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Grade Route Quality Style Crag Climber Date
Tue 26th May '15 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Modern Masculinity

With Stephen. Onsight all pitches that I haven't led previously. Linked P2 and P3 to avoid the awkward trad belay. Very good climbing for ME (in a hideously awkward, funky Trad kind of way), but probably not everyone's cup of tea. P1 - Access slab as for Big Bird. P2 - Probably 21. Thrutchy and insecure corner crux. Rather goey. P3 - Easier than it looks exposed traversing up the finger crack. P4 - Very awkward and insecure, with seemingly illogical moves necessary. Hard to grade.

Very Good Trad 80m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Tue 26th May '15
21 *** Sluj Gulpa

Repeat. Seconding Stephen on P1 only. A great little pitch with a tricky slab start, and a brief (but engaging) moment of thuggy traversing on funky rock.

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Tue 26th May '15
22 ** The Anty Climb

Repeat. Maybe soft at the grade for the STYLE, but it still doesn't go easily. Radical slabbing which has classy footwork in all the right places. Despite this being more mossy than I've ever seen it before, it's still clean where it matters.

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Tue 26th May '15
24 *** Slow Gulpa

2nd shot. The obvious single-pitch linkup of the best parts of Slow Twitch into the best parts of Sluj Gulpa with an extra bolt and a tricky techy traverse boulder-problem to link the two. The new climbing is harder than any move on either route, and puts you in the thick of Sluj Gulpa without the stances. Some rock still to cleanup on the traverse, but all the crucial holds (that I used) won't break off, so as this climb cleans up it will just get better. Sure, I'm biased, but this line rocks!

Classic Sport 38m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Tue 26th May '15
Sun 12th Apr '15 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Modern Masculinity

Interesting and the crux was way too tricky for the onsight. Read the description before heading up

- with Matthew Perrett
Very Good Trad 80m Mt Gibraltar Lincoln Quilliam
Sun 12th Apr '15
Sat 14th Feb '15 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird

Way over-rated, especially p3. Pitch 2 is super funky, combine it with pitch 1 (basic access). You can probably rap off the p2 anchors directly to the ground with a 60m rope, we had 67m. Led p1 and p3 clean, p2 second clean.

Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar z_swander
Sat 14th Feb '15
20 ** Slow Twitch

Old school, hilarious bolting past halfway... don't fall if you're approaching another bolt. Really interesting movements, a little groveling down low, but a great excursion overall. A brown snake slithered underneath my foot on the northern exit, but still coming back for the extension!

Very Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar z_swander
Sat 14th Feb '15
22 ** The Anty Climb

Great climb and a super route to learn good footwork.

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar z_swander
Sat 14th Feb '15
22 the Italian Route

The crux sequence is as hard as the 22 next door, but not as good, and with heaps of chossy flakes.

Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar z_swander
Sat 14th Feb '15
Sun 8th Feb '15 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Modern Masculinity (James Bultitude Closed Project)

Sendage!

- with Rene Provis
Classic Trad 80m Mt Gibraltar James
Sun 8th Feb '15
Thu 22nd Jan '15 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Jeff Wyatt
Thu 22nd Jan '15
Sat 8th Nov '14 - Mt Gibraltar
Northern end 14 Wall
14 Skier's Crack

In 2013.

Good Trad 8m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sat 8th Nov '14
13 * Magic (2)

In 2013.

Average Trad 10m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sat 8th Nov '14
16 Fawkes (3)

In 2013.

Average Sport 10m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sat 8th Nov '14
14 1

In 2013.

Average Trad 10m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sat 8th Nov '14
Mon 6th Oct '14 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

Done as 2 pitches. Led P3. Awesome climbing with a bit of everything.

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Tim Haasnoot
Mon 6th Oct '14
25 *** Slow Twitch Extension

1 shot, some sharp holds, some flexing. Running out of time getting bloody hot in the sun. Will have to come back for another shot.

Good Sport 40m Mt Gibraltar Tim Haasnoot
Mon 6th Oct '14
20 ** Slow Twitch

Great corner.

Very Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Tim Haasnoot
Mon 6th Oct '14
22 ** The Anty Climb

Great slabbing

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Tim Haasnoot
Mon 6th Oct '14
Sat 2nd Aug '14 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird

Great climb although some spots need a bit more cleaning. Pitch 2 and 3 definitely highlights with jamming and one of the weirdest moves iv ever done. Onsighted P1 and P3 and clean second of P2. Would recommend this!

