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A rising traverse of 'The Northern Slabs' from right to left, with some pleasant slab climbing on the second and third pitches. The second pitch is scarier to follow than to lead.

  1. 10 metres - Start as for 'Denethor'. Up the short black slab to a ledge belay.

  2. 40 metres - Delicately left along the vanishing ledge to the overlap and the only protection. Continue left along a smooth horizontal band, and slightly up to the 'Equilibrium' ledge.

  3. 40 metres - Left along the vanishing ledge as for 'Equilibrium', continue delicately left and up (crux) to a V-shaped ledge then left and up to belay right of an overlap.

  4. 25 metres - Left under the overlap and up to a small ledge, then up and left to a mossy groove. Climb the groove and cross the overlap to join 'Sunstroke'.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Peter Riddy, Peter Cocker, 5 Jan 1974


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

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