VR Climbing Guidebook for Blackheath
This area is usually refer to as the Gym of the Mountains. The climbing grades goes from 18 to 32, and goes up to 25 metres, so a 50 metres rope is a good selection for this area. Sun hits the wall after lunch (12 m) so it is a good place to climb in the morning. Ideal seasons to climb here are Spring (Sep-Nov) and Autumn (Mar- May). This area is family friendly and easily accessible by car and train
Things to look for:
The waterfall between Junket Pumper and Main Wall
The views from Woodpecker Wall
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I think what most captivated me about this area was the intense orange colors of the walls. Mostly sport climbing with some trad routes. The climbing grades goes from 15 to 33 with some multi-pitch routes. I suggest to take 70 metres rope. This area usually gets the sun after lunch time so it is a good place to climb in the morning. Ideal seasons to climb here are Spring (Sep-Nov) and Autumn (Mar- May). This area is family friendly, although little kids may find a bit steep the access steps. It is easily accessible by car and train.
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Warning: The access to Gateway has recently changed due to restrictions set by the School in the area. In the meantime please avoid accessing Gateway through the school’s grounds. I will be providing and update on an alternative route soon.
Tiny place with great routes and magnificent views. This place is accessible by train or car, the walking access is pretty easy although it could be tricky to find for the first time. The routes are short and the grades are mostly in the high 20’s and up to 31 so far. I would suggest a 50 metres rope for this site. The sun start hitting the rock just past lunchtime. The ideal seasons are Spring (Sep-Nov) and Autumn (Mar- May).
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Another hidden area that is full of surprises with a very enjoyable walk in and a little waterfall at the end of the sector. Single and multi-pitch routes of up to 55 metres with climbing grades ranging from 23 to 29. Take in consideration the following precautions when visiting this sector:
-Be extremely careful at the rungs when climbing in and out of that sector
-Highly suggest to take a 70 metres rope for this sector
-Take prusiks and ascender with you
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