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Describing routes on 'The Northern Slabs' is difficult and the best way to stay on course is to look at the topographic map. Note that many of the routes on the northern slabs, like a lot of Booroomba slabs, are poorly protected by modern standards.
A lot of the old routes for this area have overgrown following the bush fires. Best way to Northern Slabs is to go via Middle Rocks access. Go to the upper camp site, then the look out. Go left (looking out) along the cliff line and after about 50m there will be a steep gully trending back down and to the right towards the prominent North Buttress.
Follow the track down the gully (its pretty clear). If you follow your nose you will get to the bottom of the Northern Buttress. Follow the track around as it starts to get a bit rough, but soon you will look up and see the rock has turned to slabs. One of the first you come to is Denathor / Counterbalance which is a distinctly black slab with a large boulder to the right. This is the right hand side of Northern Slabs.
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.
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