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A large group of boulders with abundant crack, slab and face climbing. Details were only provided just before the '97 ACT Granite went to print, so the following is completely unchecked. Fur-Trouser Crag is the perfect autumn crag except that, located above the northern end of Orroral Valley, it takes about an hour to get there - longer if you don't use a mountain bike.



From the valley car park at the end of the road (near the gate at the bottom of the Lunar Laser Rocks track) follow the Cotter Hut trail to the top of the first climb (BM 1143 on the Corin Dam map). From the summit follow the ridge out towards Orroral Valley and a large group of boulders. Rounding the boulders on the valley side brings you to a small courtyard-like space with a large gum tree and a steep wall split by a hand crack.


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The hand crack.

FA: Craig Maclachlan & Sean Culhane, 1995

Continuing north along the ridge will bring you to another set of boulders at the verge of a steep drop to the valley. Heading east from these boulders will take you to a descent gully. Halfway down the lefthand fork is a pillar and short crack - Pracatan. This was the first route at the crag.

FA: Craig Maclachlan, Sean Culhane & Cath Patterson, 1994

From the northern end of the summit boulders a series of descent routes will bring you to a small cave formed by a large boulder resting on two others. Walk through this to find a steep slab on your right - AFS is on the lefthand end of the slab, and was climbed on toprope ("It's a long way to carry a drill").

FA: Cath Patterson, Sean Culhane & Craig Maclachlan, 1995

Walking slightly down and further east will bring you to a small courtyard - this is the corner crack.

FA: Sean Culhane & Craig Maclachlan, 1995

On the arete to the right is an incipient crack. A bouldery start to a hand crack and pinnacle. Up slab to tree belay.

FA: Craig Machlachlan & Sean Culhane, 1995


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