Blue-Mountains-2015-cover-thumbnail-200pxBlue Mountains Climbing guidebooks — updates and corrections page

This page is for important updates or corrections to the Blue Mountains Climbing guidebooks. The 2019 edition is the latest.

If you are find any CORRECTIONS or anything that needs updating for the next edition of the guidebook, or if you have done any NEW ROUTES that you’d like properly recorded, then please enter the information via this form. Many thanks in advance for your input.

Logan Brae access update – IMPORTANT!

The access is through private property and the situation is delicate. Privacy, environmental impact, safety and the parking situation are of concern. As the climbers parking area has become busier the area has started to look more public, resulting in some serious annoyances for the land owners, including someone dumping asbestos here. Remember, the land owners are not inviting you onto their land; if you enter take full personal responsibility for yourself and your actions (and any accidents). The following guidelines have been formulated in conjunction with the Sydney Rock Climbing club, please strictly abide by them:

  • Stay on the track, no shortcuts.
  • Do not enter any other part of the property.
  • Do not damage vegetation. Respect regeneration.
  • No dogs. No littering. No fires. No cairns.
  • No camping. No overnight parking.

PARKING: From Blackheath drive out on Shipley Road (past the Centennial Glen turnoff) and out onto Shipley Plateau. 4.5km from the Blackheath traffic lights there is a fork in the road, now stay left (signed to Hargraves Lookout) and drive 220m up the hill and park at a small pull off at the second power pole on the left.

  • Strictly, no more than four (4) cars are to park here.
  • DO NOT park anywhere further up the hill!
  • And DO NOT park anywhere on the right (northern) side of the road!

If this space is full, then park at the pull off 80m back down the hill, or somewhere else further back down the road towards Blackheath. Consider car-pooling. If we observe these guidelines, then this access might remain usable for longer. Educate your mates.

2015 Edition Corrections

Page 242. Zap Crag, Approach section: Should say “Drive approximately 2.1km along Mt York Road” (not 4km). Also, walk down the dirt road for 200m (not 400m) until you reach a small clearing on the left. If you see the landowners house you’ve gone the wrong way, go back, do not disturb them.

Page 306 Dalpura Head. I Scream and Grapple Sky is a mixed gear route, not entirely sport. You need small to medium cams for the belay and the start of Pitch 1.

Page 321 Pierces Pass. My Kind of Bliss is trad not sport.

2010 & 2011 Edition Corrections

Looking for updates and corrections to the 2010 Edition Blue Mountains Climbing or the 2011 Edition Selected Sport Crags guidebook? Well, we no longer support those, please update your hardware… (or you could try here).

Bolting Guide

Thinking of placing bolts in the Blue Mountains? The rock here is unusual and normal bolting methods do NOT work properly. To understand the issues better please download and read this –> SOFT ROCK BOLTING GUIDE V7 before proceeding. Obviously it’s an important safety issue and one many local climbers feel very strongly about, so it’s important to get it right. Many thanks to Steve Hawkshaw and Mike Law for all their work on this.