Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop

DMM: DMM "Bug". (Anodised Grey) Great all-rounder with exceptional friction. IMO)- NB NEW lighter model with scalloped sides. Not as pictured. NB Only 3 left!  $25.00
22% Off

Chockstone Photography Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - Crag & Route Beta

Crag & Route Beta

Area Location Sub Location Crag Links
VIC Arapiles The Bluffs (General) (General) [ Arapiles Guide | Arapiles Images ] 

Author
Natchez Trace
Dave_S
4-Nov-2016
1:21:56 AM
I'm trying to figure out what this crack is, up the top of Major Mitchell gully, right hand side. It's up behind Missing Link, where highliners have been setting up lines to Bluff Major and Dunes Buttress, and faces towards Dunes. Going by Louise's book, it sounds like it might be Natchez Trace (18). Can anyone confirm?



(Great jamming and packs a decent punch into its rather short length. My second thought it was harder than Claw, but I'm not sure about that. Despite its state of neglect, I'd actually recommend it if you're up that way.)
Wendy
4-Nov-2016
6:40:28 AM
It is Natchez Trace. I quite liked it as well, but I'm predisposed to that sort of thing. Traversing in underneath it was kinda yuk, but you could rap in off the slack line anchors above it that I'm not very fond of,

gnaguts
4-Nov-2016
11:44:56 AM
On 4/11/2016 Wendy wrote:
>Traversing in underneath it was kinda yuk

U did tha slab approach huh?, cos most peeps say that about offwidths.
Wendy
4-Nov-2016
11:50:19 AM
On 4/11/2016 gnaguts wrote:
>On 4/11/2016 Wendy wrote:
>>Traversing in underneath it was kinda yuk
>
>U did tha slab approach huh?, cos most peeps say that about offwidths.

I think they say stronger things than that about offwidths. Actually, I say stronger things than that about slabs.

It's a mix of bush bash, slab and scrambling over rocks who also thought their location was kinda yuk and were about to part company with it.
Dave_S
4-Nov-2016
12:41:09 PM
Thanks Wendy. I can confirm that the rap in from the highline bolts (or from a trad anchor if ethical objections preclude that) is a much nicer option. From the top, you can also scramble in easily on the uphill side of Major Mitchell Gully, and then easily step across the slab from the left of the crack. You'd be skipping the initial corner crack then, but the upper crack is probably what you're there for anyway.

There are 5 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Landscape Photos Australia

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | High Country Mountain Huts | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints