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[May 2012 - loweroffs and start ringbolt added]

An excellent direct route with great views The arete left of Wallyard Grave. Follow the arete and right wall past fixed brackets to reach top arete. Climb arete until forced back right onto wall (crux) and up wall past last bracket to lower-offs. - 5 Expansion bolts & 1 RB

Ethic: inherited from Mt Keira

"The Big K" is worthwhile for a day trip from Sydney and a very good local cliff for those that live around the Illawarra - R.Young

.. and if all else fails, remember ... The Law of Gravity is STRICTLY Enforced

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Jon Muir


Located in North Face approx:
Long/Lat: 150.856189,-34.400023

Route Grade Citations

21 Community registered grade
21 OZ Rock
21 *** *** ACA Route Register
21(S) *** Rockclimbers Guide To Nowra & Wollongong

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 79%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

crux sustained tough super fun cool nice perfect good great awesome scary arete technical crimpy balancy

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