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1 23 25m
2 28 50m

Two pitches of wonderful wall climbing. First pitch is a good single pitch sport route with lower-off at 23, 2nd pitch is a much bigger and harder affair.

Start at the 2nd line of rings left of Ben Trovato's p1 crack, starting up tree.

  1. 25m (23) One of the best pitches on the wall. Intricate face climbing finding a line of weakness amongst blankness. Clamber up tree for a few metres to clip high RB. Batman up to this bolt to reach horizontal break hold. (The route used to start by standing on the tree, but as it has died the tree is now half a metre lower than the first ascent). If you try and boulder off the tree add two grades.

  2. 50m (28) 37m of climbing, plus a scramble back to a tree. Really awesome climbing on thin edges with a long vertical crux move to undercling a shallow flake! The rings aren't recessed but otherwise seem ok (as at 2015). There is no loweroff, so either top out and belay off a tree, or lower off a single ring. BEWARE the last ring is in very hollow rock (and its 32m back to the belay).

Ethic: inherited from West Face (Main Area)

Sublime Point is an old climbing area, with many routes dating from the 1950s and 1960s. Aid and mixed climbing was the fashion then, and the easier routes can be pretty bold for a modern climber. In the last 10 years there have been a lot of well protected sport routes added. This has been seen as controversial by some climbers who consider the crag a 'mixed' climbing venue.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Phil Sage (pitch 2), 2002

  • First Ascent: Neil Monteith (pitch 1), 2010


Located in Ben Trovato Wall approx:
Lat/Long: -33.735159,150.337308

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Route Grade Citations

23, 28 Community registered grade
23 Jason McCarthy
23, 28 Neil Monteith
28 ** Blue Mountains Climbing
28 ** ACA Route Register
23, 28 Neil Monteith

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Overall quality score: 78%

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