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The crag of Frews Flutes and Robin's Buttress provides the most consistently hard cliff on the mountain and the most regular columnar cliff in the state (Australia?). Varying in height from 30 to 180m it is close to a 1km long. The distinct face on the left is named Robin's Buttress after English climber Robin Thomson who, fresh from Yosemite, pioneered many of the exhausting jam cracks in 1978.
The rock is wholly sympathetic in frictional texture but unrelentingly steep. Note that a high degree of fitness is required, even on the easiest routes.

Getting There 

The climbs on Robin's Buttress are approached by traversing right across the scree from Carr Villa. Stay up high to avoid the bands of scrub and look for cairns. It is approximately twenty minutes walk from Carr Villa to the buttress. On reaching the "saddle" under the big cliff, look up and you'll hopefully see the penis of rock at the base of the cliff proper. This is where the abseil comes down, and where Rajah and the like start.

Climbing Season

For the Australia area.

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

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Rajah 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Australia : Tasmania : ... : Frews Flutes
Each of the three pitches on this route are superb, and together they form one of the loveliest 18's (5.10a) in the state. Start off the donga, below the 15m hand crack on the left. 1) 15m 18. Climb the hand crack to the large ledge on the left. Take plenty of 2½ to 3½ friends. 2) 30m 17. The hand crack continues, with one difficult section where it becomes off-width (though you can climb the face on the right), to another great belay ledge atop the Ramadan pinnacle. 3) 40m 18. As for Ramadan. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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