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Description:© (Stu)

Another old aid route through a big ceiling that has now been partially freed.

  1. 25m (23) Chossy corner crack for 12m to large shale covered ledge and BR. Up short corner to roof, then traverse rightwards with difficulty (small cams) to lip of roof and easy crack finish and trad belay on shale ledge.

  2. 10m (10) Corner to ledge. Best linked into next pitch.

  3. 13m (23/M2) Up corner then right to prow. Overhung short corner (piton scars) and out hanging wall to juggy black stuff and up to ledge. Is being attempted as a free route by Macca (2013).

  4. 30m (15) Long easy black wall of horror jugs.

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: Macciza (pitch 1), 2012

    Can't believe this was ignored . . .

Location:  

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

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Route Grade Citations

13 M4 ACA Route Register
13M4 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
22 M2 Neil Monteith
23,23,13 Macciza a.k.a. Macca
23,23,13 Macciza a.k.a. Macca
23 M2 Principal

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 44%

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