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Description

A shorter outrider to the Bread-knife, this is the next bluff south of the Butter-knife. Climbs are listed from S to N along W Face.

Access issues inherited from Warrumbungles

Most of the crags are in Warrumbungle National Park.

Approach

Either follow the southern side of the cliff line up from the Dagda Shortcut, or down from the Grand High Tops track.

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Routes

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14 * The Sickle Trad 39m 2

Start near the top/southern end of the wall, beneath the gap between the large roofs.

  1. 18 m Poor rock 15 m R of Scythe for 6 m, then water-line to ledge.

  2. 21 m (crux) R to overhang, then corner

FA: John Ewbank & Alec Campbell, 1967

2
14 The Scythe Trad 51m 2

15m left of The Sickle. Start at black wall below roofs at 25 m.

  1. 18 m (crux) Up, then R past prominent blocks. Now up and L to small ledge.

  2. 33 m Up to below roofs, then 9 m R round roofs to corner. Up this, then scramble.

FA: John Ewbank & Alec Campbell, 1967

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