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Bryden Allen's original 'Rock Climbs of NSW' guide
christos
4/10/2012
2:58:21 AM
Just letting everyone know Bryden Allen's original 1963 guide book 'Rock Climbs of NSW' is now available for download at: http://www.brydenallen.com/ (go to the bottom of the page and click the pic on the left). Its been scanned as is and is a lovely old piece of climbing history as its the first guide produced covering NSW.

Contents include:
- Prologue by Russell Kippax
- A brief history of climbing in NSW
- Brydens original description and sketches of the carrot bolt and fixed hanger.
Areas covered:
- Sydney: Lindfield, Glenbrook
- Grose: King George (Mt Banks), Pierces Pass, Lockleys Pylon, Pulpit Rock, The Fortress
- Around Katoomba: Medlow Bath, Rhum Dhu, Narrow Neck, Sublime Point, 3 Sisters
- The Wolgan
- Bungonia
- Mt Coree
- Warrumbungles: Crater Bluff, Belougeries, The Breadknife.

The pic on the cover is of a young Bryden Allen (on the left) with Jack Pettigrew and is taken from Luke's Throne looking towards the north face of Crater Bluff.

Enjoy!

JamesMc
4/10/2012
7:27:46 AM
Thanks

JamesMc
widewetandslippery
4/10/2012
8:41:06 AM
Printed it early this morning. Look forward to reading it and the other material on the site

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