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Description:© (Ashy)

Good technical climbing with a couple of hard moves and a tricky slab finish. Note that 'The Balrog' and 'Shelob' use the same holds towards the finish. 6RB's to 2RB anchor.

Ethic: inherited from Illawarra

Lots of bolts in this region. Most development has been done after the 1980s.

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Rod Young, 2002


Located in Thompson's Sunrise approx:
Long/Lat: 150.578773,-34.872330

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Route Grade Citations

20 Community registered grade
20 Rod Young
20 * * ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 58%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

overhung crux hard good cool nice fall committing arete slopey technical balancy

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