Waltzing Matilda** HVS 5b
[Waltzing Matilda, p1,Bosigran Ridge, 2 kb]42m, 2 pitches. An excellent, sustained traverse of the Gallipoli area, with a strong line and perfect rock throughout. 1. 17m 5a Start at the very foot of Bosigran Ridge, as for Dolphinarium. Climb this for 15ft to a break, then make hard moves right to the arete. Move up and round to a ledge and then make fingery moves to belay in Cure By Choice. 2. 25m 5b Move easily up and right before making exciting moves across the top of a steep wall to join Imphal. Hand traverse the obvious break across the wall, with a particularly difficult move to join Gallipoli. Continue awkwardly along the break to finish on the ledge of Mandalay. FA Rik Meek, Brian Hannon, Martin Dunning, Pete O'Sullivan, Spring 2005

Rik Meek, Brian Hannon, Martin Dunning, Pete O'Sullivan May/2005

Photo: Waltzing Matilda, p1,Bosigran Ridge © Brian H
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This climb is in 11 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

Stupid slip on last bit of traverse meant I did a bit of Kohima. Superb route. Testing start and a couple of testing moves on second pitch. Quite hard at the grade.
Dilwat - AltLd dog - 17/Apr/15 with Nick Donohue

nickdonohue - AltLd - 17/Apr/15 with Ian Riddell

redshapedfriday - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Ashley Hold

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Ashley Hold - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Graham Hadaway

came a cropper seconding Mark on 2nd traverse wall on P2, E1 at least me thinks!
Spearos - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Riggo

Led last traverse, damn near fell off twice. Packs a punch for the grade, safe, strenuous and well worth seeking out..
jakenichol - AltLd O/S - 06/May/11 with James Forbes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/11

Good route but a total sandbag at HVS.. Definitely worth E1. climbed a wet first half of Anzac day to reach the ledge.
Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd dog - 20/Oct/10

Led pitch 1. This really is a very good route. Both pitches are high in their grade. Pitch 1 felt similar to Stone Boom pitch 1, but harder. Pitch 2 is an absolute belter, with some pretty desperate moves at the end. Get on it!
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Billy

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manbat, prinny, Alan100, Steve Waters, Mynydd, snakebite, Bradders, JonmapDL, innesmac, Log dog, jag, johnpr, Dilwat
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