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Grade Route Gear style Crag Quality Climber Date
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16 Wooden Heart Mixed 20m, 4 Grampians Kieran Loughran
Sat 28th Jan 2012
20 Zero Gravitas

With Louise, but it really needs the middle bit sorted out.

Mixed 25m, 4 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Fri 27th Jan 2012
20 Zero Gravitas

With Norm. Marvellous what a couple more bolts can do for a climb.

Mixed 25m, 4 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 4th Feb 2012
20 Surfacing - with Maureen Mixed 88m, 4 Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sat 19th Oct 2013
18 To Say Nothing Of The Dog - with Nod Mixed 75m, 4 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 28th Jul 2018
20 Renovation Nation

Not even enough stamina for a route that needs no stamina. Should have read Wendy's note about protecting the clip of the third bolt.

Mixed 4 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Mon 19th Mar 2018
16 Watchtower Crack

Mass ascent. Froze stupid on belay ledges. Still fun though.

- with Sean, Maureen, Christophe
Mixed 100m, 3 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Tue 6th May 2014
18 Miss Moneypenny - with Ray, Maureen Mixed 20m, 3 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Tue 3rd Apr 2018
19 Pacemaker

Led all. Found the first crux hard but managed to not fall off. Not completely relaxed about the construction job holding bits of the next pitch together but it seemd to work.

- with Ray
Mixed 110m, 3 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Fri 7th Sep 2018
21 Mr Keith

Must have been fitter when I put this up

Mixed 33m, 3 Grampians Kieran Loughran
Sat 28th Jan 2012
20 Mother Brown - with Ray Mixed 25m, 3 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Tue 27th Mar 2018
19 Trotskyist Tendency Mixed 35m, 3 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 12th May 2012
18 Eurydice

Been a long time since I did this.

- with Norm
Mixed 70m, 2 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Fri 21st Dec 2012
18 Riding the Quayle

Really enjoyable despite a bit of moss and lichen. Thought all pitches were of equal difficulty, certainly felt that I might fall off each of them. I think Louise might have gone more direct on the third pitch than the original, hence a bit harder than we were expecting. Or that could just be me.

- with Louise, Pat, Me
1 18 lead by Louise
2 18 lead by Me
3 18 lead by Louise
4
Mixed 130m, 2 Arapiles Very Good Kieran Loughran
Tue 5th Jun 2018
19 Little By Little - with Pat Mixed 32m, 2 Arapiles Very Good Kieran Loughran
Fri 23rd Mar 2018
18 Riding the Quayle

First pitch only

Mixed 130m, 2 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Fri 30th Mar 2018
20 Antique Road Show - with Ed Mixed 25m, 2 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 2nd Jun 2018
17 Tallness is something Other People Suffer From

With Ray. Not bad. Easier lead than 'I am a Banana Expert' despite having a harder move. Loose rocks on the traverse to the rap anchor makes it dangerous having more than one party in the area. We had a close call when a loop of rope flipped a sizeable rock off. Needs a clean up there.

Mixed 25m, 2 Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Mon 30th May 2016
15 I am a Banana Expert

With Ray. Good climbing but being able to step off right into the grade 8 at many points lower down detracted a bit. Puzzle at the top bolt as the obvious moves were on uncleaned rock just left of the bolt. Moves up to the top bolt were quite committing, having to high-step above the #3 camalot which is the only effective piece and while good, not what I'd call beyond doubt bomb-proof. This lead took me a deal longer than that of 'Tallness is something other people suffer from' (but then I do have some degree of tallness. Impressive leads from Wendy who does not have tallness.

Mixed 25m, 2 Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Mon 30th May 2016
19 Little By Little

Finally got onto this and it lived up to expectations. Got some good gear clusters on the top wall.

- with Pat Ford
Mixed 32m, 2 Arapiles Very Good Kieran Loughran
Wed 7th Mar 2018
19 Little By Little

Beautiful day. Found a couple of pieces lying on the ledge at 1/3 height. Let me know if they might be yours.

- with Ed
Mixed 32m, 2 Arapiles Very Good Kieran Loughran
Sat 2nd Jun 2018
18 Brown Thumb

I must be really out of touch. Desperate getting up to the first bolt and diabolical getting into position to clip it, which I wasn't doing anyway thank heavens.

