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Bubbles/Dinosaur Gully DF
|FA:||James McIntosh, Wayne Maher||FA Date:||1994-01-00|
|Start:||Flake pillar about 7m left of The Last Act, as for The Edge of Reality.|
|Description:||A good wall approach to the fantastic Dinosaur Gully DF. However the start is a bit gnarly, the hanging belay is a nuisance, the flake on the second pitch seems dangerous and ... It's good but not as good as might be hoped. Also, the start is wet for a long time as it's subject to seepage from the soak at the top of pitch one of Edge of Reality.
Take some big gear and lots of slings. |
|Pitch 1:||20m 15 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 15)|
|Up flake pillar, taking care with rock, then tend left up easy orange wall to semi-hanging belay at major break. Belay when you first reach the break as it makes changing over much easier.|
|Pitch 2:||25m 17 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 17)|
|Swing up left over pocketed bulge. Once over this move right, up small corner to hollow flake (take care), left along flake then up left to belay below overhang.|
|Pitch 3:||45m 17 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 17)|
|Bridge around overhang and continue up to small grassy ledge (belay here if you did a shorter second pitch). Up short corner to roof and crawl through the slot on the right. Climb the crack above in an outrageous position past a series of bulges to a terrace.|
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