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A lovely cool chasm with a thrilling finish - a dramatic bridging sequence that is both run-out and exposed. Now has a 30m rap station

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).


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Michael Stone & Ian Speedie, 1964


Located in Atridae approx:
Long/Lat: 141.846203,-36.762109

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Route Grade Citations

10 *** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
11 Principal
11 *** A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
11 *** Benen Huntley
11*** *** Arapiles, Selected Climbs - 2008 2nd ed
11 *** *** ACA Route Register
9 ** RockGUIDE: Victoria

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 84%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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