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Passport Buttress, The 

The Fortress 

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The late Shaun Kratzer (Shaggy) at the belay atop the first pitch of Passport.

Passport to Insanity 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Australia : The Grampians : ... : The Passport Buttress
Passport to Insanity is touted by some zealous aussies to be "the best line in Australia." I don't think that's true, but the climb, a soaring splitter that passes through a 20' beyond-horizontal roof, is indeed quite astonishing. As of 2004 only four people had freed the crux roof pitch, three of whom were women (Nyrie Dodd, Jill McLeod, and Lynn Hill)... and of course the fourth being the mutant roof climber HB (who supposedly used face holds under the roof as opposed to pure jamming). The ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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