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Adventure climbing up a wandering line. Well worth a visit. Blast up the initial cracked arete to shallow nut then good runner (or just solo it as it's easy climbing) to a stance in a cave and a very old piton(can be backed with small nut). From here step L into the corner system and up this line with good gear and one more equally crappy piton (also can be backed with natural pro). Tree belay on left.

Route history

Nov 1978First ascent: Ross Allen & Rick White

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Location

Lat/Lon: -27.98472, 152.61893

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Grade citation

17 Assigned grade
17 Pocket RockGUIDE: Frog Buttress
17 * ACA Route Register

ethic

Frog is seen by some as the last bastion of "hard man" ethics in Qld. It features predominantly naturally protected crack climbing of the highest quality.

Therefore it is not Kangaroo Point or Nowra, and anybody expecting to come to Frog on a sport climbing mission should pack up their draws and lycra pants and go back there. Retro bolting is severely frowned upon, and bolts are to be placed only on first ascents if there is no protection of any kind available. (Bolting is technically illegal in national parks, be warned). Failure to follow this simple rule could see the bolts chopped and the offender dragged into the bushes by strange bearded men, and then clubbed to death by No. 8 hexes.

Chipping of holds is strictly forbidden, and budding sculptors should piss off. If you can't do the climb, don't lower it to your standard, instead, raise your standard to the level of the climb! Top roping is frowned upon, more so because setting up top anchors can be quite difficult and even dangerous due to the very loose nature of the top of the cliff.

Large portable stereos also seem to have an unfortunate habit of having rocks land on them! Bury toilet waste well away from the walking track, and please carry all rubbish out with you!

Credit: A Cheap and Nasty Guide to Frog Buttress. Andrew Martin

inherited from Frog Buttress

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Overall quality 55 from 55 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 42
Red point 7
Tick 27
Top rope 1
Target 2

Comment keywords

nice fun beautiful good lovely cool enjoyable great hard solid difficult runout scary ground fall exposed dangerous tricky fall easy weird rest fiddly hands dry cruisy crazy traverse short confusing interesting awkward arete

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