The Rostrum (aka Regular North Face Route)*** 5.11c
[Determination vs Exhaustion, 3 kb]8 pitches. Great 8 pitch route up the phallic Rostrum with the added benefit that you summit near your car. Comparable in quality to Astroman though not as hard. Oh yes - there is an offwidth. Occasional bird restriction applies.

Photo: Determination vs Exhaustion © Dave Musgrove Jnr
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This climb is in 21 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Found this harder than I remember, especially the offwidth. Hands were sore today. Wasn't loving the hand jams like I usually do.
markalmack - AltLd rpt - 30/Sep/13 with Catalyn

James led Pitches 1(o/s), 3(o/s), 5(small slip/big whipper just before belay) and aided 7. I led 2 (o/s), 4(o/s), 6 (stood on #5cam by mistake) and 8. Marvelous and exhausting day out.
Fultonius - AltLd - 24/Sep/13 with James Sutton

To half way ledge
Adam Booth - AltLd - 23/Sep/12 with Ed Booth

led up to midway ledge. Couple of falls on the main crack pitch up high. Lowered off as was all day knackt and bailed off ledge.
Ed Booth - Lead - 23/Sep/12 with Adam Booth

Onsighted all my pitches (1, 2, 3.5, 4, 5, 6.5 (ow), 7 & 8), partner used some french free on his leads. Long day, excellent route.
tuukka - AltLd - 13/Sep/12 with Henrik

spidey - AltLd dog - 08/Oct/11 with ryan p

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/11

sent with no gear bigger than a 3 camalot. amit onsighted it.... very slowly. really hot. propper shit show from parties above!
markalmack - AltLd rpt - 30/Sep/10 with amit tawfik

Still had problems on the offwidth pitch. Fell on the alien finish.
markalmack - AltLd dog - 24/Sep/10

Maybe the best trad route I've climbed. Pitches 4, 6 and 7 were the hardest. (Easy to do the ab approach down in bare feet or in climbing shoes, you can stash food and drink at the halfway ledge on the way down.)
Eetu - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Olli

Led 2,3,4,6,8. Pitches 1-4 11/09, ran out of water. Pitches 4-8 13/09. My personal finest climbing achievement. That was my first ever 5.10 OW. Hard work. Awesome.
MONKEY78 - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09 with adam ellwood

Amazing route! Would love to return for a clean ascent. Fell on the crux pitch and in the 10a offwidth!
highlux - AltLd dog - Sep/09

i hate off widths!!!!
markalmack - Lead dog - Sep/08 with federico pisani

superb! best climb ever
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/07 with Mills

Toby Dunn - Oct/07 with dustin

keefe - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/04

Completely awesome. Enjoyed every pitch. Picth 7 was one of the best pitches I've ever done. Steep and demanding. Great seconding effort by Viv.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Viv

sadams - AltLd - Oct/99 with John Boyle

shark - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Brad Carter

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/84

At the time we attempted this, only Ray Jardine had freeclimbed the last pitch (and some locals found this hard to believe) so were unsurprised to find we had to aid it. Otherwise a brilliant route, hats off to those who solo it now!
petemeads - AltLd - Oct/78 with Andy Parkin

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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