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Either a visionary piece of bolting, or the start of a slippery slope depending on perspective. Birth of sport climbing in the Blueies. Originally homemade fixed hangers, has since been rebolted on huge, shiny mass-manufactured fixed hangers!

Ethic: inherited from Mount York

Many and varied, please try to respect them all!

Retro-bolting has occurred several times over the years and is generally condemned and dealt with swiftly.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: A.Penney & J.Smoothy, 1979


Located in Exhibition Wall approx:
Long/Lat: 150.220113,-33.551871

Route Grade Citations

21 Community registered grade
21 OZ Rock
21 ** ** ACA Route Register
21(S) *** Blue Mountains Climbing
21(S) *** Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
21(S) *** RockGUIDE: The Blue Mountains
21 *** Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 84%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

pumped solid struggle crux sustained desperate hard magic beautiful fun cool rad nice fantastic good brilliant great enjoyable classic awesome scary fall tricky feet rest awkward crazy hands technical crimpy face easy smooth traverse

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