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Hartley Vale Road

  - 08 Central Tablelands (inc. The Blue Mountains)
    - 10. Hartley Vale & Darling Causeway (incl. Kangaroo Corner)
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Description:A small crag on the very edge of the back side of the Blue Mountains. By far the best thing about this crag is the 5 metre walk in. If your ethics preclude reinforcement and/or enhancement then perhaps you shouldn’t visit here. [Or, abandoning evasive euphemisms in favour of plain speaking, if you don't like bolted-on gym holds, blank sections with glued on rocks surrounded by ugly glue smears, blatantly chipped holds, and bolted splitter cracks, then you won't like what's been done to this crag]. If you do visit, enjoy it just for the climbing.

Sunny until 12-1pm, i.e. good before midday in the winter and on summer afternoons – although it can get a little muggy at times.

There is a motley collection of old carrots further to the right of Gas Leak Slab. Take care as this gear has not been assessed and probably never will be.

Location:From the traffic lights in Mt Vic, drive north along the Darling Causeway, and after 6.1km turn left onto Hartley Vale Rd. If coming via Bell, head south along the Darling Causeway then after 3.9km turn right onto Hartley Vale Rd. Drive cautiously down here, the road is very narrow and there's a few blind corners where you wouldn't want to meet someone coming the other way. The crag is 1.1km down the hill on the left, immediately above the road. It is possible to park 2 cars in the small alcove at the base of the crag. However if you have a bigger party there is a small parking area about 100m before the crag, and more parking 100m downhill and beyond. Watch out for bicycles when opening your car doors!



Main Wallvertical sport climbing
15 routes
15 routes

Recent Ascents

tclarkson2000 Something with Spi...Bouldery, fun climb, little bit of everything. onsight212012-12-09
Nator Electrostatic Axil...onsight2011-12-27
adRock Something with Spi...onsight2010-03-21
lokki Electrostatic Axil...onsight2010-03-16
Rps Electrostatic
Rps Orange Slice dog2010-03-13
Nick Clow Alpaca Cornerfree232010-02-28
bbear Electrostatic Axil...free2010-02-07
Nick Clow Michael Bolt On really good moves through start sectionfree2010-01-26
Nick Clow Electrostatic Axil...onsight2009-12-01
Nick Clow Something with Spi...onsight2009-12-01
Nick Clow Orange Slice free2009-12-01
Nick Clow Gas Leak Slab free242009-12-01
Nick Clow Bryzancefree2009-12-01
Sonic Something with Spi...onsight212009-11-26
mattwdance Something with Spi...free2009-10-24
mattwdance Electrostatic Axil...onsight2009-10-23
aarond Electrostatic Axil...onsight2009-10-13
aarond Something with Spi...flash202009-10-13

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