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The most obvious line that strikes you as you make your way up to the boulders. This line takes the incipient seam with insecure crack holds and the arete upwards (using the crack/boulder to the left if you need to). And it's overhung too. Very tensiony, technical but not too powerful moves for the grade.

Very nearly saw a FA on the first visit to it, but Bruno had a brainfreeze. Grade varies depending on how you approach it. The further you go out left with your body and the more you use the arete, the easier it gets. The purest line sent so far uses two holds on the arete, two sections of the seam and tops out direct with feet on the front of the boulder. It's possible there's a much harder climb for someone with finger(nail)s of steel using just the seam.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: David Nott, 11 Aug 2012

  • First Ascent: Constantine Carluen, 21 Apr 2012


Located in The Tombstones approx:
Long/Lat: 148.591244,-34.643491

Route Grade Citations

V4 to V5 Principal
V5 ** ** Canberra Climbers' Association Guide

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