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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
Sat 8th Sep 2001 - Eastern MacDonnells
Mt Benstead Creek Lower Benstead
24 Mini Cooper 'S'

2nd go, 2nd ascent. Quite hard, but good.

Sport 13m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 8th Sep 2001
Sat 8th Sep 2001 - Eastern MacDonnells
Mt Benstead Creek Benstead Main Cliff
22 Birds of Prey

Excellent route on all gear! Put ring bolts in belays.

Trad 50m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 8th Sep 2001
28 Non Stop Action Groove

Brilliant climbing, got down to 1 rest (after a number of attempts)�

Sport 45m, 13 Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sun 25th Jun 2000
28 Non Stop Action Groove

Just wow�! Will never forget the moves on this absolutely amazing chunk of rock. FA; probably 8-10 goes over a number of years, what a route - hardest climb in the NT (still is?)

Sport 45m, 13 Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sun 2nd Sep 2001
Mon 23rd Jul 2018 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
12 Crown of Thorns

Quite fun with the occasional loose block.

Trad 80m Eastern MacDonnells Good Nick Esser
Mon 23rd Jul 2018
Thu 24th May 2018 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
14 Evening Star

be careful of some very loose rock at the start, then the quality of the rock and the climbing improves once you start traversing

Trad 25m Eastern MacDonnells Average Ryan Gaskon
Thu 24th May 2018
14 Flake and Chips

thin gear down low, delicate moves and an easy pull over the roof. what more could you want?

Trad 23m Eastern MacDonnells Good Ryan Gaskon
Thu 24th May 2018
14 Cosmic Crack

funky! good protection can be found if you look around, and the traverse isn't as tricky as it looks

Trad 25m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Ryan Gaskon
Thu 24th May 2018
Mon 2nd Apr 2018 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
17 Cerebral Vortex

Brilliant! the first pitch (12) is one of the best of the grade you'll find anywhere

Trad 45m Eastern MacDonnells Classic Ryan Gaskon
Mon 2nd Apr 2018
Sun 16th Jul 2017 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
17 Cerebral Vortex

My first route in the NT

- with Pete
1 lead by Pete
2 lead by Elias
Trad 45m Eastern MacDonnells Elias
Sun 16th Jul 2017
Wed 2nd Oct 1996 - Eastern MacDonnells
Ross River Eastern Bloc
17 Talca

Feeling unwell, but still� climbing!

Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Wed 2nd Oct 1996
23 Jungle Fever

Not fealing well, hard moves. Seconded not clean!

Trad 20m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 5th Oct 1996
18 Two Days After the 70's (2 Days after the 70's)

Second ascent

Trad 20m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Thu 3rd Oct 1996
19 Child's Play

Great climb

Trad 20m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Fri 4th Oct 1996
Fri 30th Dec 2016 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
16 Morning Moon

Top roped

- with flukeydukey
Trad 23m Eastern MacDonnells Good cailray
Fri 30th Dec 2016
Sat 3rd Dec 2016 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
17 Cerebral Vortex - with cailray Trad 45m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good flukeydukey
Sat 3rd Dec 2016
Sun 4th Dec 2016 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
17 Cerebral Vortex - with flukeydukey Trad 45m Eastern MacDonnells Good cailray
Sun 4th Dec 2016
Sat 14th May 2016 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
17 Cerebral Vortex Trad 45m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good flukeydukey
Sat 14th May 2016
14 Cosmic Crack Trad 25m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good flukeydukey
Tue 26th Apr 2016
Mon 16th May 2016 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
12 Crown of Thorns

Easy going centralian climb. This was my first ever multi-pitch lead. Well protected like a medieval castle. The second pitch in particular has bomber protection for hexes and cams if you so choose.

First time we climbed this we walked down the gully right of the climb. The rock was a bit loose, so we rapped down the second half, leaving a Maillon Rapide and a bit of rope behind.

Wear a helmet for any Central Australian climb - loose rocks are aplenty!

- with Melissa Schulz
1 12 lead by Callum
2 11 lead by Callum
3 10
Trad 80m Eastern MacDonnells Good Cal
Mon 16th May 2016
Sun 16th Aug 2015 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap M&M Wall
19 Block Head

Pumped out negotiating the death blocks pulling the roof. If these were gone it would be border line classic. Exciting runout to the finish above an average nut.

