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The original line has been straightened out by taking a direct start to the right of the original corners and finishing up a beautiful prow on the right side of the Diamond Face. One of the cleanest and most sustained routes on the Mate.
Move right for five metres to the base of a steep face. Climb the face to meet the second pitch of the GTR.
Move up and right into V-groove for 15m, then trend left along a ramp, scrambling as high as possible until the last headwall is gained.
Climb cracks splitting the centre of a prow then right to slabby country and fine crystalline climbing.
Move up and right to small notch and ramp system leading to descent route.
Garden Trowel Direct
20 , 21 , 17 , 19 , 15
Guy Cotter, Nick Craddock, 1980s
Gregg Beisly and Allan Uren extended the route climbing pitches four and five on the brilliant headwall in the 1990s.