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Roll Dem Bones

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  - Djurite (Mt. Arapiles)
    - 16. The Watchtower Areas
      - Left Watchtower Face
Grade:18 (consensus)Caution:SERIOUS
FA:Kieran Loughran and Meg Sleeman, Keith LockwoodFA Date:1997-10-00
Author:willmonksEntry Date:2008-11-06
Start:Start as for Hot Flap, below the flake marking the left edge of the Left Watchtower Face.
Description:Good 2nd pitch with bold and committing crux well out from gear. (A couple of grades have been added to allow for this.) Hot Flap Direct Start might be a better start than the current first pitch. Take doubles of all cams to #2 1/2 and three #2 TCUs or equivalent. 1st pitch has been done a number of times before as a start to Hot Flap.
Pitch 1:23m - (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: -)
Up to the base of the flake and step L. Follow thin cracks up the face and over a steepening. Follow easy ground up and move R to belay on L edge of the Left Watchtower Face (1st belay of Hot Flap).
Pitch 2:35m 18 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 18)
Move out R a few metres as for Hot Flap and go up to a flake (if you get to a bolt you are about 3m too far R). Go up 5-7m R of the large chimney until the face steepens after about 20m. Get some wires in a flake then move L and boldly up (crux). Above the steepening, traverse 2m R below a thin overlap and then go back L and pull over the overlap. Easier ground leads up dirty groove to ledge on the Siren traverse.
Pitch 3:20m - (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: -)
Up the corner above then directly up to a good ledge below the recessed wall L of Siren Buttress.
Pitch 4:28m - (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: -)
An unpleasant crack marks the L side of the recessed wall. From below this crack move out L to an arete. Follow the easy but delightful arete to the top.


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