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as I said all to short, passports offwidth section is much longer and as a bonus its sandy.
But I think the grampians in general is better for offwidth, even Karma Sutra's not very wide. and I cant think of many off widths at the mount.
Well watchtower is off but the style means that you can use other techniques to climb it
The narliest off width I can remember climbing at the mount is a 22 called light fingered in hunger gully
die loaded looks big but climbs well, paladin is slippery, but not off, vortex? Nope can't think of others.
As far as I know, the technique was first used by me trying Country Road at Buffalo in '76. But probably used previously as one of many techniques cycled through by anyone in a wide crack over the decades
On 2/08/2012 mikllaw wrote:
>As far as I know, the technique was first used by me trying Country Road
>at Buffalo in '76. But probably on of many crazy attempts cycled through
>by anyone in a wide crack over the decades
I don't think the term mikltation would have caught on to well.
Not very uplifting at all.
There's stacks of funky full body thrutching at the mount if you want it. Depends a bit on your size and style predilictions really. I watched a girl second Cerberus by face climbing the overhanging arete on the right once. There's bugger all in the way of pure cracks of any size though, à la Frog, granite, dolerite type cracks. I read an article in an old Climbing about offwidth technique that basically said it was uncouth to get in there and grovel. Well, most Australian fat cracks respond quite well to get in and grovel, and pretty much, that was all I could do until I went to the creek a few years ago. It's a whole different ball game when your offwidth is in a blank face.
You can have a play with some good oldfashioned grovelling of various sorts on Crucifition, Light Fingered, Retardation, Glory Rodent, Cul de Sac, Wizard of Ice, Electra, Cerberus, St Peter, Jackal, Nut Case, Die Loaded, Fennel, Red Parrot Chasm, those things coming off the Oasis, those things up hill from Denim, and to the right of Bulger. And Bulger itself. Lennox, Marbuck, Procul, Kama Sutra, Scorpian, Picking Winners, Sport climb this you bastard, 5 fingered mary, kingdom come, brain drops, Manx, Claw, fall of man ... i could probably find some more but that should keep anyone occupied for a while.