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Climbing banned Centennial Trev Blue Mtns - NPWS 30-Apr-2015 At 8:05:25 PM rodw
On 30/04/2015 BBSR wrote:

>While I believe our interest group is not always given enough consideration,
>I don't think the comparison with base jumping is at all a fair one in
>the blue mountains. Below is an extract from the plan of management.
>You will see that climbing is specifically approved under the provisions,
>as opposed to base jumping, which is specifically not permitted.

I think your cherry picking so I will too :)

Approved climbing sites in the park are recognised at Glenbrook Gorge, Sublime
Point, Three Sisters (subject to further planning) to Katoomba Falls, Narrow Neck,
and parts of the Grose Valley (sites known to climbers as Victorialand, Ikara, Victoria
Falls, Pierces Pass and Hanging Rock). The establishment of new rock climbs at
sites which are not approved climbing sites will require prior consultation with the

Basically any area not listed above if it come to there attention is liable for a ban. Anyway people can read it themselves and page 80 onwards...

When it comes to rock climbing the Blue Mts POM s actually probably the most favorable to rock climbers (even with such sweeping limitations.) 2002 they changed the rule in that by default rock climbing is banned in all national parks unless the POM states otherwise...which is most of them as most simply ignore rock climbing exist so banned by default.

Yep rock climbing in viewed by NPWS as a legitimate activity....NOT.

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