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VIC Eastern Cape Woolamai (General) (General) [ Woolamai Guide | Images ] 

Popeye on the big cliff at Woolamai
1:26:45 PM
Hi all, anyone got beta on the gear for Popeye on the big cliff at Woolamai?
I've read the guidebook description but not sure how serious the gear situation is if the old bolts are useless.

5:15:42 PM
Tony someone else will have to give you the beta on that particular climb but the rock quality varies considerably on most climbs. Almost all the bolts I've seen there are rubbish. You can pretty much leave all your micro cams and very small wires behind. The place will eat up big wired nuts, cams and the occasional hex. Have fun!
6:15:42 AM
About 10 years ago I did some classic grade 16 on that cliff but didn't note the name.

Huge swell that day, biggest I've seen. The spray was level with the top of the Pinnacles (20m high).

I traversed in on rotten rock. The rusted-out carrot was not going to hold a fall. The bomber hex on the last belay fell out as I was cleaning it when the flake it was behind decided to part ways with the cliff. I have some photos, will try and post them later.

Sure to be an adventure.
11:07:18 AM
That probably was Barnacle Bill :

I did Barnacle Bill a few years ago, if memory serves right there was a fix hanger on the first pitch, in ok-ish condition.

I know Popeye has been repeated just before the new guide book came out, but I don't know much about the gear on it. If it's anything like Barnacle Bill, the exit pitch will probably be horrendous more like scrambling on loose rock and vegetation with little good protection.

A good adventure nonetheless

7:55:20 AM
don't do it Tony, you've got kids! and don't ask me to come with you, i've done my time on shitty UK sea cliffs and don't need any more "adventures" unless they are alcohol related

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