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Climbs the slabs and grooves bordering the right-hand end of the northern slabs. Start at a short, steep black slab just left of a damp overhang where the walking track rises after skirting 'The Terrace'.

  1. 30 metres - Up the slab (crux) to a ledge. Pull over the bulge and up the easy slabby corner moving right to a good stance.

  2. 20 metres - Rightwards over slabs and scrubby ledge, then up between blocks to belay beneath a leftwards-curving groove.

  3. 25 metres - Climb the groove, which is awkward near the top, step left and up a short V-corner. Continue up blocks and slabs to a small ledge above a tree.

  4. 30 metres - Up the obvious crack behind the belay, which trends left to a small ledge. Pleasantly up the slab above using a thin seam, to the bushy ledge. A further 60 metres of easy slabs leads to the top of the buttress.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Peter Aitchison, Tony Wood (alt.), 9 Jan 1969

Location:  

Located in The Northern Slabs approx:
Long/Lat: 148.996000,-35.555011

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Route Grade Citations

14 ACT Granite
14 Principal

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 52%

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