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One of the best climbs for its grade in Australia! Climb the center hand/off-width crack that divides The Old Man pillar. Take big cams for top section.

Ethic: inherited from West Cape Howe

There is no established ethic. The usual WA ethics towards bolting apply, and all bolts should be placed with careful consideration, and definitely not used to replace natural pro.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: M. Smith, R. McArthur, V. Keane & H. Wopereis, Nov 1978


Located in Old Man Area approx:
Lat/Long: -35.126708,117.607721

Route Grade Citations

18 Community registered grade
18 South Coast Rock: A guide to rock climbing on WA's south coast

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 92%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

difficult hard super beautiful fun nice perfect amazing satisfying great classic awesome fall runout exposed interesting epic hands face easy jamming fist crack

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