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The 70 degree overhung madness that rears above the walking track. One of the best steep routes in Australia.

Amazingly this was the first route to be equipped at Coolum (2 bolts); it was then extended another 2 bolts and attempted by various suitors over the next 15 years. In early 2008, Adam Donaghue refreshed the hardware & added two extensions, beginning both from a batman start on the U-bolt (Ground Control 28 going L and Major Tom 30 going straight up). Lee linked up the boulder problem start with Major Tom and Evil Wears No Pants was reborn as one of Queensland's 'King Lines'!

Ethic: inherited from Mt Coolum

The cave has been largely developed in the last 10 years We value our relationship with the National Park and expect all users to respect this. It is essential not to disturb the wildlife and stay on the track to limit our impact.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Adam Donoghue, 2008

  • First Free Ascent: Lee Cujes, 6 Jul 2008


Located in Mt Coolum approx:
Lat/Long: -26.563009,153.086891

Route Grade Citations

30 Community registered grade
30 Gareth Llewellin
30 *** ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 87%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

stuffed pumped struggle tired crux hard super fun rad nice good amazing great classic awesome fall feet rest fingers short face easy crap bad vertical undercling smooth traverse

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Check out what is happening on Evil Wears No Pants (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.