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Mount Difficult Cliff (Main Wall)


Crag:VIC
  - Gariwerd (The Grampians)
    - 02. Mt Difficult Range
      - Mount Difficult
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Description:Where the main walking track hits the cliff is where most of the action is. *This is roughly 1km south of the summit. GR 276017
Location:Walk in from Troopers creek campsite. The track passes "The Wind Cave" and takes a solid 45mins (steep uphill on good track). Thanks go to the following who have contributed: Glenn Tempest & Simon Mentz (Select Grampians Climbing Guide 1998) James McIntosh & Bill Andrews (The Mount Difficult Range Climbing guide) 1999 Simon Mitchell for some fantastic photos. Kevin Lindorff for the text Jarrod Hodgson for help with the style guide of the artwork. Further information for this area is best sourced via the comprehensive VCC guide by James McIntosh & Bill Andrews. *There is an update for this you can find at the bottom of the "Publications" page on the VCC website here: http://www.vicclimb.org.au/Site/index.php?location=publications
Rock:   Walk:   30-60 mins
Wet Weather:Soaked
Kid friendly:NoAuthor:jgoding


Issues

Routes

1 :     Mission to Mars     IMGIMGIMG 80m 22mixed
FA: Kevin Lindorff, Jeremy Boreham - 1993-00-00
P1(30m, 20)
P2(30m, 22)
P3(20m, 22)
2 :     Nostalgia     IMGIMG 79m 18trad
FA: Greg Lovejoy, Andrew Moore - 1990-00-00
P1(40m, 18)
P2(27m, 17)
P3(12m, 17)
3 :     Queen Bee     IMGIMG 95m 15trad
FA: Michael Stone, Geoff Gledhill (alts) - 1970-00-00
P1(35m, 10)
P2(25m, 10)
P3(20m, 15)
P4(15m, 12)
4 :     Strutting through the Stratosphere     IMGIMGIMG 75m 22mixed
FA: Kevin Lindorff, Tony Marian - 1990-00-00
P1(15m, 22)
P2(35m, 22)
P3(25m, -)
5 :     Gale Force     IMGIMG 24m 21mixed
 Shares the start of "He who walks through shallow water" until #9 nut, then traverses left past steep thin moves past 3rd FH into scoop. Up and left out of this to easier ground and DBB. Move right on large ledge to Abseil station. Not as sustained as "He who walks through shallow water". (Finally managed to loan a decent hammer drill from a friend for this one! Oh what a feeling!)
FA: Josef Goding, Simon Pateman - 2001-11-24
6 :     He Who Walks Through Shallow Water     IMG 20m 21mixed
 Good fun steep wall climbing.
Start approximately 200m left of Strutting Through The Stratosphere and about 150m left of the big roof that marks the aid route Hard Day’s Night at an attractive looking orange & black wall above a white arrow on the walking track.
A short corner leads to steep moves (2 fixed hangers and a small cam) past bulge to sustained face moves on good holds to double ring belay / lower-off at ledge.
FA: Josef Goding, Simon Pateman - 2001-09-11

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