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Start just R of Rd\'E, and as for 'Vixen' pitch 2.

  1. 10m (22) Up face and roof as for p2 of 'Vixen' then move L to belay.

  2. 20m (22) Step L, and then up as directly as you can, about 1.5m L of pitch 2 of Rd'E.

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, Glenn Tempest & Jeff Lamb, 1981

    Pitch 1 Only

  • First Ascent: Mark Moorhead, Glenn Tempest & Jeff Lamb (pitch 1 only), 1981

  • First Free Ascent: Kim Carrigan & Chris SHepherd, 1982

    Complete route


Located in Bluff Minor approx:
Lat/Long: -36.757591,141.845065

Route Grade Citations

22 Community registered grade
22 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
22 ACA Route Register

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 33%

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