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|Hot Flap|| 14 |
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Photo: Hot Flap pitch 2. Grade 14. Left Watchtower Face, Mt Arapiles.
© Rog Wilko
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This climb is in 8 logbooks, and on no wishlists.
Epic seven hour ascent as seconds not familiar with multipitch slab climbing. Best climbing is on the final two pitches. Manages to feel a little run out in places.
barney800 - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Terry Jackson, Ellen Place
helin - Lead - 2014
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13 with Hamish Webster
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013
A wonderful route that I really enjoyed. Michelle led the first pitch up the start of Xena. I led the reaminder. Pitch 2 takes a diagonal traverse with 3 bolts to reduce the run out somewhat. The crux is the traverse at the start of the 3rd pitch that leads to an easier crack. The 4th pitch winds along a ledge and then back up a curving crack. Had a good head day so the run out and exposure were not a problem.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 12/Jun/10 with Michelle
Ant Harris - 2010
This is an excellent climb but spoiled a bit by the crux pitch which is a walk and a simple scramble sandwiching a short very hard crux (15? 16? - very similar to Brolga). But with the right small cam you can protect (or even aid!) the crux move.
There are several bolts (not carrots) on this route including a bolt belay, none of which is strictly necessary in my view.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 30/Nov/08 with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/00