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8) 30m Scramble up ledge and into gully. Climb steep juggy wall for 9m (delicate in places) then continue up gully to tree belay.
9, 10, 11) 90m Easy angled slabs and short walls till top is reached well right of the trig station.
</climb><image id="78" src="Camel55.jpg" width="400"/><climb id="77" stars="**" name="The Camel" length="500m" grade="18" grade="20" fa="Eugene Mak, Jeff Crass, Mikl Law 2018">Ok climbing (mostly) on generally ok rock (some spooky choss) with generally ok pro (trad with a few carrots). The belays are usually trees or bolts to enable retreat. Most of the pitches are about 16 to (hard) 18 with the top pitches being the hardest (thrutchy cracks, think Yosemite 5.9 offwidth). Probably worth 20 for the epic factor, and the style (slabs and cracks). Best done on a long cool day (October, November?). Gets sun after noon, take plenty of water, and don't drink from the Grose. It’s a bit of an epic to access, and to escape from.
Easiest to approach traditionally from Perry’s Lookdown:- walk down to Bluegum Forest and then walk back up the valley a bit (Bryden's old guide says 1.5 miles, but it looks more like 1.7 km), cross the Grose River (and don't drink the water) (at about -33.594528,150.361746, or Mt Wilson sheet 8030-1N KH550796), and find the creek below Original Route and the Central Gully (maps!). Walk up the ridge just right of the creek to below a huge left facing choss corner on the 2nd Tier, and traverse left 50m to start left of orange wall at ground level.
Easiest to approach traditionally from Perry’s Lookdown:- walk down to Bluegum Forest and then walk back up the valley a bit (looks like about 2 km), cross the Grose River (and don't drink the water) (at about -33.594528,150.361746, or Mt Wilson sheet 8030-1N KH550796, there's a fsat orange tree right on the track with Turn carved in it on the north side. This is about 30-80m past the crossing point), and find the creek below Original Route and the Central Gully (maps!). Walk up the ridge just right of the creek to below a huge left facing choss corner on the 2nd Tier, and traverse left 50m to start left of orange wall at ground level.
When you finish the climb, walk 20m up the gully to a track heading left. After about 10-15 minutes it drops down over some fallen trees onto to the summit walking track, left up this another 300m then down and right to carpark (45 minutes, take a torch).
1. 30m Start left of orange rock, up to fixed hanger at 10m, then to ledge belay.
10. 25m Left and up scary erosion groove. Step right at top and up slope to tree and 2nd ledge.
2nd ledge, walk up 15m and then left 40m to weird old 2 bolt anchor with tat. Next pitch starts in sloping dirty corner just to the left.
11. 20m Up finger crack ramp and slab past bolts to 2BB. Stay out right.
12. 25m Right to groove and up, then black slab to small trees (can link to next pitch if you cams for the top).
13. 15m Up wall to big tree.