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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.

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, 1974


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

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Route Grade Citations

18 ACT Granite
18 Principal

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Overall quality score: 61%

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