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Start three metres left of 'Denethor'.

  1. 38m - Hard moves up the short black slab (crux) to a comfortable ledge at 8m. Traverse left until below the bolt then straight up to a bulge. (The first ascent traversed right here to easier ground, then up and back left to the belay). Straight up the bulge to the ledge then easily traverse left to double bolt belay.

  2. 48m - Diagonally right to join 'Counterbalance' at the top of the juggy brown slab. Make a delicate step left (as for Counterbalance) then straight up, passing a thin curving ledge. Trad belay on blocks at the top of the slab. (It's also possible to head left at the thin curving ledge and use the DBB of 'Counterbalance' et al.)

  3. 40m - Climb over blocks and ledges to a short corner. Up this to the prominent large flake. Undercling rightwards then up the edge. Trend right up the easy slab. Tree belay on 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: Bill Wilson & R. Warder, 17 Mar 1974


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

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18 Community registered grade
Oliver Story
18 ACT Granite

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