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A classic. The intimidating roof section is easier than it look. Start at the left-hand side of the pillar four metres left of 'Little Hermes'.

  1. 24 metres - Climb the chimney and corner crack to the top, step right and climb a short wall to a good ledge. Climb the slab, using a thin crack, to a tree belay (originally done in two pitches).

  2. 26 metres - Up the magnificent corner crack (a very large cam is useful) and out right under the overhang. Belay on the ledge above or eight metres right.

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: Peter Aitchison & Tony Wood (alt.), 1968


Located in Determinant Buttress approx:
Long/Lat: 148.993763,-35.555761

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Route Grade Citations

16 Community registered grade
16 OZ Rock
16 ** ACT Granite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 79%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

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