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The major corner on the right side of the amazing orange wall. A trad classic, but it needs a bit (heaps!) of gardening, especially the top half. There is a rap anchor at the end of pitch 1. Add style points if you do it in the original fashion - with the rope tied around the waist and a total of only 9 pieces of lead pro.

  1. 20m (19) Technical stemming corner with excellent protection. When the greenery gets too much, traverse left to belay ledge and bolt belay (shared with Bentrovarto).

  2. 13m (17) Up shale corner, step right onto arete and up front of juggy detached pillar to large belay ledge. Can be linked with pitch 1.

1.a. 32m (~21) Memorial Direct variant - Obvious direct continuation of 1st pitch corner. Instead of traversing left at greenery, simply plug in a nest of gear and launch up the corner and face options that deliver you eventually at some good gear and then up to the large belay ledge as above.

  1. 40m (19) A long corner which would be amazing if it was clean, but unfortunately it gets increasingly vegetated, it's even got major trees in the last 20m.

  2. (10m)? That tree is actually a very lovely little belay spot, classic in fact on a sunny day or for a late evening joint massage, though the original belay was actually further out on the face apparently?? Top out to good tree belay. Walk 20m straight up hill, up a short section of fixed rope, and 20m more to find the good walking trail. Turn right on this and follow it back to the tourist lookout. Alternatively rap back down one of the sport lines.

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 & John Davis, 14th Jan

  • First Ascent: Zac, Sophie & Direct 1st pitch, 2013

    Direct 1st pitch.

Location:  

Located in Bentrovarto Wall approx:
Long/Lat: 150.337308,-33.735159

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Route Grade Citations

19 Principal
19 * Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
19 ** ** ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 77%

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