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The Rock's first classic test piece at this grade. Start 2m left of prominent corner. Prominent upside-down staircase (two BRs) to ledge.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Robert Cowan & Andrew Driscoll, 1989


Lat/Long: -35.267471,147.073105

Route Grade Citations

21 Community registered grade
21 Pocket RockGUIDE: The Rock and New Climbs

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 71%

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Comments keywords

tough hard stoked good brilliant great classic scary weird face interesting awkward hands technical fiddly

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