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Rare Earth Buttress


Crag:NSW
  - 06 Illawarra (inc Nowra & Point Perpendicular)
    - 4. South-west Nowra - Turpentine Road Region (NEW NOWRA)
      - 02a. Lassiter's
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Description:The most developed and dense area of routes at Lassiters. Great quality rock and dry in almost any weather are the major attractions.
Location:Walk right (looking out) from the descent gully past the Easy Pickings Walls to a prominent overhanging arete. This is the right-hand edge of the 25m high Rare Earth Buttress. There is a 12m high wall of excellent grey/orange rock under a capped roof that extends left to a blunt arete, where the buttress changes direction around the corner, and faces the next grey arete section. Some of the routes around left start at ground level and some start on a ledge up 5m from the ground.
Rock:   Walk:   5-15 mins
Wet Weather:Dry
Kid friendly:NoAuthor:wogdog


Issues

Routes

    Where Eagles Dare     IMG 18m 20sport
Lower-off
 Up RE corner for 3 bolts and then straight up the nice featured wall.
FA: Jason Lammers - 2011-08-08
1 :     Rare Earth     IMGIMG 20m 21sport
Lower-off
 The right-hand overhanging arete of the buttress to anchors up on side wall. Exposed! Overhangs at least 4m
Start at the crack under the arete.
Climb the arete of the block just right of crack to start, follow the RH variant 3rd and 4th rings to swing out onto arete and power up the exposure. Finish up RH side wall to anchors.
FA: Rod Young - 2011-07-15
    Project - Bundy 15m - sport
Lower-off
 Start as per RE and then up swing leftwards on to overhung wall and up steeply to anchors.
FA: Project - Jason Lammers
2 :     Violently Silence Me   -   verified     IMGIMG 15m 22sport
7 bolts
Lower-off
 Great sustained climbing, probably the best in this sector, Right facing corner just left of Rare Earth. Layback and stem for 10m then over bulge and trend slightly right to middle set of anchors under huge roof.
FFA: Neil Monteith - 2011-00-00
    Lithium Ion Direct   -   verified     IMG 14m 22sport
Lower-off
 The undercut arete just left of Violently's corner. Bouldery start then easily up arete to join into the original route at the third bolt. A little bold between bolt 2 and 3.
FFA: Neil Monteith - 2011-09-18
3 :     Lithium Ion   -   verified     IMGIMG 16m 20sport
7 bolts
Lower-off
 Starts 5m left of Rare Earth at undercut slab with large rock cairn (don't knock this down - short arses need it!), just right of ferny crack. Up and rightwards to eventually meet arête, then up steep wall above to anchors under monster roof.
FFA: Neil Monteith & Shaun Martin - 2011-00-00
4 :     Blood Sweat Steel   -   verified     IMGIMG 16m 23sport
8 bolts
Lower-off
 Start as for Lithium Ion then take wall direct past left facing flake and final big overhangs and juggy face.
FFA: Neil Monteith, Ryan Weller & Vanessa Wills - 2011-08-20
5 :     Unobtainium   -   verified     IMG 13m 21sport
Lower-off
 Starts 5m left of Lithium Ion at featured corner. Up corner for one bolt then traverse right across face to join into top bit of crack. Up this to flake and then final short roof section. Clip and go anchors.
FFA: Neil Monteith - 2011-00-00
6 :     The Gold Lead   -   verified     IMGIMG 13m 18sport
7 bolts
Lower-off
 Originally led ground up on trad - now retrobolted. Start as for Unobtainium and take the left facing flake crack which leads right to under roofs. Traverse left under roof to little steep arête finish.
FFA: Neil Monteith - 2011-00-00
    Just add gold     IMGIMG 14m 20sport
Lower-off
 Great corner link up via one extra bolt. Start up Nickel metal hydride and follows the corner and arete to finish at the gold lead anchors.
FA: Ben Jenga - 2012-07-27
7 :     Nickel Metal Hydride   -   verified     IMG 12m 22sport
6 bolts
Lower-off
 Great polished rock, Start as for Unobtainium. At the first bolt take the left line of bolts to undercling leading left to arête. Bouldery finish to clip and go anchors.
FFA: Neil Monteith - 2011-08-06
8 :     Hard Project 12m - Unknown
 Not bolted yet. Hard steep start off pockets (inc mono!) then techy thin finish.
9 :     Project - Rod 15m - Unknown
 Big pockets to start then lovely juggy wall above. Rod has only placed one bolt on this route.
10 :     Leper Messiah     IMGIMG 16m 22sport
Lower-off
 Starting on the ledge around left, just left of a vague orange arete under the roofs.
Thin and technical past first two rings on excellent yellow/orange rock climbing mostly right of the bolts to roof. Out roof on big slots to easy wall above to anchors right near clifftop.
FA: Rod Young - 2011-07-14
11 :     Good Strontium 20m 20sport
Lower-off
 Between 'P' and 'LP'.
Either climb up from ground level, or at double belay anchors on ledge climb short wall to roof left of LP. Up short, thin wall, out overhang and on up to anchors near top of wall.
FA: Rod Young - 2011-00-00
12 :     Promethium 15m 18sport
Lower-off
 Start on the same ledge as Leper Messiah, two routes left of it at block on ledge.
Up steeply on jugs and up vertical wall to anchors right near top of cliff.
FA: Rod Young - 2011-07-15

Recent Ascents

wogdog Nickel Metal HydrideGreat climbing with a tricky crux.red-point222012-09-09
wogdog Leper MessiahGreat climbing,hard onsight.red-point222011-11-13
wogdog Good Strontium good climbingonsight202011-11-11
wogdog PromethiumGreat climb, careful at second bolt.onsight182011-11-11
Simon Vaughan Lithium IonNice tick after jumping off scared from the "Gold Lead" thing next to itonsight202011-10-04
matttranter Lithium IonReally nice route. Hard start and then easy for the gradeonsight202011-09-30
matttranter UnobtainiumHard final clip. Balancy and thin bottom. Good routeflash212011-09-30
matttranter The Gold LeadFound it harder than than the 20 and 21 - cazy step across.red-point192011-09-30
rody Good Strontium free202011-08-27
ropedonkey Lithium IonNot bad this climb, way harder than it looks of the groundonsight202011-08-26
ropedonkey The Gold LeadOne hardish move at the top that makes you go umm then you can always cock the finish up like me and somehow be two mtrs above your anchors!!!onsight182011-08-26
ropedonkey Blood Sweat SteelDon;t be a wuss thru the roof and its easyred-point232011-08-26
wogdog Lithium IonOne of the best on this wallonsight202011-08-21
wogdog The Gold LeadTricky crux.onsight182011-08-21
bundybear Nickel Metal HydrideAwesome with a committing finish !!red-point222011-08-13
ropedonkey Rare EarthHas some ok climbing but its all in the startonsight212011-08-10
ropedonkey UnobtainiumMaybe since i used it as a warmup i was not a fan,,, Trying to not think of the conequences if something went wrong at top clipping anchorsfree212011-08-10
ropedonkey Nickel Metal HydrideThis is a really nice climb with a good crux right at the topfree212011-08-10
Tricky Rare Earthpumpy and sometimes awkwardflash2011-08-02
rody Rare EarthExposed & strenuousfree212011-07-22
rody Leper MessiahVery technical start before roof.free222011-07-22
rody Promethiuma steep juggy wall, straightforward.free182011-07-22
purplemma PromethiumJulytop-rope (rest)0000-00-00

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