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The Fear      

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Area:NSW
  - 05 Sydney Metropolitan Region
    - 04. Northern Beaches (North Head to Barrenjoey, incl. Clontarf, Seaforth, Elanora Heights)
      - 01. North Head
        - The End
Grade:17 (consensus)Caution:SERIOUS
Length:40mDescent:Walk-off
Style:MixedToprope:No
FA:Mike LawFA Date:0000-00-00
Author:christoEntry Date:2010-10-21
Verified:NoProject:
Start:Start on first ledge above the rocks and scrub at the base of the cliff. From the sea, climb up the first ladder on the fishermans descent and walk left a little way. The climb starts just across the 'nasty step-across', below the obviuous line of bolts and the massive roof up high.
Description:One of sydney's best climbs. A must do!!! The rock isn't fantastic and the most of the bolts are pretty dodgy, but this adds to the ambience. The roof traverse on pitch two is amazing and offers ample reward for getting off the belay ledge (the crux). Take a normal rack of draws + bolt plates. A single set of cams (up to BD 4) and a set of wires might ease the mind (as well as offering better protection than some of the bolts).
Pitch 1:20m 17 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 17)
Move up through sandy breaks past bolts to obvious V corner. Grovel up this and then traverse left to belay ledge (2 BR - at least one of which is newish).
Pitch 2:20m 17 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 17)
A very hard mantle/high reachy move off the belay ledge leads to pleasant, steep climbing. Traverse out through the massive roof on good jugs to the final headwall. Beware of the final mantle.

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