Glenbrook Gorge Rock Climbing
Routes in Glenbrook Gorge
|Annelid Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|GPS:||-33.781, 150.624 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||aussi Wayward on Jan 24, 2016|
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DescriptionGlenbrook Gorge is just south of the town of Glenbrook at the foot-hill of the Bluey's. This is a back-country climbing area, so be prepared to spend time looking for routes and enjoying the gorge's beauty. There are areas that face south and north, so there are ample choices for sun and shade, conditions depending. This area has seen off-and-on attention over the years. This is a good place to explore and discover. Consider anchors, where they exist, old and unreliable. The cliffs have well vegetated ledges with large gum trees. Bring tat and rings for raping for extra measure. The cliffs vary substantially in quality. There are some real gems here. But also be careful of loose rock on the many ledges.
1) From the Great Western Highway, go to the town of Glenbrook. Turn south onto Ross St. This would be a right turn if coming from the west; left turn if coming from the east. Ross St. goes right as you come into town. This is counter-intuitive. If you stay on the main flow of traffic, you end up on the main boulevard, which is called Park St. Ross St. will dead end at the Glenbrook train station. Turn left, which is Burfit St. This will turn into Bruce Rd. The road generally follows the train tracks and then will go over the tracks. You will see signs for the Glenbrook area of Blue Mountains National Park. Park in the parking lot outside the gate.
To get to the climbing area, walk south past the visitor information centre and toilets. There will be a paved trail head with a sign. Follow the trail south-east towards the creek. You will start on a road, generally heading downhill and then after only a few meters/feet, you will see the trail exit the road to the right. Follow the obvious trail to the river.
This is a bit of a back-country, adventure area, so herein is just enough information to get you going.
Follow the river east. The better climbing is on the south side of the creek. Cross it. Hint, lower water levels are a good time to visit. Note the numerous swimming holes in the creek . . .
Take the regional/intercity to Glenbrook. Exit at the train station and follow the driving directions. This is only a 1.5km walk.
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