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The lovely right-facing flake corner bordering the left side of the great blankish north-west wall. It's a pity that it gets heavily top-roped. Climb the right-facing flake/corner with hard moves past the little roof then keep cranking up slightly left to the top. Gear has a habit of unzipping on people; consider placing a directional at the start and being generous with the draws.

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: Ian Guild & Peter Smith --, 10 Sep 1965

  • First Free Ascent: Ian Lewis & Joe Friend, Aug 1974


Located in Declaration Crag approx:
Lat/Long: -36.766836,141.851825

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Route Grade Citations

20 R Community registered grade
20 OZ Rock
20 Arapiles, Selected Climbs
20 R ** ACA Route Register
20 RockGUIDE: Victoria
20 A Rockclimbers Guide to Arapiles/Djurite
20 Josh LeBlanc

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Overall quality score: 76%

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