- Height: 280m
- Pitches: 10
- Ascents: 41
- Aka: Ozymandias
- Description:© (willmonks)
Start: Start beneath the obvious clean shallow corner blasting up the highest part wall.
25m (- M2) Two bolts off the deck to L-trending slab (might have to dig out some placements!) then up the crack.
35m (- M4) Sustained aiding up the thin corner to a hanging belay on the R wall. Cam hooks are useful, but far from necessary. Take plenty of RPs and wires regardless.
40m (- M4) Continue up the corner, using a mixture of thin and fixed gear. Move left to ledge with tree to belay.
8m (10) This last bit to Big Grassy is best kept as a separate pitch to avoid ridiculous rope drag. Alternatively, finish pitch 3 at the belay at the end of pitch 2 of free version (ledge off to the R with DBB), then take the fourth pitch all the way to Big Grassy.
35m (- M3) More thin gear up the corner above Big Grassy. Take the L line after 20?m (R line is Ozy Direct), then up to DBB at start of amazing corner.
30m (- M2) Up the corner. Belay off to the L.
35m (- M3) Some awkward times lie ahead. Up through the dirty cracks and bulges. Finish at semi-hanging TBB.
15m (- M2) Traverse L to ledge.
20m (14) Chimneys. Have fun with the haul sack if you brought one.
25m (10) More chimneys. You will be loving your pig even more by the end!
- Ethic: inherited from Mount Buffalo
Trad climbing rules here! Bolts are a last resort! Most of the major aid lines can be done clean using modern gear unless noted. Freeing of aid sections should probably attempted as trad before resorting to fixed artificial protection.
First Ascent: John Ewbank, Chris Baxter (pitches 1-4, M5 & pre), 1969
First Ascent: Chris Baxter, Chris Dewhirst (14M5 with hammers & 18-), 20 Oct 1969
First Ascent: Rick White, John Hattink (FCA & mids).,
Located in North Wall approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|M4||Community registered grade|
|14 M4 ***||★★★ ACA Route Register|
|29||★★ Mt Buffalo|
|29||★★★ RockGUIDE: Victoria|
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