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Description

This is the collection of huge tors and faces, distinguished by a ‘diving-board’ rock on their top left side, high on the Mount William Range above Pastoral Buttress.

NOTE: Cliff details taken from VCC online update 2001.

Access issues inherited from Halls Gap Area

A low profile always helps to avoid too much attention from tourists and park rangers

Approach

Approach as for Pastoral Buttress then keep going.

Ethic inherited from Halls Gap Area

Bolting, is considered illicit, along with the rest of the park and other National Parks within Victoria. Only alter routes after considerable consultation with first ascensionests and local climbers.

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Grade Route

Good climbing throughout.

  1. 20m (crux) From cairn below left side of main face, climb easily up to clean, left-facing corner starting above roof. Up corner to next roof. Step right and go up to ledge.

  2. 25m (Shift belay up right to foot of prominent hand-crack.) Crack. (Roped scramble right up ridge to get off.)

FA: David Gairns & Chris Baxter (alt), 1995

A gully leads up right below right side of main face. Below this gully is another face (which gets bigger the further right you go) towards left side of which is a pair of cairned, thin cracks/seams.

FA: Chris Baxter & David Gairns, 1995

Right seam.

FA: David Gairns & Chris Baxter, 1995

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