Gate of the North Wind All Trad climbing15 routes in crag
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The cliff has easy access along a tourist track (not much scrub bashing here!). Not much potential for hard climbs but the solid rock, excellent friction and wonderful outlook will provide pleasant climbing for a morning or so. Cliff faces north-east.
Access issues inherited from Grampians
Please note that due to the fact that the Grampians is a national park, dogs and other pets are not allowed in the park except in vehicles on sealed roads and in sealed car parks. See http://m.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/grampians-national-park/safety-and-regulations#overview
From the end of the road that gives access to the Tandarra Youth camp, cross the creek and follow the track leading to Boronia Peak. Just short of that objective the well made track reaches a saddle which gives extensive views to the north and east. From this saddle head northeast ie down and approximately 100m right (directly towards the “pyramid” tourist development on the other side of theprominent buttress. This is “Shark Skin Buttress” which is approx 15m high with its main west face characterised by a water runnel just right of centre. Halls Gap to Pomonal Road) to a
The cliff was discovered and the first seven routes were put up on a day trip from Melbourne, must be a record for new routing productivity.
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