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An easy, popular classic. Climbed on a searing summer's day, it was the first climb done on 'The Northern Slabs', taking the line of least resistance. Start at a slanting crack eight metres left of 'Equilibrium'.

  1. 40 metres - Rightwards up the crack to start, then follow the groove leftwards to a sloping ledge. Belay at some wedged blocks.

  2. 20 metres - Doddle leftwards up the groove to a tree belay in the corner.

  3. 25 metres - Through the tree, up the wall on the right, left and up the steepening groove. Continue to a tree and ledge on the right.

  4. 35 metres - Up the twin grooves to a large terrace covered with loose rock.

This is often run together into two pitches (1/2, 3/4) rather than four.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Peter Aitchison, Ian Raine, 25 Feb 1968


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

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