Mixed 15m, 2 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sun 14th Feb 2016
18 Brown Thumb

still desperate.

Mixed 15m, 2 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sun 5th Mar 2017
19 Renunciation

Amazing weather. Wind gusts, rain, dust-storm and sun all on 1 pitch.

- with Maureen, Norm
Mixed 30m, 2 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 16th Mar 2013
15 Out On A Limb - with James McIntosh Mixed 20m, 2 Grampians Kieran Loughran
Sun 18th Jan 2015
16 Yatungka

with Maureen, Sean Smallacombe

Mixed 50m, 2 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sun 17th Jan 2016
15 Out On A Limb

Added the cleaned-up new start which was harder than expected but much nicer than the original.

Mixed 20m, 2 Grampians Kieran Loughran
Sat 9th Apr 2016
19 Not Invented Here

FA. Quite going for it at one point.

Mixed 25m, 1 Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sat 31st Dec 2011
15 Mercy - with Ray, Norm Mixed 16m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 18th May 2013
16 Deathwatch Beetle

Started up the first little bit of 'Shaggys Route' then the crack of 'Shtarde' and then left to the 'Broken Song' anchor. Not bad but drag was problem. 'Beetlemania' would have been better.

- with Norm
Mixed 130m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 15th Jun 2013
11 Transylvania

Did as one pitch with double ropes. Drag manageable but could have done with at least 4 more slings to extend runners (had 6) Didn't clip rap anchor bolts as out of line. Should have checked that Nod's ropes were actually 60m - turned out they were 50m and left me standing on top just out of reach of the belay bollard Lot of wear and tear on the track down past Starless - maybe a rap anchor is called for.

- with Nod
Mixed 60m, 1 Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Tue 4th Nov 2014
17 Beetlemania - with Ed, Norm Mixed 35m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 2nd Jun 2018
10 Syrinx Direct

Approached this up The Lute rather than Syrinx. Traverse into Sunday Best was pretty sensational. Made the mistake of following the description literally and going straight up from the up-arrow. A bit sketchy with a run-out section exiting in moss. Think you actually follow Syrinx for a bit up right into the juggy groove that leads to the belay of Headbanger, a ledge on the left at about 20m. Would be best to belay here to break the pitch which would make the traverse much more enjoyable without the rope drag. Lots of slings to extend runners. Grade : don't know. Climbing not hard but the situation is wild. Protection is OK. We got a red camalot stuck just before the move to the U-bolt. Needed to abseil this morning to retrieve it; came out first go after the cold night. I'll work on a topo and edit the description a little.

It would also make a good finish to Deathwatch Beetle: do the third pitch of Headbanger to reach Headbanger's belay at the start of the traverse.

And this climb needs a better name.

- with Nod
Mixed 130m, 1 Arapiles Very Good Kieran Loughran
Fri 13th Jul 2018
19 Pfeffernusse

Beautiful day. Did the bolted start this time. Quite nice all round. The last section to the anchor is pretty interesting.

Mixed 23m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 25th Aug 2018
18 Omaha Beach

With Ray. Led 1 &2. Start felt insecure in warm conditions. Lots of easy climbing between the harder bits.

Mixed 80m, 1 Arapiles Average Kieran Loughran
Sat 14th Apr 2012
18 Interlude - with Maureen, Ray Mixed 35m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Tue 13th Mar 2018
12 Bygone - with Nod, Norm Mixed 30m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 28th Apr 2018
18 Jens roof Mixed 30m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Mon 2nd May 2016
18 Pet Parsley Mixed 30m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sun 5th Mar 2017
15 The Empty Quarter

Crack of dawn approach on a hot day paid off

- with Nod, Maureen
Mixed 60m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 1st Feb 2014
15 Drifting Sand

I lived

Mixed 25m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 8th Apr 2017
17 Beetlemania Mixed 35m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Mon 30th Apr 2018
19 Grand Design Mixed 54m, 1 Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 5th May 2018
14 Lamplighter - with Nod, Norm Trad 78m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 16th Feb 2013
10 D Major

With Ray. Another one down for the shoulder. Quick run up in the afternoon

Trad 50m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Wed 21st Oct 2015
18 Rolling Dice

Backed off lowdown. Couldn't get a runner to protect the final moves up the slab. Maybe just an off day. A bit confused about the directions. Seemed to start in the same spot as Top Cat, not 2m right of it, just 1m right of Saracen. Maybe go back for another look some time as it looks interesting.

Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Fri 14th Sep 2018
20 The Long, the Short and the Tall

Worthless

Trad 140m Arapiles Crap Kieran Loughran
Tue 13th Apr 2010
17 Hindenburg Disaster

Not bad. Thin gear on easier upper half.

Trad 45m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Fri 15th Aug 2008
14 Alychne Trad 40m Arapiles Average Kieran Loughran
Fri 15th Aug 2008
18 Falcon

Good, well-protected alternate start at 19 is first 10m of They shoot Pigeons... . Be careful with blocks on ledge though.

Trad 30m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sun 7th Aug 2011
9 R Big Chimney

Awesome chimney on second pitch. Variant final pitch is best finish option.

Trad 100m Grampians Good Kieran Loughran
Tue 10th Feb 2009
18 Serious Callers Only

FA. Finally, after rained-off first attempt.

Trad 28m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sat 14th Jan 2012
14 Hangman

Good warm-up on a warm day.

Trad 25m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sat 4th Feb 2012
15 The Philanthropist

Humid. Painful to set top anchor.

Trad 30m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sun 19th Feb 2012
14 The Fall of Man

With Nod. Seem to remember the graunchy finish so must have done it before.

Trad 45m Arapiles Average Kieran Loughran
Sun 15th Apr 2012
18 Golden Fleece (The Golden Fleece)

Felt good. Placed a sling I've never used before. Don't know why I wasted my strength

- with Nod, Maureen
Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 7th Jul 2012
18 Crooked Mile

Didn't realise it was Friday 13th. Maybe accounts for the total hash I made of it. Pumped out hanging around too long placing gear.

- with Sol, Zac
Trad 25m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Fri 13th Jul 2012
15 Flake of Fear

Cold day. Good to start on this after a few weeks off. A rare face climb that would actually be better protected if you caried a couple of hexes.

Trad 25m Grampians Kieran Loughran
Sat 11th Aug 2012
16 Bowler

Old favourite

Trad 13m Grampians Kieran Loughran
Sat 11th Aug 2012
14 D Minor

Damp slab at start slowed me down a bit and I laced it up.

- with Norm, Charlie
Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 25th Aug 2012
15 Sundance

Pleasant. Visit 4 to do this (crowds, weather). Ran pitche 2 &3 together.

- with Ray
Trad 140m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 8th Sep 2012
18 Sweet Surrender

Backed off 1st pitch. Too pushy as 1st pitch after long break. Up start of Vandal then did 2nd pitch which I hadn't done before. Good fun moves.

- with Norm
Trad 60m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 13th Oct 2012
16 Leasehold

Character building. Followed the wide crack all the way then moved back right. Lower part of orange groove looked much harder than 16 but may just have been that I was shattered.

- with Ray, Norm
Trad 22m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 20th Oct 2012
17 Big Silver Rocket

Attractive feature and nice moves through overhang. Took easy right-hand finish. Left-hand groove looks best finishing option. Abseil for Verge

- with Ray, Norm
Trad 20m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 20th Oct 2012
14 The Mitre - with Norm, Ray, Maureen, Geoff Trad 25m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Tue 6th Nov 2012
16 Shelf Life - with Norm, Geoff Trad 30m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Tue 6th Nov 2012
18 Serious Callers Only - with Ray, Norm, Nod, Kurt Trad 28m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sat 3rd Nov 2012
16 Leasehold

Properly this time. Orange groove is nice but hardish (gaston on a grade 16?)

- with Noddy, Norm
Trad 22m Arapiles Average Kieran Loughran
Sat 17th Nov 2012
15 Angel Black - with Nod, Norm Trad 12m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 8th Dec 2012
17 Behemoth - with Norm Trad 45m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Tue 18th Dec 2012
11 Phoenix

First pitch only, done as 2.Very nice even with bad cold. Haven't done it for many years

- with Norm
Trad 98m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 26th Jan 2013
10 Serpent

Invalid climb on warm morning. Quite windy. Maureen using my trousers as a shawl.

