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On Kong Buttress. The route starts at the extreme left edge of the basalt platform on the ocean side of elephant rock just beyond where the swell slams into a square corner creating an impressive backdrop in all but the smallest seas. About 1.5m right of the obvious deep crackline that runs bottom to top of the buttress from the lower very shallow rock pool. The line follows a series of bulges ledges and cracks before overcoming the slightly overhanging top of an obvious pinnacle. See photos.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Karl Bromelow, Kai Seth Robertson & Mandy Robertson, 2017

    Ten Years to the day since we arrived after migrating from England.


Located in Elephant Rock approx:
Lat/Long: -38.493084,144.914649

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S 4b Community registered grade
S 4b Karl Bromelow

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