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1. The Elephant 7 routes in Sector

Summary:
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seasonality
Trad and Sport

Long/Lat: 116.787568, -34.825663

Description:

Includes the elephant's trunk & head, as well as the full-height slab immediately to its right.

Access Issues: inherited from Mount Franklin

The area boasts some endangered fauna and flora and care must be taken to not damage any of the flora that inhabit Mt Franklin. Removal of plants could result in climbing restrictions.

Approach:

It is located on the left side of the west face and is reached by following the tourist trail around the base of the dome. When the trail turns left, you will see the blank slabby feature resembling an elephant.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 * Purveyors of Matters Large and Small for the Masses

Start 15m left of Hannibal.

  1. 47m (18): Up past 11 bolts then gear (0.5 cam) in the corner L of Hannibal. DBB.

  2. 30m (10): Continue up blocks to top.

FA: Matt Rosser, Jim Truscott, 2004

18 Mixed 77m 2, 11
2 Saracen

As for Hannibal to the third bolt, then left and up the crack on the side of the elephant's trunk and head.

19 Mixed 82m 3, 3
3 *** Hannibal

An excellent and sustained climb straight up the middle of the trunk. Protected with six bolts (hangers needed), wired and cams.

  1. 40m (20): Straight up the slab of the elephant's trunk, with carrot bolts and natural gear. From second bolt, continue past three more bolts to reach overlap. DBB on ledge above the overlap.

  2. 30m (17): Continue straight up. No pro for the first 8m. Finish up water runnel at rear of sloping ledge and belay near the bushes. Scramble to top.

FA: G. Philips,S. Digwood, 1991

20 Mixed 70m 2, 6
4 * Lector Connector

This is a variation to the finish of Hannibal. It has a longer first pitch and a great position up the side of the 'trunk'.

  1. 50m (20): As for Hannibal to the 5th bolt, then diagonally right past 4 FHs to rap anchor.

  2. 30m (18): Up steep slab trending right past 2 FHs then scramble to the top.

FA: Mark Thake, Jeremy Scott, 2007

20 Mixed 80m 2, 9
5 Trick or Treat

Better than it looks! Starts about 15m right of Hannibal below a series of water pockets.

  1. 42m (14): Follow pockets up the base of the wall forming the right side of the trunk. Move tight around the corner and continue for 8m and build belay in vegetated crack at the base of the wall on the left.

  2. 20m (16): Continue up slab just left of wall until the angle steepens the move right up slab to reach right trending crack. Follow crack to overlap and straight up sloping ramp and belay. Scramble to top.

FA: G. Phillips,S. Digwood, 1991

16 Trad 90m 2
RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
6 * Where Eagles Dare

Water streak 10m right of Trick or Treat. Need plates for 8 bolts, belays are U-bolts. Clips can be exciting

  1. 30m (18): Slab past 7 carrot bolts to DBB.

  2. 30m (18): Slab past 8 carrot bolts to DBB.

  3. 25m (14): Up past 5 bolts to DBB.

FA: M. Tiller,J. Siamos, 1997

18 Sport 90m 3, 8
7 * Granitarium

Nice slab climbing with carrot bolts and a few medium cams. Starts 20m right of Where Eagles Dare and 30m left of Dream Weaver. First pitch is the only good one. Hangers required.

  1. 30m (17): Up slab past 5 bolts to short L-trending cracks (medium cams), then to DBB.

  2. 30m (13): Up mossy slap past 4 more bolts to left facing corner. Continue up corner to more bolts and natural pro to DBB.

  3. 27m (11): Mostly trad with a trad belay.

FA: R. Weiter, D. Rao, 2010

17 Sport 85m 3, 6

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
16 Trick or Treat Trad 90m 2
17 * Granitarium Sport 85m 3, 6
18 * Purveyors of Matters Large and Small for the Masses Mixed 77m 2, 11
* Where Eagles Dare Sport 90m 3, 8
19 Saracen Mixed 82m 3, 3
20 *** Hannibal Mixed 70m 2, 6
* Lector Connector Mixed 80m 2, 9