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A great section of traversing, the addition of which enables a 150m girdle of 'Taipan', via 'The Mint', 'Arabic Mint' and 'Lawrence of Arabia' (the full thing is yet to be done in a single push). Start: Start at the end of 'The Mint' (the first anchor of Sirocco). Can also be worked from the ground by starting up the first 15m of 'Mirage'. Reverse the Sirocco pitch 1 traverse, then take the Mirage traverse to the white corner. Swing R to obvious slot on arete, up a little then back down to a break which leads into Lawrence of Arabia. Cams to #5 & wires. Descent requires creativity if not continuing into LoA. Be aware that the slot on the arete captures your rope, which doesn't seem to create drag or rope cutting potential for the leader, but does create rope cutting potential if the second falls off the crux (as happened on the first ascent: the sheath was completely severed but thankfully the core survived). The leader should consider obstructing the slot and/or padding the problematic sharp edge, and/or the second should try to flick the rope out of the slot before leaving the corner.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Will Monks & Adam Demmert, 23 Feb 2008


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

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25 R Community registered grade
25 R * ACA Route Register

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Overall quality score: 67%

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