Possum area Mostly Trad climbing41 routes in cliff
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*Warning - The tracks marked in the ACT guide have changed following the bushfires.
From the top campsite, follow the track left (west). The track splits on a few occasions but trend right, keeping the high point on your right and follow the track down a wide gully with obvious water washouts. Chossy boulders will be close on your right. The track will wrap back around the cliff line with 'Integral Crack' giving it away that you're on the right path.
Follow the cliff-line around from here for another 50 meters or so to reach this sector. The obvious small needle on your left is Aitchison's Needle, and makes for a good landmark
If you don't want to walk off, there are rap stations at the top of the following climbs:
- Jack's Crack - 30m. Serves Jack's Crack through to 'Lazaro's Staircase', with a short down-scramble
- Cold Cuts - 15m. Serves several short climbs in the vicinity.
- Vomit - 30m. Serves Gutz through to 'Feats Don't Fail Me Now'.
Ethic inherited from Booroomba Rocks
The ethic at Booroomba is generally staunchly traditional. Most climbing goes either entirely on gear or gear with bolts for those walls where there is insufficient gear to protect climbs. Climbs are occasionally rebolted, but retro-bolting would be considered vandalism of the lowest order.
This area contains Booroomba's first line, Aitchison's Needle
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