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This route goes up NW Buttress of spire to Half-way Ledge, then takes a line between upper pitches of Scunge Gully and Vertigo. Start 15 m R of Caucasus Corner.

  1. 21 m Steeply L up ramp below red wall and overhangs.

  2. 27 m Up ramp to corner. Step L, then up L of overhangs. Belay above small bush.

  3. 33 m Up R wall of corner. Step R round overhangs, then up past fixed ballrace to R-tending groove. Belay where possible.

  4. 30 m Up groove, then up R over bulges. Up and R to detached block.

  5. 27 m L to groove. Up easily. Tree belay.

  6. 21 m Up steep slabs behind tree to Half-way Ledge.

  7. 36 m Steeply R up fault line midway between Vertigo and Scunge Gully. Over loose rock, then L and up.

8-10) 60 m Up to cross Tourist Traverse, continue up.

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Route History:

  • First Ascent: David Witham & J Willis, 1967


Located in Belougery Spire approx:
Long/Lat: 148.999573,-31.330787

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