- Height: 14m
- Ascents: 169
- Description:© (koala)
The name is quite misleading as it is not a "direct start" to 'Scorpion' but is actually quite a way left and is climbed completely independently. It is a good way to get to the 'Blockbuster' Ledge though. Considered by some to be a bit of a sandbag, but I guess it is just an old fashioned grade 17.
Start: Start 10m R of I.
- 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: Roland & Anne Pauligk, 1966
Located in Bluffs approx:
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Route Grade Citations
|17||Community registered grade|
|17 *||ACA Route Register|
|17||A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite|
|17||Arapiles, Selected Climbs|
Overall quality score: 54%
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