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I looked, and behold, a pale rock. Straddled upon it...

Compression moves up a blunt arete to top out at jugs over a very airy landing. This one is an absolute cracker - requires great body tension, technical moves on tenuous holds and good concentration, not to mention good skin! The full line will involve some very heady moves, particularly if done 'pure' without the assistance of the boulder to the left.

There was some question before it was attempted whether it would even be possible given the apparent spacing of the holds. It definitely goes, but it sure ain't easy.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: David Nott, Oct 2012


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

Route Grade Citations

*** Canberra Climbers' Association Guide
V7 Principal
V8 Canberra Climbers' Association Guide

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