The Buttresss




Access issues inherited from Snake Rock

Snake Rock is located within Namadgi National park, the boundary appears to be the creek, with the sections closer to the road falling within Gibraltar Ck State forest

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The black corner on the left side of the top buttress with four bolts.

FA: John Churchill & Mike Peck, 1997

The orange arete right of BA and left of Crawlin King Snake. Up arete to the crux pulling over rooflet. Start with the first one or two bolts clipped.

FA: Justin Ryan, 2008

Superb sustained climbing, every move worthwhile. The obvious orange corner crack to a roof and bolt. Move right then finish back up the slab past one more bolt.

FA: Mike Peck & John Churchill, 1997

Start as for Crawlin' King Snake. Traverse right along horizontal break on natural pro and finish up the Disco Cobra slab to top-out. Retro-trad run-out for purists.

A climb of two contrasting styles. Up the arete right of CKS. Bouldery start.

FA: Justin Ryan, 2012

The arete on the right hand side of the orange buttress past three bolts. Cam in break.

FA: Mike Peck & Catherine Eadie, 1997

Start as for Snake-in-the-Grass. Straight up the wall. Optional cam in break (#3-#4 metolius). Lower down Red Belly.

FA: D.McGregor, 2002

The sustained thin corner right of Reptilian with two bolts at the finish (crux).

FA: Mike Peck, John Churchill & Catherine Eadie, 1997

A good, hard climb if you can contrive it.

The arete right of Red Belly and left of OET.

Up the arete, avoiding the OET crack and its edges to the right. Optional small cam (#3 metolius) in break. Lower down Red Belly.

FA: Oliver Story, 26 Aug 2012

Take your #5 camalot and enjoy. The chimney/offwidth/layback.

FA: John Churchill & Mike Peck, 1997

Start up the hanging nose and continue up the arete past four bolts.

FA: Mike Peck & Catherine Easie, 1997

Up the right side of the nose then arete, on bolts.

Alternatively, as for the first ascent - Up the corner to the right of the nose of SS (small cam / wires) to ledge (#7 nut / small cam). Up the right side of the arete past 2 bolts.

FA: Daniel Gordon & Oliver Story, 26 Aug 2012


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