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Access issues inherited from Eastern Outcrops

Upper paths are angled and slippery - use caution

Approach

Approximately 20m right of Barringo Tower there is a white gum tree in a gully. Go up past this (some prefer to traverse right at the gum tree into the next gully) to the white gum tree at the very top of the gully. Gumslinger starts here.

Routes

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Sling the gum tree to protect the start of the first three climbs here. Gumslinger is the face directly behind the white gum tree at the left end of the Space Jugging wall.

FA: Dayle Gilliatt & Anthony Bishop, 1997

The wall between Gumslinger and A Knight, (#1.5 SLCD in the horizontal). (Clipping the BR on A Knight?). Follow the crack past a wire placement.

FA: Dayle Gilliatt & Anthony Bishop, 1997

Start 2m down and right of A Rook, straight up to the little roof (BR?). Up to the horizontal (#1 SLCD), then left to finish as for A Rook.

FA: Dayle Gilliatt & Anthony Bishop, 1997

The diagonal left grassy chimney.

FA: John Griffiths, 1982

As for Pynx, the mossy middle chimney.

FA: John Griffiths, 1982

Climb the face right of Styx past 2 BRs and placements up high.

FA: Russ Crow

The obvious crack/trench 5m right of Styx

FA: Max Keating & Ken McKinlay, 1982

Three meters left of Space Jugging. One carrot bolt.

FA: Russ Crow

If walking from the small, fire trail parking area on Mount Macedon Rd (300m north of the C328/Memorial Cross turnoff), the "Melbourne Views" buttress that contains Space Jugging will be one of the first you reach, and is just past the quarry. Look for a large pile of rockfall reaching down to the base of the rocks, and walk up to the left of it to reach Melbourne View Buttress, which starts half way up the cliff.

Alternatively, from the summit access track, continue past the fenced lookout for about 75m, until just before the track ends and turns to a rocky scramble. Turn off to the right of the track and head NE for ~60m, tending right when you see the white gum tree (which grows from the base of the cliff, next to Gumslinger) to get to the access gully rather than the top of the cliff.

Space Jugging starts at the overhanging, juggy crack left of the left arete. Up and slightly right to a carrot bolt, then follow the jugs up the arete past another bolt.

FA: Andrew Stevens & MacKenzie Usher, 1988

A height dependent grade. Starts 3m right of Space Jugging at an easy angled ramp with a short hand crack. Up the ramp, then left , past the BR, then move up and right, up and back left, then over the overhang.

FA: Andrew Stevens & MacKenzie Usher, 1988

Up the ramp to Excuse Me While I Touch The Sky, up it for a couple of moves, traverse right and finish up the corner.

FA: John Griffths

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