Owl Pillar Mostly sport climbing6 routes in cliff
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A freestanding pillar bearing a remarkable resemblance to an owl. Has 5 short but fun sport routes and an easy solo scramble.
The routes are bolted with a mix of FHs & BRs so make sure you have some bolt plates with you before setting off up the climbs. The summit and its chains can be accessed unroped via 'Easy Solo' to set up topropes but make sure your rope goes through your own gear and not directly through the chains.
Climbs are listed left to right.
Access issues inherited from Glasshouse Mountains
Most 'Glasshouse Mountains' climbing is within the Glass House Mountains National Park. Please respect the environment and other people's enjoyment of it. Access to climbing here is a privilege, not a right.
There are a set of rap chains on top of the pillar which can be used to descend from all the climbs, with varying degrees of equalisation.
Ethic inherited from Glasshouse Mountains
Modern climbers establishing new routes have taken great pains to ensure any new routes do not interfere with the historic routes established many decades ago.
Retro-bolting of existing routes is unacceptable!
New routes shall make use of traditional protection where available.
Start 2m to the R of & 2m down from 'Afternoon Delight'.
Climb past a FH, a BR and another FH tending slightly L. The 1st bolt is high but can be preclipped leaning in from the L. Potential for groundfalls higher up too so take care.
FA: Neil Monteith, Marten Blumen, 1994