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Up the groove.

Start: Just behind the white Gum Tree

Ethic: inherited from Lindsay Rock Tops

The 1993 Kaputar guide lists many trad climbs, but unfortunately someone has retro bolted almost all of the north face routes between 2012-16. This has been progressive along the cliff. The retro bolting has been done with ugly large fixed hangers. Many climbers feel that these routes should not be retro bolted, but as of May 2016 no action has been taken. Since 2014 Robin Barley has been putting up new routes along the east face. These are on camouflaged black hangers, and many routes are mixed, in keeping with the Kaputar trad ethic. He is definitely not responsible for the retro bolting. An effort has been made to document the new "unknown" climbs which in many cases also effectively retro-bolt existing climbs - these have been given arbitrary names ending in "bble" as "unknown 1,2, 3" etc just seems boring. The retro bolter appears to be Herb Brandmeier from Brisbane. It is likely many bolts and the painted grades will disappear in the next 12 months if climbers opposed to this ugly development can get time to fix it


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Ian Brown, 1982


Located in Lindsay Rock Tops approx:
Lat/Long: -30.282291,150.177829

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Route Grade Citations

19 Community registered grade
18 LH
19 Pocket RockGUIDE: Kaputar

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Route quality

Overall quality score: 60%

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