Climbing Tom Thumb (Back to the Blue Mountains)

Where's Baz?

I am preparing for another weekend of climbing after what seems to have been a long hiatus since my last foray into the mountains.

In reality, it has only been two weeks since I suffered an acute illness after climbing “Sweet Dreams” a couple of Sunday’s ago.

Baz - Climbing Sweet Dreams, Blue Mountains, Australia

And with only three weeks to go before heading to climb in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, an attempt on Mt Aspiring and a number of other peaks, I can’t get enough training in…

This weekend we are going to climb Tom Thumb, a relatively easy grade 12 climb of around 180 metres, situated near the small and picturesque village of Leura in the Blue Mountains. We will abseil in, and climb out.

Tom Thumb Climb, Blue Mountains, Australia (photo credit climb.org.au)
Tom Thumb Climb, Blue Mountains, Australia (photo credit climb.org.au)

Palais Royale, Katoomba

We’ll be making it a weekend in the mountains staying at the Palais Royale, and we might even be able to sneak a couple of cocktails in at the old Carrington Hotel after the climbing is done.

Janet is looking forward to visiting some of the boutiques, and TomO will be heading for his favourite bookshop in Leura...

Crikey, this is the life, hey?

And remember, if all else fails, remain out of control and see what develops…

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11 thoughts on “Climbing Tom Thumb (Back to the Blue Mountains)

  1. Tim funnell April 19, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Hey mate how hard is the climb? I have only climbed once before sweet dreams in leura (17), have biked and hiked a fair bit, how long did it take from car park? Is entrance off to the LHS of my hay

    Tim

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  2. Tim funnell April 19, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Hey mate how hard is the climb? I have only climbed once before sweet dreams in leura (17), have biked and hiked a fair bit

    Tim

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  3. trikatykid December 14, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    PS. How do you get back down?

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    • The Landy December 14, 2012 / 4:13 pm

      We’ll abseil in from the top, and climb back out!!

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  4. trikatykid December 14, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    Oh yeah, looks like a piece of cake. I nearly peed myself just looking at the photos. Have a great time! Will look forward to reading when you return!

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    • The Landy December 14, 2012 / 4:13 pm

      Thankyou, they’re telling me “a piecve of cake”…we’ll see!

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  5. AndrewGills December 14, 2012 / 9:25 am

    Can’t wait to see the photos. It looks like an amazing route.

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  6. barbara grandberg December 14, 2012 / 8:04 am

    that’ ‘easy’????yikes….enjoy :}

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    • The Landy December 14, 2012 / 8:05 am

      Geez, I hope so…

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