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06. Barden's Lookout & The Land of The Giants

  - 08 Central Tablelands (inc. The Blue Mountains)
    - 09. Mt York (incl. Zap Crag, Barden's LO & The Land of The Giants, The Soft Parade & New York)
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Description:A better alternative to Wall's Ledge (Shipley Upper) for those looking for easier grades. Easy access, a great lookout, no hassles from walkers. The lookout was named after one of the council's grader drivers who cleared the area at the lookout.

Apart from the Northern end (to your right after going down the gully access), this crag caters for those climbing in the high teens to mid 20's. Great 'sport routes', a few good lines on 'natural' gear . A great combination of styles. Take a few bolt plates and a rack if you are planning to do some of the cracks - Haystack Madness, Kooks - for example. The 'Anchor Renewal Fund' is putting a fair bit of effort into the crag at present so dont be alarmed if things aren't as the guide books tell you. Have a great time and take care of the place, particularly with regard to the natural vegetation and the car park.

Location:4.1km after turning off the Great Western Highway, an obvious parking area and lookout is on the left side of the road. This is 200m past the northern exit to the 'Historic Wells'. Take the track right of the lookout down Barden's Gully. The track splits near the bottom, take the track to the left for Jean Jenie/Electric Blue areas. Right takes you to Collit's Crevasse and Lawson's Gully areas.



Lawson's Gullysport climbing
26 routes
Collitt's Crevassesport climbing
13 routes
Jean Geaniesteep sport climbing
17 routes
Main Wallvertical sport climbing
18 routes
Low Areasport climbing
3 routes
Electric Bluesteep sport climbing
19 routes
Madness Area & The Land of The Giantssport climbing
43 routes
139 routes

Recent Ascents

bensanford The Cave-InSweet climb, short and quick. Has some nice reachy movesfree2013-04-13
tclarkson2000 I Aint Never Kisse...Warning: Loose anchor bolt. Other than that, great route, really fun and go-ey, would be great to have it rebolted. free232013-04-04
Samuel Lowfree2013-03-30
Samuel Unnamed Pircher 1Needs to be cleaned. Stick clip past the choss start. onsight2013-03-24
Samuel Unnamed Pircher 2Worth a star if it where cleaned and the bottom sorted out. Stick clip. onsight2013-03-24
mjw Unnamed Pircher 1These routes are like inviting someone to dinner and then getting them to eat a live pig. What about buying a brush Martin and what about using some of the glue splattered all over the ground and over the rings to reinforce a couple of holds!free182013-03-22
mjw Unnamed Pircher 2These routes are actually ok ...but the presentation is atrocious. Obviously how its done in Austria, but not how it should be done here.free172013-03-22
bundybear Major Tomfree2013-02-12
mjw Solvin Puzzlefree152013-02-05
Richo1981 Major TomNice and punchyflash232012-12-31
Richo1981 Puppy Fatonsight232012-12-31
Richo1981 Chicken SkinRoof climbing at its bestfree242012-12-31
Richo1981 LowNeeds a lower first bolt.onsight212012-12-29
Richo1981 Hunky DoryAwesome and committingfree222012-12-29
Richo1981 Changesflash202012-12-29
mjw Silver Side of Dar...free2012-12-24
Samuel Silver Side of Dar...free2012-12-14
Samuel TheTwentySevenfree2012-10-20
aarond Monkey Girlonsight2012-10-15
Samuel Jean Geaniefree2012-10-06
Samuel It Beat a CircusAwesome, start to finish. free2012-09-22
Tricky Lady Stardust flash2012-09-17

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