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Brilliant climbing up the steep slabs and impressive headwall left of 'The Central Slabs'. Start as for 'Powder Finger Finish'.

  1. 25m (19) Move up and left to climb the right-hand side of the huge flake (as for 'Smash Palace' original start). At the horizontal break pull left around the arete and onto the face. Delicately up to belay on top of the flake.

  2. 20m (22) Scary face climbing up to a bolt, then straight up to a horizontal seam. Move right to avoid the scrub near the top. Huge belay ledge.

  3. 18m (21) - The headwall. Up the short corner on the left to an undercling, then swing right and up to a small stance. Up the wall to a diagonal leftward flake, and left at the top of this to a hanging belay at a small bush and horizontal break (DBB). A spacey belay in a superb position.

  4. 37m (22) Climb directly above the belay to another horizontal break, then follow this rightwards until it vanishes. Straight up the slab, past a bolt, then slightly left up a dyke. Blast easily to the top (DBB).

Ethic: inherited from Booroomba Rocks

The ethic at Booroomba is generally staunchly traditional. Most climbing goes either entirely on gear or gear with bolts for those walls where there is insufficient gear to protect climbs. Climbs are occasionally rebolted, but retro-bolting would be considered vandalism of the lowest order.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Gordon Brysland (led #1, 4), John Smart (led #2 & 3), 1982


Located in Central Slabs approx:
Lat/Long: -35.555510,148.994107

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Route Grade Citations

22 Community registered grade
22 OZ Rock
22 *** ACT Granite

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Overall quality score: 83%

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