- Height: 80m
- Pitches: 3
- Ascents: 14
All day sun
Wet in rain
Start as for Sago Entree.
30m (-) Up 'Sago Entrée'. for a bit then traverse right below overhung buttress to the adjacent line and up it to a semi-hanging belay.
25m (-) Continue up line through a triangular overhang. Belay below overhanging top section of the crack.
25m (20) (crux) Finish up the line.
First Ascent: Richard Curtis (p2 & 3) Brian Birchall (p1), 1976
On the first ascent Curtis took a rest half way up the final crack while he pondered whether he would be justified in uprooting a snow daisy to expose the crucial small flat hold on which it grew. (Ah, how things have changed.) On being told by Birchall (a Lecturer of Philosophy) to "stop being so effing ethical and get the eff up the effing thing." he disposed of the offending plant and finished the pitch, meaning to return at a later date and climb the pitch without the rest. Of course it never happened as there were too many other great new routes on the Governor to be done first. As a footnote it is interesting to note that Birchall returned not long after the first ascent with Bob Killip to climb the final pitch without the rest. He had fallen on the very last move of the crux pitch on the first ascent and had a Baldrickesque 'clever plan' to save strength on his new attempt. He decided he would put in less protection !!! The inevitable happened. He fell on the last move again and broke a couple of ribs. RIP Brian. We had some great times. RC.
First Free Ascent: Mark Colyvan & Paul Bain (alt), 1981
Located in North Face approx:
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