Type: Trad, 850 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
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Shared By: sigmund on Jun 3, 2009

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This is THE climb in the Blue Mountains of Australia! 5 pitches of fun, easy climbing that both novices and professionals will enjoy. The climb tops out to a path leading back to the parking lot so no rappelling needed! Crux is the exposed traverse on Pitch 3. There is a 5.9 variation on the 5th and final pitch if you head left up the bolts instead of climbing the large crack. This variation is extremely fun and very exposed. Amazing view of the Three Sisters after you head up Pitch 3.


Sublime Point, Blue Mountains, Australia


Gear up to 2". Bolt hangers for the carrot bolts. No fixed anchors.


Ian Getzler
  5.6 PG13
Ian Getzler   Guam
  5.6 PG13
Great climb even in the wet cold! The approach is amazing and the exposure on the wall is even better. Pitch 2 you definitely need to bring gear because the 2 carrots aren't enough to protect the pitch. The traverse is amazing especially when you take a second to look down and get a bit scared. We linked pitch 4 and 5 which was well protected and an easy link. Pitch 6 has a few variants, the "easy" 5.6 face is super run out so I recommend the original finish (corner with big cams) or the harder finish on the left (more bolts).

Great feet the whole climb and a definite classic in the Blue Mountains. Jun 11, 2012
Fun route!

What an experience with the Aussie carrots! We did not have hangers so we put a nut and cinched the wire tight around the carrot. There is always a concern about the nut slipping down and the wire popped off the carrot. Therefore, carrot is an insecure means of protection! The first two carrots on the traverse pitches could be out of sight, if you are a shorty of 5'4" like me. If you are taller than 5'10" and on your tip toes, you might spot them. There is one ring bolt near the end of the traverse pitch. Can someone replace the carrots with real bolts? Protection is there for safety. If the protection is questionable, it is meaningless. Please PM me, I will be happy to pay for the replacement of carrots with ring bolts.

We did the seven-pitch variation, climbing the newly bolted P6 (17) and P7. The bolted P6 and P7 are clean face climbs which seems a better route than the dihedral.

A few more comments about the approach. Aussies put up knotted static lines and even cables to make the approach safer. In contrast, it is strange that the dubious carrots are still on the climbing route. Sep 25, 2018