Looning the Tube

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Trad and Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
18 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

Looning the Tube area has a good mix of sport climbs, trad climbs and run-out bolted and mixed climbs. Areas of sun and shade can be found throughout the day. All the areas are easily seen from the Australia Col.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Just for Fun
Bridge up the corner, reaching out to clip the bolt, and make hard moves up the slab on the right to reach the ledge and bolt....
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E2 5c
2
The Burning
The sustained and pumpy groove past a number of bolts.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
6b+
3
The Deceptive Dyke
The pleasant dolerite pillar. Make bold moves up to gain the ledge and first bolt, then follow the pillar and bolts to the...
 
1 Stars
Technical
5c
4
1066
A rather contrived line up the bolted wall right of Deceptive Dyke. Avoid following the groove!
 
Pumpy
Crimpy
6b
5
Loony Toons
The technical wall past three bolts has some long reaches, and is quite scary.
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Fluttery
E3 5c
6
Brief Encounter
A mix of trad and bolts. Climb up to a ledge below a groove. A long reach and hard pull to the first bolt gains the wall above....
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
HVS 5a
7
Gadaffi Duck
The groove has a hard start, but eases shortly after the second bolt, to give nice sustained climbing.
 
2 Stars
Technical
6b
8
Sad Man Who's Sane
The slab with two bolts. A wire can be placed to protect the move onto the central ledge.
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 4c
9
U.B.L.
Similar to its left-hand neighbour but slightly easier. There is a long reach to gain the lower-off.
 
Reachy
VS 4c
10
Hyperfly
Bridge up the groove to the left of the square-cut corner of Turn of the Century.
 
1 Stars
Technical
6a+
11
Turn of the Century
The square-cut corner gives some technical climbing past two bolts and some trad gear to a lower-off.
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
12
Maximum Tariff
Technical and sustained climbing leads up the wall.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
6b
13
Goose Creature
A great route with a hard rock-over. Climb up to a small ledge, then foot traverse the break until you can climb up past a bolt...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
Fluttery
E3 6a
14
Looning the Tube
The original line of this wall, which used to start up the tube until it fell down! Traverse out across the slab past a bolt...
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E1 5a
15
Pruning the Tube
Follow Looning the Tube to the rusty spike, and continue along the break until you reach a bolt by your ankles. Clip this and...
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
16
Exhuming the Tube
This route follows the original line, when the tube extended all the way to the next level. Follow Pruning the Tube to the bolt...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E3 5c
17
Mad on the Metro
A nice route, run-out but steady. Start below a bolt and a ring above a small blocky pinnacle, reached by a short abseil. Climb...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4 5c