Above the Chill-Out Ledge

(4 routes)

The climbs take the steep wall above the Chill-Out Ledge. They are well-protected sport and mixed routes and have lower-off chains. There is a ‘rescue’ rope on the ledge for pulling the climber back in. To avoid dropping your mate, consider tying the lose end of the lead rope to the belayer or the chain. Enjoy!

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8 Akathisia 20 ,28 24m
Five bolts and a no hands rest at the end.
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Five bolts and a no hands rest at the end.


Straight up from belay to the anchors up and left of Buster Gonad.
The route was lovingly bolted by Paul Rogers. It is possible to climb the route as one long pitch.

Mayan Gobat-Smith, Jan 2006.
9 Buster Gonad 26 24m
9bolts wire representing trad
A wild ride from start to finish 26m. bolts and CD’s from #1 to 3.5. Left-facing corner and prow above the belay. This route has it all, pockets underclings, lay-backing and crimps!
Paul Rogers, Steve Walker, April 1993.
10 Insane Automatism 28 23m
From the ledge, traverse right 2m then climb the corner and arête. This line joins Buster Gonad for 1 bolt then climbs straight up through the cruxy dyke feature.
Derek Thatcher, 2005.
11 Bus-Ter-Milford 27 18m
. Eight bolts. This route takes the line of pockets out right. Crimpy moves past the first bolt lead to a steep ramp and pocketed headwall. A popular test piece.
Chris Plant, Feb 1994.
Craig Jefferies