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Description:© (kieranl)

Another brilliant climb with a desperate crux on the frist pitch followed by an absolutely sublime second pitch. Sharing the top pitch and a half with 'Heretic' doesn't detract from it.

Start: Start 8 metres right of 'Heretic', about 33 metres right of 'Debutante' just right of a large tree that has fallen over. Clear initial D.

  1. 32m (18) Up easy crack then step up and right and up hard groove through overhang. Above go up then left more easily to ledge below main corner.

  2. 40m (17) Up fantastic corner until it eases at about 24 metres (belay possible). Step right then up for a bit before moving back into the line. Up to a good ledge on the left.

  3. 25m (17) Up weakness in overhangs above and veer left up easy, poorly protected face to left end of overlap. Now continue as for 'Heretic' up small, bottomless left-facing corner. Steeply up this, dubious rock, then move left and up to a ledge.

  4. 23m (16) Up, then slightly left to left-facing corner which leads to the top.

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Route History:

  • First Ascent: Phillip Stranger, Phillip Gledhill. They wandered way off to the left from halfway up pitch 2 and the route as described was done by Bruno Zielke, Gordon Talbett January 1970., Mar 1968

Location:  

Located in Main Cliff approx:
Long/Lat: 142.501925,-37.189975

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Route Grade Citations

17 *** South Eastern Grampians
18 Principal
18 *** *** ACA Route Register
18 *** Grampians Selected Climbs

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