- Height: 40m
- Bolts: 2
- Ascents: 37
- Aka: Despatched Direct
- Description:© (willmonks)
Start just R of Thunder Crack. Groove past bolt to stance. Move R to next bolt then go up until you're under the roof. Now go 8m R and down a bit to a rap station. Old schoolers can top out, everyone else can take the easy option and rap off.
- 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: Mark Moorhead & Col Reece (starting up TC), 1 Nov 1980
Located in Bluff Major West Face approx:
Some content has been provided under license from: © Australian Climbing Association Queensland (Creative Commons, Attribution, Share-Alike 2.5 AU)
Route Grade Citations
|23||Community registered grade|
|23||★★★ RockGUIDE: Victoria|
|23||★★★ Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
|24||★★★ A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|24 ***||★★★ ACA Route Register|
Overall quality score: 85%
Learn about creating circuits.
Check out what is happening on Despatched (note there is an unresolved system issue where ascents logged before 2010 are not displayed in the stream below). If you just want to see beta then click on view ascents with beta.