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Climb Smooth Sailing until after its crux (where it meets True North) then 1m later span out left via a series of dynamic iron cross moves and bad feet to join GMB. Climb the crack of this route for approx 1-2m then a final slab boulder problem diagonally leftwards leads to the chain of Achilles Gambit. Originally freed to GMB, later extended to the obvious finish. Very technical and engaging climbing.


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Steve Kelly

  • First Ascent: Peter Daish & Damien Hall


Located in Cephalopod Wall approx:
Lat/Long: -35.618689,138.555527

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24A0 Paul Badenoch

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