Trad 25m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Jason McCarthy
Sun 16th Aug 2015
19 Gumby Wins the Meat Tray

Wow! First climb in Alice and what a amazing route. Sustained on mostly perfect rock with exciting gear. Reminded me of 'new image' at Arapiles. More like solid 20/21.

Trad 35m Eastern MacDonnells Classic Jason McCarthy
Sun 16th Aug 2015
Sat 10th Feb 1996 - Eastern MacDonnells
The Unknown
20 Superfreak Trad 18m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 10th Feb 1996
18 Real Wild Life Trad 30m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 10th Feb 1996
16 Kookai Trad 16m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 10th Feb 1996
21 Lonely Paradise

great climb

Trad 18m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 10th Feb 1996
Fri 9th Feb 1996 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
14 Evening Star (the evening star)

FRA

Trad 25m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Fri 9th Feb 1996
16 Morning Moon (the morning moon)

FRA

Trad 23m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 10th Feb 1996
Sun 21st Jan 1996 - Eastern MacDonnells
Jessie Gap Taree Cliff
15 Enigma

with Steve Thornton

Trad 40m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sun 21st Jan 1996
Sat 20th Jan 1996 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Emily Left Side
17 Tin Pan Alley Trad 20m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 20th Jan 1996
Sat 10th Feb 1996 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
10 Random Acts of Kindness

FRA

Trad 45m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 10th Feb 1996
14 Senseless Acts of Beauty

FRA

Trad 48m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 10th Feb 1996
15 Handle With Care

with Steve Thornton

Trad 65m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 20th Jan 1996
14 Cosmic Crack

FRA - found a fixed stem cam!

Trad 25m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 10th Feb 1996
Fri 9th Feb 1996 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap
12 Amaronthine (amaranthine)

FRA with Steve Thornton

Unknown 52m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Fri 9th Feb 1996
Sat 27th Jul 2013 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap M&M Wall
19 Gumby Wins the Meat Tray

Damn hard, and thin top section. Grade 20 at least.

- with Richard Benstead
Trad 35m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 27th Jul 2013
20 Opening me Lunch Box

Did alternate start. Easily worth grade 20.

- with Richard Benstead
Trad 40m Eastern MacDonnells Goshen Watts
Sat 27th Jul 2013
Tue 6th Aug 2013 - Eastern MacDonnells
Flintstones
18 Diagenesis

Ground up FA, ok climb with a bit of a runout up the slab.

- with Paul Deacon
Trad 18m Eastern MacDonnells Average Goshen Watts
Tue 6th Aug 2013
15 Mineral Seam

Really good little line. FA was done without the bolt, but the pro was worthless.

- with Paul Deacon
Mixed 10m, 1 Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Goshen Watts
Sun 4th Aug 2013
19 Unknown

Good line and tricky crux.

- with Paul Deacon
Trad 10m Eastern MacDonnells Good Goshen Watts
Sun 4th Aug 2013
21 Cutting Edge

Nice and spicy, with good moves.

- with Paul Deacon
Mixed 10m, 1 Eastern MacDonnells Good Goshen Watts
Sun 4th Aug 2013
22 Missed Strike

Sorry it's not a sportclimb (due to fiddly first runner), but great short climb anyway.

- with Paul Deacon
Trad 10m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Goshen Watts
Tue 6th Aug 2013
Thu 26th Jun 2014 - Eastern MacDonnells
Flintstones
15 Something about Swallows - with Garn Trad 25m Eastern MacDonnells Good Anna
Thu 26th Jun 2014
13 Eagle Acrobatics

Placed 8 pieces, plenty of options for pro, although slightly scary bulges to navigate

- with Garn
Trad 23m Eastern MacDonnells Good Anna
Thu 26th Jun 2014
15 Garn to name

First 5m have a wonderful flow. First ascent day.

- with Garn
Trad 22m Eastern MacDonnells Good Anna
Thu 26th Jun 2014
16 Stubby

First ascent by Garn on same day. Brilliant climb, pretty solid.

- with Garn
Trad 25m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Anna
Thu 26th Jun 2014
Tue 10th Jun 2014 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap M&M Wall
16 Toyboy Shaves His Legs

Frightening if you're not used to the Centralian dirt crumble. Good fun on the squeeze manoeuvre at the top boulder however.

