Routes as trad in Echidna Wall

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Grade Route Gear style Popularity
23 Phys Ed

A gymnastic ceiling crack that requires lots of technique, up corner right of Cliff Hanger, or pitch one of No Soft Options then out the the obvious roof crack. Start right of Cliff Hanger, then up corner.

FA: Mark Moorhead Brian Fish, 1981

Trad 15m
23 Race Apart

A huge rising traverse, start below left end of No Soft Options' crack.

  1. 30m (23) Climb directly to crack, follow it to ledge on the right, step right to Touchdown, then keep going to past bolt, up two meters then step down and right to continue to belay stance.

  2. 30m (-) Up right curving corner till it ends, then continue diagonally right to finish up easy corner (Old Mates, according to Louise's guide), to rap rings.

FA: Chris Shepherd Kim Carrigan, 1982

Trad 60m, 2
20 No Soft Options

The left hand of two diagonal cracks. Two hard pitches, gear to #4 cam.

  1. 40m (20) Up easily then traverse left to crack, up this then climb up to roof and left to belay,

  2. 20m (20) Short corner to a crouched stance below the roof, escape awkwardly right to where a big move brings you onto the headwall, then up.

FA: Tim Beaman Roland Pauligk, 1977

Trad 60m, 2
21 Touchdown

Start as for No Soft Options, but take the right hand of the two diagonal cracks, hard laybacking past cave to ledge, then right and up through easy roof.

FA: Rod Young Kim Carrigan Mark Moorhead, 1979

Trad 50m
25 Hop It

Extremely slick. Start as for Gillette behind huge conifer. Up flake to ledge on left then across to bolt (a high runner in tree helps). Pedaling hard, slip left and up to next bolt. Flake, then corner to roof. Up groove through roof just left of Touchdown.

FA: Kim Carrigan & Chris Shepherd, 1982

Mixed trad 50m, 2
24 R Gillette

For a close shave! Start right of Touchdown at thin flake behind huge conifer. From top of flake, clip piton with wire(!). Levitate to stance at 15 metres. Either belay here or continue on jugs.

FA: Mark Moorhead & Kim Carrigan, 1981

Trad 40m
19 Ants Pants

Starts right of Gillette, midway between the two giant callitris trees. Climb the short crack and continue up the creamy corner to the roof. Left on the hanging slab, pull over the roof (BR) and up the corner/groove to the top. Rap rings.

FA: Keith Lockwood, Maureen Little & Geoff Little, 21 Feb 2018

Mixed trad 40m, 1
19 Flying Ants

Up between Ants Pants and Noddys Route, just left of the callitris. Bolt at lip of first bulge, step left around roof above the prominent diagonal and up wall past a few more bolts. Take some trad gear as well. Rap rings.

FA: Geoff Little & entourage

Mixed trad 4
20 Noddys Route

Start at the right-hand callitris tree. Straight up past two BRs to the overlap. Step left, then veer back right above the overlap to a nice seam which leads to the top. Rap rings.

FA: Keith Lockwood, Maureen Little & Geoff Little, 14 Feb 2018

Mixed trad 35m, 2
Unknown Project

Lime green FH 3m L of SS, with a faded tag on it. 24/5 for the start. Presumably it then joins into the big undercling flake up and leftish.

Mixed tradProject 1
21 R Shoe Shuffle

Bold climbing up blankest section of black face right of Gillette. Start below small pedestal 5 metres left of Old Mates. The start now has a FH. Scarily up and left to pedestal then over smooth bulge and onwards.

FA: Mark Moorhead & Rod Young, 1979

Trad 35m
16 Old Mates

The main left-facing corner at the right side of blank face, with a tricky start then lovely all the way. Rap rings at top.

FA: Chris Baxter & Mike Stone, 1982

Trad 18m
17 Sugar Plum

Easier and airier than it looks. Start up Old Mates for 5m to the base of the main corner. Move R onto orange nose and rock onto blank slab. Continue diagonally R over orange bulges (lots of pro, it’s above you), crossing Gene Vicious, to R end of big roof. Finish direct up clean cut grey dihedral. Wander 5m L to rap rings, or top out.

FA: Emily Monks & Will Monks, 11 Apr 2022

Trad 20m
22 R Gene Vicious

Start is poorly protected. Start 3 metres right of Old Mates and go up diagonally left and over bulges, finishing through middle of final roofs.

FA: Louise Shepherd & Mike Law, 1983

Trad 15m
16 Puggles

At the right-hand end of Echidna Wall is a pretty orange slab with a black stripe up the middle. Puggles takes this line, starting straight up the fingery wall and bulge below the black stripe.

Note: an earlier route up the middle of Echidna Wall was called Puggles, but it’s been consumed by other climbs. So by popular demand we moved the name Puggles up the hill to a new patch of rock.

FA: Keith Lockwood, Ray Lassman, Paul Kinnison & Kieran Loughran, 3 Oct 2018

Trad 20m

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