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The easiest route to the summit of Bluff Major is pure class, providing delicate groove climbing in a grand position.

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: Oct 1964


Located in Bluff Major East Face approx:
Lat/Long: -36.757363,141.844828

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Route Grade Citations

11 Community registered grade
11 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
11 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
11 *** ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 77%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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