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Plaque All Trad climbing

21 routes in cliff
  • Grades: AU
  • Approach time: Two minute walk from campsite.
  • Photos: 7
  • Ascents: 2,253


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The large block in front of Fang and Bard buttresses. Named for the large commemorative plaque attached to the face.

Emergency Location : Mount Arapiles, Plaque Rock area

Access issues inherited from Arapiles

Bird Nesting September-December Raptors usually nest on the following climbs in Spring : Cassandra, Eurydice, Harlequin Cracks, Revelations. Nesting usually finishes mid-December. There may or may not be signs in place at these times. Please keep 50m clear of these climbs if there appears to be nesting activity.

State Park


2 minute easy walk from the campsite.

Descent notes

Walk off the back.

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).


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A girdle of the 'Plaque' outcrop...good luck at getting past the topropers.

Start: Start on the far L.

FA: Matt Taylor, Peter Megens & Peter Cyganowski, 1977

18 Tis-sa-ack Trad 10m

Start 2m right of the crack at the far left and straight up.

FA: Mike Law


Start 2m right of the crack at the far left. Veer right and up the face.

FA: Mike Law

23 R * Jump Club Trad 10m

Start left of the plaque. Smooth start then into the groove.

FA: Mike Law


Actually 18M1 because you use the corner of the plaque. Then up.

FA: Mark Moorhead, Chris Shepherd & Jon Muir

14 * Minimus Trad 12m

The bulging crack just right of the plaque.

FA: Bob Bull & John Fahey

19 Loop Trad 12m

The line between Minimus and Camelot.

FA: Mike Law

10 * Camelot Trad 13m

Slabby start right of Minimus then the corner-crack to the top.

FA: Phillip Stranger

17 * Maximus Trad 13m

The thin wall 2m right of Camelot.

FA: Peter Watson & Peter Megens

24 * Cumelittle Mixed 15m, 2

Start left of the cave (as for Dramp). Up the face.

FA: Nick White & Dave Mudie

FA: Kim Carrigan & Greg Child


Start left of cave (as for Dramp). Left from the bottom of the cave an up a thin seam.

FA: Col Reece

22 R ** Dramp Trad 15m

Start left of cave. Follow the chalk into and out of the cave.

FFA: Henry Barber

FA: Jphn Fahey & Peter Jackson

FA: Henry Barber., 1975

25 * Sonic Boom Mixed 12m, 1

A more compact little orange overhang you will not find. The steep section offers great moves on surprisingly good holds and is soft at the grade ... if you don't plug gear in the key holds.

Start: Start 5m R of 'Dramp'.

FA: Mark Moorhead, 1981

24 Chili Digits Mixed 10m, 1

Up to crappy old FH then trend L into SB.

Start: Start 2m R of SB.

FA: Tom Greenwood & Terry Tremble, 1989


As for FoF to piton, then L to seam.

Start: Start as for FoF.

FA: Kim Carrigan, 1984

22 * Fear of Flying Trad 12m

Downgraded to 21 by Simey, so you can probably expect it to be reachy.

Start: Start 5m R of SB.

FA: Nic Taylor & Kevin Lindorff, 1975

8 Dodgy Brothers Trad 10m

Start: Start 2m R of FoF.

FA: Martin Lama & Graeme Smith, 1991

20 R * Doobie Trad 8m

Worthless pro!

FA: Andrew Thompson, 1975

23 * Angry Little Man Trad 8m

Short steep face, finish L as for Loboff.

Start: Start just R of D.

FA: Graham Jones & James Falla, 1986

8 Lobbail Trad

Up Loboff till the start of the traverse, then up left through funky bulge.

FA: Someone, 2014

16 * Lobboff Trad 10m

Up then traverse L across lip.

Start: Start 4m R of ALM.

FA: Kevin Lindorff & Nic Taylor, 1975


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