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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.


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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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

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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