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Description:© (kieranl)

Good long climb but the middle section is nothing special.

Start on a platform below a seam about 30 metres right of the left edge of the face and 20 metres left of a deep line (Driftwood).

  1. 30m (17) Hard start into crack. When crack peters out step up to thread in flake at 10 metres (this bit is shared with Creon). Get some runners, don't rely only on the fragile-looking thread, then traverse right under bulge, veer up right for 4 metres then straight up to belay at old bolt. Not a lot of good protection after the thread.

  2. 45m (13) Up broken area to big ledge and on up to 'Rotten Row'.

  3. 42m (14) Climb black bulge then smooth wall to bolt. On up face to left end of sloping ledge and up left to bigger ledge.

  4. 30m (16) Step right and up small, left-facing corner to the roof. Take flake through ceiling with hard move at lip. Easily up. Original finish took steep flake directly above belay (17) and then up through overhangs.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Peter McKeand, Gordon Talbett, Clive Parker, 28 Sep 1968


Located in Left Watchtower Face approx:
Long/Lat: 141.838284,-36.752078

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Route Grade Citations

17 Principal
17 * Arapiles, Selected Climbs
17 R * * ACA Route Register
17 * A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 63%

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pleasant good great fun exciting nice awesome unprotected tricky flake easy roof traverse

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