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Description:© (willmonks)

Start down R from Recent Theft.

  1. 30m (13) Short wall to ledge, and step R. The next section, up the peapod corner and then some face moves rightwards, is great. Easy ground leads 15m up and left to a large ledge. This pitch is actually borrowed from Lock-Up; Bulger originally started further up left, 5m R of Unrequited, and traversed in to climb the not-as-good rambly pedestal.

  2. 30m (15) The steep corner crack, with airy hand jamming.

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: Reg Williams & Chris Baxter, Mar 1965


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

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Route Grade Citations

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

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Route quality

Overall quality score: 63%

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