Nov 08 10
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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
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