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The Invisible Fist (of Professor Hiddich Smiddich) (+ Southern Delight)      

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Area:VIC
  - Gariwerd (The Grampians)
    - 01. Northern Grampians - Mt Zero Range
      - 05. Mt. Stapylton Amphitheatre
        - Taipan Wall
Grade:34 (consensus)
Length:41mDescent:Lower-off
Style:SportToprope:No
Total Bolts:
15
FA:Gordon Poultney, Chris Jones (p1). Extension: Kilian Fischhuber 3/8/2012.FA Date:1996-01-00
Author:secretaryEntry Date:2005-11-23
Verified:Yes
Start:Start on the elevated ledge, just L of the top of the boulder you scrambled up, below a well-chalked slabby thin flake.
Description:If you use the anchor, shout AD a beer for fixing it up. Probably the most popular route on Taipan - not least because of it's spoodgy grade and the quantity of shiny stainless steel!
Pitch 1:26m 26 (consensus from 9 ascents; FA grade: 26)   - 7 bolts
Up slab to rooflet then mantle onto slab. Delicately up this to horizontal, slap the slopers, ride the horsey, monkey up the flake and dyno like a madman to lower-off (30m). Take two #5 Rocks if you can afford them.
Pitch 2:15m 34 (consensus from 0 ascents; FA grade: 34)   - 8 bolts
The extension through the bulge (bolted by Ben Cossey/Al Pryce) and up the black streak on the headwall to the top (bolted by Garry Phillips) was sent by Kilian Fischhuber on 3/8/12. As usual in this guide, this is written up as a "second pitch" so that the easier first pitch is also recorded, however the hard version is best climbed in a single 45m pitch to the top. Kilian calls this version "Southern Delight".

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Recent Ascents

mattbrooksP1The Invisible Fist...onsight2011-01-13
daaaveP1The Invisible Fist...2nd shot. Little bit squishy at 26. Amazing linefree2010-12-18
OlbertP1The Invisible Fist...Brilliant!!! Probs easy compared to the routes around thoughfree262010-12-18
adRockP1The Invisible Fist...free2010-04-16
phil_nevP1The Invisible Fist...red-point2008-07-08
daleP1The Invisible Fist...pink-point2007-04-11
willmonksP1The Invisible Fist...and a few times since. gets easier every time.pink-point262006-09-30
christoP1The Invisible Fist...free0000-00-00



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