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The major crackline running up the middle of D Minor pinnacle.

This climb has excellent protection but has a sad history of death and serious injury from people taking long falls off the top overhang onto the easy-angled middle section of the climb. Please take care to place multi-directional runners on the top overhangs so that lower runners are not pulled out by rope tension during a fall.

Can be done in a single pitch using twin ropes.

  1. (25m, 10) Follow the crack on fine holds until jugs lead up a steepening. Easy angled ground leads to a great belay spot under the overhangs.
  2. (10m, 14) Follow the crack through the overhangs.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Ian Speedie, Mike Stone, Bruce Hocking climbed the route onbut the leader finished around left where Quaver now goes and the seconds to-roped the overhangs. Jim Newlands made what should be considered the first complete ascent., 27 Jan 1964


Located in D Minor Pinnacle approx:
Long/Lat: 141.845178,-36.761236

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Route Grade Citations

14 Principal
14 OZ Rock
14 *** RockGUIDE: Victoria
14 *** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
14 *** *** ACA Route Register
15 *** A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 71%

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