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When climbers stare up at this crack/trench route they invariably mutter "old school" and move right along. It is in fact a pretty good romp and you will use the full bag of climbing tricks. Despite the good climbing, it is not suitable for learning to place protection, as it can be a bit tricky. Start: left of Integral and Equanimity.

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.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Tony Wood & Roy Hyndman (alt), 1966


Located in Main Walls approx:
Long/Lat: 148.989536,-35.557004

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Route Grade Citations

14 Community registered grade
14 OZ Rock
14 * ACT Granite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 55%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

sustained hard good great beautiful classic awesome tricky chimney interesting arete jamming offwidth crack

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Check out what is happening on Roy's Crack (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.