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A good introduction to the slabs, made 'a little serious' by the scarce protection on the second pitch. Start as for 'Denethor'.

  1. 30 metres - Climb the short, hard slab, bulge and slabby corner above (as for 'Denethor) but instead of veering right, head straight up above a small overlap. Belay at the flake or on the ledge (the old tree belay has succumbed).

  2. 45 metres - Up the juggy brown slab trending left to where the holds banish, make a delicate move left to a break then up and slightly left to a scooped recess. Move left, pulling onto curving breaks trending left, then up to broken ledges. The broken ledges trend right (towards Balance) and there is an obvious wide white smear to the left. The next section is run out; head up and to the left crossing the white smear; the holds start to vanish but then reappear as you make your way up and to the left to the double bolt belay as for Steele Breeze.

  3. 15 metres - Traverse right to follow slabby grooves slightly leftwards to the long overlap. Pull right onto a ledge to belay.

  4. 20 metres - Over blocks at the right-hand end of the ledge then up the easy slabs to 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, 1969


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

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14 * ACT Granite

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