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Rain protected Blue mtns crags

9:00:18 PM
Hey guys,

I was hoping for some suggestions of blue mountains crags that stay relatively dry on less than ideal days. Grades anything below 20 sport or trad.

Any suggestions?

9:13:48 PM
St Peters.

9:53:54 PM
I'm with WW there. Dry=steep and steep=not easy. Best to head to a gym, find a really steep cave to boulder in or go bushwalking

9:54:08 PM
Yeah or Villawood. For under 20, the bluies has about 0 routes that stay dry.

E. Wells
10:05:36 PM
try mount piddo, the flake crack area or spartan pitch 1 and 2. You may have a nice time on the nudity wall at new york doing the trad corner there. I kinda agree with the other comments though. Go to wave wall and just take falls? Thats what Im doing tommorow :-)

1:55:44 AM
Thirty Three Years (21) and the couple of companion routes at sublime point are bone dry in any weather and about that grade. Just step up your grades to 22 and there will be a few things to do at Porters Pass, Wave Wal and the Glen.

4:17:16 AM
On 29/09/2011 dangermouth wrote:
>try mount piddo, the flake crack area or spartan pitch 1 and 2.

Spartan P1 and (most of) P2 stays completely dry - I did it in a torrential downpour and had a great time! Nothing quite like heading out that traverse towards a raging waterfall!

You'll get soaked on P3, but there's a small cave further up the hill that you can belay from that stays mostly dry.

The bouldering at the Sunbath stays dry too, but you'll get soaked on the walk in & out.
7:02:56 AM
I'm going with "Nothing under 20". Not that I'd make a day trip of it for. Porters is probably your best chance but as Neil said (and it probably depends on how much wind there is and what dir), still probably not under 20. One or two crap things here and there at various crags but none come to mind easily. At Celebrity you might be able to climb the 18s, but they'd be damp, if not wet

7:52:28 AM
If it's just drizzly rain and blowing from the east, most of Telstar stays dry. The roof pitch is much less intimidating when you're above the cloudbase too...
9:34:34 AM
Narrow neck is an option. Left of the ladders theres a bolted slab under an overhang about 18 (leecher?), to the right wrack and ruin 20, and then the echo junior wall. The crack to the left is way better than it looks. Also blood pressure crack and the beginning of cave climb, stay dry.

10:43:39 AM
WW&S. Your PM box is full...
10:48:34 AM
M9, fixed.

Also forgot to mention gucio piton and katchendangle.

2:43:08 PM
Yep its always been a odd spot climbing easy in the mtns on a rainy day.. There is the warm up (20) and two 22's at bowens that stay bone dry but its a wet walk in. Bowens is a great place to play on a wet day.
Apron strings (19 trad) at porters stays dry??

8:01:07 AM
Second Bowens. Even if you are only climbing 20, there are routes there not much higher grade than that, that you can just play around on and try climbing clip to clip.
8:16:20 AM
You will get soaked on the way in to Bowens even if it is not raining, because of the vegetation. So take a spare set of clothes or wear something waterproof if you go there.

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