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The original route on 'The Central Slabs', a diagonal ascent from left to right. Start 30 metres left of 'Further Out' at a short crack below a ledge.

  1. 35 metres - Ascend the short crack to a bushy ledge. Climb the steep wall above and a crack trending right, then traverse left onto a grey, flaky area. Delicately up to a bolt, then up the shallow crack to a ledge.

  2. 35 metres - Traverse 20 metres right along a ledge system until it peters out, continue around a bulge and follow more ledges to beneath a vertical flake formed crack.

  3. 42 metres - Up the crack for 6 metres, then traverse right and then trend left to a ledge and very dubious bolt. Up over ledges, a corner and slab to a ledge and bush.

  4. 24 metres - Climb the crack, trending left for about six metres, then traverse left for about 12 metres and up into a V-groove to belay.

  5. 18 metres - Climb the corner and crack above to the left side of the overhanging yellow rock, across the gap and onto a large ledge.

  6. 25 metres - Climb up right for five metres onto a flaky ledge, then up left to another. Continue over a short wall to the top.

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: & Neil Anderson (var.), 1969


Located in Central Slabs approx:
Long/Lat: 148.994309,-35.555600

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Route Grade Citations

18 Principal
18 ** ACT Granite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 82%

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