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The Swallow

  • Grade context: AU
  • Ascents: 1
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Description

The cliff line opposite the rocky island. The Swallow is an obvious open book corner running down to the base of the cliff. There are a number of easier routes found here.

Access issues inherited from West Cape Howe

The 4WD track can vary greatly in condition. A shovel may be needed to fill in some of those holes!

Approach

Located on the headland, west from the car park.

Descent notes

All climbs are reached by rapping from either side of the corner system.

Ethic inherited from West Cape Howe

There is no established ethic. The usual WA ethics towards bolting apply, and all bolts should be placed with careful consideration, and definitely not used to replace natural pro.

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Grade Route

Hangers required.

FA: P. Maher & J. Nevin, 2013

Abseil to the large ledge and start 5 metres to the right of the second pitch of Little Divil between the two shallow cracks. Direct line straight up the steepening face. Crux near the top. Belay on large ledge at top and scramble up the rocks left to finish. 6 bolts (need hangers) and natural gear. FA D.Reed and P.Maher Great little addition to this area. Note: due to the friable nature of the existing flakes and poor natural protection, it was decided to install the bolts to make this route more usable for future climbers.

https://www.climberswa.asn.au/topic/new-route-at-west-cape-howe/

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