Trad 60m Eastern MacDonnells Average Anna
Tue 10th Jun 2014
16 Candyfloss - with Gahn Trad 60m Eastern MacDonnells Good Anna
Tue 10th Jun 2014
Wed 14th May 2014 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
11 Falling Apart

Got lost trying to find Crown of Thorns so did this instead... quite a lot of loose rock, dirt and foliage made for a more sketchy route however there's enough good pro to get you through the harder sections and huge runouts in the easy parts

- with Alex
Trad 60m Eastern MacDonnells Average Anna
Wed 14th May 2014
Fri 25th Apr 2014 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
12 Crown of Thorns

with 2 friends, sharing leads and seconding. I led pitches 1 and 3.

Trad 80m Eastern MacDonnells Good Anna
Fri 25th Apr 2014
Sun 16th Mar 2014 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
17 Cerebral Vortex

3rd time out climbing on real rock, 2nd climb of the day, 1st time on a multi pitch. The traverse and the layback were the most challenging parts for me. A lot of the climb was a couple good moves followed by a solid rest point. Great exposure on the traverse. Small bush right in the way of the second pitch was a pain in the ass, but it was still a really enjoyable climb.

Trad 45m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Justin Tosh
Sun 16th Mar 2014
Wed 4th Dec 2013 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap East Wall
18 Fairly Obvious Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Average Anna
Wed 4th Dec 2013
15 Officer FIGJAM Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Average Anna
Wed 4th Dec 2013
14 Blue Healers Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Average Anna
Wed 4th Dec 2013
10 Blue Light Disco Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Average Anna
Wed 4th Dec 2013
12 Boys in Blue Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Average Anna
Wed 4th Dec 2013
10 Hardly Worth Writing Up Trad 10m Eastern MacDonnells Don't Bother Anna
Wed 4th Dec 2013
Tue 11th Feb 2014 - Eastern MacDonnells
Trephina Gorge East Side
14 Cafe Blanca - with Michael Salt Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Good amelie
Tue 11th Feb 2014
17 Cafe Negro - with Michael Salt Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good amelie
Tue 11th Feb 2014
17 Hammock in the Shade - with Michael Salt Trad 8m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good amelie
Tue 11th Feb 2014
14 Cafe Blanca Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Good Mikie Bob
Wed 12th Feb 2014
17 Cafe Negro Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Mikie Bob
Wed 12th Feb 2014
17 Hammock in the Shade Trad 8m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Mikie Bob
Wed 12th Feb 2014
Fri 6th Dec 2013 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap East Wall
10 Hardly Worth Riding Up

I top roped this with a passing backpacker to introduce her to climbing and found the route surprisingly enjoyable given the negative name.

Trad 10m Eastern MacDonnells Good JOK
Fri 6th Dec 2013
10 Hardly Worth Writing Up

I top roped this with a passing backpacker to introduce her to climbing and found the route surprisingly enjoyable given the negative name.

Trad 10m Eastern MacDonnells Good JOK
Fri 6th Dec 2013
Thu 5th Dec 2013 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Emily Left Side
13 Crusty's Crack (Krusty's Crack)

Great climb, it was my first trad lead solo so I was quite nervous around the crux.

Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good JOK
Thu 5th Dec 2013
Sun 1st Dec 2013 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Emily Left Side
13 Crusty's Crack (Krusty's Crack) Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Good Anna
Sun 1st Dec 2013
Sun 27th Oct 2013 - Eastern MacDonnells
Emily Gap Main Wall
15 Handle With Care

Led the 2nd/3rd pitches. 3rd pitch is optional extra 25m Grade 8 or 9?. Great tree for abseiling halfway down

- with Tom
1 15 lead by Tom
2 15 lead by Anna
3 9 lead by Anna
Trad 65m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Anna
Sun 27th Oct 2013
Sun 17th Feb 2008 - Eastern MacDonnells
Trephina Gorge East Side
17 Why?

Why? Because I needed to scare myself. A testing roof crack to break through

Unknown 10m Eastern MacDonnells Good Stuart Young
Sun 17th Feb 2008
Sat 1st Jul 1995 - Eastern MacDonnells
Ross River Sphinx Rocks
15 Sharp as Schick Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Average Guy P
Sat 1st Jul 1995
Sun 17th Feb 2008 - Eastern MacDonnells
Trephina Gorge East Side
14 Mus Musclus

Enjoyable line

Unknown 8m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Stuart Young
Sun 17th Feb 2008
17 Cafe Negro

Good fun with long streches!

Trad 15m Eastern MacDonnells Classic Stuart Young
Sun 17th Feb 2008
17 Hammock in the Shade

Good moves and good gear... in places

Trad 8m Eastern MacDonnells Very Good Stuart Young
Sun 17th Feb 2008

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