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Description:© (armstp)

Due to the rockfall the described route is an amalgam of 3 old routes giving a route on mostly solid, protectable rock. Originally started in the gully around the corner, but this is now best avoided. Wide crack 1m R of Swarm.

P1 (15m, 13) Up wide crack to nose, swing R and up to ledge. Up to block, climb crack behind block to ledge below overhangs. This is the same belay as for Swarm.

P2 (35m, 18) Traverse R to short corner, up this [crux] then traverse R on unstable ground to solid crack on R wall of groove. [Continuing up the thin crack above the crux is P2 of Swarm]

P3 (20m, 14) Up the steep crack [top pitch of Despondency].


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Michael Stone & Chris Dewhirst [alt], 12 Nov 1972


Located in Mt William approx:
Lat/Long: -37.283425,142.581180

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18 X Community registered grade
18 South Eastern Grampians
18 X ACA Route Register

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