- with Norm, Maureen
Trad 43m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 9th Feb 2013
9 The Parson's Nose

What possessed us to climb in the sun?

- with Norm, Maureen
Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 9th Feb 2013
15 Lady Dihedral - with Nod, Norm Trad 78m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 16th Feb 2013
18 Morgul Khan

Haven't done it for donkey's years. Topo in The Crag looks a bit wonky, depicts it going way up into Morgul Can't.

- with Maureen and Norm
Trad 40m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 16th Mar 2013
13 The Lute

Did the full route for the first time in prob 30+ years. Avoided the scrubby crack of pitch 2 by climbing the corner just to its left. A bit of loose rock just below the roof at the start of the corner. Good route that's protected and climbs well. Traversing off to the rap station at top of pitch 1 is a bit of a cop out.

- with Norm
Trad 150m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Mon 1st Apr 2013
16 Matador

Did first 3 and a third pitches but running late so rapped off.

- with Norm
Trad 100m Grampians Kieran Loughran
Thu 25th Apr 2013
12 Gardener's Delight

First pitch. Followed the line all the way rather than starting down left. Trickier than it looks

- with Helen, Norm, Ray
Trad 60m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 11th May 2013
15 Cundall's Arete

Nice to go back and find it still enjoyable

- with Norm
Trad 15m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 11th May 2013
17 Surface To Air

Low-energy day. Felt very gumbyish

- with Norm
Trad 30m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 8th Jun 2013
5 Generation Gap

Absolutely freezing. Was going to do 'Hamish' but couldn't feel my hands or toes.

- with Nod, Maureen, Ray
Trad 42m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sat 27th Jul 2013
12 Incontinentia Buttocks - with Nod Trad 8m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 3rd Aug 2013
11 Hail Spagnum - with Nod Trad 8m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 3rd Aug 2013
10 Aphrodite

Good but the start is way harder than grade 9.

- with Maureen
Trad 95m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 31st Aug 2013
14 D Minor

Felt OK despite a very bad cold.

- with Tim Ball
Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Mon 30th Sep 2013
14 Anchors Away - with Maureen, Ray Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Thu 3rd Oct 2013
13 Kestrel

Haven't done it for years. A full-value pitch.

- with Maureen, Sean
Trad 50m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Fri 18th Oct 2013
17 Preludes

Still very nice and at least a grade easier than Huey.

- with Norm, Maureen
Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 16th Nov 2013
10 The Minstrel

Took the wrong (RH) start. Desperate. Can't believe we used to solo down this.

- with Maureen
Trad 20m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 16th Nov 2013
14 Crusader

Approached via 60m abseil from top of 'Dunes', left of and above the finish of 'Lawrence' to great spot next to the huge chockstone. Good adventure. 2 pitches of 25m, first good, especially corner on arete, second not so good rock but then Norm missed the traverse off right and finished up steep black groove to left.

- with Norm
Trad 60m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 30th Nov 2013
17 Stinkbug Shuffle

Didn't read description properly so continued up front of buttress on top pitch. Initial moves on the pitch were quite OK but very tempting to step off right

- with Norm
Trad 50m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 14th Dec 2013
13 Undergraduate

First climb for a few weeks to set top-ropes.

Trad 90m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 4th Jan 2014
16 Shelf Life - with Maureen, Norm, Nod Trad 30m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sun 19th Jan 2014
13 The Lute Trad 150m Arapiles Good Kieran Loughran
Sat 19th Apr 2014
11 Dracula - with Norm Trad 40m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 15th Feb 2014
14 D Minor - with Dan, Norm, Maureen Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 22nd Feb 2014
11 Piccolo - with Dan, Norm, Maureen Trad 35m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 22nd Feb 2014
16 Zorba

Fairly casual til I realised that the roof is just a huge detached block. And then the large flake on the left side of the upper groove is just another almost totally detached thing. Fun and games.

- with Norm, Maureen
Trad 33m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sun 11th May 2014
16 Libretto

Mid-Saturday, fine but cold weather, and not another party in the Pipes

- with Norm
Trad 50m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sat 31st May 2014
16 Jason

Struggle. Maureen said the crack was wet but I was just all over the place.

- with Norm, Maureen
Trad 30m Arapiles Kieran Loughran
Sun 25th May 2014

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