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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. 12m - Start as for 'Denethor'. Up the short black slab to a ledge belay.

  2. 40m - Delicately left along the vanishing ledge past the bolt on Balance (first crux) to the corner (gear). Continue left along the vanishing ledge (second crux), past a bolt (Stele Breeze), then easier climbing along more ledges to DBB on the 'Equilibrium' ledge.

  3. 40m - Left along the ledge then up a few metres when it vanishes (as for 'Equilibrium'). Continue left to the first belay for 'Just in Passing' (V-shaped ledge?) then diagonally left and up (third crux) to belay under an overlap (shared with 'Bird of Prey').

  4. 25m - Left under the overlap and up to a 15cm ledge, then left around a small nose to a short corner. Climb the corner to the higher slab then diagonally left to trad belay on the ledge (shared with 'Sunstroke' P3).

  5. 40m - Climb the last pitch of '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 Northern Slabs approx:
Lat/Long: -35.555011,148.996000

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