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Rock: Kass

Water seepage has returned on Kass. It edges onto Bombadil at its 3rd bolt.

Council have been alerted as of today: Thursday 22nd.

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Created 5 weeks ago

description

Start at the "IW' mark.

Quality climbing. The testpiece of its grade at 'Kangaroo Point'. 5 RBs and anchors. There's a ground anchor just R of the base for lead rope soloing.

Be aware of the possibility of a nasty ledgefall between 4th and 5th bolts.

This route map shows it dodging around the small roof. I lead it direct, doing the nice balancey move as a part of the * experience, and I think others probably did too. (Michael Woodrow)

© (gremlin)

Route history

1984First free ascent: Gordon Bieske & Paul Hoskins

Warnings

22 Oct 2020 Warning Rock: Kass

Location

Lat/Lon: -27.48020, 153.03338

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Grade citation

21 Assigned grade
19 [19 - 19] -- grAId
21(S) Kangaroo Point
21(S) Kangaroo Point Climbing Guide
21 *** ACA Route Register

ethic

Climbing at 'KP' has a long, rich history and the cliffs are used by a huge number of climbers of very varied styles and abilities. For these reasons ethics here are complicated. However here are some undisputed points:

  • All top roping should be done through your own quickdraws to minimize wear on the anchors.
  • Don't ever chip holds.
  • Don't paint on any new initials.
  • Retrobolting is acceptable only after consensus is reached with a large cross section of the 'KP' climbing community. New bolts that don't meet this criteria are chopped, often within a few days.
inherited from Kangaroo Point

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Quality

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Overall quality 73 from 329 ratings.

Tick Types

Onsight 59
Flash 20
Red point 309
Solo 1
Pink point 64
Tick 148
Top rope 237
Attempt 213
Target 10

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