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Thanks to a mate who let me know about this thread. Good to see some helpful comments from a number of you, others no so much. Sorry if you dont know me, ive been a regular at Mt Buffalo for some time and happy climbing mid-range 12-20 (maybe id be a little more famous if i was pushing grades 28+)
The 4 climbs around the Horn i added in The Crag probably wouldn't interest most of you but they are excellent for climbers in the region just starting out. They also get used regularly by secondary Colleges and TAFE in the local area. And i know some say climbers starting out should head to Arapiles as Buffalo is just for the courageous who don't fall or you'll die, but some of us enjoy the local mountains and don't want to drive 7 hours to Arapiles.
One of the early improvements i know about is Profanities. 5 years ago profanities had no bolts and the guide said to throw a static down it with a few knots to clip to. IMO its now one of the most consistent and enjoyable climbs in the area.
I am aware of the discussion about LHV 3 years back when 30cm off the top of the flake cracked off. The BR is off to the right side and hard to see but those who search hard for protection in the top half would be grateful to find it, many however cruise past unaware its there just hoping to get to the top without falling.
Anyhow happy to hear what others think without the abuse, as i know many of you also enjoy getting outdoors with friends and introducing them to a recreation you love.