Very Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Jarrod
Sat 2nd Aug '14
20 ** Slow Twitch

Interesting climbing with an early unexpected crux and a fun mantle at the finish

Very Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Jarrod
Sat 2nd Aug '14
Sat 9th Aug '14 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Jake Griffiths
Sat 9th Aug '14
20 Modern Masculinity Top Pitch

Seconded this bold last pitch from as last pitch off Big Bird

Good Sport 15m, 2 Mt Gibraltar Jake Griffiths
Sat 9th Aug '14
Sat 9th Aug '14 - Mt Gibraltar
Slab Walls
16 Maur i Rompa

Nice change from the usual Sandstone

- with James Bultitude
Average Mixed 2 Mt Gibraltar Jake Griffiths
Sat 9th Aug '14
16 Maur i Rompa

Drilling and cleaning from stances. Potential for a more direct finish.

Average Mixed 2 Mt Gibraltar James
Mon 11th Aug '14
Sun 22nd Jun '14 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
21 ** Modern Masculinity (James Bultitude Closed Project)

Seconding James, 2nd pitch only. Desperate thrutchy crux. Good line, bolting is probably done but still needs a lot of cleaning in places to get more than a star. Will bring broom next time.

Good Trad 80m Mt Gibraltar Sam May
Sun 22nd Jun '14
Sun 22nd Jun '14 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 Modern Masculinity Top Pitch

Well done James. This is crazy exposed and weird. Needs to be cleaned more though.

Very Good Sport 15m, 2 Mt Gibraltar Sam May
Sun 22nd Jun '14
20 Modern Masculinity Top Pitch

Airy, balancey, different climbing in a thought provoking position. 2nd shot.

Classic Sport 15m, 2 Mt Gibraltar James
Sun 22nd Jun '14
** Modern Masculinity (James Bultitude Closed Project)

2 bolts in pitch 2 and climbed 1 hang up to belwo the roof. Cleaned the corner some more. Redpointed top pitch.

Classic Trad 80m Mt Gibraltar James
Sun 22nd Jun '14
Mon 9th Jun '14 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
** Modern Masculinity (James Bultitude Closed Project)

Put two bolts in pitch three and worked some moves on TR solo. Gonna be scary.

Trad 80m Mt Gibraltar James
Mon 9th Jun '14
Wed 24th Oct '12 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird

lead P1 and P3, second P2. Very cool moves, and quite exposed at times.

Classic Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Patrick A. Burr
Wed 24th Oct '12
22 *** Sluj Gulpa

only P1

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Patrick A. Burr
Wed 24th Oct '12
20 ** Slow Twitch Classic Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Patrick A. Burr
Wed 17th Oct '12
22 ** The Anty Climb

very cool slab. Avoid the Ants at the start!

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Patrick A. Burr
Wed 17th Oct '12
20 the Italian Route

awesome, though mossy and dirty. Needs a clean

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Patrick A. Burr
Wed 17th Oct '12
Fri 1st Jan '10 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
23 *** Sluj Gulpa Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Kenton Horsley
Fri 1st Jan '10
20 ** Slow Twitch Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Kenton Horsley
Fri 1st Jan '10
Sat 9th Nov '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Slow Twitch - with Ryan Hanvey Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Matt Tranter
Sat 9th Nov '13
22 ** The Anty Climb - with Simon Vaughan Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Matt Tranter
Sat 9th Nov '13
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

Pitch one only, nice

Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Simon Vaughan
Sat 9th Nov '13
22 ** The Anty Climb Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Simon Vaughan
Sat 9th Nov '13
Wed 6th Nov '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird - with Clare foot Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Matt Tranter
Wed 6th Nov '13
Tue 5th Nov '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird

Ryan lead the beak, we ran 1 and 2 together, awesome interesting old school

Very Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Simon Vaughan
Tue 5th Nov '13
Sat 2nd Nov '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 the Italian Route

Did you forget the last bolt Mike?

- with ryan hanvey
Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Matt Tranter
Sat 2nd Nov '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

Slipped off the low corner moss, awesome head wall

Very Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Simon Vaughan
Sat 2nd Nov '13
20 the Italian Route Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Simon Vaughan
Sat 2nd Nov '13
Sat 17th Aug '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

what an outing. has a bit of everything! brillo

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar lloyd wishart
Sat 17th Aug '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

must do the ext.

Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar lloyd wishart
Sat 17th Aug '13
Sun 25th Aug '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

Chalksight Is good to finally do some of the climbs paul has been talking about for so long. Great short 3 pitch multi that isn't that hard and has good fun climbing on each pitch.

