- Height: 30m
- Ascents: 359
- Description:© (willmonks)
The low traverse makes it essential to use double ropes if you wish to avoid groundfall potential. After that the gear becomes more heartening, and the climbing is great.
Start: Start in the middle of the West face of 'Bluff Major', where the ground is at it's highest point.
- 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).
First Ascent: Reg Williams, Peter Jackson & Chris Dewhirst (1 aid piton), 27 Aug 1965
Located in Bluff Major North Face approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|17 R||Community registered grade|
|17||★★ A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|17 R **||★★ ACA Route Register|
|17||★★★ Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
|17||★★★ RockGUIDE: Victoria|
Overall quality score: 80%
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