Airtime Over Pumicestone 21

  • Grade context: AU
  • Height: 250m
  • Bolts: 24
  • Pitches: 6
  • Ascents: 33
1 18 35m
2 18 30m
3 21 40m
4 19 40m
5 2 60m
6 19 40m


Take wires and SLCDs to #3, with a strong emphasis on small SLCDs such as aliens.

  1. 35m (18) Easily up L trending ramp to white corner (FH). L up this and R onto ledge above bush. Traverse R up slab (FH) to vertical section. Carefully place gear then crank up this to easier ground. Two close FHs lead up slab and over small rooflet to rap station.

  2. 30m (18) Take lots of small SLCDs. Up and slightly L 5m, then almost directly L 3m past gear slots. Move up past FH to gain corner on R side of the big orange roof. Through corner to rest ledge above roof. Straight up from ledge without falling for 5m to FH, then a big traverse back R above your belayer to solid black rock. Up past FH to rap station under blocky arête (60m rap to ground). Mind rope drag on this wandering pitch.

  3. 40m (21) Cruxy right off the belay. 11 FHs up exposed blocky arête. The arête terminates into a wide gully with a rap station on L. Peregrine Falcons nest just 10 metres to the right of this pitch so best to avoid in breeding season (August to November).

  4. 40m (19) Climb the nice wall on L side of gully (four FHs) to an easy slab. Run up this (two FHs and gear) to where it steepens. Two FHs and a big hollow flake allow you to get across the chasm to ledge and rap station.

  5. 60m (2) Climb up onto vegetated ridge. Walk L until it's possible to scramble up onto the next terrace. Walk all the way back R along this to find a FH on the wall.

  6. 40m (19) An unlikely but excellent start past the FH leads into a groove. Carefully up this to ledge on L. Up the headwall slab above (four FHs) to rap station.

Either scramble up 50m to summit and walk off, or rap the route.

Route history

15 Feb 2003First Ascent: Lee Cujes & Phil Box

Lee Cujes (1, 2, 4), Phil Box (3 & 6), 15 Feb 2003



Lat/Long: -26.92745, 152.94811

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Grade citation

18,18,21,19,2,19 Assigned grade
21 ACA Route Register


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New routes shall make use of traditional protection where available.

inherited from Glasshouse Mountains





Mega Classic
Very Good
Don't Bother

Overall quality 71% from 25 ratings

Tick Types

Onsight 17
Red point 1
Tick 5
Clean 1
Second 2
Attempt 4

Comment keywords

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