VR Climbing Guidebook for Katoomba
Diamond falls is one of the jewels in the Blue mountains. The sector Mr. Wall boast one of the few 35 in Australia. All the routes are steep and exposed, ranging from 10 to 45 metres high, hence a 70 metre rope is a good choice for this area. All routes in Mr Wall are bolted. The ideal season for this crag would be Sep-Feb. The access is a bit steep, but still kids can make it with some assistant, however the routes are not for kids
Things to see in Diamond Falls:
Views of the Blue Mountains as you access the area
Diamond Falls, just besides Mr. Wall
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It feels as it time stops when you descend into the pit, the environment is quite unique. The climbing range from grade 23 to 35, and up to 30 metres high. I would recommend a 70 metres rope to climb here and an additional 50 metre rope to abseil into this area. The Sunny Side sector as its name implies gets sun since early in the morning and until midday. The Pit Fighter sector usually gets the sun in the afternoon. The car and walking access are super easy, however, it requires abseiling to get in and then climb back the rungs to get out. Do not attempt to climb the rungs without rope assistance and a suitable ascension device.
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Exposed and impressive do not really describe the vibe of this place. A massive concentration of hard routes with climbing grades ranging from 26 to 35 and routes going up to 45 metres, so as a minimum you will need a climbing rope of 70 metres plus an abseiling rope of 50 metres to access this area. The best seasons to climb here are spring (Sep-Nov) and Autumn (Mar-May). Although still hot, it is possible to climb in summer since the wall gets shade from approximately 11 am. Winter can be cold.
Do not attempt to climb the rungs without rope assistance and a suitable ascension device when exiting Elphinstone
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