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Description:© (kieranl)

Generally disparaged in previous guides but takes some interesting territory. Originally started as for 'Tourist Direct' but described here with a direct start.

Start: Start just left of the narrow chimney (Brainchild) that marks the left side of 'Tourist Buttress'.

  1. 30m (15) Bridge easily up to ledge. Hard start to the corner off the ledge and up to next big ledge and tree. Up to next big ledge on right with large dead tree (second belay of Tourist Direct).

  2. 28m (11) Corner to difficult exit right around the roof at the top. Up 5 metres to small stance on right and old carrot bolt. (as for Tourist Direct) In the past people belayed here but it is much safer to continue. Traverse 4m left (wire or small cam unit at about 2m) then climb to a ledge (poor protection).

  3. 27m (-) Step left and climb the groove with distinct orange rock on its left. From the ledge above, go up and left to a smaller ledge just below a loose block.

  4. 33m (14) Up past block and up chimney. Step left then up and right. Finish up chimney.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Paul Gillis & Bob Kenyon (alt), 16 Jun 1969


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

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