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Description:© (kieranl)

A very nice girdle-traverse but you have to like this sort of thing.

  1. 18m (15) From just left of gnarled old conifer go up left to traverse line and go left into "Manx". Continue left past "Siamese Crack" to an airy pedestal beside "Claw".

  2. 32m (15) Cross Claw and continue along horizontal break.

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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Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Pitch 1 : Peter Jackson, Ted Batty, Reg Wiliams (1 aid).Keith McNaughton & Peter Headdles 04-1968., 5th Sep

  • First Ascent: Pitch 2: Geoff Schirmer & Keith Lockwood., 1977

Location:  

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

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Route Grade Citations

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

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