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Crag & Route Beta

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Best way to access Mt. Difficult
Jayford4321
11-Jan-2018
6:01:26 PM
On 11-Jan-2018 kieranl wrote:
>Perhaps gnanuts can volunteer as a lightning rod.

Yep , i will hold hands wiff U while we dance around the burnin bush.

U do realize donít U that it was tha rainfall erosion afta tha fires that made tha present issue?
B4 that access was easy as.
barney800
14-Mar-2018
7:02:21 PM
I went to Epaminondas Buttress for the first time at the weekend.

The start of the walking track isn't immediately obvious from the remains of the campground but is visible and very quickly becomes obvious as you reach the first wooden steps. After that it's mostly in good condition and easy to follow. There are some spiky, holly-like plants (are these native?) and some other prickle bushes so long trousers are recommended. The track becomes a little vague in a couple of places but never for very long. Many of the yellow arrows are still there. Basically, reaching the main Mt Difficult crag is totally fine.

Getting from there to Epaminondas Buttress required some bush-bashing. We found the odd cairn but the track wasn't clear to us. We tried to take a more direct route back down which was a bad idea as we ended up bush-bashing almost all the way down to the bottom of the hill, although there were a few cairns about for most of the way. Some of that pink tape for marking the track would be helpful if anyone wanted to put it in (and it's allowed). As an added incentive there is some gear to be bootied out of the second belay on Sword in the Stone as I lacked the mental fortitude to finish it off.
kieranl
15-Mar-2018
6:14:12 AM
Thanks for the update. Spiky holly-like plants are probably holly grevillea. Grampians has lots of spiky native plants making off-track walking such a pleasure. Lightweight leather gloves are handy to avoid having to deal with lots of tiny needles in your hands over the week following a trip.
Jayford4321
15-Mar-2018
11:46:08 AM
On 15-Mar-2018 kieranl wrote:
>Thanks for the update. Spiky holly-like plants are probably holly grevillea.
>Grampians has lots of spiky native plants making off-track walking such
>a pleasure. Lightweight leather gloves are handy to avoid having to deal
>with lots of tiny needles in your hands over the week following a trip.

Or a handy lightning strike a cuppla month or so B4 Ur trip.
Fixt4U Kman.
Ur welcome.
kieranl
15-Mar-2018
12:20:08 PM
On 15-Mar-2018 gnaguts wrote:
>On 15-Mar-2018 kieranl wrote:
>>Thanks for the update. Spiky holly-like plants are probably holly grevillea.
>>Grampians has lots of spiky native plants making off-track walking such
>>a pleasure. Lightweight leather gloves are handy to avoid having to deal
>>with lots of tiny needles in your hands over the week following a trip.
>
>Or a handy lightning strike a cuppla month or so B4 Ur trip.
>Fixt4U Kman.
>Ur welcome.

A remarkable level of coherence from nagstug, almost half a sentence spelled out. A pity that it's total nonsense.
dalai
15-Mar-2018
2:47:21 PM
On 15-Mar-2018 kieranl wrote:
>A remarkable level of coherence from nagstug, almost half a sentence spelled
>out. A pity that it's total nonsense.

As per usual. Unfortunately as a mod I can't block users so have to read the gibberish...

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