routes in Tiptoe Ridge Area
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In honour of the pioneers who first explored this territory 50 years ago. Named in honour of the golden anniversary, Aphrodite’s golden apples and The Slot’s nearby ‘orange bowl’. Takes the big wall centrally, to the left of Aphrodite and The Green Singer. Much better than appearances suggest,with an unusual variety of rock and climbing, and a robust top pitch that looks pretty daunting from the ground. Start as for The Green Singer.
FA: Norm Booth & Keith Lockwood, 21 Dec 2013
|14||★ The Green Singer
Dedicated to John Shaw Neilson, Australia's finest lyric poet. From the top of this climb much of Neilson's country is spread out in clear view to the northwest. Fairly good climbing though the rock low on the second pitch is not the best. Worth a go if you're tired of Bard and all the Mount's other classics.
Start: Start L of 'Aphrodite' (itself not written up!).
FA: Lockwood. (var)
FA: Keith & Tim, 2002
A slightly bold first pitch and an exhilirating finish.
Start: The face just left of the 'Tiptoe Ridge' buttress is marked by the deep chasm of 'The Slot'. Start directly below this chasm.
FA: Simon Mentz & Glenn Tempest, 1998
|11||★ The Slot
An old-fashioned route. Start below the chasm just left of the 'Tiptoe Ridge' pinnacle, as for 'Aphrodite'.
FA: Peter Jackson, Doug Angus. Alternate finish : Ian Guild & Doug Hatt., 1964
Contrived. Start a bit right of 'The Slot' at foot of big chimney-corner formed by the main wall and the Tiptoe pinnacle. Up chimney to eventually join 'Tiptoe Ridge'.
FA: Darryl Carr & Bernie Lyons, 1967
Follow 'Tiptoe Corner' to crack left of Next Of Kin. Pull over bulge, heading left to break. Above small roof, climb straight up face.
FA: Kim Carrigan, Robin Miller, Louise Shepherd & Mike Broadbent, 1982
|23 R||★ Next of Kin
Follow the chimney of 'Tiptoe Corner' for 15 metres and step onto the face at the first of two diagonal cracks. Up right to below flakes, then straight up these, exiting right over roof.
FA: Kim Carrigan & Louise Shepherd, 1982
|22||★ Consenting Adults
Follow 'Moonlighting' for 10 metres, traverse easily left to below smooth wall. Up wall via break and bulge to pod. Up pod and around roof.
FA: Louise Shepherd, Mike Broadbent, Chris Baxter, Robin Miller & Kim Carrigan, 1982
From start of 'Tiptoe Ridge', take left-leaning grey diagonal then step right to short right-facing orange corner on right arete of south face. There are some loose blocks.
FA: Recorded : Annette Halley, Jenni Martin, Dave Kitching & Marian Lester, 1992
|★★ Hips Don't Lie
A squeeze test at the top of Tiptoe Ridge. Lay down and shuffle through the horizontal crack.
Set by Austin Tredrea, 7 Jul 2016
FA: Tiarne Easley, 7 Jul 2016
|5||★★★ Tiptoe Ridge
An alpine-flavoured adventure that surely ranks as one of the finest routes of its grade in the world
Start: Left of the prominent ridge is a large terrace. Approach from below and to the left.
FA: Greg Lovejoy & Steve Craddock, 1963
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