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Description:© (gremlin)

A scene of several serious accidents over the past years. The second route ever climbed at the cliff.

  1. An easy hand crack leads to the first of several ledges. Up the line of least resistance to a dark, tight v-groove. Up this with much grunting and difficulty. The gear in the groove is excellent, althought it can be problematic to place due to the tight nature of the chimney, and the positions you can manage to get yourself into! Belay at the top of the pillar.

  2. Up the beautiful hand crack to a ledge system. Up easily to the tree with a rap chain.

Ethic: inherited from Frog Buttress

Frog is seen by some as the last bastion of "hard man" ethics in Qld. It features predominantly naturally protected crack climbing of the highest quality.

Therefore it is not Kangaroo Point or Nowra, and anybody expecting to come to Frog on a sport climbing mission should pack up their draws and lycra pants and go back there. Retro bolting is severely frowned upon, and bolts are to be placed only on first ascents if there is no protection of any kind available. (Bolting is technically illegal in national parks, be warned). Failure to follow this simple rule could see the bolts chopped and the offender dragged into the bushes by strange bearded men, and then clubbed to death by No. 8 hexes.

Chipping of holds is strictly forbidden, and budding sculptors should piss off. If you can't do the climb, don't lower it to your standard, instead, raise your standard to the level of the climb! Top roping is frowned upon, more so because setting up top anchors can be quite difficult and even dangerous due to the very loose nature of the top of the cliff.

Large portable stereos also seem to have an unfortunate habit of having rocks land on them! Bury toilet waste well away from the walking track, and please carry all rubbish out with you!

Credit: A Cheap and Nasty Guide to Frog Buttress. Andrew Martin


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Rick White & Chris Meadows, 1968


Located in East of the access track approx:
Lat/Long: -27.982599,152.621948

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Route Grade Citations

17 Community registered grade
*Tom Kjaer-Olsen
16 * Pocket RockGUIDE: Frog Buttress
17 * * ACA Route Register
17 *Terry Svingen

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 57%

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