The Lip

  • Grade context: AU
  • Approach time: 3-5 mins
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 78




A small cave a little further up the road from the frontline with only a handful of problems however ''All The Tables Are Reversed In My Private Universe" is fast becoming a classic and the "tablets" lower start just makes it better.

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Take the trail between 30 and 32 Larra Crescent, then head right behind the houses. After about 50m follow the obvious path down into the bush, take the first left (only 10m into bush) then follow this until you see the cairn about 100m along the track. Head straight down the rocks to the cave.


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Classic Compression Problem with a tough top out. Start at the obvious jug at the left end of the cave. Using what ever holds needed (they are obvious) to gain the lip and then mantle up and over.

Oliver Chen

FA: Patrick John Reynolds, Jul 2011

Adds a low start to "All the tables are reversed in my private universe". Start at the very back of the cave and make a big move to the start jug of "tables" and finish as per the v10.

Chris Beers

FA: Patrick John Reynolds, Aug 2011

Hard slapping and compression moves with crazy toe hooking. From the hard low start of tablets rehearsed ride the lip to link into blue and green and red all over.

Chris Beers

FA: Dan DaSilva, 3 Sep 2011

Start & finish as for Grubby Paw but direct to hueco as for The Smiling Assassin.

Chris Beers

FA: Damien Alexander, 14 Jun 2015

Start as for Grubby Paw but climb direct through to hueco without using the lip then finish with The Black Pearl. Maybe V12.

FA: Damien Alexander, 19 May 2015

A testing mantle and the tougher exit. Starting from the Hueco heading slightly left to top out.

FA: Daniel da Silva

Start at the big Hueco in the middle of the cave. Out to the lip moving right to top out.

FA: Patrick John Reynolds, Jul 2011

Sit start on the hueco like for 'blue and green' climb out and follow the lip back left to top out as for 'tables reverse'

FA: Dan DaSilva

Starts 3m to the right of the big hueco in the roof, below the faint runnel. Start left hand on low crimp right hand on slightly higher crimp rail. Start with or kick right heel up to start. Curse your way up on not much to gain high little pocket. Doesn't move out right

FA: Dan DaSilva, 5 Dec 2012

Sit start on the pocket and the tiny dish, low on the lip. With a heel on the rail. Thrutch your way straight up to glory.

FA: Daniel da Silva, 25 Nov 2017

Sit start low on the 2 good flat holds. Mantle up.

FA: Daniel da Silva, 2011


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