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Description

This is the low line of outcrops beyond the scree slopes at the end of the North Buttress. The climbs are described from the right.

"There are a few climbs here, although why anybody would do them given what lies within pissing distance is beyond me." - Richard Watts

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Approach

Access is by the track running along the top of the 'North Buttress' from the top campsite. Descend the broken hillside and traverse right to the foot of the rocks.

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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.

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Routes

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1
11 Slim Fingers Crack Trad 15m

At the extreme right. Up the twin cracks, finishing to the left.

FA: Peter Cocker, John Armstrong, 1971

2
8 Argonaut Trad 30m

The obvious crack eight metres left of 'Slim Fingers Crack'.

FA: John Armstrong, Peter Cocker, 1971

3
6 Deadwood Crack Trad 30m

The rightwards leaning crack four metres left of and joining 'Argonaut'.

FA: Tony Wood, Peter Sands, 1971

4
20 Toblerone Trad 15m

Start as for 'Deadwood Crack'. Step left onto the wall and follow the rightward leaning V groove to the top.

FA: Mike Law-Smith, Paul Daniel, Noel Ward, 1986

5
12 Ape Chimney Trad 30m

The undercut cleft just left of 'Deadwood Crack'. Climb to the overhang, move left and up the chimney and wall above, traversing right to finish.

FA: Peter Cocker, John Armstrong, 1971

6
19 The Trojans Trad 15m

Climb the black water streak with one bolt, left of 'Ape Chimney'.

FA: Adam Blizzard, David Jenkins, 1971

7
15 M0 This Wheel's on Fire Aid 20m

At the far end, 75 metres left of 'Ape Chimney'. Starts at a thin crack to the right of an obvious square cut gully. Two nuts for aid then up to a ledge. Continue up a corner past a tree. May well have been freed.

FA: Bill Wilson, R. Warner, 1973

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