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Description:© (willmonks)

Needs re-bolting: Last two bolts are corroded and the last bolt sticks out of the rock quite a bit

Excellent long-overlooked addition that incorporates a direct finish to Strolling RHV. Direct line up the centre right of the buttress that would have been completely uncontroversial had it pre-dated Strolling RHV.

Sustained climbing leads up and slightly left through a bulge to a technical crux. After the 4th bolt, continue straight up on blowable slopey pockets. Do not traverse off R here if you want to bathe in the social recognition of a legitimate ascent.

Start: 3m R of Strolling.

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: Dave Jones 2005; Dave Jones


Located in Fang Buttress approx:
Lat/Long: -36.757833,141.845697

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Route Grade Citations

26 Community registered grade
26 Neil Monteith
26 ** ACA Route Register
26 Redanon

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Overall quality score: 82%

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Comments keywords

tired powerful crux sustained hard stoked super beautiful cool rad nice good sweet brilliant amazing great classic awesome fall runout tricky feet rest slopey technical crimpy face undercling sharp jugs slabby lip

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