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A harder companion route to 'Counterbalance'. Start three metres left of 'Denethor'.

  1. 10 metres - Hard moves up the short black slab (crux) to belay at the left hand edge of the ledge.

  2. 30 metres - Diagonally left then up for seven metres, step back right then straight up to the bulge and a flake. Traverse right to easier ground then back left up a ramp to a recess above the bulge. Originally a poor peg now replaced by double bolt belay.

  3. 45 metres - Diagonally rightwards up the juggy brown slab to join 'Counterbalance'; a delicate step left to a break and up slightly left to a scooped recess. Good climbing directly above (don't veer right!) passes a curving thin ledge. Ease left up to double bolt belay one Steele Breeze/Counter Balance.

  4. 40 metres - Left around the bushes, back right and over slabby ledges to a short corner. Up this to the prominent large flake, undercling rightwards then up the edge. Trend right up the easy slab to finish.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Bill Wilson, R. Warder, 17 Mar 1974


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

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Route Grade Citations

18 Principal
18 ACT Granite

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Overall quality score: 61%

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