.Clark - 1994-00-00
P1(10m, 17)Up corner and slightly left to belay at twin breaks.
P2(45m, 22)Up and left on wall just in from the arete to small ledge and scoop. Left to the arete to belay.
P3(20m, 17)4m left, up slightly left to ledge below yellow corner.
P4(40m, 18)Corner, then traverse right to chossy ledge. Crack to ledge.
P5(50m, 17)Corner, right at top and up to tree below the lookout.
    Dauntless 88m 21mixed
 Corner right of detached flake about 80m left of GwtW.
FA: I.Brown,T.Williams - 1993-00-00
P1(28m, 15)Corner, right wall of corner then right across ledge to belay.
P2(27m, 21)Steep ramp and mantle shelves, right to ledge at base of faint arete. Traverse left then up through juggy terrain and right onto ledge.
P3(33m, 20)Up slab, left above roof and belay on halfway ledge.
P4(-,-)
    
Gone With the Wind     IMG
161m 27mixed
 Below the steep corner at top of cliff left of Echo Crack.
FA: (J.Ewbank,J.Pickard 1968)FFA:K.Carrigan - 1994-00-00
P1(25m, 27)Left facing corner to ledge, steep wall to scoop and ledge. can be aided (22M1).
P2(40m, 19)Corner to block, left leading groove to shale band. Belay on left.
P3(15m, 13)Shale band, right to ledge below the main corner.
P4(25m, 20)Corner to ledge on right.
P5(21m, 21)Corner to ledge on right.
P6(20m, 18)Step left, corner to dirty groove, left and up to belay (hanging).
P7(15m, 18)Up wall.
    Echo Point Bolt Route??m - mixed
 The Original route up Echo Point.
FA: B Allen / J Ewbank
    Echo Crack     IMGIMGIMG??m25mixed
 Huge crack underneath main lookout

Recent Ascents

MaccizaP1Icefree172006-00-00
MaccizaP2Icefree222006-00-00
MaccizaP3Icefree172006-00-00
MaccizaP4Icefree182006-00-00
MaccizaP5IceExcellent Fun!free172006-00-00
MaccizaP1Gone With the Windaid2004-00-00
MaccizaP2Gone With the Windfree2004-00-00
MaccizaP3Gone With the Windfree2004-00-00
MaccizaP4Gone With the Windfree2004-00-00
MaccizaP5Gone With the Windfree2004-00-00
MaccizaP6Gone With the Windfree2004-00-00
MaccizaP7Gone With the Windfree2004-00-00

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