Very Good Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Ben Jenga
Sun 25th Aug '13
25 *** Slow Twitch Extension

Another dog to add to the list. I think I fell and a very common spot, after the last draw one metre from the top. It took me a few attempts to figure out a usable sequence for the last moves to the cliff top. Great climbing on mostly good rock but a couple of sharp holds, wish I was better at stemming.

Good Sport 40m Mt Gibraltar Ben Jenga
Sun 25th Aug '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

This line is the most obvious at the crag and one of the funnest. The crux is in an Unlikly place, great top moves on the steeper head wall.

Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Ben Jenga
Sun 25th Aug '13
22 ** The Anty Climb

I really enjoyed this and didn't find it that much harder the the Italian route. Nice friction and edge slabbing.

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Ben Jenga
Sun 25th Aug '13
20 the Italian Route

Not the best route at the gib and as a warm up felt tricky. I would hate to have tried this climb before the hammer cleaning.

Average Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Ben Jenga
Sun 25th Aug '13
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

Seconded all three pitches clean so JengA could go for the onsight. Short multipitching, but rad. 4th lap, and still loving it.

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 25th Aug '13
25 *** Slow Twitch Extension

Stoked! First shot of the day placing the draws, and climbed as an uninterrupted 40m pitch from the ground. Not hard at 25 if you're a technical stemming master, but damned tough at the grade if your not (fortunately I'm right in the middle of that scale). Demanding climbing, and super-weird and technical. Tackling the crux sequence in the last 3m of ~40m of climbing is mentally taxing, especially considering the absurdity of the required moves. I HAD to come back for the send of this beauty.

Classic Sport 40m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 25th Aug '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

Repeat as part of a giant linkup to the Slow Twitch extension. I've climbed this enough times that the funky trickiness of the slab section is under control, but still required my full attention. A totally worthwhile route in its own right.

Very Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 25th Aug '13
20 the Italian Route

Repeat. Warm-up. Nice friction slabbing, but still awaiting a nice rainy downpour to wash away the sandy rock after its recent cleaning.

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 25th Aug '13
Sun 11th Aug '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
** Mikl's Face Project - CLOSED PROJECT

Figuring out the first of the moves took me a while. I'll play around on this when I'm fresh next time...

Good Sport 35m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 11th Aug '13
25 *** Slow Twitch Extension

Only did the first couple of moves and was really pumped so didn't continue.

Very Good Sport 40m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 11th Aug '13
20 ** Slow Twitch Classic Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 11th Aug '13
22 ** The Anty Climb

Climbed it this time in the blasting sun and felt harder than before when I did it in the morning!

Classic Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 11th Aug '13
20 the Italian Route Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 11th Aug '13
Sun 11th Aug '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 the Italian Route

Leith took a hammer to the crap rock on this earlier in the day, and I'm glad to say my doubts about whether this would be climb-able with so many holds smashed off were proven very wrong. This is NOW actually a really enjoyable friction slab, with the rock that is left feeling very solid (will be great with some rain to wash off the rock-dust). Probably in the vein of a Tarana 17/18 (my only consistent comparison to this style of climbing).

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 11th Aug '13
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

3rd pitch only, 1st shot today. After finishing up the Slow Twitch Extension (25), I rapped back to the hanging belay at the start of P3, and cruised it with John the Kiwi belaying (and his draws already on the route). Bloody brilliant climbing, and I'm stoked that I felt so-strong on it (after having climbed 3 x 25ish routes back to back). One of the best 23s out there.

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 11th Aug '13
25 *** Slow Twitch Extension

Second shot. In some ways worse than the onsight attempt (I fell off below where I reached on the onsight, by overthinking a sequence and consequently making a mes of it), but the top (crux) moves went relatively easily once I got the brain in gear, and I FEEL like the Send is there for the taking. I can't wait to get back to this weird masochistic monster. Thanks for seconding me on this one, Leith.

Classic Sport 40m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 11th Aug '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

Seconding Leith to get up to the belay at the end of P1 for another shot at P2. Still a pleasure.

Very Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 11th Aug '13
** Mikl's Face Project - CLOSED PROJECT

A quick play-around on the money-section of this climb, under the watchful eyes of law himself. Very un-Gib-like, with weird strenuous and powerful climbing up a wall that isn't actually very steep. I look forward to cutting a lap on this once Mikl sends it. 24/25ish?

Very Good Sport 35m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 11th Aug '13
25 *** Slow Twitch Extension

Warm-up, linked into the bottom pitch (20) to make a giant technical superpitch. Fell off at the last bolt on the onsight (which is the crux), then pulled back on and -after fumbling around for about a week- figured out the mind-boggling finale and topped out. Very 3D and super-technical, with some strenuously thin moves near the bottom, and an utterly blank final section that requires moves the like of which I've never used anywhere else. Brilliant!

