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Office Cowboy

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 9

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Description

This boulder is one of the first in the valley when following the creek. It has some obvious diagonal breaks, a slab arete and an overhanging arete.

To get off this boulder either down climb the upper rising traverse or bum slide down the slabby arete.

Access issues inherited from Mt Lyell

This is an alpine area so follow all leave no trace principals, keep cleaning and clearing to a minimum and when possible toilet before or after climbing or follow the Tyndalls guideline. Please keep an extra eye out for King Billy pines and other native Tasmanian trees.

Approach

Follow the creek line up into the valley and when it flattens out head in the direction of Lyell summit and you should see the front/overhang arete of this boulder.

Ethic inherited from Mt Lyell

Cleaning of loose or dangerous rock is essential here and some of that requires a bit of force and maneuvering but please avoid chipping or comforting of holds.

Routes

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Easy up the slab arete with a balancy high step to start.

FA: Ben Thorp, 16 Dec

Start under the top point of the slab arete on some nice large pebbles, move up into the break and follow it to the top. Hardest move is towards the top and it feels quite high.

FA: Ben Thorp, 16 Dec

On the right hand end of the boulder heading straight up. Some nice moves to start, with a committing mantle too slab type move up high, then finish grabbing the arete.

FA: Moses, 16 Dec

SDS under the overhanging arete, some nice big moves and holds with an easy finish.

FA: Moses, 16 Dec

On the Lyell side of the boulder there is 2 obvious rising traverse's. This one is done with hands in the middle break and going right round the arete to top out.

FA: Ben Thorp, 16 Dec

On the Lyell side of the boulder there is two obvious rising traverses, this one is done with hands in the upper break and feet in the lower, toping out at the end of the break.

FA: Moses, 16 Dec

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