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Two pitches of wonderful wall climbing. First pitch is a good single pitch sport route with lower-off, 2nd pitch is a much bigger 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 and horizontal break. Launch onto the wall and weave upwards to triple bolt lower-off.

  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:
Long/Lat: 150.337308,-33.735159

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Route Grade Citations

28 Community registered grade
23, 28
28 ** ** Blue Mountains Climbing
28 ** ** ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 75%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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