Classic Sport 40m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 11th Aug '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

Repeat. Warm-up. Great, weird technical slabbing which just gets steeper until you're climbing an overhanging corner on jugs. Awesome.

Very Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 11th Aug '13
Wed 31st Jul '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird

diverse climbing in 3 pitches - pitch 2 is quite challenging but pitch 3 is what its all about - pure weirdness

Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Gareth Downey
Wed 31st Jul '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

the ramp is the crux - you wont believe me when you see it but it is!

Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Gareth Downey
Wed 31st Jul '13
22 ** The Anty Climb

very balancy - cool climbing

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Gareth Downey
Wed 31st Jul '13
Sun 21st Jul '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird

Not quite classic, but unique and really cool. Most jamming I've ever done on a sport route. Led the 2nd pitch in a dry-mouthed hungover haze, but had to pull on the draw to get over the crux bulge, which may be harder than 20 and won't be getting any easier. Bring a brush for the last pitch as it is still cleaning up.

Closest non-sandstone to Sydney, get on it and get funky.

Very Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Sam May
Sun 21st Jul '13
Sat 20th Jul '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird

Fantastic climbing, a lot 'traddier' than I thought it would be, Lots of cool jamming and liebacking. Climbed with Sam and Damon. Onsighted pitches 1 and 3. Seconded Pitch two and fell at the crux. I think the crucial flake may have pulled off to the left. Great day out. Still a fair amount of loose flakes and moss, but will clean up with more ascents. Get on it.

Mega Classic Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar James
Sat 20th Jul '13
Sun 12th May '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird Classic Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Geoff Campbell
Sun 12th May '13
Sun 10th Feb '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Comyns

With Paul. Pitch 1 - Second Clean, Pitch 2 - Onsight, Pitch 3 - Second Clean.

Pitch 2 was definitely the highlight of Comyn's. Delicate, balancey friction slabbing all in the feet. I really enjoyed the first few moves of this pitch.

Very Good Trad 50m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 10th Feb '13
20 ** Big Bird

With Paul. Pitch 3 - Second Clean.

Only pitch 3 this time and did it instead of Comyn's last pitch which is supposedly a hike. I will never try to copy anyone else's technique on this beak because it doesn't work!

Very Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 10th Feb '13
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

With Paul. Pitch 1 - Lead Clean, Pitch 2 - Red-point, Pitch 3 - Second Not Clean.

Finding a good sequence and getting really used to friction slabbing meant I could clean up pitch 2 which was a lot of fun. I was also happy with my progress on pitch 3. This time down to 1 rest, that being the nails hard move right before the end of the climb. I felt stronger than before on the remaining moves up to there.

Very Good Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 10th Feb '13
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

With Marek. This time it was his turn to tick the first two pitches (done in fine style), and I wanted a rematch at the tough top pitch. 1st Pitch - Clean Second; 2nd Pitch - Clean Second; 3rd Pitch - Dog, I took another monster whipper 10+m (this time finishing the fall upside down) 1m from the victory jug (trying to throw for it). Even after a rest, the top sequence is bloody nails (24?), and the top clip is almost impossible. I reccomend clipping a 60cm Runner on it when you rap in! AWESOME!

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 10th Feb '13
20 ** Big Bird

Top Pitch only, this time. Climbed with Marek as part of a Comyns-Big Bird linkup (to avoid the Grade 10 doddle pitch at the top of Comyns). Funky moves to gain the "beak", heaps more fun on LEAD (clean) this time, rather than on second. Fist Jams and Offwidth technique for the WIN! (Though Marek disagrees with me on that).

Very Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 10th Feb '13
20 ** Comyns

With Marek. 1st Pitch - Onsight; 2nd Pitch - Clean second. 3rd Pitch - Linked into top Pitch of Big Bird (18) rather than doing the grade 10 trad doddle to the top. Some funky friction slab moves up a groove (on trad gear) which climbs way better (and harder) than it looks, makes up the first pitch. The second pitch is airy, scary and technical to get established on the face around the arete, with nice friction slabbing to the belay.

Very Good Trad 50m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 10th Feb '13
Mon 7th Jan '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
22 ** The Anty Climb

Great great climb, fell off at the crux. I accidental found the required footer and a hold angled the right way it was put away nicely.

Classic Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Nathan Merton
Mon 7th Jan '13
20 the Italian Route

Not very appealing rock, brittle under foot. Though I still enjoy a good friction slab when I can get on one. the amount of footers are definitely fewer after my ascent, no amount of soft toes was going to save them.

