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Home Of The Brave

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  - Djurite (Mt. Arapiles)
    - 16. The Watchtower Areas
      - Left Watchtower Face
Grade:16 (consensus)Caution:SERIOUS
FA:Kieran Loughran, Felicity Rousseaux, Meg SleemanFA Date:1989-09-00
Author:willmonksEntry Date:2008-10-03
Start:Start at the deep chimney line (Driftwood) that is the major feature of the Left Watchtower Face.
Description:Good climbing with only a short section of nondescript ground at the start of the second pitch. There are dangerous detached blocks/flakes on first and final pitches as well as a fragile flake. The final pitch has some committing runouts and requires tiny cams.
Pitch 1:45m 15 (consensus from 1 ascents; FA grade: 15)
Up the chimney (Driftwood) for 10 metres and step left to ledge on arete with large block. Step left again and up to right end of large, bushy ledge. Up clean crack above and then continue up line of flakes, taking care with a fragile section, around 3 metres left of Driftwood to small ledge.
Pitch 2:28m 14 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 14)
Pretty much straight up to large ledge. Traverse 2-3 metres right to orange streak (Antigone) and climb this to Rotten Row.
Pitch 3:38m 14 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 14)
Continue up, delicately at first to large diagonal ledge below Hot Flap's final pitch.
Pitch 4:25m 16 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 16)
From the top of the step halfway along the ledge, climb the wall, moving left (runout above ledge) to a large detached flake. Step back right and straight up wall and slab (bold) to crack in roof and up to join Hot Flap at tree.


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