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Absolutely classic, although your calves will hate you for your effort! So named because Barber somehow managed to miss this fine line on his "tick every classic in sight" tour of 75. Blast up the long corner with superb gear, crack and bridging moves throughout the entire climb. Top out on Conquistador ledge. Rap chains await, however you will need two ropes to get to the bottom or a single 70m will do the trick.

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Route history

Jul 1976First ascent: Nic Taylor.

Warnings

Location

Lat/Lon: -27.98472, 152.61893

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Grade citation

21 Assigned grade
17 [16 - 18] -- grAId
21 Pocket RockGUIDE: Frog Buttress
21 *** ACA Route Register

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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Overall quality 84 from 80 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 55
Flash 2
Red point 11
Tick 20
Top rope 1
Attempt 1

Comment keywords

nice great stoked amazing enjoyable super brilliant lovely perfect good beautiful fun awesome cool wicked fantastic rad classy superb sustained crux pumped hard strenuous solid fall slippery technical bridging undercling rest fist dihedral short feet bad cruisy balancy crack hands

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