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Description:© (willmonks)

Good, but not in the same class as the other climbs here. Apparently it should have been called 'Maniac'.

Start: Start as for 'Technical Ecstasy'.

  1. 35m (16) As for 'Technical Ecstasy'. An alternative to the first pitch is to belay on the R about 8m below the original belay and climb directly into the second pitch crack.

  2. 30m (13) Move R to a groove on the far side of the wall and climb the groove to belay 10m below the capping overhang.

  3. 20m (18) Up the slab, keeping just L of arete to a wildly exposed pull through the overhang.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Tim Hancock, Peter McKeand 20.8.70, finishing by long traverse L to roof of Technical Ecstasy. As described: Kieran Loughran, Meg Sleeman. First pitch variant: Joel Malady & Michael Sim December 1995., 1988


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

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Route Grade Citations

18 Community registered grade
17 * A Rock Climbers Guide to the North Grampians
18 * Mount Stapylton Amphitheatre
18 * Grampians Selected Climbs
18 * * ACA Route Register

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Overall quality score: 57%

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