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Something to get its teeth into you. The start and finish are enjoyable, but the middle pitches are weird, spooky and poorly protected. Take a double-length sling.

Start: Start 9m R of 'Strela' at the initials "MB" below a groove.

  1. 35m (12) Gain the groove and follow it to the first big ledge. Traverse 10m R along the ledge before belaying.

  2. 15m (9) Scramble up diagonally R. Step around the arete to gain the ramp that runs back L. Follow the ramp and then step out onto the front. Move L a bit and then up to belay on another big ledge.

  3. 25m (12) Move up a bit and then traverse L to the other side of an obvious horn of rock. Things get strange here and it's hard to work out where to go. Go L to mantle onto a huge, vibrating knob. Move up and R and back R to a weakness in the overhangs. Scuttle up this exposed break to the next big ledge.

  4. 25m (12) Quite pleasant climbing up intermittent cracks and walls. If you head up and rightward you should arrive at the abseil bolts as for Simpleton.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Steve Craddock & Sue Priestly (alt) Easter, 1965


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

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Route Grade Citations

11 A Rock Climbers Guide to the North Grampians
11 The North Grampians Update
12 Principal
12 * Grampians Selected Climbs
12 * * ACA Route Register
12 * Mount Stapylton Amphitheatre

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 47%

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