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Crag W

(5 routes)

This is the large orange lichen-covered cliff above the path 50m west of Crag X.

A couple of bands of poor rock low down corrupt the otherwise good solid rock with adventurous climbing and at over twenty metres, the routes are of reasonable length. There are rumoured to be some top belay bolts, but a long sling for bollards is likely to be handy anyway. Descent is via a bit of a grovel in prickly scrub through to the Crater Rim track and down the zig zag, or over to the grassy gully west of Crag V. Alternatively rap off.

The short steep wall left of Gorgeous Groove will produce a couple of problems which will be low on pro.

  • South

    Aspect

  • 300m

    Altitude

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Type: 
Crag
Aspect: 
South
Altitude: 
300m

This is the large orange lichen-covered cliff above the path 50m west of Crag X.

A couple of bands of poor rock low down corrupt the otherwise good solid rock with adventurous climbing and at over twenty metres, the routes are of reasonable length. There are rumoured to be some top belay bolts, but a long sling for bollards is likely to be handy anyway. Descent is via a bit of a grovel in prickly scrub through to the Crater Rim track and down the zig zag, or over to the grassy gully west of Crag V. Alternatively rap off.

The short steep wall left of Gorgeous Groove will produce a couple of problems which will be low on pro.

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  Start on the short steep knobbly white wall about 5m R of GG then up into the R-facing corner with two bushes and up onto the ledge. Move R up the wall and crack and exit on the arete. Good pro where it's needed. Phil Stuart-Jones '95
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  Go to the grassy ledge above where the track goes downhill. Start on the huge chickenhead low in the wall and squirm up onto the slab. Move R into the cleft then straight up. Mantle up through the ledge/wall system at the top. Spaced pro. Phil Stuart-Jones '95

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Wall Crag V (1 route)
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