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Description:© (willmonks)

This excellent buttress has been done in one pitch (not on the first ascent) but that placed the second at serious risk on the start. Add some slings, cams to #2½ and a handful of wires to the rack. Some think that the climb is worthless, that may be due to style or aesthetic preferences but they may be right. Make up your own mind.

Start: Start below slabby groove about 10m L of 'Strela', just R of the foot of the major Amphitheatre 'Gully'.

  1. 15m (22) Teeter into groove and up this and short wall to thread belay (requires nut-key to thread), five bolts, optional #2 cam.

  2. 25m (19) Many people abseil off and avoid this pitch which is a pity as it's good value. Pull up R of the belay and move back L to middle of buttress. Straight up, four bolts, #2½ cam after second bolt, to chain below overhang.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Kieran Loughran & Meg Sleeman, 1995


Located in Central Buttress approx:
Lat/Long: -36.893250,142.383756

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Route Grade Citations

22 Community registered grade
22 Mount Stapylton Amphitheatre
22 Grampians Selected Climbs
22 * ACA Route Register

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Overall quality score: 42%

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crux sandbag good fun fall interesting awkward slabby

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