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Description:© (Stu)

An exciting steep trad line that doesn't see much love. The first pitch has been freed recently, but the upper pitches probably haven't seen a repeat in decades. For the first pitch bring a full rack including micro cams and several long slings. Start at crackline through steep wall 3m left of Swinging in the Rain.

  1. 25m (24) The double roof pitch. First roof is bouldery, the second is reachy and pumpy. Finish up fantastic easy corner to trad belay on shale ledge.

  2. 27m (- M4) Very thin seam crack splitting roof above. Probably requires pitons. Might go free?

  3. 40m (15) Easy trench crack to top.

Ethic: inherited from West Face (Main Area)

Sublime Point is an old climbing area, with many routes dating from the 1950s and 1960s. Aid and mixed climbing was the fashion then, and the easier routes can be pretty bold for a modern climber. In the last 10 years there has been a lot of well protected sport routes added. This has been seen as controversial by some climbers who consider the crag a 'mixed' climbign venue.

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Route History:

  • First Ascent: John Ewbank, 1967

  • First Free Ascent: Neil Monteith & Rich Sonnerdale (pitch 1 only), 2010

Location:  

Located in Middle Cliffs approx:
Long/Lat: 150.337527,-33.735789

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Route Grade Citations

24 M4 Community registered grade
15M4 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
24 M4 ACA Route Register
24, M4, 15

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Route quality

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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