The original development here went on in the early '60s with scout groups from Revesby and Padstow, myself included. The main area was on the other side of the ridge from Blackwall where the cliffs were higher. Climbs were top-roped and and used for abseil practice for climbing and caving. This was the early '60s. Some climbs were led but there was not much around in the way of gear - steel crabs and and laid nylon and manilla ropes.
In the late '60's, after 1965, when I was at university and had joined the SRC I placed most of the bolts (bashies) and continued to use the area for climbing as it was difficult to get up the mountains. None of the routes were named but pretty much all that we could manage was climbed, starting with the cracks.
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