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Description:© (kieranl)

OK first pitch but the top is not much fun. Both pitches have some loose or hollow blocks and protection is poor at a couple of crucial points.

Note that the variant start which is now graded 17 was put up by the same team on the following day and graded 15 so this route could be undergraded.

Start: Start 2 metres right of Commando Climb.

  1. 42m (16) Climb through break in overhang and follow corner. Step left and up arete and crack to ledge. Up right to ledge with gum tree. Protection on this pitch is poor around the 10-15 metre mark.

  2. 35m (16) Crack to big break (easy escape left), through overhang and up chimney to a hard, sandy finish.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Peter Cunningham, Neil Barr & Peter Watling, 2 Nov 1981


Located in Giant's Staircase approx:
Lat/Long: -37.187392,142.500541

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Route Grade Citations

16 R Community registered grade
16 South Eastern Grampians
16 R ACA Route Register
16 Pocket RockGUIDE: Black Ians Rocks and Central Grampians Update

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