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Description:© (kieranl)

A fingery start then good climbing is initially protected by not-the-best cam placement in the world. The bolt needs replacing. A better variant at 23 is to start up Claw and join the traverse L at about 4m. Chains just below the top.

Start: Start 1 metre left of the prominent crack of Claw.

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: Kim Carrigan & Mark Moorhead, 1979


Located in Watchtower Area approx:
Long/Lat: 141.838505,-36.751497

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Route Grade Citations

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

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