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Pleasant arete. Most people start 1m R of the arête for a few metres, then move left. The gear is in some opinions "good, but spaced", but in others' opinions this route is quite dangerous to half height particularly now that the wire slots are getting worn thanks to the soft rock. Take a rack including a 4 Friend, and a bolt plate in case Rattler's top carrot looks tempting.

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: R.Vining, W.Williams & J.Lorinez, 1974


Located in Mount York approx:
Lat/Long: -33.553029,150.220123

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Route Grade Citations

17 Community registered grade
17 Blue Mountains Climbing
17 Rockclimbs in the Upper Blue Mountains
17 ** ACA Route Register
17 Blue Mountains Selected Climbing Areas
17 RockGUIDE: The Blue Mountains

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Overall quality score: 66%

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crux hard nice good brilliant amazing great lovely exciting enjoyable classic awesome scary runout unprotected exposed dangerous short face mantle arete sloper dodgy balancy

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