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Description

Good rock in a spectacular position. Routes described clockwise from Pablo's Predicament, which is the obvious orange arete as you approach the crag.

Access issues inherited from Rocky Cape

Located in Rocky Cape National Park.

Approach

Just under an hours walk from the carpark. Follow walker's track to Postman's Pass, then Cathedral Rock. The spectacular crag will become visible just bfore arriving at the bay. Rock hop to the base of the pinnacle.

Descent notes

Downscramble Exit Route

Routes

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An excellent outing for the grade up the rounded orange arete. Plenty of gear and big holds where it steepens. Finish by squeezing into the chimney at the top, or (better) up the unprotected lichenous slab to the left.

FA: Chris Arvier & Isabel Cornes, Jan 2018

Not a particularly pleasant experience. Up the obvious right hand crack of the face you first get to with some bushes about 5m below the top.

FA: Max Lopez & Foong, 2015

As the name implies, a slightly more pleasant line compared to its neighbour. The crack to the left of Manual disimpaction.

FA: Foong & moses bassett, 2015

The first 10-15m is pleasant steep climbing. The next line left of Hands-free manual disimpaction.

FA: owen cameron & Foong, 3 Feb 2017

Start at the wide crack R of Rorogwela, romp up over a few ledges and finish up Groupthink.

FA: Chris Arvier & Isabel Cornes, Jan 2018

As for Rorogwela, but head R out of the pod to avoid the top crux. A good option when the swallows are nesting.

FA: Chris Arvier, Jan 2018

A stonker of a route, probably one of the best trad routes in the North-West. Named after a Solomon Island folk tune which was plagarised by the French band Deep Forest without due recognition. Obvious line on the seawards face of the crag. Start on block in the middle of the face, up this for about 5m, then move right to the start of the left-trending flake. Up this until there is a massive rail on the left - from here go straight up the the pod halfway up the climb. Have a good rest, look around and think about how amazing this spot is. Then up with a slight leftward trend to top - a fun crux sequence with incredible exposure.

FA: Foong & Owen cameron, 3 Feb 2017

As above - at the massive rail on the left traverse left on this, up and then rejoin the line at the pod. Avoids the first reachy crux on Rorogwela.

FA: Foong & ben french, 2015

Start about 3 metres to the left of Rorogwela. Up faint line, then up the the middle break. Straight up over a steep finish.

FA: ben french & Foong, 2015

Obvious gully to the left of Grandma Baz. Easy down scramble.

The lichenous looking crack 3m to the right of Chocolate and cruskits. Actually not a bad line with good exposure for the grade.

FA: Foong, owen cameron & zeev gilovitz, 2015

Some would say a terrible idea. The wide looking crack in the middle of the landwards face.

FA: owen cameron & Foong, 2015

The crack 3m to the left of Chocolate and cruskits.

FA: Foong, 2015

Meh. The line opposite the actual crag with a flake at the top. Title is self-explanatory.

FA: Foong, 2015

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