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Wonderful climbing up the right side of the Dunes Buttress, with virtually every pitch offering something of interest.

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: John Moore, Chris Dewhirst, Chris Baxter & Laurie Beesley, 1968


Located in Dunes Buttress approx:
Long/Lat: 141.844014,-36.757593

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Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 76%

Lead Styles

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