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The Invisible Fist (of Professor Hiddich Smiddich) (+ Southern Delight)
|FA:||Gordon Poultney, Chris Jones (p1). Extension: Kilian Fischhuber 3/8/2012.||FA Date:||1996-01-00|
|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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