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A classic introduction to the fine art of hand jamming. A good safe lead if you are new to Frog. Climb the obvious crack to the right of DF, to where the crack ends. Step right and finish easily up the chimney. DRBB.

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Route history

May 1970First ascent: Ross Allan & Rick White

Warnings

Location

Lat/Lon: -27.98260, 152.62195

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Grade citation

16 Assigned grade
16 Pocket RockGUIDE: Frog Buttress
16 ** ACA Route Register
19 [18 - 19] ++ grAId

ethic

Frog is seen by some as the last bastion of "hard man" ethics in Qld. It features predominantly naturally protected crack climbing of the highest quality.

Therefore it is not Kangaroo Point or Nowra, and anybody expecting to come to Frog on a sport climbing mission should pack up their draws and lycra pants and go back there. Retro bolting is severely frowned upon, and bolts are to be placed only on first ascents if there is no protection of any kind available. (Bolting is technically illegal in national parks, be warned). Failure to follow this simple rule could see the bolts chopped and the offender dragged into the bushes by strange bearded men, and then clubbed to death by No. 8 hexes.

Chipping of holds is strictly forbidden, and budding sculptors should piss off. If you can't do the climb, don't lower it to your standard, instead, raise your standard to the level of the climb! Top roping is frowned upon, more so because setting up top anchors can be quite difficult and even dangerous due to the very loose nature of the top of the cliff.

Large portable stereos also seem to have an unfortunate habit of having rocks land on them! Bury toilet waste well away from the walking track, and please carry all rubbish out with you!

Credit: A Cheap and Nasty Guide to Frog Buttress. Andrew Martin

inherited from Frog Buttress

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Quality

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Overall quality 67 from 328 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 120
Flash 21
Red point 134
Solo 5
Tick 105
Pink point 6
Top rope 60
Attempt 89
Target 4

Comment keywords

face easy chimney layback balancy slippery hands sharp steep rest awkward traverse dry cruisy crack jamming short feet exposed tricky fall scary struggle pumped desperate difficult solid tough crux hard challenging sustained beautiful classy brilliant stoked amazing sweet rad satisfying great nice perfect classic cool super fantastic good awesome pleasant lovely fun

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