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Slab climbing that is 'a little more serious' than 'Denathor' due to the scarce (but solid) protection on the second pitch. Start as for 'Denethor' (or skip the first pitch and start at the left-hand edge of 'The Terrace', about 15m left of Echidna).

  1. 30m - Climb the short, hard slab, bulge and slabby corner above (as for 'Denethor) but instead of sticking right in the corner, head straight up the slab above a small overlap. Belay at the flake or on the ledge to the right.

  2. 45m - Up the juggy brown slab trending left to where the holds vanish, make a delicate move left to a small ledge. Up leftwards for 7m to a scooped recess. Follow shallow right-facing curving corners diagonally up and leftwards to double bolt belay next to a pointed block (shared with 'Steele Breeze' and 'Metal Fatigue').

  3. 47m - Climb the slab to the highest corner on the right side of the overlap. Up the short corner (possible to belay here), move right over blocks then trend right up the easy slabs to belay on a large bushy ledge.

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: Tony Wood & J. Langford, 6 Jul 1969


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

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14 Community registered grade
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14 ACT Granite

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Overall quality score: 65%

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