Section navigation

Phototopos:

Description:

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.
Tags:

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

Location:  

Located in Organ Pipes approx:
Long/Lat: 141.844740,-36.760869

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

solid crux sustained tough overhung challenging tired hard fun cool nice fantastic good sweet amazing satisfying great lovely wicked classic superb awesome pleasant beautiful brilliant exciting enjoyable scary intimidating tricky dangerous committing steep feet interesting epic dodgy roof hands technical face easy bad jugs

Learn about creating circuits.