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Description

This covers the cliffs encountered on the walking track after reaching the top of the Giant's Staircase. At this stage this includes the area known as Gate of The East Wind as well as the very summit. None of this has been checked as yet but, despite the great situation the climbing doesn't sound good. Location:

Access issues inherited from Mt Rosea

The final access restrictions at Rosea were lifted prior to Easter 2013.

Approach

These climbs can be approached by following the standard tourist track but it is assumed that the usual approach will be up the Giant's Staircase. Gate Of The East Wind is located 300-400m past the top of the Giant Stairway on the walking track. It is a deep, cool cleft. The track crosses the cleft over huge boulders with a metal hand rail. Access the cliff by walking right after the hand rail (away from the cliff) and into the gully. Summit Cliff : About 50 metres right (facing out) from the summit lookout is a southeast-facing grey wall about 30 metres high, distinguished by a couple of horizontal roof lines reminiscent of Bundaleer. Reach this by walking about 100 metres right (looking out) along the cliff top to a broad gully and abseil tree (?) from where a 25 metre abseil gains a broad vegetated terrace. Walk back left to the base of the wall.

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Routes

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1
14 Colonoscopy Trad 15m

"About attractive as...." First corner on the left (facing out as you walk down the gully), directly under the hand rail. Up the corner and through the hole. (Yes, that's right - through the hotel!) Glen Donohue, Nick Ping, James McIntosh, An¬drew Webb. 8.3.98

2
20 Prince of Darkness Trad 20m

Start in the middle of the south face of the gully, opposite a small alcove formed by left and right facing corners. James McIntosh, Glen Donohue, Nick Ping, Andrew Webb. 8.3.98

3
22 Natural Selection Trad 13m

Corner on the cliff out in the sunshine 5m left (facing the cliff) of chasm. Nick Ping, Glen Donohue, Andrew Webb, James McIntosh. 8.3.98

4
13 R Vote Of No Confidence Trad 35m

Climbs over loads of dangerous loose blocks in an attractive.

Start: At the line behind the big, detached block.

FA: John Stone, Eddy Rawlins, 1999

5

Top-roped only

Start: As for Vote of No Confidence

FA: TR Richard Evans, 1999