Average Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Nathan Merton
Mon 7th Jan '13
Sun 6th Jan '13 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

Monumental and visionary, absolute classic. With Marek. Decided to link P1 & P2 together (not recommended, due to bad fall potential for most of P2). P1 - Onsight but for a few false starts (wasn't too sure how the route started). Hard start, exciting traverse. P2 - Onsight. Hard start, very thin friction slabbing. P3 - Dog. After a titanic struggle, I took a nice whipper from next to the last bolt, 1m from the jugs. Pulled back on and clean to the top. Stellar pitch with everything you want!

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 6th Jan '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

Exciting and varied. Hard slab start demands trust in the sketchiest of footers -I felt close to coming off-, and leads to amazing 3-dimensional climbing with an exciting finish up the corner, on good rock the whole way. Next time I'll have to try the top pitch (25) for sure!

Very Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 6th Jan '13
22 ** The Anty Climb

Classic friction slabbing on GOOD rock. Would probably be a 19 at Tarana, but in reality 21/22 is probably more in line with modern grading. Sustained, technical and balancy. Genuinely pleasant to climb.

Very Good Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 6th Jan '13
20 the Italian Route

After Nathan decided to rid this climb of footers, necessity meant using some of the more dubious footers. Despite cruising this friction slab, one of the aforementioned footers broke and off I came. Not a bad climb, but the rock is just too friable to stand up to many more ascents, and the contrived difficulty of the crap rock means this just isn't worthwhile.

Average Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 6th Jan '13
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

This multi-pitch was super fun. The first pitch had a fun crack traverse, the second pitch, a tenuous start followed by thin slabbing, and the final third pitch contained a mixed bag of thin slabbing, vertical face climbing and some tiring lay-backing to finish off. Pitch 1 - Second Clean, Pitch 2 - Second not clean (came off the last thin move before the end of the pitch), Pitch 3 - Second not clean (a solid climb with a few hard moves that made me peel off with a pump).

Very Good Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 6th Jan '13
20 ** Slow Twitch

Classic climb. There was a tricky slab section down low that needed some commitment but otherwise the 3D style of climbing and the unique moves on the remaining parts of the climb were very enjoyable.

Classic Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 6th Jan '13
22 ** The Anty Climb

My first classic friction slab. All the hand and foot holds were solid compared to the Italian Route and a lot of balancing was required throughout the whole climb. The crux move that required a very gentle step-up on a small footer was the highlight.

Classic Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 6th Jan '13
20 the Italian Route

Happy to onsight this slab although there are many crucial holds (particularly footers) that have come off on this route because of weaknesses of the rock in some parts. Nevertheless, there is no better way to start the day than with a bit of scary friction slabbing...!!

Average Sport 20m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 6th Jan '13
Mon 31st Dec '12 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Comyns
  1. A bit dirty and slabby.
Good Trad 50m Mt Gibraltar Neil Monteith
Mon 31st Dec '12
23 *** Sluj Gulpa

2009? Wicked - top pitch is hella fun.

Classic Sport 60m Mt Gibraltar Neil Monteith
Mon 31st Dec '12
25 *** Slow Twitch Extension

Linked into lower pitch. Super rad climbing - fell off very last pop move to top ledge. Pulled back on and sent it 2 secs later. Bugger.

Classic Sport 40m Mt Gibraltar Neil Monteith
Sun 23rd Dec '12
20 ** Slow Twitch

A bit strange down low - trust in feet required. Upper corner is super.

Good Sport 30m Mt Gibraltar Neil Monteith
Sun 23rd Dec '12
Sun 30th Dec '12 - Mt Gibraltar
Main Wall
20 ** Big Bird

Climbing Big Bird was a really great way to end the afternoon, especially when Paul and I thought the rain was going to alter our plans. A very interesting mix of slabbing, steepish lay-backing and leg jamming makes this climb great quality. I loved the rock feature on the third and final pitch which resembled that of a beak. I must say I found it was a battle getting over the top of it, but leg jamming seem to be my only option. P1 - Onsight, P2 - Second Clean, P3 - Onsight.

Very Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Marek
Sun 30th Dec '12
20 ** Big Bird

With Marek. P1 - Second (clean), P2 - Onsight, P3 - Second (clean). A great way to escape the crag, and good fun as well. P2 is the most involved (with some steep laybacking, an awkward crack/corner, and a hard friction-slab-esque move over a bulge), but the "beak" feature on P3 is intriguing and guarantees much hilarity. Good value.

Very Good Sport 75m Mt Gibraltar Paul Thomson
Sun 30th Dec '12

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