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The Australian Route Register

Eastern Block

  - 08 Central Tablelands (inc. The Blue Mountains)
    - 08. Mount Victoria (incl. Ikara, Boronia Pt, Piddington, Corroboree, Zig Zag, etc)
      - 08. Sunset Rock Areas (incl. Braddlefish and Loft Chimney areas)
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Description:This is an interesting little area originally developed by Chris Jones who put up the classic Hari Kari in 1999. It was rediscovered 5 years later by Lee Cossey who immediatly saw the line that came to be Cirque de Soleil. All the routes here share the same style of climbing that being entirly traditionaly protected. There is room for a few more routes, some have already been attempted ground-up and are cosidered established trad projects, all are obviously open. Before bolting new lines here consider whether it may have already been traditionally concieved.
Rock:   Walk:Rappel   <5 mins
Kid friendly:NoAuthor:Lee



1 :     
Unsigned Artist     IMGIMG
45m 24trad
 Good Quality trad climbing. Two vary different pitch's.
Abseil 45m off southern arete to the very bottom. Start in crack just left of corner.
FA: Rowan Druce, Lee Cossey. alt. - 2004-00-00
P1(33m, 24)Climb initial corner stepping right onto arete a few meters up. Onto ledge followed by tricky moves to gain good jam and jugs. Follow jugs up and to the right. Go straight up the wall, initially using the flake to the right. Thin gear follows. Belay on obvious ledge.
P2(12m, 23)Exciting little headwall. Climb 5m off the belay to the only gear on the pitch, proceed on to and over rooflet to some slopey moves. If you are unsure of your ability it may be worth scopeing and chalking this bit on the way down.
2 :     
Cirque de Soleil     IMGIMG
30m 28trad
 Headpointing comes to the mountains. First ascent was done using toprope rehearsal in order to clean and find the line. A ground-up ascent is possible just comitting.
Start on arete at base off steep gully and at the begining of the left leading diagonal break.
Follow diagonal break about 5m until it is possible to climb straight up slabby wall. This is followed by a stance from which you continue up and slightly right (1 or 2m only) to breach blank looking section, step back left and straight up to the top of the cliff.
FA: Lee Cossey - 2004-00-00
3 :     
Unknown     IMG
20m 23trad
 This was apparently climbed by Chris Jones in 1999. Like the other routes here it is all trad the difference being the rock is of slightly lesser quality, worthwhile all the same.
Start as for Cirque de Soleil but climb straight up arete all the way. It may be possible to step onto the route a little higher up.
FA: Chris Jones - 1999-00-00
4 :     
Hari Kari     IMGIMGIMG
15m 25trad
 Classic grit style rock, climbing and protection. This has probably only seen one day of action since the first ascent, on this day however the fall from the crux was tested a few times, all walked away happy. A photograph of the FA was pulished claimimng it to be in Western Australia, had it been correct and described it as being in the Blue Mountains, this route would have surely seen more attention.
Start part way down the steep gully. Below the obvious shallow slopey layaway. Up to break and into the layaway, yes you have to leave that good foot hold.
FA: Chris Jones - 1999-00-00

Recent Ascents

LeeP1Unsigned Artistfree240000-00-00
LeeP2Unsigned Artistfree230000-00-00
Lee Cirque de Soleilfree280000-00-00

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