Australian Rock

We arrived in Australia and had the privilege to stop at Terry’s son’s place in Sydney before we headed West and got stuck into Aussie rock at the Blue Mountains.

Welcome to Sydney
Welcome to Sydney

Our first day was at Mount Piddington. Rough sandstone, a bit like the Roaches, but thirty times higher – any Yorkshireman would wet himself with excitement. He arrives next week, I hope he’s got his nappies! 🙂

Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Anna at Mount Piddington
Anna at Mount Piddington
Laetitia getting gripped at Mount Piddington
Laetitia getting gripped at Mount Piddington

The second day was at Sublime Point and the multi pitch classic route Sweet Dreams. The main traverse pitch was easy but spectacular!

Sublime Point
Sublime Point
Sweet Dreams traverse
Sweet Dreams traverse
Ian on the penultimate pitch of Sweet Dreams
Ian on the penultimate pitch of Sweet Dreams
Last pitch of Sweet Dreams variation
Last pitch of Sweet Dreams variation

We took two lines to finish the route; Ian, Anna, Terry & Vikki took the classic line and Pete & Laetitia took the slightly more direct line to the left.

After completing the route we headed back Katoomba and satisfied our cake addiction. But Ian & Anna decided to just have a drink…

All for me?
All for me?
Drinks!
Drinks!

Series - Australia 2008

  1. Australian Rock
  2. Blue Mountains
  3. The Australian Alps
  4. I’m a climber get me out of here!
  5. The Greatest Crag in the World … ?
  6. Farewell to Arapiles … for now …
  7. G’day Kats
  8. Emu Holiday Park
  9. Hello Grampians
  10. Crikey! Australia Zoo
  11. Glass House Mountains
  12. Rainforest meets Reef
  13. Quizzing in Sydney
  14. Reunion in Kiama
  15. The end of the Australian Adventure

6 thoughts on “Australian Rock”

  1. Hi Guys,

    Good to see you’re enjoying yourselves – looks great (the eclair that is!).

    The strangest thing has happened since you’ve left. The weather’s gone bonkers. In the valleys, it’s warm and sunny and all the crags have dried out – it’s like late spring. Up on the tops, it’s got really cold and all the high crags have got perfect water ice pouring down them!

    It’s amazing. It’s a shame you’re over in Oz and missing out…

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