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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.

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 Aitchison & Ian Raine, 1968


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

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Route Grade Citations

9 Community registered grade
9 ** ACT Granite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 67%

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