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Microdermabrasia      

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Area:NSW
  - 08 Central Tablelands (inc. The Blue Mountains)
    - 03. Leura (incl. Sublime Pt, Mt Hay, etc)
      - 01. Sublime Point
        - Main Area
Grade:25 (consensus)
Length:85mDescent:Lower-off
Style:SportToprope:No
Total Bolts:
25
FFA:Neil Monteith (p1, p3), Lucy Ellis (p2) & Adam DemmertFFA Date:0000-00-00
Author:nmonteithEntry Date:2009-04-26
Verified:Yes
Start:Starts 30m left of Ben Trovato at base of left leading flake/weakness up orange face.
Description:Three sustained pitches up the guts of the left side of Ben Trovato Wall with comfy belay ledges and phat ringbolts. Pitch 1 can be done alone as a great sport pitch if you want to lower off.
Pitch 1:30m 23 (consensus from 3 ascents; FA grade: 23)   - 10 bolts
Straight up to the base of the left leading big flake. Follow this to final tricky layback finish. Best to extend bolts on the right of the flake (60cm+ draws), so that your rope isn't pulled in over the sharp-ish edge of the flake. Belay on big ledge at giant staple bolt.
Pitch 2:25m 25 (consensus from 3 ascents; FA grade: 25)   - 7 bolts
Balancy start then blast straight up the gorgeous orange wall above with final death by crimp section. Belay on ledge at double rings.
Pitch 3:30m 23 (consensus from 4 ascents; FA grade: 23)   - 8 bolts
Pumpy conclusion up the steep wall and corner above with a baffling reachy thin section down low. Either lower off the double rings just below the top or dirty mantle out to belay from a tree. To get back to the carpark scramble up to small cliffline, follow it right past a cave until you can scramble up to tourist track, head R along this for 150m, then turn L up the concrete path to the carpark, 10 mins max.

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