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Description

The most accessible cliff on the mountain! Don't be fooled by the name, The rock quality here is far from manky, the only reason it gets the name is due to the formation of the cliff and the fact that it's not as sheer as the rest of the mountain and is broken up in parts.

Approach

Take the tourist track to the summit Just before the summit there is a small chimney, instead of taking the small chimney to the summit follow the ledges right and along and you will find yourself at the base of the mank factory.

Routes

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Fist sized corner roof crack located on the south-east side of the summit. Awaiting a free ascent.

FA: Josiah Hess & Andrew Banks, 11 Jun 2016

A left leaning hand crack starting from a ledge near the top of the bluff. To access, leave the tourist track at the last set of painted arrows before the summit and crawl through a small cave. Walk along ledge until you are at the base of the climb.

FA: Josiah Hess & Andrew Banks, Jun 2016

FFA: Josiah Hess, Dani Lloyd-Smith & Patrick Timm, Oct 2016

Up slab to the interesting bulge, follow the off-width crack either straight up or head to the back of the pillar for some spinning chock stone goodness. Finish up obvious hand crack exiting to the left for belay station. Pitch 2 is a pure scramble to escape to the ledge which finishes at the base of 'Awkward Caterpillar'.

FFA: Patrick Timm & Dani Lloyd-Smith, 16 Oct 2016

Up slab to thin crack. Pull through a dubious crux and then up hand crack to ledge. Continue up crack to the right and scramble up the slab to a trad belay. It is possible to scramble back down to the ground by heading right.

FA: Josiah Hess & James Dobson, 19 Nov 2016

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