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Start as for Long Knife, clipping the first bolt on the arete out right, and continuing up the offwidth/chimney until at the same height as the 2nd bolt.

Traverse boldly right onto the arete to gain the 2nd bolt, then traverse boldly further right to gain the line of glue-in rings heading directly up the aesthetic arete.

Large Wires and large cams #3, #4/#5 to protect the initial crack. Consider climbing on 2-ropes and dropping the first once you gain the 2nd bolt on the arete to avoid hideous drag from the trad-section.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Mark Polinski


Located in Vamp Buttress approx:
Lat/Long: -41.460073,147.111528

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28 Community registered grade
28 Paul Thomson

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Overall quality score: 67%

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