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Description:

Goes up the north west buttress for about 150m to the terrace, then takes a line between the upper part of Scunge Gully and Vertigo.

Start: The first obvious entry to the cliff on the way down from the pinnacle to the start of Scunge Gully i.e. roughly 30 metres right of Scunge Gully.

  1. 21m Steeply leftwards up ramp below a red wall crowned by overhangs.

  2. 27m To top of ramp, then step left from the corner to outflank overhangs. 2 old pitons at belay.

  3. 33m Look out for the fixed bearing race! Up right hand wall of corner. Step right at about 9m to avoid overhangs. Up into groove which trends rightwards. Chockstone.

  4. 30m Good chockstone at the head of the groove, up right and over bulges. Then right to a detached block.

  5. 27m Left to shallow groove, thence easy ground to tree.

  6. 21m Avoid vegetated gully by steep slabs behind tree. Cross the terrace.

  7. 34m The fault line which starts midway between Vertigo and the upper half of Scunge Gully is followed steeply up right. Some loose rock before stepping left and up on good rock. To avoid the horror rock on this pitch, it is possible to traverse off right into Vertigo at about half height.

  8. 60m Another 12m leads to Tourist Traverse.

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Route History:

  • First Ascent: David Witham & J Willis, 1967

Location:  

Located in North Face approx:
Lat/Long: -31.330336,148.999564

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