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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'.

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: Peter Riddy & Peter Cocker, 1974


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

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