35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A diagonal crack-line makes up the meat of this route and eats cams of all sizes (best to double up if possible).
1) 6a, 27m. Climb the crack with difficulty to reach a 'good' hold. More sustained climbing leads onto a ledge. Despite the crack being easier above, it is also considerably wider, with all the issues that come with that. There is a bolt belay 3m back.
2) 5b, 18m. The crack is followed again, but before it peters out, move left to good holds and follow them to a bolt. Mantel up into the groove and continue to the tree and belay on a boulder. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Enter the bottom of Australia through the tunnels and take a left. A striking leftwards slanting crack line should become visible. P1- Climb the crack plugging as many cams as your arms will allow up to the grassy ledge (Double bolt belay). P2- Leave the ledge on the right up the crack then trend leftwards towards a bolt finishing up the obvious groove to a sapling.

Jon Ratcliffe and Steve Franklin 09/Jun/2009

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
tprebs 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd β Pulled the ropes and lead on Alex's gear for the first bit. A good old battle. Felt hard
Pulled the ropes and lead on Alex's gear for the first bit. A good old battle. Felt hard
Hidden 26 Aug, 2017 AltLd G/U
JendeHoxar 24 Aug, 2017 2nd
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 24 Aug, 2017 Lead G/U Yes I fell off, since on the crux - which is quite close to the ground - looking down at your belayer wearing a leg cast is not entirely encouraging. 2nd go. Brilliant, desperate, much harder than the Mau Mau. We got esoteric slate back!
with Jumar Jenny
Yes I fell off, since on the crux - which is quite close to the ground - looking down at your belayer wearing a leg cast is not entirely encouraging. 2nd go. Brilliant, desperate, much harder than the Mau Mau. We got esoteric slate back!
with Jumar Jenny
Hidden 30 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 12 May, 2016 Lead dnf Had a quick play on the start. Small cams definitely required for middle section, failed to commit with just nuts
Had a quick play on the start. Small cams definitely required for middle section, failed to commit with just nuts
James Oakes 30 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Really good climbing and right at my limit. F6c+.
with Fragmod
Really good climbing and right at my limit. F6c+.
with Fragmod
JulesV 8 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Epic struggle! Not sure if this was because i'd just tried great bores or because i was ill. Definitely mau mau's big brother.
Epic struggle! Not sure if this was because i'd just tried great bores or because i was ill. Definitely mau mau's big brother.
Hidden 9 Jun, 2009 AltLd
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