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HB had previously dabbled in this vicinity while searching for a second pitch for 'Mirage', but after he declared the second pitch groove "impossible" nobody bothered with it for years. Luckily no one told Stuart, who sauntered in and snared one of "Taipan's Top 5". Unfortunately the first pitch is ridiculously cruxy, so most people rap in to do pitch 2 only.

Start: Start as for 'Sirocco'.

  1. 35m (31) Follow 'Mirage' for 18m to gain the hanging slab atop the steep white corner. Now doddle up L (ha ha) past bolts to the start of the groove, and more easily to hanging belay at chain (30m rap).

  2. 25m (28) Amazing climbing up the line of shallow water scoops in incredible red stone, 7FHs to chain (25m to 1st belay, 55m to ground).


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Pitch 2: Stuart Wyithe (late) & Pitch 1: Garth Miller (2nd shot!), 1995


Located in Taipan Wall approx:
Lat/Long: -36.896140,142.385454

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