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Daniel Fisher

@danielfisher
Australia • Rock climber
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Wed 15 Jul

, , Mark Gamble, , , One Day Hero and Cris commented in the discussion Video: FFA of Vertigo 5.14, Hardest Trad in Australia at 32 Vertigo Trad 36m and mentioned Daniel Fisher. • 10 weeks ago

started this discussion 6 months ago.

Video: FFA of Vertigo 5.14, Hardest Trad in Australia

Watch Daniel Fisher doing the first free ascent of Vertigo.

https://youtu.be/IQztivtkm48

replied 6 months ago.

Thanks Kai. Worthwhile video... and I've learned an interesting lesson on how to prepare personal gear for a known but difficult trad route.

replied 6 months ago.

You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the video. I didn't think about further education when sharing it

Cris replied 6 months ago.

So, it's not Whistling Kite the hardest trad in Australia?

replied 6 months ago.

Link?

Cris replied 6 months ago.

At Frog Buttress, east side.

Mark Gamble replied 6 months ago.

Whistling Kite isn't pure trad. There's at least 2 bolts on it. 3?

Cris replied 6 months ago.

Well then, my apologies.

replied 5 months ago.

So, it's a mixed route?

Don't mixed routes count as trad anyway?

Cris replied 5 months ago.

BTW, did anyone ever got a red point?

replied 11 weeks ago.

I love this video and I've watched it a few times. Does anyone have any photos that show how steep this is? It looks incredibly steep from the drone footage, but I would love to see a side on shot. Man this looks so hard.

replied 11 weeks ago.

Simon Bischoff took some pretty pictures of it I think

One Day Hero replied 11 weeks ago.

It's really steep for a granite crack, has to be nearly 30 degrees over through the business. When you abseil over it, you land more than 5m from the wall

replied 11 weeks ago.

when are you going to nab the second ascent Damo?

One Day Hero replied 10 weeks ago.

Um, that would be never. Have people not seen the list of butts which Vertigo has kicked? There are some high caliber arses on that list.

Mon 29 Jun

Monty Curtis edited some areas, some routes and a topo at Blue Mountains. 225 discuss 13 weeks ago

Updated an annotation in the area Banks Gully Amphitheater.
Added annotation.

A small grey south facing wall just above the main amphitheater.

Updated the area Banks Gully Amphitheater.
Created the route 24 The Name Changers.
description

Two inoffensive pitches of orange up the wall right Call Out Culture. Be warned - the name of this route has yet to be approved by the Melbourne nomenclature authorities. Bring 20 neutral-draws and a UIAA sanctioned rope in the correct colour matching your ethnicity. After finding a legislated diverse partner rope up and get climbing. Approach via abseils* down Call Out Culture. *The word "rappel" is not to be used anymore to avoid unnecessary angst.

  1. 45m (23). Layback into angled trench - up this for a few metres then right and up the long wall of endless rounded holds (we dare not use that "other" word for rounded holds). Finish up flake to hanging belay with a little foot ledge. If you swore anywhere on this pitch - it's straight to re-education camp.

  2. 35m (24) After waiting the legislated 45 minutes and gaining the required permit to continue - launch up the steeper wall above then dawdle up at a socially responsible pace to top ledge. Judges will present you with your report card upon completion of this pitch. How good is rock-climbing!

Created the route 22 Unknown.
description

Left of the two lines here. Quite good until the last dangerous runout to the anchors - where all the holds are now dirty.

Updated the route 21 Loose Change.

Changed height from '10' to '17'. — Added number of bolts '5'. — Changed name from 'Loose change' name 'Loose Change'.

Updated beta description.
One of a couple of a routes on a small wall located in gully above the main amphitheatre. The routes are small....poxy...and unlike what occurs at other crags would be a waste of time bolting...but here, serve as a useful warm up for the main event in the amphitheatre, where flash pumps will ruin your effort for getting here. Right of the two lines. A useful warm up for the main event in the amphitheatre, where flash pumps will ruin your effort for getting here. Climb up juggy wall on bolts steepening at the anchors. Spaced bolting and not well cleaned - take care.. Climb up juggy wall on bolts steepening at the anchors.
Edited route history.
Route setter: Simon Opper
3 Apr 2007First ascent: Simon Opper

Evan Wells started this discussion 13 weeks ago.

I am 100 percent behind not using 'Rappel' , however Abseil contains 'Abs' which denotes excessive muscle growth and kinda testosteroney. Its 2020. I think the best solution® is to gri-gri® down the ropes or wotevs it is u climbers do.

Jason Lammers replied 13 weeks ago.

Perhaps remove the grade, it’s discriminatory to the people that can’t climb the grade. Some folk may be offended ??

Evan Wells replied 13 weeks ago.

Oh cra..oh no. I didnt mean it like..oh jeez ..no I mean not jeez, umm arrghh im such a bad person.

Daniel Fisher replied 13 weeks ago.

Top blokes. What would we do without your outstanding leadership.....

replied 13 weeks ago.

i really don’t love this

Evan Wells replied 13 weeks ago.

It sure perked me up, not enough formaldehyde in my veins I guess.

Sun 27 Oct 19

Daniel Fisher updated an area and some routes at Orroral area. 100 10 months ago

Updated the area Tower Rocks.
Updated beta approach.
Tower Rocks is at the end of the road. From the carpark, where the tower once stood, follow the path towards the valley (southwest) for 100 metres. Drive up Apollo Road all the way to the campground and the squashed remains of the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station (at the end of the bitumen). The dirt road, starting on the right through a gate, provides access to all the 'Orroral Ridge' outcrops. The condition of the road varies, but 2WD is generally possible. Beyond 'Honeysuckle Crag' the road winds up to a carpark where, once upon a time, a big scaffolding tower stood, above 'Tower Rocks'. The road passes a turnoff on the left (locked gate) which leads past 'The Battlements' and into the 'Orroral Valley'. See topo/map.
Updated the route 7 Penny.
Updated the route 23 Illusionary lines.
Updated the route 15 Lincoln's Lament.
Updated the route 22 Flourescent.
Updated the route 25 Infidelity.
Tue 1 Oct 19

updated a route at Orroral area and mentioned Daniel Fisher. 75 about a year ago

Updated the route 32 Vertigo.

Changed style from 'aid' to 'trad'. — Added personal grade contribution 'M4'. — Changed route grade from 'M4' to '32'. — Added personal stars ''.

Updated beta description.
The best unfreed line left in the ACT and still popular as an aid climb. The impressive overhanging crack on the valley side. Up the crack to the fork and take the right-hand crack to the top. It has been freed to nearly half height (grade 23); there have been continuing attempts to finish the job (hence double bolts at the top of the wall) - about another ten grades more. Also popular as a commercial abseiling site. Finally freed but still popular as an aid climb, hence double bolts at the top of the wall. The impressive overhanging crack on the valley side. Up the crack to the fork and take the right-hand crack to the top. Also popular as a commercial abseiling site.
Edited route history.
Dec 1972First ascent: Norm Booth & Lincoln Hall

M4

Sep 2019First free ascent: Daniel Fisher