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  • 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

  • Blue Mountains Flood Access Update

    March 22, 2021 by

    A once in a lifetime flooding event in March 2021 has caused considerable access issues at Blue Mountains climbing areas. Please read this important information about what crags are closed and what you can do to avoid damaging climbs and approach tracks at our special climbing areas. This post will be updated regularly as events… Read more

  • Liquid Chalk’s Rosin Problem

    December 11, 2020 by

    What’s the problem? Many liquid chalk brands currently for sale in Australia contain rosin, otherwise known as pof, gum or colophonium. This substance does not wash off in water and creates highly polished holds over time. Rosin containing brands of liquid chalk should be avoided when climbing outdoors on natural rock and even at commercial… Read more

  • Further information regarding access issues

    November 12, 2020 by

    Many climbers will be aware by now of recent media stories implying that rock climbers are disrespectful of Aboriginal cultural heritage, and the environment. Climbers are struggling to comprehend how this perception has come about. Climbers have generally considered themselves good stewards of the environment, and supportive of Aboriginal rights and causes. The past few… Read more

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