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Indirect but sustained at the grade. Start at a v-cleft at the base of the cliff, shared with Fiasco. Alternatively, skip the modern addition of the first pitch and go straight to the original route, which starts below a steep ramp above the first belay on 'Determinant'.

  1. 40m (18) Up the easy leftwards crack / ramp for 10m as for Fiasco. Up and right across the slab passing three bolts. Up the corner for 10m. Clip the last bolt on the short headwall, and make a last tricky move past this (or take the rightwards 'pike-out' easier finish) onto the large bushy ledge.

  2. 20m (18) Delicately leftwards along the ramp and up a crack to a cramped belay beneath the overhang. A good pitch.

  3. 18m (12) Traverse right to below a steep corner crack.

  4. 18m (18) Climb the narrowing corner crack past a horizontal break to a ledge. Some aid was used on this pitch during the first ascent.

  5. Finish up 'Big Boris'.

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 (var)., 16 Feb 1969

  • First Free Ascent: Jeff Morgan & Greg Mortimer, 1972


Located in Determinant Sector approx:
Lat/Long: -35.555886,148.993657

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Route Grade Citations

18 Community registered grade
18 ACT Granite

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Overall quality score: 73%

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