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Death Block on Jerry Pot - Cathedral Ranges

2:21:53 PM
On the last pitch of Jerry Pot (pitch 3) there are significantly dangerous blocks.

After leaving the belay you head left towards the arete. When almost there there is a relatively smooth section that is guarded by a section of distinctive angular stacked flakes that face south to the Sugarloaf. These are about 3-4 meters from the arete - that is the left hand edge of the buttress and probably about 15 meters from the top.

2:23:18 PM
There are at least two that are almost out of the stack of flakes. You can see daylight behind the big one which is about 1.2 meters by .6 meters. I could move it by hand. They all sit almost directly in line with the belay for that pitch.

They are easy to bypass by going to the edge of the arete on easy ground. They would cause significant problems if they came loose while leading.

I may trundle if I can be bothered walking up the track to the back to set an abseil.
3:06:53 PM
Would be great if you can be up there on a quiet day and trundle. If you dealt with the two that are almost out, do you think the rest will be safe to leave?

5:23:19 PM
Hey Pat,

I'll come and help you if you like :)

6:09:39 PM
Thread drift. Chris, have you climbed Free Standing at Neds peak? Though not pure crack is a cool wide crack through a roof. Actually a few wide cracks at Bisset's too...

8:15:45 PM
I tried to find it one day last year but it was cold and I was a bit whiny so I bounced (it ended up just being a hiking day!) but I'd love someone to show me where they all are! Got any pointers?

1:10:14 PM
Neds is a bit difficult to get to at the moment because the bridge is closed and so is the carpark. Carpark is the biggest problem because Ive found the rangers don't really want cars on the side of the road. If you go up, Free Standing is hard to miss.

Good question Dalai - pretty obvious too in retrospect, but I don' know if it will be an issue. They were all pretty much sandwiched in, so it could lead to a cascade once the big one is 'liberated' into it's natural habitat.

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