• Clean up your local crag day…

    March 2, 2023 by

    Sunday the 5th March is Clean Up Australia Day – a long running effort by volunteers to make our natural places nicer. Although there aren’t any official events being hosted by ACANSW at climbing areas this year – there is plenty that YOU and your friends can do to make our crags better on the… Read more

  • Northern Sydney climbing needs YOUR help!

    November 17, 2022 by

    Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park has a new plan of management (POM) in the works – and National Parks is looking for ways to improve it. Why is this important? This National Park not only contains the popular northern Sydney climbing area of Barrenjoey, it’s also home to great deep water soloing at Jerusalem Bay, two… Read more

  • Point Perpendicular Closure Access Alert

    October 23, 2022 by

    [update 1 November 2022: the access issues described in the below article have been partially resolved thanks to a massive climbing community letter writing campaign, mainstream media attention and a large community meeting that was held in the town of Currarong with the Defense department top brass. For more info read this ABC news story.… Read more

  • Illawarra Escarpment – Draft Amendment to Allow Climbing?

    September 18, 2022 by

    In what appears to be a fantastic win for the climbing community – the extensive 13km cliff-line that runs from Bulli Pass north to Stanwell Park is set to be re-opened to rock climbing according to a draft amendment to the Illawarra Escarpment State Conservation Area Plan of Management. This is great news, as this… Read more

  • Mt Piddington – help stop the chop!

    September 16, 2021 by

    Blue Mountains City Council is planning to remove over 60 mature trees along the approach trail to Mt Piddington (the Hourn Point Trail) in the next couple of weeks. Anyone who has climbed there recently will have noticed spray painted Xs and 0s on tree trunks all along the 800m track. An X means total… Read more

  • Royal National Park climbing? Help make it happen!

    July 29, 2021 by

    Submissions from the general public about the proposed new Plan of Management for the Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park, Garawarra State Conservation Area are due by August 2nd. The 2021 proposed draft plan bans rock climbing entirely – we believe this needs to be changed and this can only be done with overwhelming community… Read more

  • Blue Mountain’s climbers – we need your help!

    June 10, 2021 by

    Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) is creating a new masterplan for land they manage between Kings Tableland and Katoomba – the Southern Escarpment Masterplan. This would include carparks and approach trails for many well known climbing areas such as Sublime Point, Echo Point, Dog Face and Boars Head. BMCC is asking for feedback from residents… Read more

  • Blue Mountains Conservation + Culture Forum – May 1st 2021

    April 7, 2021 by

    Australian Climbing Association (NSW) proudly announces the very first Blue Mountains Conservation + Culture Forum – to be held in Wentworth Falls on the evening of Saturday 1st May. Are you concerned about climbing access issues and want to know how positive change can give climbing a sustainable future? Throughout the evening you will hear… Read more

  • In reply to SBS NITV’s story about Thompson’s Point climbing

    October 31, 2020 by

    A story featuring Nowra’s Thompson’s Point cliffs aired during the week on SBS NITV’s The Point titled – Sacred Sites and Cultural Heritage (story starts at 28 minutes).  A follow up petition was launched asking for all climbing to be banned at this area. This statement aims to correct factual errors in the SBS NITV… Read more

  • SRC/ACANSW Aboriginal Cultural History Day

    October 30, 2020 by

    On Saturday 24/10 a group of 7 climbers, and one of their children met with Evan Yanna Muru at Faulconbridge for a Dreamtime tour. The youngest showed us how much the education system has improved in terms of teaching Australians about Aboriginal history and culture as she out shone the rest of us in knowledge.… Read more

  • Save Centennial Glen

    June 10, 2020 by

    The NSW government is proposing to build a 4 lane highway across the top of Centennial Glen and Porters Pass as part of the Great Western Highway Upgrade. We need your help to stop this environmental vandalism! Our crags are in danger of being heavily affected by traffic noise, polluted water in the creeks, rubbish… Read more

  • Diamond Bay & Rosa Gully – community feedback required!

    October 15, 2021 by

    Waverley Council is inviting the community to provide feedback on its development application (DA) to upgrade the Clifftop Walkway at Eastern Reserve, Dover Heights and Diamond Bay Reserve. This includes the access to the popular Eastern Suburb’s climbing areas of Rosa Gully, Diamond Bay and Bow Wall. Submissions close this coming Tuesday the 19th October… Read more

  • Diamond Bay and Rosa Gully access alert

    August 13, 2021 by

    Access to this area is in jeopardy! Please read this important information before climbing here. Diamond Bay and Rosa Gully access requires climbing a fence that is marked “Keep out, no access”. This fence has been erected to stop suicides and risky selfie takers. In recent years climbers have been approached by NSW Police and… Read more

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