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Climbs that either start from Pan Grove or from the great diagonal terrace above, but not on Tiger Wall.

Emergency Location: Mount Arapiles, Grotto Wall Area

Access issues inherited from Arapiles

Bird Nesting September-December Raptors usually nest on the following climbs in Spring : Cassandra, Eurydice, Harlequin Cracks, Revelations. Nesting usually finishes mid-December. There may or may not be signs in place at these times. Please keep 50m clear of these climbs if there appears to be nesting activity.

State Park

Descent notes

Scramble down the gully to 25 metre abseil from chains.

Ethic inherited from Arapiles

Mount Arapiles is first and foremost a trad climbing area. The few sport climbs tend to be in the higher grades where no natural pro is available.

Bolting, particularly retro-bolting, is discouraged and should only be undertaken after extensive consultation with the local climbers, first ascensionists, etc. Inappropriately placed bolts have been chopped.

Do not chip the rock.

Look after the park.

  • Stick to the paths.

  • Don't disturb the wildlife.

  • Routes near peregrine falcon nesting sites are closed in the spring.

  • Minimise the impact of your camping (fuel stoves not fires, take your rubbish with you, etc).


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Grade Route

Amble up the crappy rock, finishing up the arête overhanging the gully to the L.

Start: At foot of L end of buttress at the top of Pan Grove - about 15m R of 'Rat on Roller Skates' (on Tiger Wall).

FA: Chris, Sue Baxter & Mike Stone., 1986

It's scary to think they called the route this way back then!

Start: 5m R of 'Fox Tales'.

FA: Dave Gairns, Chris Baxter & Jack Lewis, 1986

Climb the wall to a ledge, then move L to line up the overhanging arête. Steeply to another ledge and finish to the R.

Start: A fair way R of 'Golden Oldies' is a narrow buttress.

FA: Chris Baxter & Eric Jones., 1986

Up the wall to a ledge and then climb R edge of way to loose blocks (scary) and another ledge. Traverse L past loose blocks (scary) for 2m to a small corner and then up this.

Start: 1m R of Boys is a mossy wall.

FA: Pritchard, Hoskins & Muir., 1993

Where 'Stepping Out' traverses R, continue up the arete past a fixed wire.

Start: As for 'Stepping Out'.

FA: Roland Foster & Phil Bigg., 1984

Up thin diagonal line (possibly past a fixed wire) to a ledge. Traverse right past a BR (reachy clip - so have a wire ready), then move up the wall (cruxy). Move R and then over the bulge to the top.

Start: Scramble up the gully to the base of the L arete of the orange buttress.

FA: Mark Moorhead & Chris Shepherd., 1981

In the shade for most of the day, so a good one to do when's it's hot. Oh, and the good bit may be short but it's feisty. Originally graded 12! Below the L-facing grey corner at the R end of the wall. Wander up to the corner, and jam it until it eases, then continue up to the arete. Rap anchor (30m) on finishing ledge (to the R).

FA: Rein Kamar & Bill Andrews., 1969


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