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Longest climbs?
daave
13/10/2008
9:34:46 PM
After doing Hotel California, 350m 21, last week, I was just wondering what the longest climb in Australia and each State is? I'd say that Hotel California would come close, would it not???



nerm
13/10/2008
9:45:25 PM
These are the longest in Tas:
The Blade Ridge + North West Face of Federation Peak is 660m.
Pericles and The Shield on Mt Geryon are both 450m
Valerie on Frenchmans is 390m




wallwombat
13/10/2008
10:03:46 PM
Yep, I reckon it would come close. It's certainly the longest sport climb.

I think Master's Mountain, up the Wolgan Valley, is higher. Mount Warning in Qld is pretty high. Frenchman's is high. Most of the routes in the Warrumbungles are pretty tall. There are climbs at Buffalo such as Noblesse Oblige that top out at 500m+.

I think that big crumbly thing in WA, Bluff Knoll, is pretty high too.
dave
13/10/2008
10:12:17 PM
Rysavy Ridge on Mt Roland (tas) is pretty long (400m). more of a scramble though.
Some of the Warrumbungles routes would have to be up there. Havent been there but was just looking at the guide and Flight of the phoenix looks great.
Winston Smith
13/10/2008
10:13:10 PM
Some more Bluies Grose Valley routes

Trad adventure classics:

Margarine Ridge (13) 333m Mt Hay
The Original Route (13) 350m Mt Banks
hero
13/10/2008
10:14:24 PM
Wollomb Chandlers Ridge in Armidale is pretty long. And the route to do further down the gorge is even longer.

wallwombat
13/10/2008
10:21:30 PM
Scimitar Spur 15 near Frenchman's is around 520m and involves a 200m climb up and over White's Needle to get to the start.

evanbb
13/10/2008
10:32:08 PM
Does the Skyline Traverse at Kaputar count? 1.8km is going to be pretty hard to beat, on a continent where 30m relief is a big farking cliff.
J.C.
13/10/2008
11:30:44 PM
if we're going for traverses, echo point -> mt york is still up for grabs!!

cruze
14/10/2008
8:47:31 AM
ACT - Girdle Traverse (17) 320 m
prb
14/10/2008
10:15:45 AM
SA - Waitpinga traverse 268m.

As for going-up climbs, I guess Moonarie. I think the actual climbing on the old St. Mary Peak routes
was less than 100m. You could probably wander back and forth on the slabs at Pt. Bonney for a long
way though.
Winston Smith
14/10/2008
11:07:41 AM
On 13/10/2008 dave wrote:
>Rysavy Ridge on Mt Roland (tas) is pretty long (400m). more of a scramble
>though.
>Some of the Warrumbungles routes would have to be up there. Havent been
>there but was just looking at the guide and Flight of the phoenix looks
>great.

Rysavy Ridge is far from a 'scamble" and to say so is to make people think that grade 12 or whatever it is supposed to be can be taken lightly. Solid trad skills are required and people should be leading at least 4 grades above the stated route grade. It's easy to get off route and onto grade 16-18 territory. It's 350m high and you top out on a mountain that then has to be rapped down for a couple of hours, especially if it's in the dark.

The Bungles routes are more serious: On Bluff Mountain Flight of the Phoenix is 330m, grade 18 while Elijah is 350m grade 17.


Phil Box
14/10/2008
12:26:26 PM
Lost Boys on The Wollumbin Shield at Mt. Warning is 580 metres long grade 24.

evanbb
14/10/2008
1:33:05 PM
If we can agree on a definitive list, including traverses and excluding them, I'm going to start ticking them off. Any input from WA? NT? The big red rock in the middle of the continent might get a look in.
dave
14/10/2008
8:12:25 PM
On 14/10/2008 orwell wrote:
>Rysavy Ridge is far from a 'scamble" and to say so is to make people think
>that grade 12 or whatever it is supposed to be can be taken lightly.

Yeah you are probably right, i climbed it a few years ago so i must have forgotten a bit. I spose i was more refering to the fact that there are a lot of large ledges along the way as opposed to something that is one vertical face.
I didn't think the descent was too bad but as you say you need to allow a fair bit of time for the whole route. Was a great climb though!

muki
14/10/2008
9:20:39 PM
Lost boys is definitely the longest hard climb in OZ, hard if it's sunny (black rock) hard if it's rainy
(waterfall) hard if it's not a crack of dawn start (route finding) hard to carry enough water (1L=1KG)
Hard to even find the base of the climb (jungle swallows any tracks that are cut in a matter of months)



IdratherbeclimbingM9
14/10/2008
9:28:41 PM
Balls Pyramid would have to be way up there (though access is restricted), and for around the 300m mark I am surprised no one has mentioned Bungonia Gorge and Buffalo Nth Wall.
As for traverses, Rimfire on Bluff Mtn in the 'Bungles is another long route.

pmonks
15/10/2008
4:42:58 AM
On 13/10/2008 wallwombat wrote:
> Mount Warning in Qld is pretty high.

I thought Mt Warning was in NSW?

In terms of other long routes, while the Bungles are quite adventurous, most of the routes aren't actually all that long. Flight (to pick an example) can be done in 6 pitches whereas there are numerous Grose Valley routes that are at least 8 pitches long. And some of those (eg. Margarine Ridge) involve scrambling that isn't included in the route length.

How long are the longest routes in Bungonia? Strangeness & Charm is 6 odd pitches, but what about Siblings etc.? Has anyone done any climbing in the Wollondilly? Some of the routes down there look pretty long too.
Dscrunch
15/10/2008
8:53:17 AM
Sibbling etc might be just over 200m, but Red Super Giant that finish's at the old cooee point lookout I reckon has to be at least 100m higher again. Anyone done that Puppy?
daave
15/10/2008
9:19:07 AM
On 15/10/2008 pmonks wrote:
>On 13/10/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>> Mount Warning in Qld is pretty high.
>
>I thought Mt Warning was in NSW?
>


Yeah, I'm 99% sure that Mt Warning is still in NSW.

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