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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).

Route History:

  • First Ascent: Mark Moorhead & Col Reece (starting up TC), 1980


Located in Bluff Major West Face approx:
Long/Lat: 141.844665,-36.757532

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Route Grade Citations

24 Community registered grade
*** Douglas Hockly
23 *** RockGUIDE: Victoria
23 *** Arapiles, Selected Climbs
24 *** *** ACA Route Register
24 *** A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 83%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

fantastic roof traverse

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