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One of the best early climbs. It ascends the right side of the Prow and then follows a groove on the right-hand side of 'The Central Slabs'. Start at a corner 30 metres below and left from 'Determinant'.

  1. 8 metres - Easily up the crack to a ledge.

  2. 12 metres - Climb the wall on its left, using the incipient crack - probably the crux.

  3. 15 metres - Climb a short wall on the left and then the groove to a spacious ledge on the left.

  4. 30 metres - A steep pitch which has dealt out its fair share of screamers. Climb past a tree stump then continue up the corner crack, which cuts diagonally right, to the Prow. Walk left for 10 metres to some large rounded blocks.

  5. 50 metres - Climb the right-hand side of the blocks, left up a short wall, then easily up the groove system to a tree belay beneath a chimney.

  6. 38 metres - The chimney and crack above, using the curving slab on the left. Up into a recess and exit using a series of corners on the left.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Peter Aitchison, Tony Wood (var.), John Armstrong, Aug 1968

Location:  

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

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Route Grade Citations

18 Principal
18 * ACT Granite

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Lead Styles

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