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Description:© (willmonks)

Some tough moves off the ground past a good cam then a crappy bolt, then follow the fantastic R-curving crack all the way.

Start: Start 4m L of S.

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: Chris Dewhirst & Chris Baxter, 23 Aug 1968


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

Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)

Route Grade Citations

20 Community registered grade
19 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
20 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
20 *** ACA Route Register
20 RockGUIDE: Victoria

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 85%

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