Goto Chockstone Home

  Tech Tips

      Sponsored By

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
All ACT (General) (General) (General)  

Belay flake very loose- Booroomba, central slabs
12:59:58 PM
On "Only the Good Die Young" central slabs, booroomba.
First pitch description is
" Delicately up to belay on top of the flake" .this flake is very loose with minimal options for a belay in a different system or using wires.
The second pitch is
" 20 metres (22) Scary face climbing up to a bolt" .

When we leaned back on the anchor, one of our cams popped and we lowered about 10cm. Frightening. We were able to pull out someone's bail sling by pulling the flake outwards. This flake was tested before the belay was made and seemed solid. With 2 people, it wasn't.
Watch out.

5:22:12 PM
Serves you right for getting on something described in the guidebook as "scary"!


Erk - my hands have gone all sweaty. Thanks for the public service announcement :-)

6:11:31 PM

... and that along with the climb name 'Only the Good Die Young'.

E. Wells
8:26:46 PM
Gold! Glad you lived......any booty or did U continue up?
10:28:34 AM
Not that bold Evan! Being 2 hanging off a bad belay, Was a no fall situation and only an option for us if we had realized before and hadn't brought the second up to the belay flake. Then there is a good placement in the flake below with a few meters of real slab climbing to the first bolt.

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