|East Face Crookneck (Coonowrin)|
But it was getting late in the day and, because the rest of the climb was an easy scramble to the top, we decided to abseil down. I went first. All went well until half way down from the overhang. While I was hanging free from the face my parka jammed in the carabiner and I was stuck. It was getting dark and the prospect of hanging there for the night did not appeal. I managed to lift myself up with one hand to relieve the pressure and half tore the parka out of the carabiner. I resumed my way to the bottom and Pat joined me there. We drove back to Brisbane with some fellow Kiwis who'd, mysteriously, managed to secrete a few pineapples into the boot of my car while Pat and I had been wasting our time up on the mountain.
Have a look at http://climbinghistoryoz.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/crux-columns-ghosts-and-glass-houses.html