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Olympus Crag

  • Grade context: AU
  • Photos: 1
  • Ascents: 9
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Summary

Easy access and great sea view make a great addition to Maggie's climbing scene.

Description

Sometimes course climbing but has a lot of potential. Trad though some climbs will need bolting to lead.

Access issues

Drive or walk to the end of Olympus Crescent near Alma Bay. Park where road ends.

Approach

Walk down and angle right to get to the base of the crag. Top access is via a path going right directly from the road (also for descent).

Ethic inherited from Townsville

Marking the rock at the start of the climbs used to be the norm, this is now frowned upon.

History

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Sam Kininmonth first started climbing at this crag in the early nineties with his Dad (Stuart) and little brother (Angus). They used to set up top ropes and scurry their way up barefoot.

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Painful with course granite. Follow the crack then step left on to fiddly face.

FA: Sam Kininmonth, 1 Feb 2016

Start up Hades and continue straight up the offwidth.

FA: Luen Warneke, 6 Jul

Obvious climb up the main face one or two thrilling moves. Requires trad anchor.

FFA: Sam Kininmonth, 1 Feb 2016

Open project. Starting on the right. Up flake and traverse L along the obvious crack. Mantle to go up R of Zeus.

Set by Luen Warneke, 6 Jul

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