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1 23 30m
2 25 25m
3 24 30m

One of the most obvious 'lines' on this wall and the first route bolted by Monty in the Ben Trovarto Renaissance period. Three sustained pitches up the guts of the left side of the wall with comfy belay ledges and phat ringbolts. Pitch 1 can be done alone as a great single pitch 23 if you want to lower off.

  1. 30m (23) Straight up to the base of the right facing and left leading big flake. Follow this to final tricky layback finish. Best to extend bolts on the right of the flake (60cm+ draws), so that your rope isn't pulled in over the sharp-ish edge of the flake. Belay on big ledge at giant staple bolt. Best to rap rather than lower from here if only doing this first pitch.

  2. 25m (25) Balancy start then blast straight up the gorgeous orange wall above with final death by crimp section. Belay on ledge at double rings.

  3. 30m (24) Pumpy conclusion up the steep wall and corner above with a baffling reachy thin section down low. Either lower off the double rings just below the top or dirty mantle out to belay from a tree.

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 have been a lot of well protected sport routes added. This has been seen as controversial by some climbers who consider the crag a 'mixed' climbing venue.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Neil Monteith (p1, p3), Lucy Ellis (p2) & Adam Demmert, 10 May 2009


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

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Route Grade Citations

25 Community registered grade
25 * ACA Route Register
23, 25, 24 Neil Monteith

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Overall quality score: 81%

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